O'Doul's | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
O'Doul's and O'Doul's Amber are non-alcohol malt beverages.

O’Doul’s has a mild, sweet taste with a slightly dry finish. O’Doul’s Amber has a rich, slightly sweet taste with flavorful hop finish.

O’Doul’s and O’Doul’s Amber are brewed as traditional premium beers – fermented and aged to full maturity. The alcohol is then removed through the use of low temperature, low-pressure distillation. This extremely gentle process allows the alcohol to be removed without heating or cooking the beer, which retains the full, rich and delicate flavor and balance of our non-alcohol brews.

Added by kbub6f on 08-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,166
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
611
pDev:
37.5%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
91
Trade:
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Ratings: 611 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of Mikexw
2.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mclusal
2.9/5  rDev +45%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
1.72/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Buck89
2.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass. A clear golden color with almost no head. Like the foam, the aroma was nearly undetectable with just a faint hint of grain. The taste was a bit better, with a slightly bitter floral aspect at the beginning but it quickly disappeared. Zero grain or adjunct flavor. Carbonated water finish. Curiosity satisfied.

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Photo of tucson_brewson
1.32/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Taking a "break" and found one of these in my pop's fridge, probably since he's a golfer and this seems to be the officially sponsored NA beverage of the PGA. No wonder I'm not a big fan of golf. Anyway, thought I'd review one for kicks.

L - Pours a clear, straw yellow with an inch of head that disappears and leaves little to no lacing and slight presence of carbonation. Definitely makes itself look like any other lager on the market.

S - These must have been sitting in the fridge for a few years. Upon opening, it smelled skunky, a bit like sourdough and wet dog, and slightly sweet funk hit the nose. Corn, cereal grain, grass, and metal in there somewhere. But, I'm guessing it's a little less offensive when it's fresher.

T - Not much to taste, either. A little bit of malt, corn, wheat, sour rind, but nearly flavorless seltzer.

F - Light bodied, watery, thin, moderate carbonation, very drinkable but not in a great way.

O - Maybe I'll try one right after I buy it and update the review. For now, I can't imagine it's a go-to choice for those who enjoy the taste of beer but don't want to get hammered/buzzed. As an An-Busch product, this reminds me of a Bud Light in a plastic cup that's been sitting out in the sun for a while.

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Photo of hozersr
2/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +89%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/31/2017. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light nutty/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Touch of the usual NA cardboard aroma, but really minimal. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light nutty/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light nutty/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, no fruity/yeasty notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Overall this is a very good NA lager. All around nice robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and not watery at all. This is easily the best NA beer I have ever had. Very clean pale malts with solid earthy hop presence. A very enjoyable and amazing offering for the style. Exceeded all expectations. This lacks nearly all of the usual off flavors/astringency I have seen with some other ones.

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Photo of jsnouffer
1.36/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Photo of BR0_NA
4.4/5  rDev +120%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EMH73
1.65/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Why did I bother. Pours a light yellow with virtually no head and certainly no lacing. Smells and tastes of sweet grains, corn, and skunk. Very light bodied, basically water, minimal carbonation. At least it was cold on a hot day.

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Photo of WildKarrde
2.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Remember, this comes from the same company that makes Budweiser. When I drink real beer, I never drink Budweiser. The flavor is unremarkable, but the aftertaste is very offputting to me. This is all that, without the aftertaste. So while I would never consider drinking a Budweiser, I might drink one of these if it's lying around.

Look:
Looks like soda, mostly.

Smell:
Inoffensive.

Taste:
Tastes like watered down Budweiser, without the nasty aftertaste I always get from it.

Feel:
Like soda.

Overall:
It's by far and large the most popular near-beer on the shelf. You can find it in virtually any store that sells beer. As such, if you absolutely must have some non-alcoholic beer in your home for some reason or another, this isn't a terrible option. I'd choose most other near-beers before choosing this one though.

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Photo of mattjp03
1.62/5  rDev -19%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Beerguy1990
1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It’s nit beer it’s crap sorry lol

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Photo of Turbo
1.75/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of rfgetz
1.54/5  rDev -23%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Jim67
1.26/5  rDev -37%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of edthehead
2.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Scott17Taylor
2.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours straw yellow with no head.
The aroma is sweet grain and a bit of light struck skunkiness.
The flavor is fairly typical for a light lager with a slight skunkiness.
It's a thin watery lager, there not much more to say. It's honestly not horrible, but I won't drink it again.

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
2.18/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This one does probably the best job of imitating a real beer, of any non-alcoholic beers that I've tried. Of course, the only reason to keep some non-alcoholic beer around is to have a handy explanation for why you smell like beer.

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Photo of G0ldbond
3.84/5  rDev +92%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Rhys_Lawrence
4.15/5  rDev +107.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
2.09/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Messygiuseppe
5/5  rDev +150%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down the best domestic beer money can buy. You could save up and buy a couple craft brews, but there is no point when something this delicious and decadent is on the market. Everything about this beer pisses excellence. The look, the smell, the taste, and the feel of this beer is sublime. You can kiss every other beer goodbye with this delicious golden beverage. The ABV is also something to take note of. Notice that it is only 0.50%. This beer is perfect for keeping your crazy alcoholic uncle under control if you manage to trick him into drinking this wondrous beverage. I have a silly little pastime that my friends and I partake in. The game is to see how many O'Doul's you can drink to get buzzed. So far my friend Balthazar or "Bal" as we call him, has been able to drink about twenty-five before regurgitating everywhere! I am personally at the record of fifteen beers, just because the taste is so delicious and rich; I really could not bring myself to drink too much. I try to savor every sip of the sweet nectar, swishing it thoroughly in my mouth before I swallow the savory fluid. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who wants to have a good time, but also wants to enjoy a hearty beverage. 10/10!

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Photo of OzmanBey
4/5  rDev +100%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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