O'Doul's
Anheuser-Busch

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Style:
Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #84
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
49
Ranked #50,531
Avg:
1.95 | pDev: 38.97%
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
639
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  15
Gots
  94
SCORE
49
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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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Reviews by tbone1384:
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tbone1384 from Wyoming

1/5  rDev -48.7%

Nov 06, 2012
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.37/5  rDev +72.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can with the “Born On Date” on the bottom. The official beer for the confirmed alcoholics of the PGA Tour.

Appearance: One of the palest brews I have ever seen almost the same colour as DC tap water. Minimal lacing ends up holding its ground for a while.

Smell: Good balance between hops and grain, almost smells like a real beer.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Wicked light in flavour, light grain … very watery. Nice crispness within the extremely light body. Did I say light? Yes very light. Not too starchy and very clean in the dry finish.

Notes: I could have confused this with a regular light beer … perhaps one of the most beery NA beers around.

Sep 01, 2003
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OldSchoolMike from North Carolina

2.18/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Dec 13, 2017
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Psychromatic from Alabama

3.89/5  rDev +99.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've tried a few United Statesian NA brews -- Busch NA, Sharp's, and this, so far -- and this is definitely the best of that lot.

It almost, but not quite, smells, feels, and tastes like a real beer. it won't fool anyone into thinking it's the real thing, but if you have to go NA and don't want to pay a buttload for a really good NA, this is not the worst choice you could make.

in case you're wondering about my curiously-high score, well, I'm rating this as an NA brew, not against real beers.

May 21, 2015
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evlu1441 from Canada (AB)

2.22/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I haven't ever had a "low-alcohol beer" before, but this one was sitting in the singles bin at my local store. I figured it might be nice to find a good beer to enjoy without getting drunk.

Looks like a normal lager. Very pale with a huge head that quickly settles down into nothing.

There is literally almost no aroma. Only a slight metallic and faintly sweet smell, but it takes some concentration to discern.

The taste is kind of boring, but I wasn't expecting anything too exciting. It is a little malty and sweet, but also kind of watery. Not terrible, and kind of refreshing.

Overall... I didn't really like this beer, but it isn't a complete turn-off to the world of alcohol-free beer.

Jun 10, 2011
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IllicitEloquence from Colorado

2.25/5  rDev +15.4%

May 18, 2014
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kjkinsey from Texas

1/5  rDev -48.7%

Jun 23, 2014
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Dougish from Maryland

1/5  rDev -48.7%

Jul 03, 2014
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yuenglingfan101 from Ohio

2/5  rDev +2.6%

Apr 30, 2014
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MichaelPiazza from California

2.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Nov 19, 2014
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user785335 from Florida

2/5  rDev +2.6%

Dec 20, 2013
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imhoudinibitch from New Jersey

2/5  rDev +2.6%

Aug 16, 2014
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CGMLS3 from Florida

1.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Jul 14, 2013
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ParkbrauFan from Iowa

1/5  rDev -48.7%

Apr 04, 2014
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DMarlinJ from Michigan

1.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Jul 01, 2020
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THECPJ from Delaware

1.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes

Appearnace: very pale, with a slight yellow tinge, minimal head, no lacing

Smell: faint malts/breadiness, skunky

Taste: bland, watered down, a bit skunked or maybe that's how it actually tastes

Mouthfeel: it had bubbles, while weak, they were there, very light

Drinkability: shared this beer with the Montpellier Domino Club Beer Drinking Pigs; they enjoyed it much more immensely than I!

Cheers!
The CPJ

Mar 04, 2011
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Oidmoe from Austria

1/5  rDev -48.7%

May 18, 2014
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russwbeck from Virginia

2.07/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Enjoyed straight from the bottle at work while watching NFL Playoffs (Stillers!). Brown bottle, seems to be very see-through. Decent amount of carbonation as seen from the bubbles in the bottle.

S: The smell is pretty poor. Wheat, straw, malt. Can't I smell much difference between this and something like Natty Light.

T: Grainy and sweet up front, with a really offensive maltiness on the backend. Really a horrid aftertaste. If it wasn't for the aftertaste I might actually, dare I say this, like it. It just sits on the palate well after the sip has been taken and is very unpleasant.

MF: A little heavier body than I thought it would have, still light, it isn't as crisp. Medium carbonation. Would be very drinkable, again, if it wasn't for that aftertaste.

O: This wasn't all that bad. Do a blind taste test with this and a number of beers like Natty Light and I bet you'd be surprised how close it is.

Jan 08, 2012
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2ellas from New Hampshire

1.27/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Sometimes it's better to just quit cold turkey

Jun 25, 2015
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PsilohsaiBiN from New York

1.06/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Please stop calling this beer.

Jan 09, 2015
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djchrismac from Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Jun 25, 2014
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.01/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear yellow with a large, thick, dense, white head that has good retention

S - grainy, husk

T - grainy, husk, a bit sweet; very very faint flavor

M - light bodied, well carbonated

For those that are avoiding alcohol but still like to have a beer, I"m glad that there are offerings out there for them. This is probably one of the better ones (small sampling as it is) that I've had. Due to the nature of the style, it is incredibly light and has a very weak flavor profile. There is enough flavor however to give those that choose this style an inkling that they're drinking a beer.

Apr 14, 2013
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Jun 11, 2014
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Treyliff from West Virginia

2.36/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a pale-pale straw color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to a thin layer that skims the top, just a bit of lace.

S- typical light beer smell, some grains and a bit of yeast, bit much going on.

T- light, very light. Almost like drinking seltzer water. Just a touch of grainy husk, otherwise pretty simple.

M- light body with medium carbonation, very spritzy and fizzy, similar to soda.

O- it is what it is, however it was more tolerable than some of its light lager counterparts. It just taste more like flavored carbonated water to me. I didn't enjoy anything about this beer, but graded with the style in mind.

Nov 01, 2012
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badmotorgrunge from Illinois

2/5  rDev +2.6%

Sep 13, 2014
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Beer rating: 49 out of 100 with 639 ratings