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: Infinite Session India Pale Ale Alcohol-free

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A review of Infinite Session India Pale Ale 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 Sainsbury’s for £4 for four 330ml cans

Alcohol content: <0.5%

Vegan friendly

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 50Kj 12Kcal
Fat 0.3g
-of which saturates (not disclosed)
Carbohydrate 2.2g
-of which sugars 1.8g
Protein 0.1g
Salt <0.01g

Ingredients
Water, barley, wheat, oats, hops, yeast.

Summary
Clean, crisp and easy drinking. Aromas of pale malt, resin, pine and fresh mango. A light flavour intensity, but very accessible due to its lower level of bitter hoppiness. A good summer thirst quencher and a lager drinkers IPA.

Score
7/10

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Gin review: Seedlip Garden 108

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A review of Seedlip Garden 108.

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 £26.50

Alcohol content: 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%), Preservative: Potassium sorbate, Acid: Citric acid.

Summary
Slightly unbalanced with excessive coriander burn and flavour. It tastes a bit rough as a result. Aromas of coriander, cucumber, mint, basil, pea and grass. Poor quality.

Score
5.5/10

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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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Torres Natureo De-alcoholised Garnacha Syrah review

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A review of Torres Natureo De-alcoholised Garnacha Syrah.

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 £6

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 95Kj 23Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 3.5g
-of which sugars 3.5g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised wine made from Garnacha and Syrah grapes, preservative E-242 and sulphur dioxide.

Summary
A light wine similar to a Beaujolais, but doesn’t feel like a wine due to its excessively light body. Aromas of red fruits, black grape, blackcurrant and penny sweet bananas. Fair quality.

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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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Erdinger Alkoholfrei Wheat Beer review

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A review of Erdinger Alcoholfrei.

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 Tesco for £1.30 for a 50cl bottle.

Alcohol content: less than 0.5%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 107Kj 25Kcal
Fat Negligible amounts
-of which saturates Negligible amounts
Carbohydrate 5.3g
-of which sugars 3.6g
Protein Negligible amounts
Salt Negligible amounts

Ingredients
Water, wheat malt, barley malt, hops, yeast, carbon dioxide.

Summary
A very good alcohol free wheat beer which starts slightly sweet but finishes dry and hoppy.

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Doom Bar Zero Amber Ale review

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A review of Doom Bar Zero Amber Ale.

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

Product information

Made by Sharp’s Brewery.

Available at Tesco for £1.30

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 56Kj 13Kcal
Fat 0.1g
-of which saturates 0.1g
Carbohydrate 3.2g
-of which sugars 1.1g
Protein 0.1g
Salt less than 0.1g

Ingredients
Water, malted barley, sugar, oats, hops and hop extracts, Antioxidant: ascorbic acid, natural flavours.

Summary
Drinkable and slightly sweet, but thinly flavoured. A malty beer with aromas of malt loaf.

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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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CLWB Tropica Non-Alcoholic (0.5% abv) Tropical IPA from Tiny Rebel review

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A review of CLWB Tropica Non-Alcoholic (0.5% abv) Tropical IPA from Tiny Rebel.

Product information

Available at Waitrose for £1.70 for a 330ml can

Alcohol content: 0.5%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 127Kj 30 Kcal
Fat 0.1g
-of which saturates 0.1g
Carbohydrate 6.4g
-of which sugars 3.3g
Protein 0.1g
Salt 0.1g

Ingredients
Water, malted barley, malted wheat, tropical juice, lactose (milk), oats, hops, yeast.

Summary
A fruity IPA with pinapple, mango and grapefruit flavours. Packed full of flavour. Very good quality.

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