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Erdinger Alkoholfrei

Rating: 2.95

Here I will be reviewing my second low alcohol beer, following on from the disappointment of Beck’s Alkoholfrei which also hails from Germany. I’m going out on a limb here and going to say that this one will be better than the Beck’s offering which didn’t have a lot going in its favour. This will be my fourth beer from the Erdinger brewery with all of them rating above average & none disappointing me; hopefully their low alcohol offering will carry on this tradition.

Appearance (4/5): A light orange to amber colour that is a little cloudy & is topped by a foamy textured, three fingers width head. There is evidence of strong carbonation through the bubbles rising to the surface & head retention is pretty good with almost no initial reduction in size.
Aroma (6/10):
Not what I was expecting really but not all that bad. It has a sort of metallic aroma right off the bat with a bit of malt & grain in there too. There is a bit of wheat as well but this isn’t as strong as I would have thought & the beer is quite well balanced.
Taste (6/10): A lot of wheat & grain upfront but they seem to balance each other out fairly well. The taste is quite sweet & sugary, it almost tastes syrupy in parts with a little citrus threw in for good measure.
Palate (2/5): Light bodied with a smooth texture & a nice tang on the tongue. It goes down well & easily but it does seem a slight bit watery.

Overall (11/20): Not a bad beer at all & miles better than any other low alcohol beer I have tried before, although granted I don’t try that many to be honest. It has a bit of flavour to it & isn’t at all off-putting. Could be an option if your driving, but then again that’s what Irn Bru is for. Nice to try but not one I’d go back to.

Brewed In: Erding, Germany
Brewery: Erdinger Weissbräu
First Brewed: Brewery since 1886
Type: Low Alcohol Beer
Abv: 0.4%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Sainsbury’s
Price: £1.24

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  1. June 8, 2014 at 12:52

    “Irn Bru” is loaded with sugar and artificial flavourings. This is a natural product and has far less calories than “Irn Bru” In Bavaria there is a saying: “Non alcoholic Weizens are Bavaria’s softdrink”.

    • June 10, 2014 at 09:12

      True, although I take Irn Bru over this one any day.

  1. October 27, 2011 at 00:39

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