Non alcoholic beers mentioned in

BBC good food

August 2020

The best non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beer taste tested

'We taste tested non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beer, from lager and pale ale to deep, rich stout. As a country, we are drinking less often, so now seems like a perfect time to look at alcohol-free alternatives to beer. Some of these products really impressed me.'

Adnams: Ghost Ship Alcohol Free Pale Ale 0.5% 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

Adnams

Ghost Ship Alcohol Free Pale Ale 0.5%

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Pale Ale

4.2

Citrus aroma with intense citrus/ bitter kick

World beer award & International Beer Challenge Award recipient

ABV

0.50%

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Top 5 Pale Ale

Dry/ish review

There's no doubt that Adnams Ghost Ship Alcohol Free is a citrus Pale Ale from the first smell - it has an intense citrus aroma, almost (to some palates, perhaps) overwhelming. Tart, bitter taste almost to the point of being sour. Short, bitter (but not unpleasant) aftertaste. No sweetness at all. Not neccessarily to everyone's taste, but if you like the alcoholic version of Adnam’s Ghost Ship or an intensely bitter pale ale then you’ll almost certainly enjoy this.

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

Big Drop Brewing Co

Galactic Milk Stout

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Stout/ Porter/ Dark

3.9

Malty aroma with malty, chocolate, smokey taste

International Beer Challenge Award recipient

ABV

0.50%

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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: Pine Trail Pale Ale 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

Big Drop Brewing Co

Pine Trail Pale Ale

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Pale Ale

4.1

Light but sharply bitter pale ale

World beer award recipient

ABV

0.50%

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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.

Erdinger: Alkoholfrei Wheat Beer 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

Erdinger

Alkoholfrei Wheat Beer

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Wheat Beer

4.1

Smooth, well balanced bitter-sweetness

ABV

0.50%

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Top 5 Wheat Beer

Dry/ish review

A complex but light aroma blending hops, malt and caramel. A very lightly carbonated beer with a medium bodied, smooth sweet, malty taste balanced by a slight hoppy bitterness. A classic German wheat beer. However watch out for the sugar and calories – not a beer for anyone on a diet!

Heineken: 0.0 Alcohol Free Beer 0.1% ABV non alcoholic beer

Heineken

0.0 Alcohol Free Beer

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Lager

3.7

Non alcoholic Heineken. Enough said

International Beer Challenge Award recipient

ABV

0.10%

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Dry/ish review

Tastes like Heineken. A very well executed non-alcoholic version of Heineken, so if you enjoy the conventional alcoholic Heineken but want a non-alcoholic version, or alternatively if you want a ‘safe’ introduction to non alcoholic lagers, then this is highly recommended.