- Best supermarket sourced 0% beers
I’ve got my works xmas lunch coming up very soon, BYOB and a curry – braw. However these days I can’t be arsed starting drinking at noon and being asleep by 5…
So as per title, what’s the best 0 – 0.5% beer as found on local supermarket shelves? I’ve tried Becks blue and wasn’t a fan. Budweiser prohibition brew was broadly better than drinking pints of coke but still, well like too gassy Budweiser…
What else is good?Posted 1 month agobeejSubscriber
Brooklyn’s Special Effects is tasty. Waitrose, IIRC.
Heineken 0.0 is probably my preferred AF lager, but I doubt I could tell it from the Peroni/San Miguel/Estella AF beers in a blind taste test.
Erdinger for something with more flavor.
Personally I don’t like the Brew Dog ones. Becks Blue is OK, Bud terrible. I was disappointed with Infinite Session, but a lot of people like it.
Just drink soft beverages!
I can’t drink sweet stuff in volume, hence if I’m in a pub not drinking alcohol, AF beers are a better choice for me.Posted 1 month agoscruff9252Member
Just drink soft beverages!
An evening (or indeed afternoon) drinking fizzy juice just makes my teeth feel furry and and unable to sleep due to the sugar. With coke especially the “hangover” seems just as bad too.
Fruit juices don’t do it for me, looking for something a bit tastier than water and having a cuppa with a curry seems wrong…Posted 1 month agosquirrelkingMember
Erdinger isn’t a beer, it’s a malt isotonic. I certainly don’t like it but the malt is different. See also St Peters Without (both from Tesco).
Brewdog Nanny State is hoppy but nice if you like that kind of beer, I think they have another one out now but I’ve not tried it (EDIT: just noticed Brant mentioned Punk AF, that’ll be it). Pistonhead Flat Tyre is also tasty but FFS make sure you get the blue and silver pack and not the blue and black (former is alcohol free, latter is 4.4%). Again, all available from Tesco.Posted 1 month agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
I was going to say the Heineken one is probably the closest to tasting like the normal version, and I quite like Heineken.
Not a fan of Nanny State, the hops make it taste like soap with nothing to balance it. Not tried Punk AF.
Lidl do an AF wheatbeer, which is nice if you like wheatbeers.
I can’t drink sweet stuff in volume, hence if I’m in a pub not drinking alcohol, AF beers are a better choice for me.
TBF I usually end up ordering carbonated water with ice/lemon.Posted 1 month agotheboatmanMember
I’ve had the Erdinger and Moretti and both were pleasant enough, whilst I’m good with one or two of them I wouldn’t be on them all night. I couldn’t drink pop or juice all night either. So when needing to be af, generally I tend to stick with water as my preference.Posted 1 month agoandy4dSubscriber
My father is trying a fair few the last couple of weeks and his favourite so far is a Czech one from Marks and Spencer, brown bottle with white/purple lable.
There was a wheat beer he got that he thought was great, had real taste he said. On closer inspection the 0.5 was 0.5 litres…..it was 6%abv!!!!Posted 1 month ago13thfloormonkMember
Punk AF is my current fave, I think because it seems most drinkable in volume! perhaps less sugary as mentioned above.
Also enjoy the Big Drop beers, both Pale Ale and Stout. Brooklyn also nice and equally happy with Heineken.
I’ve been drinking more and more AF these days, just doesn’t seem much of a sacrifice but still fills the Friday evening beer shaped hole quite nicely with some salt and vinegar crisps (obviously still enjoy a nice punchy IPA now and then).
At restaurants etc. if I’m going AF I quite often get a sparkling water and request some lime wedges. The ‘fizz’ seems to hit a spot in your throat that makes it seem like so much more than just expensive water. Again, doesn’t feel like you’re missing out so much.Posted 1 month agosteviousMember
I drink mostly Heineken 0%.
I find most of the other lagers (particularly Becks and Bud) have some kind of weird undertone that I can’t quite describe. Not totally nasty but enough that I’d avoid given the choice. If you’re happy with the flavour of real Heineken then you’ll probably like their O%. As mentioned above, the flat tyre lager is also excellent and a bit more interesting flavour-wise than Heineken.
I find the more ale-y ones a bit hit-and miss. They usually taste fine enough but they usually just leave me wishing I was drinking actual beer.Posted 1 month ago
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