cazort (478) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
(Bottle) I am giving this beer such high numerical ratings because I feel I need to offset other raters’ biases against non-alcoholic beers.
This is my favorite non-alcoholic beer. It has the crisp, refreshing bitterness and hop bite that Clausthaler achieves, but it has more complexity to the malt, like Warsteiner. It has a metallic taste, like most German Pilseners, but it is not unpleasant. Of all the NA brews, this one tastes the most like its equivalent, the regular Bitburger. I am impressed! Balanced, complex. This is the cream of the crop when it comes to non-alcoholic beers.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
mmm! this is an awesome NA... poured with a medium head that faded to a sparse white ring .. light golden yellow .. very nice bitterness level.. clean, tastes like a usual pils .. a fantastic example of of what a NA pilsner/lager should be .. my new favourite NA beer ... damn, i want one of those bitburger glasses!...
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FIRST as some have asked how I can highly rate an N/A on this scale, a 5 means that it actually tastes like a beer.... now on to the review.....
Every year i take a month off from beer (And all booze for that matter) drinking. I use this time to evaluate NA’s, as well as clear my system for a while. I discovered Drive at this time last year. A clean, crisp Ale that is such a good facsimle of real beer that my friends were drinking it over other stuff in their fridge. Besides, what a great name for an N/A... Drive, meaning, drink a dozen and drive your buddies home. I’m sticking to the regular stuff right now, but when mu N/A period rolls around agian, I’ll gladly drink this stuff!
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Doing some alcoholfrei reviewing.
Best by 18JUL13
Pours light golden with a little central bone white foam. Brilliant clarity. Smells of light grain, a little corn, some herbal hops - actually smells like a decent pilsner! Flavor of grain, some astringent rice-ee-ness, a little bit of a apple pith character, pretty watered down pilsen style - I guess that’s part of the product. Thin bodied with hi carb and a wet finish. Not bad, not bad at all. Beats soda pop at 90 calories per bottle.
GiddyBoy (115) - USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad for a nonalcoholic beer. This had a serious head on it. A little bitter, but otherwise pretty good
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 Bottle (BIT 07 edition). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Easily one of the best N/A beers that exists. Hoppy, bitter, clean...beats a lot of 5% lagers.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The cask and barrle. Bready grassy bittering hop, biscuity, though not overly as many low alcs are, good bitter finish. Great body for a beer with only 0.5% alc.
unclemattie (3906) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitburger DRIVE. 330ml bottle. Golden yellow, thin white ring. Nice fizz. Aroma of pale malts & and skunky saaz hops. Tastes is clean & crisp. Nice grain flavor. Plenty of hops. Makes up for being zero ABV. This N/A Pils has great flavor. Finishes with a hop flavor that will satisfy your needs. (3810)
ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dark golden yellow colour with a medium head and quite bubbly. Taste is biiter and actually has some similarity to the regular one, overall it is not a bad non alcohol beer. If you didn’t know it was NA you would not notice the lack of alcohol.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA-Great start your day brew! Poured a clear straw body with a thick white head. Crisp cereal flavor and a lot of nutty notes. Corn and cereal grit. A little thin, but for a N/A, quite delicious!