Big-Drop-Brewing-Co non alcoholic beers

Big Drop Brewing Co

UK

17 non alcoholic beers listed on Dry/ish

Big Drop Brewing Co. only makes 0.5% ABV beer. It was launched in October 2016 Rob Fink and James Kindred as a result of their frustration that there were no good alcohol-free beer options. Big Drop has developed techniques to make alcohol-free craft beer without the need for artificial removal of alcohol. Big Drop uses barley, rye, wheat and oats to give great flavour and aroma. And it doesn’t use just one type of each. Across its beers, it uses over 20 speciality grains. Its wide-range of beers includes Stout, Lager, Pale Ale, IPA, Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Winter Ale and a Sour.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Arctic Beach Coconut Stout 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Arctic Beach Coconut Stout

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

4.1

Creamy, roasted malts and coconut

Top 5 Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Dry/ish review

Big Drop Arctic Beach Coconut Stout is a pleasant enough non alcoholic stout. Subtle but distinct aroma and taste of coconut complements the main other element of the non alcoholic stout, the malts nicely, alongside hints of chocolate in the background. However like many non alcoholic stouts is a little thin and it lacks the velvety feel of an alcoholic version (despite its claims) and feels slightly over carbonated on the tongue. Fun and definitely worth trying

Big Drop Brewing Co: Double Strike Sour Beer 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Double Strike Sour Beer

Sour/ Fruit

Sour/ Fruit

2.4

Grape aroms, lemon curd-like sourness

Brewer's description

Double Strike is a tastebud-tickling Sour with a clean white grape aroma, hints of fresh white break and almost lemon curd-like sourness. A great gateway into the world of sour beers, and, with its mouthwatering properties — an excellent aperitif.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Fieldhopper Golden Ale 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Fieldhopper Golden Ale

Pale Ale

Pale Ale

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Gentle bitterness balanced with citrus aromas

Brewer's description

Big Drop Brewing Fieldhopper Golden Ale has earthy, honey flavours as a result of using a quintessentially English hop variety, which balance a gentle bitterness with the delicate aroma of orange blossom and grapefruit.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Firesider Pumpkin Spice 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Firesider Pumpkin Spice

Pale Ale

Pale Ale

3.9

Toasted malts, autumnal spices, subtle bitterness

Dry/ish review

Big Drop’s Firesider Pumpkin Spice is a light, gently bitter and autumnal dark beer. As its name suggests, it has enjoyable hints of pumpkin in its aroma and taste. However aside from pumpkin, its autumnal-ness is boosted by a slightly stronger taste of nutmeg. These combine in any easy drinking and out-of-the-ordinary beer for an autumn or any evening. Pleasantly different

Big Drop Brewing Co: Fladerlatt Elderflower IPA 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Fladerlatt Elderflower IPA

IPA

IPA

3.8

Well rounded with citrus hints and eldeflower

Dry/ish review

Big Drop Fladerlatt Elderflower IPA is a very gentle IPA with a very light hoppy aroma and taste that’s set against a distant backdrop of gentle citrus and very subtle hints of elderflower that emerge more fully in the aftertaste. Some bitterness, but well balanced. Nice and very quaffable but not particularly differentiated or exciting.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Galactic Milk Stout 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Galactic Milk Stout

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

3.9

Malty aroma with malty, chocolate, smokey taste

International Beer Challenge Award recipient

Top 5 Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Dry/ish review

A difficult beer for the casual drinker to enjoy, perhaps. Technically accomplished brewing, undoubtedly, but unfortunately milk stout is not a style of beer I particularly enjoy. For me this beer has a slightly one dimensional palate of tastes, dominated by a malty, chocolate-y sweetness accompanied by an unexpected and not altogether pleasant smokiness. It lacks the depth and thickness of a conventional alcoholic stout. In contrast to the beer’s taste, the aftertaste is unexpectedly. However, other reviewers rate this beer highly.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Good Things Irish Stout 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Good Things Irish Stout

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

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Traditional irish stout, chocolate, coffee

Brewer's description

This old school classic pours in the manner of a traditional dry Irish stout, presenting a beautiful soft, creamy, caramel coloured head. The aroma will prepare you for a journey, starting with the bold bittersweet chocolate, before progressing through to a rich roasted coffee finish.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Kinzig Gateau Stout 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Kinzig Gateau Stout

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

4.1

Black forest gateau in a stout

Top 5 Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Brewer's description

This pours like black silk. The soft and smooth aroma of vanilla seductively combines with a decadent chocolate flavour — all perfectly balanced with dark cherry undertones, reminiscent of Black Forest Gateau. This is a beer to take your time over.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Off Piste Hazelnut Porter 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Off Piste Hazelnut Porter

