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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Eichbaum
Style: Low Alcohol
Mannheim, Germany

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.74   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 28, 2012
Nice to drink but alcohol is missing. NIce semi orange colour and nice foam. NOt annoying smell as most.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7869) - 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

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 Weak aroma. Dominant corn taste, tastes almost roasted. Slight bite to it. Little complexity to the malt. Decent hops taste. There are far better non-alcoholic brews, but this one is also fairly cheap, although it is not as easy to find. A decent value for the money. Tastes more like an arab NA beer than a european NA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s in Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear golden amber color with a thin frothy white head. The aroma is very malty with husky grainy notes, almost like straight malt. Taste is bitter minty hop notes that give way to caramel and sweet malty notes. Medium bodied. A little bit too sweet, but one of the better NAs out there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (673) - GERMANY - JUL 15, 2013
0.5 l bottle at Brauhaus, Mannheim... Dark yellow color, average head... Malty Mild Pilsener aroma... Refreshing alcohol-free flavor... For alc-free beer quite good...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
Funny Khaki mentions Denninger's - I found it at a similar store in Collingwood. Medium gold colour with thin white head. Sweet, syrupy bread notes in the aroma mix with herbal, grassy noble hops. The palate is similar. They've used a lot of hops (~30 IBUs) to cover up the worty, bready sweetness. It's not entirely successful, but with the Hallertauers out this you'd be forgiven for thinking you were drinking real beer. The body is kind of creamy for a pilsner, but they've done a good job and I'd drink it again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2008
Big shiny offwhite fine-bubbled lasting head. Deep yellow body with carbonation. Milky rubbery aroma with hoppy notes. Dry lightly acidic grainy taste with fruity notes. Dry clean hoppy aftertaste. Clean and soft mouthfeel. Mid-bodied! Very nice for an alcohol-free. (0.5l bottle, Ayinger Speis & Trunk, München.)

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Calisky (1112) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Couleur dorée, petite mousse blanche. Nez malté sucre d’orge et miel. Gout malt sucre d’orge, note de miel. Corps un peu aqueux. Mais bonne bière dans l’ensemble.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Dark golden to bright amber color. smallish white head. Lots of malt and floral hops in the aroma. A bit worty in aroma, but that is somewhat typical. A smell of the brewhouse between the grind and the lauter tun. Actually quite dry with malt dominating. Herbal and grassy hops. Gets a touch thick in the linger where more sweetness is revealed. A very drinkable NA.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaghana (4138) - 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.


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