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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 1.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.62   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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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.

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   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 wasn’t terrible, just not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omega (721) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2014
Been kicking around the fridge for awhile and finally got around to it. Quite sweet and mainly malt is what I got from this. On the nose it reminded me of Metaxo (?) malt.

   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 don’t 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 you’re fighting your alcoholic demons, this is the stuff to drink. BUT, everyone is different, so just try a six-pack, and don’t forget, it must be COLD. Overall, a pleasant surprise, and will buy again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
RafeAU (190) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
It’s not alcoholic and does a decent job of looking like beer but I’d probably just rather drink water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
StuffWine (134) - 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?

   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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mkel07 (3678) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2013
375ml bottle from Woolworths. Pours bright amber and very clear with a sudsy white head. Doesn’t 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.

   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 it’s beer flavoured water

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madquacker (1051) - 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?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jkm (217) - 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.

   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 didn’t 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 I’d drink this before many other low alcohol beers.

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