O'Doul's Amber | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
60
poor
250 Ratings
THE BROS
34
awful
Read the review
O'Doul's AmberO'Doul's Amber
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 08-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
250
Reviews:
123
Avg:
2.3
pDev:
31.3%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of markcp
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of vwbus7
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of CraigTravor
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of Exaltedeyes
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of erwityk
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of Duesler
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of Lare453
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of MammothTarantula
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of KevieJames
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of Sycodrummer
1.09/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into an American pint glass forming a weak sliver of a head that left no lacing and went away as quickly as it formed. A light amber/ruby color. Looks like Sam Adams Boston Lager.

Didn't really smell or taste of anything that resembled beer. Maybe faint malt?

Light with soda like carbonation on the palate.

Blah!! No good, and a poor substitute for real beer. If you must drink a NA for whatever reason, DO NOT make it this one.

 465 characters

Photo of Phatz
1.14/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer pours a very light yellow/Amber, clear. The head was a very small white fizzy (blink of an eye and it was gone) head. So it is not impressive but it is not repulsive yet. I am afraid it only goes down hill from there. The smell is actually BAD! It makes me pull away like I smelled dirty socks. Is there a rating below 1? like a zero or something. The taste is bad two. Tastes very sour and skunked, not at all like beer. There are no hop or malt characteristics at all. There is some sort of artificial syrup flavor trying to make this sweet enough to get past the sour skunkiness. It fails at making this a drinkable beer. I could hardly keep it in my mouth long enough to think about the mouthfeel it seriously made me shudder. I have never dumped out an unfinished beer before, even if it was bad. This was a first. I have also never had a beer this bad before. This is my first time drinking a NA beer. I don't know if they are all like this or not. I certainly can see NO redeeming characteristics that would justify buying O'Doul's Amber. It may suffice for cooking but I don't think I'll personally risk it. That is just my opinion.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

---
EDIT
I have since had other N/A beers and the truth is it can be done a heck of a lot better than O'Doul's Amber. I may have had a skunked bottle because another BA described it to me as sweet but, I am in no hurry to find out.
---

 1,428 characters

Photo of tesguino
1.17/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Like the beers of anheuser busch, had an abuse of adjoincts in rice an other grains; poor in taste and mouthfeel, no comments inappearance, taste and drinkability, smell a little hops and malt, rice and corn; recommended if case on american food no try this beer with mexican, its flavor not go with powerful taste of this food.

 328 characters

Photo of ghostmech007
1.18/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into pint.

Decent amber coloring no head to speak of. But very blah.

Smells like someone put three packets of Splenda in it.

Taste is awful. WAY to sweet with no hop balance. It tasted like I was drinking a liquidated and watered down caramel sweet.

Awful. Purely awful.

 293 characters

Photo of rye726
1.18/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I think this is O'Douls with a bit of red food coloring. It pours amber and has a short lived fizzy head. The body is light and again a bit fizzy. Not much flavor here. Just some light grains. The nose is like old cut grass. I don't think I'll be having this again, actually I'm sure of it.

 290 characters

Photo of Jason
1.21/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Bright amber colour though not much upstairs. Smells artificially sweet with some hop oil and malt sugar. The taste is even worse, sickly sweet with little hop to balance. Tastes like artificial caramel … perhaps the worst near beer I have had to date.

 253 characters

Photo of poppollutesminds
1.22/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Drank as a joke... Tastes like dirty water.

43 characters

Photo of fthegiants
1.25/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of bsm80x
1.25/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Luiz0930
1.25/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of ramrod666
1.25/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
1.25/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of AKuehn47
1.25/5  rDev -45.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
O'Doul's Amber from Anheuser-Busch
2.3 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More