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
Ratings:
583
Reviews:
173
Avg:
2.23
pDev:
34.53%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Waveoff
1.25/5  rDev -43.9%

Photo of 2ellas
1.27/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Sometimes it's better to just quit cold turkey

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Photo of NHbeerfishing
1.28/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of Urk1127
1.29/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tikk
1.3/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Spoda1983
1.35/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of hardy008
1.35/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Pours clear pale yellow, with a small white head which has fair retention and leaves spotty lacing.the aroma has some grain and not much else. Very bland.

Tastes slightly sweet with some grain and not much else. I didn't expect much, but O'Doul's found a way to deliver even less. Beyond bland.

Extremely light bodied with average carbonation. I can't say this beer is horrible because of bad taste. It is horrible because it has no taste. I was curious to try this once and now I know. I will avoid in the future.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
1.38/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Wife bought these while pregnant. Didn't finish them while pregnant. Now it's been in our fridge for a year. What the hell, lets give it a go. Terrible!

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Photo of hotstuff
1.38/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

When I poured this beer into my glass, it poured a large white creamy head with small-medium sized bubbles.The body was clear with carbonation and the hue was yellow.There was good lacing with this beer.The flavor was relatively smooth and the mouthfeel was watery and thin.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
1.38/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Really pretty unpleasant. A relative who doesn't drink alcohol left one of these at my house and I thought I'd review it. Ocassionally I've had one of these when I was on painkillers and couldn't drink. I'd say there were better low to non alcohol beers out there. Pours an extremely yellow color with lots of bubbles but no head. The smell is really awful, like the bottom of a trash can. Rotting vegetables. The taste is just beareable, with lots of corny flavors and a kind of soapiness. The mouthfeel is partly crisp,partly soapy with little body. Just barely drinkable- if you have to. If you are looking for a .5% beer, this will do in a pinch, but try a german or even kaliber for something marginally better. If you merely want a low alcohol beer, try a Berliner kindl weiss at 2.5%

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Photo of SMH_NWI
1.39/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BigAl18
1.42/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Flat. Not unlike most AB beers with skunkiness.

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Photo of ByMySword
1.43/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: There was a quick dissipating head that was very disappointing to see; however, there was ample carbonation and a decent color that fit the brew.

Smell: This beer had a tinge of skunky smell that was a severe disappointment.

Taste: Surprisingly, not as bad as the smell, but not great either. It was very bland.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation was this beer's saving grace; however, like many large distribution beers, this beer tasted watered down.

Overall: This was my first low alcohol beer and my expectations were somewhat met concerning it. The biggest disappointment was the smell. The greatest attribute was the heavy carbonation which successfully served as a helpful reminder that you were drinking a beer, despite its low alcohol content.

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Photo of jayhawk73
1.43/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a light fizzy yellow color w/ a sliver of a white head. Looks like soda to me. Nose is corn, grain, and malt. Very weak, and really not much there. Taste is mainly grain, with weak malt. Very weak, and fairly horrid. Feel is undercarbonated, fizzy and horrible aftertaste. Ugh. Overall, I wouldn't recommend anyone try this, unless you enjoy the style.

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Photo of rye726
1.43/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This was my first and only non alcoholic beer ever. I just can't justify this over water. It looks ok with a yellow color and faint tan head. Neither the nose or taste are anything worth while. Bland bitter grains. The body is light and fizzy like soda. I really will never drink this again.

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Photo of AlexJ
1.43/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

sampled out of sheer morbid curiosity (fiancee's father is diabetic).

pale straw yellow in color, white head has sprite-like appearance before it disappears.

aroma is metallic cereal and grain, cut grass or hay, and wierd corny sweetness

taste is similar, yet even more diluted. beer flavored seltzer. like a malto goya but less sweet

razor thin body and diet soda mouthfeel. if you can not drink beer, stick to water, it's better than this.

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Photo of Foyle
1.43/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: clear pale straw with a quickly dissipating white head.
Aroma: lighter than standard macro lagers
Mouthfeel: light and fairly crisp with a dry finish.
Flavor: somewhat like real beer but a definite mineral water aspect.
Overall: I have had it a few times when offered it at a gathering, but not something I would seek out.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
1.44/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

i really don't understand the point of non-alcoholic brew, but i'll try anything, so here goes: actually poured a nicer colour than expected. still piss yellow all the same but slightly deeper than the standard a-b piss yellow. that's the only thing going for this one, which isn't very impressive. the green bottle brought the exoected skunky flavouring, which prevailed over any other tastes here, which were pretty much non-existant save for a slight hint of maltiness every now and again. watery, watery, watery. not very enjoyable. kinda like (bad) beer flavoured seltzer water.

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Photo of Rastacouere
1.45/5  rDev -35%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

There simply isn't much to be said about this low alcohol beer... It's as clear as it gets, as pale as it gets. No other nose than boring cereals, carbonated water taste with an unpleasant aftertaste This is foul, devoided of taste, perhaps one of the less tasty beers I've ever had. Must avoid.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
1.45/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
1.47/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours too big a head out of the bottle, like a heavily processed head-like aglommeration. Color is the usual Budweiser pale straw. Can't pick up odor at all, but I guess no smell is better than a bad smell, so extra points there. Taste seems sometimes nonexistent, sometimes like some mutant strain of sugar, and where the hell are the hops? That six of Clausthaler I had is really starting to look much better, in retrospect. Gassy as any other AB product.

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Photo of Determined_021
1.47/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of LutherBrau
1.49/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of Roguer
1.5/5  rDev -32.7%

O'Doul's from Anheuser-Busch
2.23 out of 5 based on 583 ratings.
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