O'Doul's
Anheuser-Busch

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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #95
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
50
Ranked #31,039
Avg:
2.02 | pDev: 37.62%
Ratings:
651
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 15, 2022
Added:
Aug 29, 2002
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  95
SCORE
50
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Notes: 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.
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S - Unbuttered popcorn and "Honeycomb" cereal. If I'm being honest, it also smells like someone farted into my glass.
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2.33/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by FLima from Brazil

Light yellow golden color with practically no head.
Mild aroma, which is good considering its a non-alcoholic beer, with notes of corn and mild tea.
Sweet flavor with notes of malt juice e flowers. Dry aftertaste with low bitterness.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
This is actually not too bad for a non-alcoholic Pale Lager. Still...

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Beer rating: 50 out of 100 with 651 ratings