Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2015
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Non-alcoholic witbier, probably inspired by AB InBev’s Hoegaarden 0.0. Milky, irregular, snow white head, lacing; colour cloudy yellow with greenish hue, looking a lot like a witbier indeed. Aroma simple and sweet but actually a bit more pleasant than I had expected, with hints of honey (apparently acacia honey has effectively been used), sugared yoghurt, industrial apple juice, wheat, soap, white bread, powder sugar; when warming up, less attractive odours of damp cloth and plastic appear. Sweet onset, clearly artificially sugared, honeyish, sugared apple, with a wheaty sourishness bringing refreshment, a bit chalky and soapy as well, strongish carbonation enhancing the wheat sour factor; evidently (very) thin body, with no real finish to speak of: nothing new happens, though a very vague echo of hops remains detectable, but otherwise the initial flavours just fade away in instants. Only the chalky powder sugar sweetishness cloys a bit. Not the worst alcohol free beer I tasted, kind of delivers what you can expect from it, and the honey does add a distinctive touch, but it still remains more of diluted soda pop version of witbier than a believable non-alcoholic alternative to the real thing.
michalmachpl (243) - Rudnik nad Sanem / Rzeszów, POLAND - FEB 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Kolor: jasny zółty - zmętniony,
Piana: biała, całkiem spora na początku,
Smak: taki nijaki, bezpłodny, bez wyrazu, taka lemoniada wyprana ze smaku, takie słabe cytrusy i jakieś owoce.
Jako piwo bezalkoholowe piłem lepsze, jako napój piwnopodobny ok.
MarkoNm (1744) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a pale yellow color with tiny haziness. A small white head slowly disappears. Very sweet and fuity aroma, wheaty. The taste is sweet and fruity. It actually has a juice quality to it. Not the best one, really.
Marstonlad (596) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours fairly clear yellow with a very little head. The aroma displays some sweet fruitiness, spiciness and caramel - not totally bad but seems a bit artificial, fruit candy is the first impression. Taste is as sweet as the aroma suggested but does contain some of the wheaty and spicy elements that can be found in a witbier. Fruit candy and lemonade are the prominent flavors though. The palate is light and a bit too flat, in my opinion, fizzier carbonation would have suited the other elements better. Overall this was one of the best low alcohol beers that I have encountered.
Bosbouw (1964) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Citroengele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoetig, snoep, banaan. Smaakt beetje naar sinas. Geen bier. Niet verkeerd.
BS80 (192) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
08.2014 (Butelka 0,5 litra) ZAKUP - Warszawa - Szklanka typu pinta - schlodzone - Aromat M , Smak M, Ogólnie 3.8
ManVsBeer (5970) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Easily the best alcohol-free beer I’ve sampled to date. It has a great nose akin to Hoegaarden and looks and tastes like it too with a very pale blonde appareance and a small head. The wheat is strong and produces a very pleasant lingering banana flavour.
DwarfeD (1684) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
30cl bottle at home. Pale yellow with a white soapy head. Light body with ditto carbonation. A sweet and synthetic NA beer. Refreshing but not too good.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy golden amber with cm thick off white head.
Aroma: Honey, banana, clove, syrup, light bubblegum.
Taste: a Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, prickly carbonation, lingering banana, syrupy, clove finish.
Comments: Very good and lace.
POLK (2219) - Hřrning, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best non-alcoholic beer ever tasted. Candy-like fruity lime flavor with aftertaste of coariander.