Brewed by Privatbrauerei Eichbaum
Style: Low Alcohol
Mannheim, Germany


on tap


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RATINGS: 122   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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
Highly carbonated, pale yellow appearance w/ quickly dissipating white foam (looked like soda). Sweet, malty, work-like flavour. Watery feel. Sweet, slightly astringent flavour.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Finn (7039) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle at Hotel Schliersbergalm 19 Jun 07. Golden coloured with a creamy white head. Some fruity notes but otherwise easy to forget.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
bhensonb (14871) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Something of a light caramel aroma. Another beer whose odor strangely brings Newcastle Brown to mind. Light amber color with a white head that endures and nearly laces. Thin to medium bodied. A bit fizzy. Light caramel malt with some wet paper. A very little bitter. It’s ok for a non-alcoholic.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled (my rating #2700). I decided to celebrate #2700 by this beer. Pour up a very golden colour and hasn’t got too much head. Aroma is mainly hay and paper. I wonder if the beer aroma is recycleable. The flavour is hard to imagine, efter the very surprising aroma. The flavour is very papery and hayish. When I was a little kid, I went to the paper recycling bin, this tastes about as much paper as it felt to be in the bin. All in all a quite bulk alcoholfree beer, with few surprises.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TBone (17047) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2007
Bottled as "Alkoholfrei"
Golden color, small steady white head. Very sweet, artifical malty aroma. Extremely sweet annoying with all bad things what you can imagine in N/A beer. Overall too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2007
Golden colour, medium head, not that sweet, some less hops, no malty hinds, and no real beer hinds. a better alc free

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BigBeer45 (1495) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle, poured a nice looking light to med. gold, dry malt scent, very little malt sweet fragrance, light bread and toast fragrances, faint grass, hay and cardboard aroma, very smooth in the mouth, some syrup like sweetness, little malt taste and hop bitterness, dry on the palate, there is some off-taste, maybe it is pass its prime, I had this before and it tasted better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2007
Bottle. Golden and orage with a small head. Aromas are skunky sweet corn with some soft malts. Flavours are sweet malts and corn with metal towards the finish. Tastes stale. Horrible. Drink orange juice instead.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintbypint (3481) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
330ml brown bottle. Pours golden with a quick fading white head. Haylike/dry grass aroma with some grains. Flavour is also haylike, grainy, some sweetness, has some grassy finishing hops, trace bitterness. Light carbonation, had a bit of body, in a syrupy way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, 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.

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