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Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Low Alcohol
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 1.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.61   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Birell is a premium brewed malt beverage with virtually no alcohol. It's brewed under licence in Australia by Coopers to a Swiss recipe, using only the finest Australian malted barley, hops and yeast. With no artificial additives or preservatives and negligible alcohol, you can never have too much of this delicious brew.


Trogdor's rating

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, - JUL 9, 2004
bread, molasses, hay, slightly nutty aroma, light flowery hops, a little musty. light yellow, spare diminishing white head, clear and sparkling with medium carbonation. short, a little sweet, a bit cardboardy, slightly floral. light bitterness, thin and light with average carbonation. drinkable, I got it just for the experience and was actually surprised, it wasnít terrible, just not good.


3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CrownTrader (1) - - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Experienced Australian drinker of 30 years standing with COLD 375ml bottle, NOT CANS. Never take cans. Judging this beer strictly as an "Ultra-Light" beer, so I donít expect it to beat my favourite Leffe of Belgium. Pours a golden yellow with thin whitish head that disperses fairly quickly - about 2 minutes. Surprising malty flavour which I found quite enjoyable on the sweet side with hints of bitterness. Flavour sticks for a while on the thin side. Carbonation shows very little fizzing, but becomes apparent on tongue. Aroma requires one to dip the nose in it to sense anything, so you need a long nose! Easy to burp, so great if the mother-in-law is sitting next to you. If youíre fighting your alcoholic demons, this is the stuff to drink. BUT, everyone is different, so just try a six-pack, and donít forget, it must be COLD. Overall, a pleasant surprise, and will buy again.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
RafeAU (115) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
Itís not alcoholic and does a decent job of looking like beer but Iíd probably just rather drink water.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
StuffWine (128) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2014
Poured yellowish wee colour with loose white head that diminished to slight suds. Aroma faint and of sour light grain with a touch of tropical fruit. Sour watery taste initially, moving to watery dryness. Palate thin and watery, moderate length to a dry unpleasant finish. But overall, I have to give it some points for the low alcohol content; the reason you bought this right?

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
andersensimon (1) - - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
Great no alcohol beer for 1$/beer Carlsberg smarts ensures great quality Very fruity

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mkel07 (3404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2013
375ml bottle from Woolworths. Pours bright amber and very clear with a sudsy white head. Doesnít look too ad for a low alcohol brew. Strong wet grain aroma that s repugnant and offensive and a real turnoff. Flavour is much the same and tastes like you are sucking wet straw through a dirty sock.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
bottle. If you have to drink a no alcohol beer, than this would be your drink, but other than that itís beer flavoured water

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madquacker (1042) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2008
Sweetish, flatish and malty with a reddish hue. Not really a beer in my view but anyway. Left me with a strong craving for alcohol. Strange for a strong brewer like coopers to be making this. Is it that profitable?

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jkm (216) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2008
An alcohol free beer that is actually superior to many of the low alcohol beers on the market. Not great but not bad.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2008
Clear gold colour with a decent white head. Refreshing with a typical beery taste. A little bit on the sweet side but some biterness is present. I didnít think I would like it but it was actually quite drinkable given what it is. If I needed to avoid alcohol for whatever reason then Iíd drink this before many other low alcohol beers.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2007
Sweet smelling with a big coconut milk aroma. Flavour is basically non-existent. Some more coconut mil on tasting. No depth whatsoever - could easily be used as a palate cleanser. A bit of a fizzy buzz on the tip of the tongue. Although not offensive, there is no reason to drink this beer. If you need to go alcohol free, drink water.


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