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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Gin review: Amplify Zing and Zest Non-alcoholic

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A review of Amplify Zing and Zest with Mediterranean Tonic.

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

Product information

Available at Tesco for £15 for a 500ml bottle, and for £2 for a 250ml can mixed with mediterranean tonic

Alcohol content: 0.0%

65 calories per 250ml can.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 112Kj 26Kcal
Fat <0.1g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 6.5g
-of which sugars 6.2g
Protein 0.1g
Salt <0.0125g

Ingredients
Carbonated water, Amplify Zing and Zest (water, natural botanical distillates, extracts and natural flavours, maltodextrin, white wine vinegar), sugar, citric acid, natural tonic flavouring (quinine). Preservatives: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.

Summary
Complex and refreshing with notes of orange, lemon and grapefruit peels.

Score
8/10

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Beer review: Big Drop Elderflower Alcohol-Free

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A review of Big Drop Elderflower Alcohol-Free.

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 wisebartender.co.uk for £3.09 for a 440ml can

Alcohol content: 0.5%

Brewed in collaboration with Hop Hatch Brewing.

31 IBU | Gluten free | 66 calories per can

Mozart hops

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 65Kj 15Kcal
Fat 0.1g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 3.6g
-of which sugars 1.7g
Protein <0.5g
Salt <0.1g

Ingredients
Water, barley, lactose (milk), hops, natural flavouring, yeast.

Summary
A light bodied beer with a good length of finish. Nice balance of flavours with the malty flavour developing as time goes on. Aromas of elderflower, lemon, resin and grapefruit pith. Very good quality.

8.5/10

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Wine review: Rawson’s Retreat Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon

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A review of Rawson’s Retreat Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon.

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 £5

Alcohol content: 0.5%

A non-vintage dated wine, i.e. no date on the label (the base wines can come from different years).

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 72Kj 17Kcal
Fat 0.0g
-of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 3.6g
-of which sugars 3.6g
Protein 0.0g
Salt 0.0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Australian red wine (95%), grape sugar, preservative: sulphur dioxide, ascorbic acid.

Summary
A medium-dry alcohol free red wine. The black grape and blackcurrant flavours are out of balance and not well integrated with each other, leading to a disappointing wine. Poor quality.

5.5 points out of 10

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Beer review: Nirvana Brewery Classic IPA 0.5%

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A review of Nirvana Brewery Classic IPA 0.5%.

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 wisebartender.co.uk for £2.09 for a 330ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0.5%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 10Kcal
Fat 0.1g
-of which saturates less than 0.1g
Carbohydrate 1.7g
-of which sugars 0.1g
Protein 0.1g
Sodium less than 0.1g

Ingredients
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.

Summary
Light-bodied to the point it does not feel like a beer and few bubbles – lacks good mouthfeel as a result. Simple. Lightly hopped with not much bitterness. Aromas of lemon, barley, malt and pine. A people pleasing easy drinking beer for summer. Fair quality.

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Lindeman’s Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon review

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A review of Lindeman’s Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon.

Product information

Available in Tesco or Asda for £4

Alcohol content:

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 71Kj 17Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 3.5g
-of which sugars 3.5g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised Australian red wine (95%), grape sugar, preservative: sulphur dioxide, ascorbic acid.

Summary
A simple, light-bodied, medium-dry red wine with aromas of blackcurrants and black grapes. It has a wine-like texture with noticeable tannins. Fair quality.

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Seedlip Spice 94 Review

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A review of Seedlip Spice 94.

Product information

700ml bottle available at all major supermarkets for £26

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 0Kj 0Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 0g
-of which sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
Water, natural botanical distillates and extracts (15%), Perservative: Postassium sorbate, Acid: Citric acid.

Summary
Sophisticated and complex with aromas including bitter bark, grapefruit peel, clove and allspice. Tasted neat it is quite astringent, but with tonic this sensation almost disappears leaving an elegant drink with good balance and complexity.

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Gordon’s Alcohol Free review

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A review of Gordon’s Alcohol Free.

Product information

Available at all major supermarkets for £14

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy 48Kj 12Kcal Fat 0g -of which saturates 0g Carbohydrate 0g -of which sugars 0g Protein 0g Salt less than 0.1g

Ingredients

Water, natural flavourings, preservatives: potassium sorbate; dimethyl dicarbonate; sodium benzoate, acids: tartaric acid, phosphoric acid, acidity regulator: tirsodium citrate, salt, sweeteners: sucralose; acesulfame K.

Summary

A very commercial gin alternative with pronounced juniper, and liquorice and lemon peel aromas. Garnish with a slice of lime. Good quality.

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Freixenet Alcohol Free Sparkling Rose Wine review

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A review of Freixenet Alcohol Free Sparkling Rose Wine.

Product information

Available at Tesco for £4

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy 25Kcal Carbohydrate 6.0g -of which sugars 5.4g

Ingredients

Alcohol free wine from EU (90%), rectified grape must concentrate, carbon dioxide, antioxidant: sulphur dioxide, preservatives: potasium sorbate, dimethyl dicarbonate, stabaliser: gum arabic, colour: anthocyanins, flavouring.

Summary

Simple red fruits of strawberry and raspberry in this slightly sweet, yet refreshing alcohol free alternative to prosecco. One of the better alchol free wines currently on the market.

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Stryyk Not Rum Review

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A review of Stryyk Not Rum.

Product information

Available at Tesco for £18 (£15 when reviewed)

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy TBD Carbohydrate TBD -of which sugars TBD

Ingredients

TBD

Summary

Inviting aroma of ginger, nutmeg, molasses and wood. Light flavour intensity, with a satisfying ginger kick. Works well with ginger ale and a slice of lime. Good.

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