Non alcoholic beers mentioned in

The Week

September 2020

Keen to dodge a hangover? Take a look at these brews

'In these health-conscious times, sales of non-alcoholic beer are steadily growing. No longer a clandestine choice at the bar, it’s now enjoyed by teetotallers and drinkers alike. One reason is that non-alcoholic beers have become rather good. We’ve put together this list of the best low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beers, from pales ales to porters, to help make navigating this increasingly crowded market easier.'

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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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.

BrewDog: Nanny State 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

BrewDog

Nanny State

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Pale Ale

3.8

Biting bitterness, hoppy aroma

ABV

0.50%

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Dry/ish review

Very sharp and bitter. An intense, hoppy smell with slight floral hints. The taste almost a shock with a biting bitterness that lingers long into aftertaste. If you like intensely bitter, hoppy beers you’ll really like this. If not, probably better avoided.

Coast Beer Co: Alcohol Free Hazy IPA 0.0% ABV non alcoholic beer

Coast Beer Co

Alcohol Free Hazy IPA

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IPA

3.4

Full bodied, fruity and low bitterness

ABV

0.00%

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Brewer's description

Coast Beer Co’s Hazy IPA has a full-bodied mouthfeel with citrus and tropical fruit flavours thanks to dry hopping of fresh Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic. Low bitterness and juicy. A refreshing sipper, the perfect after work or exercise beer!

Drynks: Smashed Pale Ale Alcohol Free 0.0% ABV non alcoholic beer

Drynks

Smashed Pale Ale Alcohol Free

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Pale Ale

2.9

Tropical fruits, caramel and toffee

ABV

0.00%

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Brewer's description

Drynks Smashed Pale Ale is a light refreshing pale ale that’s a fusion of traditional and modern. A pale copper colour with hints of caramel and toffee. Finished with an American style hop for a passionfruit aroma.

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!

Leeds Brewery: Alcohol Free Pale Ale 0.0% ABV non alcoholic beer

Leeds Brewery

Alcohol Free Pale Ale

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Pale Ale

2.7

Well rounded, traditional beer

ABV

0.00%

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Brewer's description

Leeds Brewery’s alcohol free Pale Ale has been specially crafted to create a well-rounded, full flavoured, traditionally styled beer

Lowlander: Wit Alcohol Free Beer 0.0% ABV non alcoholic beer

Lowlander

Wit Alcohol Free Beer

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Wheat Beer

3.7

Sweet, with citrus botanicals

Great Taste Award recipient

ABV

0.00%

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Brewer's description

Lowlander Wit Alcohol Free Beer is a true 0.00% with a refreshing witbier taste. Inspired to double down on zero this is our attempt to brew a true 0.00% ABV Wit beer. Collaborating with PeelPioneers we collect discarded oranges & lemons from bars and restaurants and use these botanicals to brew our very first 0.0% beer.

Lucky Saint: Unfiltered Alcohol Free Lager 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

Lucky Saint

Unfiltered Alcohol Free Lager

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Lager

4.1

Subtle sweet malt and hops, citrus aftertaste

Great Taste Award recipient

ABV

0.50%

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Top 5 Lager

Dry/ish review

Sweet flavour, slight sweet malty and hoppy taste. Lightly bitter, citrusy aftertaste. A well-executed, straightforward undemanding lager.

Morland: Old Speckled Hen Low alcohol Beer 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

Morland

Old Speckled Hen Low alcohol Beer

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Pale Ale

2.4

Low alcohol interpretation of Old Speckled Hen

International Beer Challenge Award recipient

ABV

0.50%

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Brewer's description

Morland Old Speckled Hen Low alcohol Beer is crafted by the master brewer of ‘Old Speckled Hen’. This refreshing low alcohol beer is brewed with fine ingredients to deliver taste and aroma evocative of the nation’s favourite premium ale but with 54% fewer calories.

Pistonhead: Flat Tire Dry Hopped Lager 0.5% ABV non alcoholic beer

Pistonhead

Flat Tire Dry Hopped Lager

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Lager

4.0

Floral aroma, balanced malt and bitter taste

ABV

0.50%

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Top 5 Lager

Brewer's description

Pistonhead Flat Tire Alcohol Free has a balanced and crisp malt body and balanced, slightly marked bitterness. Centennial and Mosaic varieties of American hops give the brew a fresh floral aroma with hints of tropical fruit and citrus.

San Miguel: 0.0% Alcohol Free Lager 0.0% ABV non alcoholic beer

San Miguel

0.0% Alcohol Free Lager

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Lager

3.2

Light bodied, well balanced lager

World beer award recipient

ABV

0.00%

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Dry/ish review

Lovely amber colour. A light bodied beer with its classic lager taste balanced by a pleasant mild sweetness The aftertaste has some sweetness balanced by slight bitter aftertaste. Unchallenging, but in a good way. A very well executed non-alcoholic version of a mass market lager

St. Peter's: Without Original Alcohol Free Beer 0.0% ABV non alcoholic beer

St. Peter's

Without Original Alcohol Free Beer

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Pale Ale

2.6

Malty aroma and taste

ABV

0.00%

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Dry/ish review

Strong malt aroma. Smooth with a pleasantly bitter, malty taste that merges into the aftertaste. If anything the malt is slightly overwhelming , and as a result the beer lacks subtlety and depth.