The present invention relates to: a beer-like sparkling beverage having a phenylacetic acid concentration of 0.003-1.0 ppm in the beverage; a beer-like sparkling beverage having a phenylacetaldehyde concentration of 0.035-1.0 ppm in the beverage; a beer-like sparkling beverage having a phenylacetaldehyde concentration of 0.003-1.0 ppm in the beverage, and a phenylacetaldehyde concentration of 0.035-1.0 ppm in the beverage; and a method for preparing a beer-like sparkling beverage, the method including a step for containing, as a starting material, at least one selected from the group consisting of phenylacetic acid and phenylacetaldehyde, and a step for adjusting the concentration of phenylacetic acid in the beverage to 0.003-1.0 ppm, or a step for adjusting the concentration of phenylacetaldehyde in the beverage to 0.035-1.0 ppm.

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