cazort (489) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2007 Extremely bitter among NA beers, very hoppy, a bit skunky. Tastes like a good pilsener with the body and malt flavour mostly taken away. Has some body. While it is seriously deficient in certain areas, it is still my non-alcoholic brew of choice when I want something very bitter. I don’t understand why this brewer doesn’t go for more body--compare this low-calorie beer with Penn’s best, which has lower quality hops, but has the body of a real beer. I gave the high rating because I am impressed with the quality, given that it is an NA, and I need to compensate for the other raters irrationally low ratings. The bottom line--I drink this more than any other beer and it would be outright wrong for me to not give it a top rating.
mjpeterson812 (58) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’ve tried so many N/As and this is far and away the best of them. Even better than a low abv like Beck’s Premium Light. Even when it warms up...which is when most N/As become intolerable it remains drinkable. My go-to beverage when I want a few ’beers’ but don’t want to get all tipsy.
Bryght (17) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best NA beer on the market today (this is limited to what I can import of course!). Not only does the taste take you back to Oktoberfest, but the color and head are reminiscent of the greatest of German brewed creations. A superb refreshment that is never far from my lips. Also, of all current NA beers in the world - Clausthaler Premium has the LOWEST rated carbohydrates at 5.8! Drink up, eh!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pale yellow w/ a decent lingering head. Aromas of toasted cramel and biscuits. Good flavor and bittering. This really is a delcious beer as the style goes. Tastes like the real stuff. If you’re on medication and can’t drink, this is the beer of choice.
russmichaels (3) - Margate, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unlike most people on here I am only rating this for a non alcoholic beer and not comparing it to alcoholic beer. Non alcoholic beer of course has a different taste so should not be compared, just as diet food should not be comapred to regular food.
As a non alcoholic beer it is very good, one of the best, after a week drinking this I was used to the taste and had no desire to return to real beer. It is just a shame it is more expensive than alcohol.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beir has a wonderful bitterness, very like a NA pilsner! ... colour is light golden yellow .. low no head, but some sparse lacing .. Has a wonderful flavour to it, grassy and crisp! .. One of the nicer Non-Alcoholics!!! Clausthaler seems to know how to do NA’s!!
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is good. For a fake beer. Real good for a fake beer, in fact. There’s not that many fake beers, and most of them stink (see Genny NA).
This could reasonably be passed off as beer, and actually has a bit of taste to it. My first choice for pretending to drink beer.
Nisse666 (3667) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 8 C, Göteborg
AP: high head, light, light yellow
AR: hoppy (green shots), carbonation
F. honey sweetness, a bit dry, medium bitterness, very nice to be a non- alcoholic beer. But there is something cemical that I can’t put my finger on that gives it a bit lower rating!
ClarkVV (3757) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle. Good deep yellow color, clear with a decent white head. Smells crisp and lagerish, with some sour yeast notes, and the typical honeyish smell. Some almond-like nuttiness. Good hops flavor up front, lightly bitter, mildly herbal with a sweet low alcohol flavored malt (mildly sour). Cookies and dough come to mind, but it finishes mostly clean, with a touch of zing. As far as low alcohols go, this one is quite good, lacking the typical stale malt and sickly sweet flavors. It’s like a low alcohol light, pretty good medium-light to light body. Watery, bubbly.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like to be to be bold, to stand out, to settle an amnesty for the little guy, obviously in this case it is a non-alcohol ’little guy’. Why the banter, why the derogatory, ill formed, ill instrumented comments. This is what it is, and for that, hey, it was a decent drop (to salvage my masculinity I drunk this one in private!).
Looks damn good in the glass, enough for top points pale lager-wise. A billowing plume of white, quite dense, adorns a sunny gold body harbouring tight, fine carbonation. Pleasant, not too aggressive, cereal grain nose, quite gritty and ripe, sweet but balanced barnyardy waft that was clean and fresh. Generous, palest grain flavours upfront in the mouth, conversionally sweet like breakfast cereal. The palate is otherwise dry moving into grasping, tangy efforts mid-palate towards, hold on a tick, f&*kin’ hops in back. Unexpected, this baby harbours much, oozing hops for balance, what N/A beer has that!?!, it peaks peppery, vineyard spicy and drops of bitter and florally tangy. It works just well enough for me to think of having another. Keeps good, downs easily even as it warms it stays refreshing and balanced. It’s light bodied and doesn’t drown into any of the Birell clones misfortunes, in fact I really enjoyed this one. Just don’t tell my mates!!! (33cL, 02/02/08, The Beer Store Morley)