lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. BBE 5.2.2012.
Pours a clear golden colour with a small, very lacy, white head. Aroma of strong grass, herbs and some hops too. Flavour of grass, mild hops, honey and pale malts. Thin mouthfeel and a dry, grassy finish. Very well done and better than most pale lagers. Got to try this on a hot summer day.
auvajs (144) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Billa, Prague. Cereal malt (I think), hop extract. Golden color. VERY REFRESHING!! The best non-alcoholic beer I’ve tasted so far (out of 3 :-D)
jaghana (4127) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50cl. A clear yellow beer. A quite good beer for a non alcohol one, nice hops character specially at the finish, very spicy and herb like. Finish is sweet king of radler kind of beer, very pleasant nice bitterness.
Pinball (10922) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear yellow, large white head.
sweet hoppy faint floral aroma, also some malts.
flavor is powder sugar sweet, corn, hops bitterness.
for a nonalc macro there is a good level of bitterness, and the aftertaste is also quite bitter, but also sugary sweet. all in all a decent lowalc, tastes best if being drunk in a hurry.
JPMarat (68) - GREECE - JUN 20, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well,very acidy,like there was lemon all the way,and too carbonated.Failed my expectations...
gunnfryd (11191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is wort, malt. Flavour is wort, malt, hay, herbs. Not my kind of beer
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. A clear, golden beer topped by a finger-thick white head. Wort-like nose with a gentle addition of fruity, flowery scents and hay. Quite bitter flavor with hay and pale malts, thin on the palate. Bitter finish, just as the initial flavor. Overall, this is a quite nice and quenching, well balanced alcohol free beer. Still, nothing I could drink on a regular basis. 091202
Zita (4915) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
grass, bread, pale yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, lively,
ha1ag (739) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned from the local station to try a non-alcoholic beer. Light golden colour with thin white head. Aroma is like a weak watery pils with malts and hops. Flavour is the same: very malty and hoppy. This is drinkable but still has this strange non-alco hint.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Clear golden color with lots of bubbles rising up. Large sticky, foamy white head. Looks like the top of a bubble bath. Very good retention.
S - Very light almost non-existent smell. A little grassy smell. Faint pale malt and bread scent too.
T - Clean and crisp and light taste. Fair amount of grassy and herbal hops along with some bitterness. Minimal pale malt finish. Slight strange aftertaste, but that is mostly masked by hop bitterness.
M - Light and crisp. Also thin and fairly watery (what you would expect). Fairly high carbonation.
D - Well obviously ABV isn’t going to be a problem. Light crisp and easy to drink, flavor is a bit thin and has a slight strange aftertaste, but this is very minimal and most of the time the aftertaste is just a hop bitterness.
Notes: I think this is the first non/low alcoholic beer I have had. Hearing stories and descriptions of others, I have to believe that this is toward the top if not the pinnacle of the style. In the world of all the beers, this isn’t special or great, but in the world of non-alcoholic beers this is great. So if you are looking for essentially beer flavored water that won’t get you drunk, here you go, and hey it probably has more beer taste than other beer flavored waters that will get you drunk (Macros).
PS: Also I should note to anyone reading this, I try to review and rate beers both in an objective way (according to style) and subjective way (how the beer taste to me regardless of style). If I were to only rate using one system, the score would probably an A+ or a C-, respectively.