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  • jon1973
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    Bravia has a really nice taste at 0%

    thomthumb
    Member

    becks is not too far from proper becks.

    i’ll never forget a mate coming back from the bar at weatherspoons and proclaiming loudly “i got this guest beer, caliber never heard of it, only cost a quid” he looked so proud. we all sat there and pissed ourselves!

    caliber is crap-don’t go there.

    antigee
    Member

    another vote here for Becks
    also Sainsburys own brand 0.5% german lager

    waits to be slagged off but somedays i think my liver deserves a chance

    be honest what you realy want is

    A nice cup of tea 😉

    uplink
    Member

    Alcohol free beer is illegal – fact

    Alcohol-free lager should be banned. Tea, coffee and Coca Cola are fine.

    grumm
    Member

    You can get alcohol free versions of some nice wheat beer – can’t remember which ones sorry. Some of em aren’t bad.

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Drinking non-alcoholic beer is like muffing your sister………..
    it tastes the same, but there’s just something not right about it.

    markenduro
    Member

    It’s about as pointless as vegetarian sausages

    sc-xc
    Member

    ^ what a ridiculous thing to say.

    Gary_C
    Member

    Alchohol free lager?

    I much prefer lager free alchohol….

    grumm
    Member

    My gf is vegetarian and doesn’t drink – I have tried vegetarian sausages and alcohol free beer and some of em aren’t too bad at all. Surely if people enjoy them that’s the only thing that matters.

    Weird childish macho attitudes being displayed in this thread. 😕

    Premier Icon gonetothehills
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    Bavaria 0.0% here – fewer calories too. Kaliber / Cobra not that great, the Becks is passable. Trick is to not mix drinking it with the real stuff. In Spain, the San Miguel sin alcohol is really quite good stuff, and available everywhere.

    Flatly refuse to get drawn on the whys and wherefores of it’s the right thing to do or not, but as a veggie sausage eater, I’m probably not the best person to comment. 🙂

    RudeBoy
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    (Recoils in horror, from the wrongness of alcohol-free beer)

    Woon’t go that far, Lowey! 😯

    grumm
    Member

    Oh and I think it was Erdinger that make nice alcohol free wheat beer.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    I prefer the Cobra to the Becks (which tastes metallic to me), caliber is awful, ‘bitburger drive’ was highly recommended on forums, but I find it very ‘dusty’ tasting, so far the cobra wins, a bit sweet, but very smooth & drinkable if very chilled, rather like a nice cup of char in reverse 😉

    Premier Icon veedubba
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    Kaliber tastes like sh*t brown bread.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Cobra is really good IMHO the secret is to get it very cold.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Buy some alc-free Becks and squeeze quarter of a lime in the glass before you pour it.

    It’s actually very nice to drink, try it.

    markenduro – Member
    It’s about as pointless as vegetarian sausages

    sc-xc – Member
    ^ what a ridiculous thing to say.

    no its not.

    If your going to have sausages, have sausages. not some veggie version of the real thing.
    Thats like saying “lets have a meat free steak!” what the hells the point? if you want what tastes like meat, have meat. otherwise, dont.

    mamadirt
    Member

    Saw some 2.1% stuff in Tesco the other day but it was Value range and in a tin so gave it a miss .

    Useful if you’re thirsty and have a large pile of ironing to get through (in one piece) but otherwise stay well clear. My lads still haven’t forgiven me for buying it but on a plus note – it stayed in the fridge for far longer 😉

    RudeBoy
    Member

    I tried vegetarian ‘bacon’ once.

    I just don’t see the point. If you don’t want to eat meat, then why eat something that tries to look and taste like meat?

    I’ve yet to try any of this unholy brew that is alcohol-free beer, mind.

    grumm
    Member

    Thats like saying “lets have a meat free steak!” what the hells the point? if you want what tastes like meat, have meat. otherwise, dont.

    Unless you would like to eat sausages for the taste, but don’t want animals to have to die for it. Is it really so hard to grasp?

    Premier Icon blastit
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    I know it may seem strange to some and goes against the grain a little but I like the taste but don’t always want the effects.
    So is there any decent stuff about, I am drinking a bottle of Cobra 0% which is OK for mass produced larger. If not what are the low alcohol ones about.
    When I buy some nice Real Ale it always seems to be 4% plus but to be honest I can only handle a couple of bottles so the Wife says !!!
    Saw some 2.1% stuff in Tesco the other day but it was Value range and in a tin so gave it a miss .
    So any others worth a try ??

    chvck
    Member

    What grumm said, also, if you don’t want veggie sausages don’t eat them, how does it really affect you?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Drinking non-alcoholic beer is like muffing your sister………..
    it tastes the same, but there’s just something not right about it.

