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


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 1.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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 (197) - 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.

Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2015
Golden coloured beer with effectively nil head on top but perfect clarity and a good trail of sparkle. Caramel-malt like aroma with very little else to commend its aroma. The flavour is likewise sweet golden caramel and burnt toast. Some spritzy carbonation makes this a good light option but very little else to write home about.

TedE (1426) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
375ml bottle into glass. Nose is faint sweet malt. Golden amber with lasting one finger head. Watery spritzy mouthfeel. Finish is short & clean with a little metallic hop bitterness. Not bad for a virtually no alcohol beer.

hawthorne00 (4067) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle, 2Pac Day 2015. Orange with a white head that lasts OK in the Crown Lager flute pulled out of the back of the cupboard specially for the occasion. Not much aroma, but pleasant enough - a slight whiff of herbal hops, some grain if you squint. Watery. First sip is beery enough - not very sweet at all with a harsh grainy note, some bitterness. A few swigs in and the nothingness of the palate begins to tell and all you’re left with is the rather harsh finish. It is pretty fucken fucked, but for what it is it’s not fucken bad.

omega (900) - 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.

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.

RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
It’s not alcoholic and does a decent job of looking like beer but I’d probably just rather drink water.

StuffWine (177) - 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?

andersensimon (1) - - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
Great no alcohol beer for 1$/beer Carlsberg smarts ensures great quality Very fruity

mkel07 (6239) - 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.

jdpeebs (686) - 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

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