ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, - FEB 13, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can: Dark brownish red color, pours decente head and fruity sweet caramel tones come through. I was quite positively surprised by this NA.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Best by: unk
It’s amber, brilliant clarity and looks still after the quick dissipation of loose light cream foam. Smells sweet with some beefy character and a little tea quality. Taste is metallic with oxidized grains and some oversteeped red tea. Thin bodied with low carb and a astringently abrasive finish. No likey.
Patrickctenchi (2487) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours bubbly, very light amber...clear with a foamy, off-white head.
Caramel malt aroma.
Taste is caramel, grain malts.
Way better than many low alcohol choices...still not crisp enough, but decent...for what it is.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours gold with an off white head. Sweet malt extract, toffee, and grain. Gross, but not the grossest.
kdm1984 (561) - Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmm, this isn’t half-bad, actually. Whereas the other O’Doul’s is pretty much a bunch of water with a couple of beer characteristics, this truly tastes like a beer. I could have been fooled. While it’s a huge exaggeration to describe it as "rich and flavorful," as it says on the bottle, you *can* taste some light caramel malts. Is this a great beer? Of course not. Is it a nice substitute when one doesn’t one to have some booze? Sure. It’s actually better than a lot of macros. Color me surprised.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from local irish pub, my friend ordered a beer and they gave him this, .4% amber, okay.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crisp dark amber body with a massive foamy beige head. Sweetish malt, dry touches and not quite cardboardy undertones. Dusty malt notes, similar dusty carboard and caramel malt in the aroma. Average bodied palate. Surprisingly inoffensive for a non-alcoholic brew. A fun tick at a fun wedding. Bottle at Laura and Andrew’s Wedding
There was a young man name Gill
Who never could eat his full
We’re never too late
But Laura kisses him still!
bulldogops (768) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ah. 0.5% grocery store beers. Takes me back to my deranged childhood where 3 of us 12 year old neerdowells purchased 2-24s of these, and deduced that we could get drunk by pounding 15-20 of these. The result was well-watered fir trees in a public park. Oh yeah, you want me to rate this. This one gets a little respect. Mild malty flavour, solid carbonation, almost balanced.
bytemesis (2141) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours clear amber, small creamy beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, hay, cardboard. Flavor is about the same. Not offensive at all. Medium body, fizzy. This na beer is getting a bad wrap. A lot of so called "normal" beers are worse.
wildbeercat (258) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Not much going on here. Some sweet cereals. Not offensive. If anything, it smells like an "off" beer.
Appearance: Pleasantly surprised; it actually appears to be an amber. Brown, light rust body with a white head that fizzes away almost immediately.
Taste: Sweet and bready. Maybe you like that kind of thing. Maybe you like the kind of beer that tastes like Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls. I enjoy it, just not in my beer. A fine taste, though. Not bad. Almost has some caramel-y doppelbock flavor.
Palate: Light-medium body. The finish actually endures a little bit!
Overall: Made me re-evaluate low-alcohol/non-alcohol beers. My parents don’t drink, and I got them hooked on this stuff. If I were looking for something to drink without getting drunk, or something for friends who, for whatever reason, don’t imbibe, I’d look for this for them. Pleasant surprise.
kramer (4352) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber body with a small fizzy white head that fell quickly to a wispy film. The nose is quite sweet and grainy with a very husky and corn-laced undertone. There’s a bit of an odd coffee or burnt caramel like note as well. Not exactly an appetizing start. The flavor pretty much like drinking wort. It’s sweet caramel and corn syrup with a light burnt caramel note on the finish. There are zero hops used in this, which I find odd, you would think that lots of hops would be a natural starting point for making a tasty product that is like beer but doesn’t have alcohol. Lighter bodied with a bit of clingy stickiness and fizzy carbonation. They should maybe call this Malta Light. Pretty sure that if I had to give up alcohol, I still wouldn’t turn to this.