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Anheuser-Busch O’Doul’s

Yep, you read the title correctly…I am reviewing O’Doul’s. I mean, when someone thinks about a craft beer blog, they think Anheuser-Busch’s non-alcoholic offering, right? Somebody at work had purchased a 6-pack to cook with, and I couldn’t resist cracking one open. This was the first time I had ever allowed a non-alcoholic beer to pass my palate, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect.

Anheuser-Busch O’Doul’s
Appearancewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
Enjoyed straight from the bottle,which is brown and seems to be very see-through. Decent amount of carbonation in noted from the bubbles.
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The smell is pretty poor. Wheat, straw, malt. Can't I smell much difference between this and something like Natty Light.
Tastewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
Grainy and sweet up front, with a really offensive maltiness on the backend. Really a horrid aftertaste. If it wasn't for the aftertaste I might actually, dare I say this, like it. It just sits on the palate well after the sip has been taken and is very unpleasant.
Mouthfeel/Drinkabilitywww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
A little heavier body than I thought it would have, still light, it isn't as crisp. Medium carbonation. Would be very drinkable, again, if it wasn't for that aftertaste.
Valuewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
Unless you have a problem with alcohol, there is really no reason to ever buy this.
Overallwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
I was honestly a little surprised with this. Do a blind taste test with and a number of beers like Natty Light and I bet you'd be surprised how close it is. Overall, however, it was still pretty bad.

Beer Stats
Style: Low Alcohol Beer
Serving: Bottle
Size: 12oz
ABV: 0.50%
BA Score: 58
RB Score: N/A

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Written by Russ Beck

Russ can trace his beginnings in craft beer to sitting in Zeno’s Pub in State College drinking various craft beer options from across Pennsylvania. Since then, he has never faltered in finding new brews, whether they’re rare, delicious, or hopefully both. Russ will be writing on a large variety of subjects, including but not limited to: reviews, homebrewing, and how to take labels off of beer bottles. He’ll drink just about anything, but prefers a nice Stout, IPA, or Weizenbock. Find Russ Beck on Google Plus

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