O'Doul's Amber

O'Doul's AmberO'Doul's Amber
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Missouri, United States
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #119
Ranked #29,359
2.31 | pDev: 33.77%
Jul 28, 2023
Aug 28, 2002
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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Rated: 4 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 28, 2023
Rated: 2.25 by doctorgary from New York

Jul 22, 2023
Rated: 2.37 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 28, 2023
Rated: 3.44 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2023
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

3.43/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear light amber with 1/2 finger of quickly-dissipating light than head.

Smell is slight caramel and toffee, as would be expected. Good aroma, just not much of it.

Taste is molasses, toffee, bread crust, tea and a bit of noble hop spiciness. Almost like having the base bread for gingerbread, with a glass of iced tea, but much less flavor intensity, and drier. Moderate bitterness.

Feel is light , with moderate ,fine, sharp carbonation.

Overall, decent beer in an absolute sense, and good for NA beer. None of the unfinished wort flavor that is present in old-school NA beer. The tea flavor is the only oddity, but half-way through it, I'm used to it. If, I wasn't doing a review, I'm not sure I would have specifically noticed it.
Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 1.24 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 14, 2023
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Reviewed by charleskimmle from Canada (BC)

2.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Purchased in Canada, brewed in canada under labatt. this is probably my favourite non alcohol brew so far. nice mild malt, and the subtle hop expression really seems to shine in this one. Not crazy about the ingredients having glucose syrup but theres only 2g of sugar per can, so it can't be much.
Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 3 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by paulsylvan

4.81/5  rDev +108.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
If you're comparing this brew to real beer, DON'T! This is a non-alcohol brew! If you are a retired alky like me, this is a
Godsend! It is as close to real beer as I have ever tasted. I now have something to look forward to when eating pizza or burgers. Now, when we go to friends for dinner, I bring a 6 pack of Amber and I (capital I) can drive home! Thanks A/B!
Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by joe12pk from Michigan

Apr 26, 2022
Rated: 2.67 by mdshensky74 from South Carolina

Mar 26, 2022
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Rated by tp1962 from Illinois

4.67/5  rDev +102.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Great alternative and nice taste. I enjoy it during the week when you don’t need or want to drink.
Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Paulcgar

1.67/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
I only drink this if I am a guest at someone's home and they bought it for me because I do not drink alcohol.
Otherwise, I would not buy or drink this stuff.
Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 1.06 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

1.77/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:18 PM
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: amber, clear, off white foam, lacing
Smell: malty aroma, not a lot of hoppy aroma
Taste: slightly bitter, not a lot of taste
Mouthfeel: creamy, slightly tart, , medium body, lively carbonation, long finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: fair, not ok too repeat, not to look for
Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 2.8 by Rich-Ry from California

Aug 21, 2021
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.23/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
12oz brown bottle - review from notes

This is slightly better than regular O'douls, but both suffer from having little flavor, and what little flavor there is is mostly funky garbage juice. But there is a bit more malt to this, and I'd take it over the OG anyday

Shout out to Kenny Dennis
Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

1.23/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Purchased as a single bottle from Kroger for $.99. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Pale, very clear amber with zero head.
S - Whole-grain sliced bread, bran flakes, and deer feed. Not much else.
T - Molasses and bran are pretty upfront, and is quickly followed by a vile flavor along the lines of a musky old bread that's been left in the hot sun for two or three weeks. Fairly sweet, with nothing to balance it out. Reminds me almost of Ipecac syrup...
F - Thick, with minimal carbonation. Not easy to drink.
O - It's pretty hard to fuck up worse than the original O'Doul's, but they managed to do it with this one! For the price, I would pay ten times the amount for you to NOT make me drink this. I have a feeling it would be slightly less terrible if it was well-carbonated. I mean, it'd still be awful, but it'd be drinkable! I think this is the second entry of the "Beers I Actually Hate" list. I highly recommend NOT purchasing this. It's not worth it, even if it's less than a dollar...
Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 2.97 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jun 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.06/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
(12 oz bottle, code: 20223 CG0156, twist-off crown; purchased single off shelf... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, tawny-colored liquid; amber-tinged foam on the pour, which all but disappears, leaving only a razor-thin collar

S: relatively mute aroma expression... lightly-worty, brown bread crust... no off-putting off-aromas; just dull

T: Vienna lager-like?, but one that's old and perhaps slightly oxidized... bold, yet dry apple juice overtone... the aftertaste is near bone dry with a mellow caramel note most prominent, also a low-moderate, neutral bitterness, and maybe a mild toasted bread around the edges... really it tastes almost syrup/concentrate-like

F: might as well be flat; the little tingle it lends gives a flicker of life to its coiled light body... the little bit of pudge up front swells then vanishes

O: probably not supposed to pour this in a glass?? ... I guess I should have expected such bland blandness... the code suggests this bottle is almost a year old; maybe I'll take another crack at this in the future ... interesting run of NA brands leading up to this milestone review (1750)
Apr 20, 2021
O'Doul's Amber from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 57 out of 100 with 291 ratings