Erdinger Alkoholfrei Grapefruit (new release!) – Non alcoholic beer review

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A review of Erdinger Alkoholfrei Grapefruit.

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 beerhunter.co.uk for £16 for a 12 pack of 330ml bottles.

From 9th September 2021 it will also be available in selected ASDA stores.

Alcohol content: <0.3% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 107Kj 25Kcal
Fat Not disclosed
-of which saturates Not disclosed
Carbohydrate 5.7g
-of which sugars 4.8g
Protein Not disclosed
Salt Not disclosed

“Contains negligible amounts of fat, saturated fatty acids, protein, salt.”

Ingredients
50% Erdinger Alkoholfrei (water, wheat malt, barley malt, hops, yeast, carbon dioxide), 50% refreshment drink with grapefruit (water, fructose syrup, pink grapefruit juice from concentrate, lemon juice from concentrate, carbon dioxide, concentrated lemon extract, acerola juice from concentrate, natural flavouring, anthocyanin natural food colouring, vitamin B12).

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Fruity and full of pink grapefruit flavour, with beery notes underneath. Slighty sweet and very easy to drink. This is a very accessible drink which lots of people will enjoy. It is simple and lacks a little intensity and length. To be enjoyed chilled on a hot summers day. Good quality.

Score
7.5/10

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You might also like this review: Erdinger Alkoholfrei Wheat Beer review.

Non alcoholic gin review: Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir and Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir

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A review of Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir and Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir.

The drink samples in the video were provided by Brunswick Aces. The review of the products are our own view.

Product information – Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir

Available at masterofmalt.com for £27.49 for a 700ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy TBC
Fat TBC
-of which saturates TBC
Carbohydrate TBC
-of which sugars TBC
Protein TBC
Salt TBC

Ingredients
TBC

Botanicals: Green Cardamom, parsley, sweet citrus, lemon myrtle (native to Australia), Tasmanian Pepperberry.

Recommended mixer: With tonic as a G&T or with cranberry juice or ginger ale.

Recommended garnishes: Dried grapefruit, rosemary, strawberry or lime.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A very accessible and refreshing drink, great with tonic. The fresh green cardamom really comes through and there are also lemon and pepper aromas. The pepper builds, leading to a pleasant heat on the finish. Good quality.

Score
7.5/10

Product information – Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir

Available at masterofmalt.com for £22.95 for 700ml

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy TBC
Fat TBC
-of which saturates TBC
Carbohydrate TBC
-of which sugars TBC
Protein TBC
Salt TBC

Ingredients
TBC

Botanicals: Cassia bark, ginger, sweet citrus and Australian Wattleseed.

Recommended mixer: Use with tonic or with sweeter mixers, such as yuzu or blood orange.

Recommended garnishes: Garnished can come from the “entire spice shop” from rose petals to star anise.

Summary
Subtle flavours of anise, wood, ginger and citrus are evident. When mixed with tonic the anise seems to get a boost and taste even stronger, producing a refreshing and characterful drink. Fair quality.

Score
6.5/10

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Alcohol Free Beer review: Nirvana Brewery Hoppy Pale Ale

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A review of Nirvana Brewery Hoppy Pale Ale 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 at wisebartender.co.uk for £1.99 for a 330ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0.5% abv

Vegan friendly

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 9Kcal
Fat 0.1g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 1.4g
-of which sugars 0.1g
Protein 0.1g
Salt <0.1g

Ingredients
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A very lightly flavoured and highly carbonated beer with aromas of pale malt, lemon (hint) and flower blossom. It has mild sweetness at first fading to a lightly bitter finish. Has only nine calories per 100ml which makes it great for weight watchers. Very lively and perhaps over carbonated. Fair quality.

Score
6/10

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If you liked this review, you might also like my review of Jump Ship Brewing Flying Colours Pale Ale.

Non alcoholic beer review: Jump Ship Brewing Flying Colours Pale Ale Alcohol Free

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A review of Jump Ship Brewing Flying Colours 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 wisebartender.co.uk for £2.49 for a 330ml can

Alcohol content: 0.5% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 74Kj 17Kcal
Fat 0.2g
-of which saturates 0.1g
Carbohydrate 3g
-of which sugars 0.3g
Protein 0.1g
Salt <0.1g

Allergens are in bold.

Ingredients
Water, barley, wheat, maltodextrin, hops, yeast, lime.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A savoury tasting beer with malty, toasty and biscuity flavours and a hint of lime citrus. The hoppiness of the beer makes it taste bitter and refreshing from start to finish, never sweet. It perhaps needs a little more flavour intensity to balance with the bitterness perfectly, but it is good quality.

Score
7.5/10

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Like this review? Why not look at my review on Athletic Brewing Co’s Upside Dawn Golden Alcohol-Free beer.

Non-alcoholic spirits review: Eceaux Tranquilité and Eceaux Vitalité

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A review of Exeaux Tranquilite and Eceaux Vitalite.

