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)
turbothy (1027) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours straw yellow with white head. Grassy aroma. Flavour is rather nicely hopped and quite bitter. Very drinkable.
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.
Grzesiek79 (2730) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 earthy, grass, cereal, pale, hazy, rocky head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, creamy, bitter,
Erzengel (833) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grobporiger, stabiler Schaum, süßlich-alkoholfreier Geruch. Der Antrunk ist herb-süffig, im Hauptteil wird das Bier
sehr herb, kaum andere Aromen sind spürbar. Der Nachgeschmack ist ganz leicht alkoholfrei, aber hauptsächlich herb.
--> Extra herb, wie der Name verspricht. Für ein alkoholfreies Bier aber sehr lecker!
(Test vom 29.7.2008) --> 12,10,10,9,12,10 - 10,15
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the better NA’s but not great! Somewhat thin. Slightly above average.
liinis (1429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear golden with a smlaa white head. With high expectation after tasting the other low alc. this doesn’t disappoint me. very nice hoppy and grassy flavor an special bonus for low alc. for making it possible to enjoy a nice beer on lunch break. smooth and pleasant.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smallish white coarse-laced head over clear, yellow body. Grainy, straw-like aroma with some noble hops. Light, clean taste with marked bitterness and carbonation throughout, ending in spicy driness. Milky mouthfeel. Excellent for a non-alcoholic, and better than many pilseners I’ve had.
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Clear yellow / golden color, average sized white head. Smell malts, some sort of herbal-fruityness. Tastes the same: malts and that herbal-fruityness. A bit watery, slight hint of bitterness towards the end. Low body, low to medium carbo. Expected a lot worse!
Embrouille (2774) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 33cl. It pours a golden beer with a white head. The nose is of breakfast cereals and hops with all the characteristics of a low alcohol beer. Pleasant malty taste with a decent amount of hops. Lightly bitter. Some nice lacework. Quite a bite to this beer. Some breakfast cereals showing up. Good mouthfeel. Hops in the finish accompanied by a hint of cheese. Very drinkable. An excellent low alcohol beer.