Beer review: Esmeralda Non-alcoholic Cerveza

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A review of Esmeralda Non-alcoholic Cerveza.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Mockingbird Spirit. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available from: Tame Tipple.

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Alcohol content: 0.5% abv.

Gluten free.

Vegan.

Has Mockingbird Spirit, a non-alcoholic Tequila substitute added to it.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 32Kj 10Kcal
Fat <0.1g
Unsaturated fat [sic] <0.1g
Carbohydrate 1.6g
-of which sugars 0.3g
Protein 0.1g
Salt 0.01g

Ingredients
Water, hops, malt, wheat, oats, yeast, postassium sorbate, Mockingbird Spirit.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A very drinkable Mexican style alcohol free lager with flavours of Tequila. Works well on its own or with a slice of lime added. Very drinkable. Aromas of Blue Agave and pale malt, with a hint of lemon citrus. Quite bitter, crisp and refreshing. Good quality.

Score
7.5/10

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Beer review: Big Drop Coba Maya Cerveza Alcohol-Free

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A review of Big Drop Coba Maya Cerveza Alcohol-Free.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Big Drop. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at lightdrinks.co.uk for £1.89 for a 330ml can

Alcohol content: Never more than 0.5% abv

33 calories per can.

Hops: Hersbrucker Hallertau.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 47.9Kj 11Kcal
Fat <0.1g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 2.2g
-of which sugars 1.0g
Protein <0.5g
Salt 0.1g

Ingredients
Water, barley, lactose (milk), oats, rice, hops, yeast.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Very light, refreshing and easy drinking with a good bubbly mouthfeel. A very pleasant summer beer which could be enjoyed with a slice of lime Mexican beer style, with aromas of barley pale malt and rice.

Score
6.5

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Beer review: Birra Moretti Zero Alcohol Free Beer

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A review of Birra Moretti Zero Alcohol Free Beer.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Waitrose for £3.50 for three 330ml bottles

Alcohol content: not more than 0.05% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 84Kj 20Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 4.4g
-of which sugars 1.2g
Protein 0.5g
Salt <0.01g

Ingredients
Water, barley malt, hops, hop extract, natural flavouring.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Frothy and medium-bodied, tastes like a beer and has a good flavour intensity for a beer of around 0% alcohol. Aromas of pale malt with subtle aromas of lemon and farmyard. It has much more flavour than other beers in this category.

Score
8/10

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Beer review: Nirvana Brewery Bavarian Helles Alcohol Free

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A review of Nirvana Brewery Bavarian Helles Lager Alcohol Free.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Nirvana Brewery. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available from Ocado.com for £1.79 for a 330ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0.3%

Vegan friendly.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 20 Kcal
Fat <0.1g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 4.06g
-of which sugars 1.09g
Protein 0.44g
Sodium 0.005g

Ingredients
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Pleasing aromas of pale malt and yeast. Finishes dry and clean with just the right amount of refreshing hoppy bitterness. Crisp, refreshing and light-bodied. Tastes like an alcoholic lager. Very good quality.

Score
8/10

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Lucky Saint 0.5% Unfiltered Lager review

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A review of Lucky Saint 0.5% Unfiltered Lager.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £1.80 for a 330ml bottle

53 Kcal per bottle only.

This lager is from Germany.

Alcohol content: 0.5%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 70Kj 16Kcal
Fat less than 0.1g
-of which saturates less than 0.1g
Carbohydrate 3.5g
-of which sugars 0.1g
Protein 0.6g
Salt less than 0.01g

Ingredients
Water, barley, yeast, hops.

Summary
It is impressive that with only 56 Kcal for the 330ml bottle they have packed in so much flavour. Bready, lemony, hoppy and refreshing. Only the light-bodied watery textured mouthfeel lets it down. Good quality.

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Budweiser Zero 0.0% alc review

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A review of Budwieser Zero Alcohol Free.

Product information

Available at Tesco for £3 for four 330ml cans

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy 58Kj 14Kcal Fat 0g -of which saturates Carbohydrate 3.3g -of which sugars 0.1g Protein 0.1g Salt < 0.1g

Ingredients

Water, barley malt, rice, hops, natural flavours.

Summary

A very light-bodied and lightly flavoured beer to the point of wateriness. Poor quality.

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Clausthaler Unfiltered Non-alcoholic (0.4%) Lager review

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A review of Clausthaler Unfiltered Non-Alcoholic (0.4%) lager.

Product information

Available at Waitrose for £1.30 for a 330ml bottle.

Alcohol content: 0.4%

Dry hopped with Cascade hops.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 108Kj 26Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 5.6g
-of which sugars 2.8g
Protein 0.2g
Salt 0.01g

Ingredients
Water, barley malt, hops, hop extract, yeast, fermentation carbon dioxide.

Summary
A delightfully flavoursome hoppy lager with a grapefruit aroma from the Cascade Hops. Very good quality.

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Stella Artois Alcohol Free 0.0% review

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A review of Stella Artois Alcohol Free 0.0%.

Product information

Available at Tesco for £3.50 for four 330ml bottles.

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 76Kj 18Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 4.2g
-of which sugars 0.8
Protein 0.3g
Salt <0.1g

Ingredients
Water, malted barley, hops, sugar, natural flavours.

Summary
A dry and crisp, clean finishing lager with a lot of flavour. Perhaps better than the alcoholic Stella! Very good quality.

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Brooklyn Special Effects Alcohol Free Hoppy Lager review

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A review of Brooklyn Special Effects Alcohol Free Hoppy Lager

Product information

Available at Waitrose for £1.25 for a 330ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0.4%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 121Kj 29Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 6.3g
-of which sugars 2.9g
Protein <0.5g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
Water, malted barley, hops.

Summary
Quite malty with a bready sweetness and a good body – you would not know it lacks (most of its) alcohol. Highly recommended. Very good.

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Brewdog Lost AF Alcohol Free Lager Review

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A review of Brewdog Lost AF Alcohol Free Lager.

Product information

Available at Waitrose for £4.00 for four 330ml cans

Alcohol content: 0.5%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy TBD Carbohydrate TBD -of which sugars TBD

Ingredients

Hops: Cascade Malts: Carapils, oats, Pilsner, caramalt

Note: Other ingredients are TBD

Summary

Very clean, with a pleasant hoppy bitterness and a citrusy lemon finish. Ends with a satisfying subtle bitter hoppy note. One of the best alcohol free beers and indistinguishable from an alcohol-containing beer. Very good.

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