- Low Alchohol Beers – What Is Good?
What Bazzer said.
Becks Blue is what gives low-alcohol beers a bad name. It really boils my goat when it is the only choice in a restaurant and I end up paying £4 for it.
Nanny State is too hoppy without alcohol.
Franzischkaner is good, Erdinger best. The strong wheat-beer flavour makes up for the lack of alcohol flavour.
I’ll try 0% Heineken.Posted 5 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Franziskaner and Erdinger are both acceptable to me. Heineken surprisingly good, as long as it’s chilled properly – I can neck two like water after a hot summer ride.
Nanny State is OK but a bit too hoppy for my tastes. St Peter’s Without, too malty but others will have different tastes.
Becks Blue is universally minging.Posted 5 months agojimdubleyouSubscriber
Adnams Ghost Ship
I thought, hang on a sec, 4.5% is low alcohol?!? Then realised from their website they’ve started doing a 0.5% version. I had no idea, but I quite like Ghost Ship normally so will have a go on that.
Flat Tyre is my go to at the moment, unless I’m having something to eat that Nanny State will go with.
For lower alcohol (not alcohol free), the Siren Half-Mast is a very enjoyable pint at 2.8% but I think it might be seasonal.Posted 5 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Heineken 0% and Erdinger are the best I’ve tried, they both taste horrible if you have one after a real beer though
If you ‘have’ to have a pint first, drink half and then top up with the bottle of Heineken, and keep topping up to gradually migrate the taste over.Posted 5 months agopocpocSubscriber
Erdinger and Free Damm get my vote.
Heineken and Bud ones are OK and not offensive.
Found the alcohol free Old Speckled Hen last week. Chucked most of it down the sink. It was vile and should not be allowed to be sold under the same name as the alcoholic version. It wasn’t even anything like it, never mind close.
And avoid St Peters Without – looks like a medicine bottle and tastes like it should be in one.Posted 5 months agoads678Member
Bernard free amber is welll nice.Posted 5 months agoCountZeroMember
Inside the Factory and Gregg Wallace are brewing beer on BEEB2.
Factory indeed – brewing Carling! 🤮Posted 5 months ago
The porter brewed at the Wild Card Brewery looked interesting, though…
Susan Calman (?) was on Orkney visiting a brewery, and they do a beer, Dark Isle Reserve, which is matured in whiskey barrels. It’s 10% ABV…🤪tuboflardSubscriber
Had a Thornbridge Big Easy not long back. At 0.5% thought it was perfectly decent.
Big Easy is very good indeed. They were giving it away as a free pint at the end of the Round Sheffield Run last year. I’d happily have it in place of a “normal” beer though not sure how readily available it is.Posted 5 months agodannybgoodeSubscriber
If you are prepared to spend a bit of money Nirvana beers are sensational. Heiniken is drinkable and Budweiser 0 is nicer than the alcohol versions.
The Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference alcohol free red and white wine are surprisingly good too if you want a change.
Ending et is ok and Lidl often do an alcohol free wheat beer which I really like. Thornbridge brewery do a good one too.
Me and Mrs D have been off the sauce for 7 months now and really don’t feel we’ve been missing out. We enjoy a good 0% beer almost as much as a full fat one.Posted 5 months agohowsyourdad1Subscriber
The big drop range is decent I agree.
Over here in Sweden I can get Mikkleler weird weather which is , i think, as good as low alcohol beer gets. I really rate it. Hazy IPA type thing. i’m sure you can get it in the UK
Brooklyn do a decent one too Special Effects I think it is called. Very popular over here, more trad. lager style.
I hardly ever drink now, really happy with these, low calorie. clear head for cycling and kids at the weekend .Posted 3 months ago
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