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O'Doul's | Anheuser-Busch

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1.99/5
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589 Ratings
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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:
#44,623
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
589
pDev:
37.19%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
80
Trade:
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Ratings: 589 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of Roguer
1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of user785335
2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Damian74
1/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of Uconnelmo
2.84/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of richj1970
2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of UncleJimbo
2.77/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz green bottle with twist off cap.

This beer poured a clear yellow color with white foam that settled to a thin coat on the surface of the beer. The smell was not so bad, at least it was beer-like. There was some malt aroma and a touch of sweetness (corn?). The taste was lightly sweet (again, is this brewed with corn?) and a very low malt flavor. These give way to discernible hops at the finish. The mouthfeel was overall dry with very light body and low carbonation. A grain sweetness and faint hops linger in the finish. This was an OK beer for what it is, and if you are going alcohol free, it would be an OK choice.

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1/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of ScaryEd
1.21/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This was given to me by a friend. I never pass up free beer (alcohol or not) so I obliged.

Oh man. Ohhhhhh man. This is revolting. At least with adjunct beers you can get a buzz after a while, but this? This is just hell. I actually got a headache from drinking this.

I expected a fair amount of "skunk" but there simply wasn't any. There wasn't anything. It was just flat, beer flavored ginger ale.

Gross.

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Photo of tbone1384
1/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of chuckgietzen
2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mychalg9
2.5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3/5  rDev +50.8%

Bottle at around 35 degrees into a frosted glass at Outback
Aroma – smells like a lager
Head average (3 cm), white, fizzy, quickly diminishing to nothing
Lacing – none
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor – not much, just a hint of dimethylsulfide; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, aggressive carbonation


Overall, better than I expected. The aroma was the high light of this tasting experience. The flavor and the appearance were passable but a little diacetyl would have helped.

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3/5  rDev +50.8%

Photo of tgbljb
2.8/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured a very pale yellow color with a large head head to start that quickly left. Smell is very grainy with the same maltiness (somewhat unpleasant but possible to get used to) in other low or no alcohol beers. Taste is somewhat sweet and not enjoyable at first, but improves with subsequent tastes. Finishe is wet and kind of refreshing. OK for an NA.

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2.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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1.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of allengarvin
2.55/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This pours out a limpid pale pale gold color with no head. The nose is very bland, a touch grainy, with a little sulpheric note I think. Not too bad of a flavor, actually. It's too sweet, with hardly the slightest hint of hops, but it doesn't taste bad the way some some non-alcohol beers do. Very bland. More beery than Keystone Light!

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2.32/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: pale yellow, more clear, trace head, almost no lacing

S: hops, grain, tricking my nose into thinking its 'real' beer.

T: light grain up front, watery body, not sweet, nor bitter.

M: light body, dry finish

D: Not bad, but the alcohol is clearly the missing flavor ingredient. If one wants to drink beer, but avoid the buzz; just pass on beer. It's not worth the sad calories.

Just above drinking water/liquid bread.

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1/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of Pegasus
3.23/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden color with sparkling clarity, a small white head, lively streams of carbonation, excellent lace. The appearance is absolutely correct for a light American lager. Solid malt aroma with moderate hop notes. Taste begins with solid grain flavors and much less of the sticky sweetness often found in NA beers, carbonation stings slightly to good effect. The hops that are present in the aroma are largely absent from the taste, save for perhaps a whisper. Finish is clean and dry. The mouth feel is fairly good. Considering that this is a non-alcoholic beer, it’s a remarkably good effort.

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2/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.25/5  rDev +13.1%

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2.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Greywulfken
2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

If I wanted beer but couldn't have alcohol, this is not what to drink. I can't think of any real reason to drink this other than to make sure that your instincts about it are correct.

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O'Doul's from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.99 out of 5 with 589 ratings
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