Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is probably the 2nd best non-alcoholic beer I’ve had thus far. The best would be Clausthaler Premium. You can actually taste a little bit of hops and malt here. The only thing missing is the booze part. Overall, fair.
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2009
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Huh, if I couldn’t drink alcoholic beer, I’d probably drink this. Pours a nice clear amber color with a fluffy but loose white head that goes away fairly quickly leaving a little lace. This is a stinky beer, smells a little like BO, also some skunkiness behind all that is some sweet maltiness and some hops but those are really not the dominant aromas. Flavor has lots of caramel notes and some good noble hops; this could honestly fool me for a real Vienna, with some good pilsner hop qualities going on. Of course not all is well in the flavor; there is some odd tomato like vegetable notes that are very odd, which seem to be fighting against some apple juice flavors. There is also some odd cereal type graininess. For what it is worth this is ok by me, but of course nothing to take seriously.
3fourths (8888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Third NA of the night, and halfway through I actually feel something like the effects of a small amount of alcohol. Who knows if it’s real. Color is clear medium amber orange. Nose has the typical nutrisweet but also contains a little sweet caramel malt note. Body is light but not as light as other NAs, some fullness across the middle. Flavor is bran and wheat crackers with some sweetened corn syrup. Definitely the winner of the night, whatever that means.
blipp (7631) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet, with caramel, grain and hay. Light body. Flavor is again sweet, with caramel, grain, bread, and corn. Not awful, but a bit too sweet.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Brown color with a small head. Light malt aroma. Kida tastes like pre-hopped amber wort concentrate, but with less bitterness. A weird combo of unfermented malt flavors, tea and soda, with a light bitterness. Weird call to make on this one. It certainly doesn’t have any offensive flavors, but no one is going to mistake this for a real beer. I would never buy it as i really don’t see the point, but it was in the cooler at a friend’s party and i just couldn’t resist the temptation to see if it could hold its own. Better flavor than most macro pales at least.
DietPepsican (1571) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour (surprise!) with a medium sized dirty white head. Grainy aroma. Flavor is cheerio style grain, a bit of floral something, cant quite pin that down or wrap my head around exactly what I am tasting. Some grass and water rounds it out. Finishes very watery. I can actually see why people would drink this as a decent alternative.
obguthr (5099) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly feety, cedar, and lemon nose. Dingy amber, thin to medium vanishing head. Pine needle and grain flavor. Body less, but flavorful, and balanced. Clover finish. It’s a bit more expensive, but this is way better than other near beers.
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours light golden amber with a 1/4 inch head. Aroma of straw, hay, sugar, and corn. Tastes like a whole mess of corn sugar. Damn I think they put so much sugar in there to try to make up for the lack of alcohol. Overall pissed in cornflakes is the dominant flavor. A little fizzy mouthfeel. Nasty finish.
hotstuff (4645) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished, very little lacing, transparent, carbonation observed, and a gold hue.The nose was lightly malty, lightly hoppy and hint of herbal, floral.Ditto for the flavor with a hint of corn. Slightly tingly mouthfeel and medium in body.
thedm (5282) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 17, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent typically carbonated golden brown colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was straw like grassy and slightly skunky. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor was soda water like and very poor. A horrible one that I would not buy again.