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Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: Low Alcohol
Erding, Germany

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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28   EST. CALORIES: 12   ABV: 0.4%
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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2007
Authentic rocky foam and haze. Swirls disturbingly against the light. Crackerbread and cardboard. Quite a creamy mouthfeel. Badly needs a dollop of fruitiness. Best alcohol free beer I’ve ever had. But it’s only the second.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2007
Almost clear, golden beer, with a big white, disappearing head. Grain and sugar aroma, quite obviously a low-alcohol beer. Sweet flavour that is quite close to a Danish "Hvidtøl" which only has the low alcohol in common. There is some wheat body. It’s absolutely not a bad low-alc beer, but I was hoping for more wheat identity.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2007
Pours a golden orange body supporting sandy grits of sediment below a white head that fades rather quickly. A touch of oxidation does not detract from an aroma which is, at first, quite overwhelmingly dry malt extract. This fades slowly and becomes a bit milky and I feel like I’m either sniffing a big glass of Ovaltine or a box of Milkbone doggie snacks. No clove nor bananas nor (*sniffle*) esters. Fairly sweet, grainy malts dominate the flavor, but there also lurks that annoying tinniness that is present in many NA’s. Mid bodied yet uneventful in the mouth. Not a bad distraction if you need to pass the time before you can grab a "real" beer.

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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2007 The aroma is sweet cereal with vinegar and citrus. The appearance is pale gold with a huge four finger head. I didn’t get a lot of hop out of this but it was there. Mostly it tastes like Frosted Flakes meets watery butter milk. The palate is thin approaching watery with a putrid copper/metallic aftertaste. This one just didn’t work for me. It tastes NOTHING like a wheat beer and a lot like a N/A beer. But, the initial malty taste was not bad at all.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
Hazy pale yellow, quite thick white head. Wheat aroma, some nutty notes and a bit hoppy. Thin flavor and with a hoppy finish.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle. hazy golden with a nice mostly lasting big white head. Aroma of some yeast and wheat, bit grainy. Flavouris thin with some yeast and wheat, bit sweet with some sourness. The best alcohol free beer I have ever had.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thewolf (11101) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
A very pale hazy yellow with a nice enough bubbly head. Aroma has little yeast compared to the original. Some malt though instead. Flavour is equally very wheaty and a bit citric at the end. A touch watery and sour.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Borup (5537) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a large white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast and malt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Medium sweet malty aroma. Light body with light carbonation. Light sweet flavor with a small sweet finish of short duration. Better than the normal low alcohol brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle date of 11-2006, Sampled December 2006
Pours with quite a frothy, large head that starts out a good four-fingers thick. The head is a light tan color and sits atop a brilliantly clear, rich gold colored beer (when poured without the sediment at the bottom of the bottle). The aroma is sweet and malty, with a definite note that reminds me a bit of unfermented wort. A touch of toasty grain, notes of lightly caramelized malt sugars and other sweet notes fill up the nose. I don’t really get much in the way of hops or traditional Hefeweizen aromatics though. Really reminds me of a lighter version of a malzbier.

The taste is a bit drier than I expected from the nose, but still has a sweet, unfermented maltiness to it that was in the nose. With the ample carbonation it almost pulls of a certain dryness. The sweetness reminds me of apple juice at times. When I add the sediment the beer becomes cloudy and perhaps a touch less sweet. Towards the finish a dry, almost husky, slightly toasted grain note slips in. While, this is not really a great substitute for beer, it is better than some German malzbiers that I have had. I would even consider buying this if it was offered somewhere where I did not want to have alcohol. I am actually quite surprised that I feel perfectly happy finishing this bottle. It is only lightly sweet, and I would be happy having this in place of most soda.

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