O'Doul's | Anheuser-Busch

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1.99/5
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598 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:
#45,265
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
598
pDev:
37.19%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
84
Trade:
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Ratings: 598 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of bbtkd
2.68/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

O'Doul's is a mediocre beer to begin with, that really only had alcohol going for it, until they removed that. Still, it may be the best low/no alcohol beer out there and if there were a reason I could no longer drink real beer I might be tempted to embrace this. Since I can drink alcohol, this beer is pointless to me, but I do appreciate that this is available for those that can't drink alcohol for medical reasons.

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Photo of BlackMetal
2.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of IceAce
1.57/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.23/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Franziskaner
2.57/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Gold in color with brilliant clarity and a fingernail of eggshell white on top. Aroma is of faint corn. I taste corn and faint Hallertau hops. The mouth is very watery and limp.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pale straw yellow beer, good clarity, lots of water, almost no head, 1/6" range stuff that quickly vanishes. Aroma was grain, corn.

Taste came across similar to the usual bmc stuff but the same amount of noble hop impact. Still has the bitterness derived from metal seemingly. Its not awful stuff, but I'd rather just have a soda or a gatorade if I can't drink alcohol. Or you know, water.

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Photo of gregcordle
1.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

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 The_Snow_Bird
1.45/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BlakeA85
2.68/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12 oz can into 12 oz pilsner glass. Almost had a foam-over problem but it's an O'Doul's, there isn't much of a head to begin with. Pours a clear straw color with, depending how you pour it, a half a finger thick. Very bubbly.
Smells of weak adjunct (corn) and barley. Like a very weak Budweiser, which makes sense.
Tastes of malt and again, weak adjunct. Once again, really weak Budweiser.
Mouthful is a tad thicker than water, but very drinkable.
Overall, I'd take this over a Bud Light any day. Refreshing and decent for when you don't want the alcohol.

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Photo of hophugger
2.46/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zotzot
1.62/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Why
Oh why
Would someone come up with this?

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Photo of natesones
3.3/5  rDev +65.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mtn
1.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JamesStreet
1.71/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of shoegueuze
1.5/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of MichialTanner1
2.73/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jw4free
2.74/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. L: clear, dark straw. Decent carbonation. Big fizzy head fades very quick to a small ring. S: surprisingly nice malt notes. Brown bread toast. T: not too good. The malt does not translate. Water and bland grains. F: decent body and dryness. No alcohol, affects feel and crispness. O: ok, if you can't drink an alcoholic beer, but want to look like you are.

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Photo of Zonk
2.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Zazzi82
1.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Brolo75
1.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a light, very light, pale yellow with a white head, no head retention, lots of carbonation, no lacing, very clear, lightest and clearest looking beer I've ever seen.

A: Sweet corn, malts, very light, hint of honey, overall very bland aroma.

T: Sweet corn, malts, horrible aftertaste of cardboard, very little flavor, I'd rather be sober than drink this and be sober.

M: Light bodied, easy drinking, but no enjoyable.

O: Not worth it, if I am going to be sober I would avoid this. I have no idea why anyone would want to drink this it's like a light adjunct lager that is really light.

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Photo of Dave_DC18
1.72/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
2.2/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

O'Doul's from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.99 out of 5 with 598 ratings
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