Roz Crowley puts eight non-alcoholic beers to the taste test
Brewed in Germany, this has a clean taste, most reminiscent of regular beer of all samples. Tops for the majority.
In a tall bottle, brewed in Austria, this went down well and was a favourite of two of the tasters as close to regular beer. A natural aroma with a clean, fresh taste.
With not more than 0.05% ABV, zingy, said one, drinkable said another — light and refreshing with no unpleasant odours.
Nice, bright colour, tastes and smells of beer. Tasters liked it. Not more than 0.05% ABV
Made in Germany. We bought in Dunnes which had the best selection.
This Indian pale ale of 0.5% ABV has very small print on the label, but what ingredients we eventually read were nothing to worry about. Some sweetness, more flavour than some. We bought in Lidl.
This is more expensive than some samples, but the bottle is a decent size. A pale ale, the type of hops were interestingly named as Challenger and Amarillo. Brewed and bottled in Dungarvan, for some, it was the closest to a regular beer, with good length and gentle aftertaste. Others found it less flavoursome.
Produced in Germany, this bottle is low in flavour, with savoury hints, but also sweet. Tasters said they wouldn’t be fooled if presented it as a regular beer.
This six pack of 0.5% ABV cans is brewed by Guinness in Ireland. Persistent bubbles were a plus. One taster got what he interpreted as a burnt hop flavour. Another said it was like a mild flavoured alcoholic beer. Tasters expected more from a Guinness product.