O'Doul's Amber | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
60
poor
248 Ratings
THE BROS
34
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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:
248
Reviews:
122
Avg:
2.3
pDev:
30.43%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of chuckgietzen
2.25/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bearshawks85
2.48/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zaraspook
1.49/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jera1350
2.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ordybill
3.13/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

First off this is a Low Alcohol beer, therefore don't expect a ton of flavor. Most people drink these types of beers for a reason and not by preference (in my humble opinion). If you need to drink a low alcohol beer this is the best one I have had so far.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.77/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Looks : The head on this beer is actually quite impressive. It pours tall and porous, three fingers tall with an off-white color; takes its sweet time in receding and finally settling at a half of a finger. The body is spot on amber colored, with a jewel-like golden appearance. It's about 80% transparent.

Smells : Cotton candy. Some hay, and mostly sweet grains. Very faint vegetal aroma. Nothing wrong with the nose here, just faint, and I like the cotton candy sweetness even though it's totally weird.

Tastes : Here's where it could improve. Right off the bat there's some vegetal mash (a negative) but it dissipates into more of a roasted grain-like flavor, but that fades quickly - ending in a poor clash of stale hop and moldy malt. I'm not real impressed with the flavor of this beer.

Mouthfeel : Slightly creamy, light bodied, ends pasty.

Overall : I bought a 12 pack of this because I liked O'Doul's regular so much. I figured their Amber would be like that but with more roasted grain flavor. It's a different beer altogether and it fails for me. When I need a N-A brew, I'll reach for the green O'Douls.

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Photo of BranfordBound
2.08/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My dad got this after his recent heart surgery since he wanted the taste of beer but couldn't drink alcohol. The beer looks like a regular brew but the taste is a bit off. Hard to describe, but it's super light and grainy with a touch of sweetness. Body is lighter and easy to drink. Overall, not bad for being so low alcohol, but the flavor is unimpressive, to say the least.

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Photo of Svingjo
2.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BigAl18
1.83/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Good for a non-aclholic, fairly flavorful considering.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.25/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ALC82
2/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gemini6
2.93/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

For what it is, it is tolerable.

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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.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a generous white head and light amber color. Aroma is weak caramel malt and a hint of hops. Flavor is a watered down but not unpleasant sweet malt and touch of hops and a nice seltzer finish. These NAs are not going to taste like real beer because alcohol is the glue that holds all the flavors together. But this is pretty damn close.

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Photo of Every1sgrudge
3.2/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: looks like a light brown ale/beer more so than what one would consider amber.

Smell: smells like what you would want to consider a nut brown ale too, sweet, caramel, malt, you might get lucky and pick up some hops.

Taste: I personally like it; according to the bottle it is made with two row caramel malt and some type of hops, and it gives me a taste resembling a combination of cream soda and a weak nut brown ale.

Feel: pretty thin like water, or soda with average carbonation, but typical head retention and lacing. It looks more like a beer than it drinks.

Overall: I have tried four NA beers now as I vowed to abstain from regular alcohol, and this one is my favorite thus far. Clausthaler is too bitter and metallic, Kaliber is way to sweet and funky, Coors NA tastes just like Coors, and this tastes like a soft nut brown ale with cream soda. It's not too sweet, but sweeter than normal beer with enough malt to remind you this isn't soda.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
1.92/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of SeattleBoB76
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of markcp
1/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of TEKNISHE
2.25/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of corywalston
3.28/5  rDev +42.6%

Photo of McBraniel
2.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mklisz
2.25/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Mrchato
1.48/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of beb86
2/5  rDev -13%

O'Doul's Amber from Anheuser-Busch
2.3 out of 5 based on 248 ratings.
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