The drink samples in the video were provided by Eceaux. The reviews of the products are our own views.

Product information – Eceaux Tranquilite

Available at eceauxdrinks.com for £34.99

Alcohol content: 0.5% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 169Kj 40Kcal
Fat 0.0g
-of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 6.9g
-of which sugars 2.6g
Protein 0.0g
Salt 0.04g

Ingredients
Water, glycerine, natural botanical distillates, extracts and flavours including passion flower, valerian root, chamomile and gentian, sugar, acidity regulator: citric acid, preservatives: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A complex and sophisticated drink with a firey ginger punch. Aromas of lemon peel, ginger, valerian, chamomile and wood. Good with ginger ale, tonic or soda water. Also works in a non-alcoholic Mojito, or “Nojito.” I suspect it could also work well in a daquiri cocktail. Quite dry tasting and savoury. People who enjoy London Dry Gin’s may enjoy this. Sweeter fruit gin lovers may not. Very good quality.

Score
8/10

Product information – Eceaux Vitalite

Available at eceauxdrinks.com for £34.99

Alcohol content: 0.5%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 179Kj 43Kcal
Fat 0.0g
-of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 7.9g
-of which sugars 2.7g
Protein 0.0g
Salt 0.05g

Ingredients
Water, glycerine, natural botanical distillates, extracts and flavours including panax ginseng, wormwood, spirulina and gentian, sugar, acidity regulator: citric acid, preservatives: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A spicy ginger-led spirit with lots of character and citrus (orange and lemon peel). Well balanced, sophisticated and savoury. Lovers of dry gins will probably like this, but it may be too dry and savoury for sweet, fruit gin drinkers. Great with soda water or tonic. Classy. Exeptional quality.

Score
9/10

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Beer review: Athletic Brewing Co Upside Dawn Alcohol-Free Golden

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A review of Atletic Brewing Co Upside Dawn Alcohol-Free Golden.

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

Product information

Available at thealcoholfreeco.co.uk for £11.29 for a mixed case of six 355ml cans (3 cans of Upside Dawn Golden and 3 cans of Run Wild IPA)

Alcohol content: <0.5% abv

50 calories per can | Vegan | Gluten free

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 59Kj 14Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 3.2g
-of which sugars 1.4g
Protein 0.3g
Salt 0.01g

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

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Crisp, clean and bitter from start to finish with good carbonation which gives a sensation of grainy texture in the mouth, but in a good way. Fresh mango aromas dominate, with some pineapple. Pleasant and drinkable. Lacks the intensity and complexity of its sister beer, Run Wild IPA, and so is good quality rather than very good quality like its sister.

Score
7.5/10

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Wine review: Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Riesling Alcohol Free

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A review of Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Riesling 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 Waitrose for £6.99

Alcohol content: 0.0% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 73Kj 17Kcal
Fat <0.g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 3.8g
-of which sugars 3.8g
Protein 0.5g
Salt 0.01g

Ingredients
Dealcoholised wine, grape must, rectified concentrated grape must, sulphites.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A medium-dry wine with 0% alcohol and pleasing flavours of ripe peach, white grape and a hint of lemon citrus. Lacks complexity, intensity and length and therefore is only fair quality. However, it is one of the better alcohol free still white wines currently on the market.

Score
6.5/10

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Beer review: Big Drop Tailwind IPA Alcohol Free

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A review of Big Drop Tailwind IPA 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 shop.bigdropbrew.com for £15 for six 440ml cans

Alcohol content: Not more than 0.5% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 68Kj 16.2Kcal
Fat 0.1g
-of which saturates 0.1g
Carbohydrate 3.3g
-of which sugars 1.2g
Protein <0.5g
Salt <0.1g

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

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
Very lightly flavoured with a short finish. However, it has good complexity, with pleasing aromas of mango, pineapple, resin, lemon, malt, grapefruit and grassiness. Good quality.

Score
7/10

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Non-alcoholic drink review: Nonsuch Shrubs Wild Hedgerow and Rose Shrub

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A review of Nonsuch Shrubs Wild Hedgerow and Rose Shrub.

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

Product information

Available at Nonsuchsbrubs.com for £22 for a 500ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 902Kj 212Kcal
Fat <0.1g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 52g
-of which sugars 49.4g
Protein 0.6g
Salt <0.01g

Ingredients
Pear juice from concentrate, hedgerow fruits from concentrate (blackberry, elderberry, sloe, rosehip) 4%, rose water extract 2%, natural rose flavour, vitamin C.

Allergens are in bold.

Gently pastuerised. Once opened consume within 14 days.

Summary
A syrup which when diluted produces a fruity drink which is balanced with sourness. A small amount, around 25ml cuts through soda water well to give an interesting drink with good complexity. Aromas of rose petal, blackcurrant, pear and elderberry. Very good quality.

Score
8.0/10

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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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