Kaliber | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-07-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
213
Avg:
2.52
pDev:
31.35%
 
 
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Photo of bditty187
2.81/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber in hue, which was a pleasant surprise as it wasn’t a clear-yellow abomination, the off-white head was smallish, maybe a half finger, it was quick to dissipate. There was no subsequent lace. Strong tea-like nose, it is very noticeable that the alcohol is absent; there is little depth. Dry, tealeaf palate, malt is scantly discernible and there is little hops bitterness. The mouthfeel is not too light or thin, which is a plus, moderate carbonation. The finish is curt, slightly leafy and malty. Very refreshing, something I’d recommend for those who cannot drink alcohol. Frankly, this brew is closer to iced tea than beer, I guess, at times, that could be a good thing. This was a one-time drink for me.

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Photo of cokes
2.54/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a tough one to review. My experience in NA's is pretty limited...I've probably only had one or two in my entire life until this. I saw this one lying alone in the cooler, and felt sorry for it.

Looks the part. Deep golden with a persistant white head that never fades below a healthy skimming. Tons of rapidly surfacing tiny bubbles.
Nose is almost entirely of green tea, with some graininess underneath.
Taste is similarly heavy on the green tea (and sweetened iced tea as well). Not all that close to actual beer, but pleasant in its own way. I can imagine that this would turn alot of people off. Some grain in here as well. Just lightly fruity.
Solid, beer-like mouthfeel. Hefty to a small degree. Akin to a pilsner.
Not something that makes me want to run and grab another, but it probably exceeded my expectation. When a NA is in order, this bears enough beer traits to do the job. There are probably better NAs out there, but there are certainly worse.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.8/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Grabbed this one by mistake out of a friend's refrigerater. Immediately spit it into the sink. Did not taste like beer, but wather like a "tea" product. Avoid at all costs.

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Photo of rastaman
1.1/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pretty bad, but slightly drinakble surprisingly, very thin watery texture, a bit fizzy and just not much happening in the end, sorry, its hard to write much about this one.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.13/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Initially a pleasant nose with light malt and a very quick trace of hops, then it turns to a mix of sour and sweet. Small head that's short lived. Medium gold color, clear and lots of bubbles on the side of the glass, like soda. Light taste overall and rather thin too. Qualities of malt to flavor, a little sweet, with slight dryness in middle to end. Virtually no finish. Seems like something beerish to drink if for any reason alcohol can't be comsummed.

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Photo of BillyBrew
2.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good NA brew. Light-ambery colour with no head and microscopic lace. The nose is of...er...wet grains in a damp berlap sack. Not horrible, but odd. Most of the flavour is in the high, fruity end with shades of grain. No real maltiness to speak, or taste, of. A fairly solid body for a few seconds, but literally falls off into thin air on the tongue. Wierd.

A good brew to drink briskly, but no use in lingering. Solid flavor, mostly beery, but taste falls off quickly. Try one out, you probably will be surprised. Cheers!

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Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
2.52 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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