Judging N.A. beer like real beer
We felt the best way to get our beer experts to critique N.A. beer exactly how they would a real beer was to force them to consider that they might actually be drinking real beer, and to judge it as such. And we chose Keystone Light because it's a mass-produced beer: It's one that wouldn't stand out like, say, a craft IPA. They judged the beer on aromas, flavor, and on whether they thought it was a real beer.
We conducted a double-blind test, where a third-party poured all the beers into taster glasses out of sight from the testers. Each beer was scored by each judge on a scale from 1-10, and then all scores were averaged, which resulted in the rankings you see below. Off to the tasting!