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:
#45,334
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
598
pDev:
37.19%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
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14
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Ratings: 598 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of Fatehunter
2.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Half finger of head. Clear, golden body with a few bubbles coming up.
Smell is a strong metallic and grain.
Taste is metallic with a little bitterness. Nothing really here though.
Crisp texture. Moderate carbonation.
Probably one of the better n/a beers, but then what's the point?

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Photo of ROGUE16
1/5  rDev -49.7%

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 DrMindbender
1/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not good...doesn't taste like beer in the least.

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

Photo of ordybill
1.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- non-existent
Appearance- Almost looks like a pale beer
Taste- Water with some barley dipped in it
Palate- mildly carbonated, with a watery feel
Overall- Better than Coors NA, but that is not saying a lot.

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Photo of Mantooth
2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Hootie159
1.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of garymuchow
2.96/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big full head with gold color. Looks like a typical Am. lager. Mostly sweet water aroma with some tinniness/metalic qualities, with some malt. Taste is non-distinct, yet somehow not excessively watery. Little less of sweet water taste than many. Some metalic tones. Seems a little less thin that many, with a satifactory carbonation. Other than being a N/A, there is nothing terrifically wrong with this. It'll do if a N/A is required, but the European ones are generally better.

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Photo of justintcoons
2.32/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale straw with 2 fingers of fizzy head. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
Water with a splash of apple juice and maybe a cereal grain or two.

Taste
I can barely taste anything. It's basically seltzer water with the tiniest hint of grain and a drop of apple juice.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied with stinging carbonation.

Overall
It's not really offensive, but at this point you might as well drink a Soda. Not bad for the style though.

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Photo of Reagan1984
2.9/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

O.K., I recently did a scan of which beer styles I have not covered and Low Alcohol was one that I needed to check off the list. Truth be told, I didn't even know they were handled by the site. Anyway, my sister-in-law drinks the stuff and there are sometimes a couple sitting around my house. So for the sake of completing the style list. Here goes.

Finger and a ½ of fluffy white head forms atop a crystal clear light gold beer. Sporadic carbonation quickly escapes to the top of the glass. The head does fade rather quickly to a thin film of foam. No lacing.

Aroma is very light and of grass and light hops.

Have to admit the flavor is better than I would have expected. Just very light. I think I am tasting corn. Some grains at any rate, a light sweetness and almost no hop bitterness.

The body is where there is an issue, really water like and thin. Finishes rather clean though.

Well, its very drinkable as a beverage, but not in the sense of drinkable for a beer. Wanting more, etc.

I can't totally pan this one.

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Photo of AMCimpi
1/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of IckyT2012
2.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of DmanGTR
2.75/5  rDev +38.2%

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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.83/5  rDev +92.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance : Pours a great white stark fluffy 3 finger head but tides away so quickly it's like watching a shooting star. It diminishes to a small single ring and leaves no lace on the sides of the beer-clean class. The body is pale blonde color, mostly straw, with crystal transparency.

Aroma : Barley malts, rice, some slight roasted grain, a hint of mustiness, and a faint pinch of hop trailing behind. It's a very impressive nose for a near-beer.

Flavor : Again, for a near-beer this is far above par. Though washed out, all of the proper flavors are there - musty roasted malts, barley, rice, and yes, even a sting of hop. The vegetal character mostly present in near-beers is kept to a bare minimum here, it's on a detectable level but not on a perceptible level.

Feel : The feel stings the mouth pleasurably, not with carbonation so much (although it's there), but with the hop character and lightly burnt malts. It ends pasty on the tongue, parching the palate.

Overall : Of course this isn't going to be a real replacement for any beer unless health reasons dictate, but so far this is about the king of near-beers. My high rating reflects that. If you HAVE to drink a near-beer, O'Douls gets the thumbs up from me.

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Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev +25.6%

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

Photo of dexterk1
1.24/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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 TheBeerAlmanac
2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Coorsy
1.58/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tpd975
2.78/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is one my grand dad always had around before his passing. I fondly remember sharing several of these with him just for memeoires sake.

I picked up another simply to cross it off the style list.

A: Pours a light watery piss yellow hue with a fizzy head. No retention or lace to mention.

S: Mild aroma. Light corn and macro malt.

T: Taste is better than some of the other BMC boys. Light corn sweetness, grain, and a touch of salt.

M: Very light in body, with a good zip of carbonation.

D: Nah, not even memories of sharing them with ol grand dad could make this one, one that I would buy again.

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Photo of user785335
2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Roguer
1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

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