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

3.6

Sweet hazelnut and chocolate taste

International Beer Challenge Award recipient

Brewer's description

Big Drop Brewing Off Piste Hazelnut Porter has luxurious chocolate notes from the porter and a deliciously moreish hazelnut flavour which combine to make this ale almost a chocolate bar in a glass.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Paradiso Citra IPA 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Paradiso Citra IPA

IPA

IPA

3.9

Intense citrus aroma and taste

World beer award recipient

Dry/ish review

Big Drop Paradiso Citra IPA gives the first indication of the taste to come with its intense citrus aroma. In the mouth it is light bodied and perhaps slightly thinner than is ideal with a sharply bitter citrus taste. Long lasting but mildly bitter aftertaste. One to drink quickly on a hot day, or after exercise any day.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Pine Trail Pale Ale 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Pine Trail Pale Ale

Pale Ale

Pale Ale

4.1

Light but sharply bitter pale ale

World beer award recipient

Top 5 Pale Ale

Dry/ish review

Very dry, with a sharply bitter citrus taste that rolls through into the beer’s aftertaste. A relatively lightly bodied beer, without any of the thinness that can lessen the attractiveness of non-alcoholic beers. Refreshing and well executed, but not particularly differentiated from other pale ales.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Rush Rider Pastry Sour 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Rush Rider Pastry Sour

Sour/ Fruit

Sour/ Fruit

3.6

Raspberry candy with sour twist

Dry/ish review

Big Drop Rush Rider pastry sour has a very subtle sweet berry and vanilla aroma. This is followed by a pleasant but not overpowering sour taste with hints of berries as well as (perhaps) vanilla which then come to the fore in the the aftertaste. Not as intense as some sour/ fruit beers, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Ryed Said Fred Juniper Rye IPA 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Ryed Said Fred Juniper Rye IPA

IPA

IPA

3.6

Complex flavours, rye, hints of juniper

Dry/ish review

Big Drop Rye’d said Fred Alcohol Free Juniper IPA is the most disappointing of those created for this Big Drop Nordic collaboration. It suffers from an indistinct aroma and a very light, somewhat muddled smorgasbord of flavours which are further weakened by the beer's slightly thin feel in the mouth. What’s more, almost any hint of the taste Juniper is well and truly buried, although it emerges in the aftertaste which it dominates.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Summer Series Kodama IPA 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Summer Series Kodama IPA

Lager

Lager

4.2

Malty sweetness balanced by citrus bitterness

Top 5 Lager & Top 30 Beer

Dry/ish review

Big Drop Brewing’s Kodama Lager is an India Pale Lager - a Lager brewed using the same process as IPAs. This process, together with the hops used, produces a Lager that combines some of the tangy, citrus and orange hoppy tastes characteristic of some IPAs with the hints of honey and the light, crisp refreshing body that is more typical of a Lager. Kodama IPL is also slightly more overtly bitter than many Lagers, although is less bitter than most IPAs, and unlike Lagers its bitterness grows (pleasantly) in its aftertaste. Unusual, enjoyable and refreshing.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Summer Series Poolside IPA 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Summer Series Poolside IPA

IPA

IPA

4.7

Tropical fruit, citrus, hop-ppy

Top 5 IPA & Top 10 Beer

Brewer's description

Big Drop Brewing Summer Series Poolside IPA is a classic hop-fest that fuses tropical flavours to recreate the intensity of a double IPA. The fantastic blend of US hops combine to give pineapple, citrus, pine and stone fruit aromas underpinned by a pine and herby flavour – topped off with an unapologetic slap of mango

Big Drop Brewing Co: Uptown Lager 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Uptown Lager

Lager

Lager

2.8

Light with floral hoppy aroma and taste

International Beer Challenge Award recipient

Dry/ish review

A slightly one dimensional lager with a floral hoppy flavour dominating its aroma, taste and aftertaste and a slight thinness. Refreshing but not particularly exciting.

Big Drop Brewing Co: Woodcutter Brown Ale 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

ABV

0.50%

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Big Drop Brewing Co: Woodcutter Brown Ale

Brown Ale

Brown Ale

3.4

Malty with a touch of caramel

International Beer Challenge Award recipient

Top 5 Brown Ale

Dry/ish review

Thin malt taste, one dimensional. Very slight bitterness, almost an afterthought. Not nasty but lacks complexity and depth of best in class. Aftertaste mild, slightly bitterer, quick to disappear. Disappointing, undifferentiated and undistinguished