Brewed by Privatbrauerei Eichbaum
Style: Low Alcohol
Mannheim, Germany


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
Gerstel Bräu was, when launched in 1977, Germany's first non-alcoholic beer. This long experience in brewing non-alcoholic beer for the discerning drinker can be tasted at every sip.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
shrubber85 (9455) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle. Strong barley wort aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet barley wort and light herbal hops flavor. Not bad for a NA, and somehow I think I got this one relatively fresh. Would drink this again (if I was back in the Middle East).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaghana (4951) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle 50cl, a clear golden beer with low head. Nose is on barley sugar and barley grain. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel like with relative hops bitterness, body is wattery but the beer is correct, in the average.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2011
It poured a copper color. The aroma was watery and grainy. The taste was downright terrible. Yuck!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 From TJ’s on Lincoln. Body is not a slippery as other N/A beers. Slightly crisp for a N/A beer but has that weird grainy smell and flavor. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
CanIHave4Beers (3677) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2011
This is just sort of a wacky looking beer, the color is super pale and the head is absolutely gigantic and leaves a bunch of lace. The aroma is mostly cornflakes, I caught a great big bouquet of herbal hops when I cracked the bottle open, unfortunately this didn’t materialize as well in the glass. The flavor is corn-flake like, but not nearly as bad as the last two beers I rated, There is a fair amount of good herbal hops here. There are enough hops here to make me think Classic German Pils..... Well Almost. The sweetness sure gets in the way of a lot of the crispness and hoppiness of this beer. I’d love to try some sort of "full strength" version of this beer. The mouthfeel is lively and while somewhat thin this doesn’t seem as watery as many NA beers I’ve tried.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
txspartan (1000) - Berchem, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2011
Horrible beverage, tastes like cornflakes like so many low-alcohol beers do.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Gerstel 11.2 oz brown bottle. Brewed by Eichbaum.Best by 14. 02. 2011. I have only had BITburger Drive as far as NAs go. It pours a pale gold with carbonation bubble racing to the top and a white head that leaves a bit of lacing. It looks alright at least. THe smell is a bit skunky wiht mostly a syrupy malt note and a slight touch of hops. The taste isn’t bad, it is graham-cracker-y, with a malt forward taste and a slight hop bitterness. Judging by the horror stories surrounding NA beers and the fact that BITburger Drive was atrocious, this might be one of the best NAs out there. It was only a buck, so I guess if for some reason I need it, this is what I would grab. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-24-2010 20:01:30

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Wim (3274) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
gold blond coloured body with a white head a sweet malty herby aroma a herby sweet malty wattery bitter taste with a herby bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Yves (2606) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2010
Clear golden coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Malty sweet aroma. Medium bit wattery palate. Finish is herby bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
Pale golden with a disappearing head. Grainy malt aroma with lots of hay. Sweet flavour of unfermented wort with grain and a little bitterness

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