Tmoney99 (9988) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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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KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Flavour similar to Clausthaler. Maybe a faint shadow of wheat here, but it is mostly the standard rahter sweet malty taste. Too sweet to make a good alternative to soft drinks IMHO.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 24, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy pale peach color with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is grainy and lightly vegatal. Flavor starts sweet and grainy with a seltzer like spicyness and finishes with a light wheaty dryness. Light bodied and watery with lively carbonation.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 Pours with a huge foam head, which you almost need to eat yourself thru. Smells quite bad, like a big bowl of dough. So it’s yeasty. I have to admit, it’s quite full in taste and the mouth feel is quite nice. First class low alc. Rerate: This has become one of my faves and first alcohol free beer which I actually prefer to some regulars! Very good.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a longlasting white head. Malty yeasty aroma, with some bready hints. Sweet malty bready flavor. Thin watery mouthfeel. Sweet malty finish.
Panzerfaust (558) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 6, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a bright yellow/almost golden color, unfiltered and therefore hazy. Head is big, white and frothy. It leaves a nice lacing.
Malty aroma with yeasty notes. Typical bready and doughy aroma of most alcohol-free beers. It has some hints of grain and grass. Some barnyard too. I don’t like it.
Flavor has also that Low Alcohol character but it’s much more balanced and (let me say) elegant than any other non-alcohol beer I had before. Not very sweet nor bitter. Muted I would say, with touches of wheat and bread.
Very refreshing and smooth. Light body, slightly watery texture. High carbonation. Finish reminds me of a lemonade with a little of astringency. Lingering aftertaste. Not a beer I enojoyed greatly but drinkable in the low alcohol world.
HermanW (1016) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On our vacation in Austria,Taxenbach, I had it in a restaurant high in the hillst. It was even on tap.
It tasts good.
Gr0ve (2110) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Light golden with a glowing haze. Thick creamy white head. High carbonation level with a huge amount of bubbles rising to the surface. Very grainy aroma. Not really typical wheat beer aromas, but instead crisp dry barley grain. A few citrusy aromas. The same grainy aromas come through in the flavour. Not at all thin bodied, but instead a fuller soft body enriched by the crisp carbonation. Dry finish with an element of hop bitterness. A delicious non-alcoholic alternative, but could have had more wheat.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 27, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This bottled brew poured a very large sized head of foamy fine to large sized white colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated orange colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was mildly malty and yeasty with a touch of hops. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly astringent in the finish. The flavor was also astringent and mildly malty.