Kaliber | Guinness Ltd.

BA SCORE
64
poor
215 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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KaliberKaliber
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
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
107
Avg:
2.52
pDev:
31.35%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of LaneMeyer
3.6/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rating according to style. One of the better tasting NA's but this one has a weird sweet taste that is a little off-putting

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.39/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I actually bought this upon viewing the scores for comparable non-alcoholic beers. A "poor" rating actually equates to being halfway decent to me in this category, i.e. drinkable. So I picked up a 6 pack.

Appearance : The head is about two fingers, receding to a thick ring leaving lacing behind in wisps and tattoos. The body is amber colored, about 80% transparent. Looks extremely promising so far.

Aroma : Bouquet is faint, very weak. What I do smell here is some old pine sol, perhaps dried onto aged wood, and some slight strained carrot. Not incredibly lucre.

Flavor : This is like a bad mash up of blended baby food and hop leaf. Yuck. No thanks.

(Mashed carrots, and then bitter and rotten garbage hop. Those are the only two flavors here)

Mouthfeel : At this point I don't even care. It's light to medium bodied, well-carbonated...whatever.

Overall : Using the rest for target practice. This totally sucked and tasted like feet. Pass!

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Photo of Ramore_1
4.38/5  rDev +73.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't drank a real beer in 17 years although I have tried many NA's like O'Douls, O'Douls Amber, Becks, Sharp, Bucklers and St. Pauli. Kaliber is by far the best I have found to date. I would like to try Clausthaler Golden Amber sometime if I can find it locally. Definitely would recommend Kaliber to anyone looking for a decent NA beer!

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Photo of Monkeyknife
2.36/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rallyr32
2.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craftbrew502
2.16/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Darwin232
3/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For what it is, not bad

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Photo of jwswigs
2.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
1/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Who reads a review of Kaliber?

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Photo of BoljaBoy52
2.59/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jim_b
3.62/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

When compared to other NA beers this is tops. So far its as close to real beer as I can find. My wife can't have alcohol in the house so this hits the spot when I'm in the mood and don't want to head to the bar.

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Photo of Every1sgrudge
3.03/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

As a recovering alcoholic it's tough to get a decent NA beer in my area. I had the displeasure of having Clausthaler previously and almost quit searching for other NA beers. Kaliber, unlike Clausthaler does not have that super disgusting metallic bitter finishing after taste. More so, Kaliber is kind of sweet to a degree with the malty yeast, almost honey notes on the forefront of the taste. Mouth feel is flat and liquid, but just having a NA beer that doesn't taste like your back yard fence is an achievement in itself. I drank it straight from the bottle ice cold like it suggested. I'll gladly continue drinking Kaliber until I can find one of those tastier NA hefes, wits, or IPAs.

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Photo of corywalston
3.84/5  rDev +52.4%

Photo of Torey
2/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of spycow
2/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Robyn
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of avalon07
1.66/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A truly nasty-smelling beer: An over abundance of malt, combined with corn, bread, and a sweet quality.

T: As disgusting as the aroma was, the taste was worse: Too much malt, an almost chemical taste, a wet paper bag quality, corn, and a cloying sweetness. Very much a repellant flavor that falls flat.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a prickly finish. Light-bodied.

O: I tried Kaliber basically for the sake of trying a low alcohol beer (I don't dismiss anything out of hand). NA beers are unpopular for a reason, and not just for the reason that it won't get you drunk. This is a poorly made brew in all respects.

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Photo of Keithbruning
3.16/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of superspak
3.33/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 4/13/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers, Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cracker, toast, biscuit, caramel, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, toast, cereal, caramel, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toast, cereal, herbal, and grass on the finish for a very short bit. Okay flavor balance and robustness of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a dry finish and zero lingering flavors. Pretty bland/watery on flavors but not horrible. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and dry mouthfeel that is good. Overall this is a pretty solid low alcohol beer. Solid balance and robustness of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Considering the style, this was pleasant and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Stigs
2/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of DerekCarruth
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
2/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of BeerBeast
2/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Wobbly
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
2.52 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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