    You can’t argue with the voice of experience.

    🙂

    sc-xc
    Member

    oh dear. so a sausage is an animal?

    I always thought it was a shape. A shape that conveniently fits into buns.

    As above, even some of the less enlightened people on here should comprehend this. Clearly not.

    I’ve never tried booze-free beer, but after reading this thread I’m keen to give it a go now. I find just a sniff of alcohol gives me a hangover, but I quite like a shandy now and again.

    I never had a sister sadly…

    johnhoo
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    if you want to drink beer, drink beer. If you want to drink notbeer, drink lemonade or cola or Irn Bru or tea or coffee or, god forbid, water.

    I’ve yet to find an alcohol-free (or low-alcohol) beer that actually tastes remotely like beer.

    The nearest I’ve found is Clausthaler (or something), which vaguely resembles German style bier. Chill it hard enough & it might just taste like bier.

    antigee
    Member

    Drinking non-alcoholic beer is like muffing your sister………..
    it tastes the same, but there’s just something not right about it…

    see thats alcohol for you, now anyone got twin sisters and the ability to walk a straight line? – if you need help posting pics thats ok

    Elbows
    Member

    Erdinger Alcohol free Weissbier is pretty good. They market it at all the MTB races and in the mags here in Germany as a iso- or hypo- tonic fitness drink!
    Full version is sold, naturally, as post ride recovery version.

    Solo
    Member

    Carling C2 ?.

    S.

    brant
    Member

    You need that Kamikaze lager

    boblo
    Member

    Results of extensive research. In my order of preference:

    Erdinger
    Cobra
    Bravia/Becks/Bitberger
    Clausthaler
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    Kaliber (drink only mixed with lemonade as it’s horrible)

    All of them are nicer when very well chilled.

    Why alcohol free? Maybe you’re driving, maybe you have had a ‘bad reaction’ to alcohol, maybe you like the taste of beer without the downsides? Just maybe, you need to drink a ‘mans drink’ to avoid some of the ridiculous luddite comments seen above…? 🙂

    Each to their own.

    devs
    Member

    My pal told me he is nailing a couple of twins. I asked him how he could tell them apart.

    He says the bloke has a moustache!

    Alcohol free beer is bad, mmmkay? It still gives you a hangover too strangely.

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    my mate is trying to convince me to try erdinger alcohol free, but the problem is that even when i used to drink i never liked beer/lager (i just used to drink until i couldn’t walk or speak mostly)… so i stick with a good quality ginger beer, such as bunderberg or fentiman’s…

    and as for veggie meat substitutes, well… if you don’t want to eat them, don’t. and don’t apply your own worldview to everyone else either; some of us are happy to eat stuff that is somewhat “meatlike” but that hasn’t ever had a face…

    mattsccm
    Member

    I wish the Spitfire I had last night after cycling was alcohol free. All 5 pints of it. And the 2 glasses of some thing clear as well.

    craig1975
    Member

    It’s just pointless!! beer with no alcohol 😯

    uplink
    Member

    It’s just pointless!! beer with no alcohol

    No – it’s not beer, it’s pop

    mrsflash
    Member

    I second the advice above about not mixing it with actual beer. The Becks is nice if you drink it on its own, but if you have it after a normal one it tastes horrible.

    emac65
    Member

    If I’m driving & unable to have a drink with alcohol in it then I stick to coke(not the stuff that you snort) or orange juice.Mainly for two reasons;
    1)I’ve yet to find a nice tasting one.
    2)Can’t see the point in paying beer prices for brown water

    Dibbs
    Member

    It still gives you a hangover too strangely.

    I find that too, what’s the point of that?

    Wiksey
    Member

    As said elsewhere Bravia is quite nice. The biggest problem I find with 0% alcohol beers is that they lack bite. Some of the low alcohol ones are pretty good though.
    There’s a low alcohol badger ale that’s ok.
    Also as mentioned a few times mixing with full strength beers makes the alcohol free beers taste watery and crap.

    What is the point of alcohol free beer? Do you people not drive or are you just alcoholics?

    chvck
    Member

    If I’m driving & unable to have a drink with alcohol in it then I stick to coke(not the stuff that you snort) or orange juice.Mainly for two reasons;
    1)I’ve yet to find a nice tasting one.
    2)Can’t see the point in paying beer prices for brown water

    In my experience a pint of orange juice costs as much as a pint of beer round here! Also – if I drink coke I end up staying up for a stupidly long time after getting home. I’ve yet to find a nice tasting one too though

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