Big Drop launch Nordic Collaboration

February 2021

'Big Drop Brewing have worked with four Nordic breweries to create their second edition of their World Collaboration Series. Four very different beers; 2 non alcoholic IPAs with berry flavours, a raspberry candy non alcoholic pastry sour and a coconut non alchoholic stout: Read more on Dryish'

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

Big Drop Brewing Co

Ryed Said Fred Juniper Rye IPA

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IPA

IPA

3.6

Complex flavours, rye, hints of juniper

ABV

0.50%

24

24

3

3

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: Arctic Beach Coconut Stout 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

Big Drop Brewing Co

Arctic Beach Coconut Stout

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Stout/ Porter/ Dark

Stout/ Porter/ Dark

4.1

Creamy, roasted malts and coconut

Top 5 Stout/ Porter/ Dark

ABV

0.50%

24

24

3

3

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: Fladerlatt Elderflower IPA 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

Big Drop Brewing Co

Fladerlatt Elderflower IPA

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IPA

IPA

3.8

Well rounded with citrus hints and eldeflower

ABV

0.50%

15

15

2

2

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: Rush Rider Pastry Sour 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

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Rush Rider Pastry Sour

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Sour/ Fruit

Sour/ Fruit

3.6

Raspberry candy with sour twist

ABV

0.50%

6

6

0

0

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.