20 December 2020
Best non-alcoholic beer
Discover the best non-alcoholic beers based on popular favourites, bestsellers and award winners. All the same great flavour, without the alcohol.
Best alcohol-free beer
Non-alcoholic beer is more popular than ever, as evidenced through production figures, increasing varieties and developments of flavour. Use this list to guide you through the best, it includes all your favourites; Erdinger, Paulaner, Affligem and BrewDog. The only difference is, they are all low in alcohol!
Already made up your mind and want them all? We have conveniently packed the top 10 non-alcoholic beers in a beer case (plus some extras for your enjoyment).
BrewDog Punk AF: IPA - 0.5%
BrewDog's famous Punk IPA, now also without alcohol. Say hello to Punk AF, funky, grassy, tropical IPA. A light-footed, refreshing variant with hoppy aromas, think of citrus, tropical fruit with a resinous touch. Good bitterness with a sweet tone that brings balance.
All the attitude, all the flavour but none of the alcohol
VandeStreek Playground: IPA – 0.5%
From The Netherlands
In May 2019, vandeStreek opened the doors of its new brewery in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Whilst Playground IPA is new on the scene; proof of their brewing prowess comes from the 3 awards they have previously won at the World Beer Awards.
This beer is brewed from 5 different American types of hops including, Mosaic, Citra and Cascade. This gives it all the citrus and tropical flavours whilst adding a nice bitterness. vandeStreek Playground IPA has a smooth and well-balanced flavour, distinctive aroma and fully body.
Absolutely no compromises.
BRLO Naked: Pale ale - 0.2%
BRLO Naked is a very tasty non-alcoholic beer, with tropical, citrus, earthy and herbal notes. It starts sweet with a perfectly balanced but bitter finish. A pale ale perfect for balmy summer nights.
This pale ale of the Berlin based BRLO is listed on Rate Beer among the top 50 international non-alcoholic beers!
Kreativbrauerei Kehrwieder: India pale ale - 0.4%
Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei's ü.NN the first German non-alcoholic India pale ale. It is refreshing, full of fruits like mango, pineapple and lime. Packed with a fantastic hoppy aroma and a moderate bitterness like a smooth IPA.
It has also done well with beer sommeliers, üNN has already won several awards including Gold at both The Craft Beer Awards and European Beer Star.
In short: it's extremely delicious!
Paulaner Hefe Weissbier – 0.5%
Paulaner Brewery started in the Bavarian capital Munich in a monastery around 1634. Their beer is now consumed in over 70 countries and is still one of the six breweries who provide Oktoberfestbier for Oktoberfest.
Paulaner Hefe Weissbier Alcohol Free is a classic, Bavarian wheat beer full of typical fruit notes and is devilishly refreshing. The non-alcohol version is said to boast the same full Weissbier flavour as its alcoholic big brother.
A real thirst quencher, the true refreshing taste of Bavaria!
Affligem Blond 0.0: Blond – 0.0%
Affligem Blond 0.0 is a classic Belgian blond beer with the typical aromas of apricot, pear and a certain spicy touch. It has a rather sweet taste but does not become sticky. The finish is mildly bitter. A Belgian blond, but without alcohol.
Affligem Brewery is considered as one of the greatest breweries in the world. Their history dates back to almost 1000 years. Thanks to Father Tobias, the traditions and same authentic recipes are still prevalent today!
Lowlander Wit: White beer – 0.0%
From The Netherlands
Lowlander 0% Wit is the brilliant non-alcoholic version of the beloved Lowland White Ale.
And, of course, it has similar delicious characteristics. Refreshing pale yellow non-alcoholic white beer brewed with orange and lemon peel. Refreshing, light and irresistibly moreish, drink this on Saturdays, Sundays, after a hard day's work, or to be honest, anytime!
Palm 0.0 : Belgian Amber – 0.0%
Palm 0.0 is a thirst quenching non alcoholic beer with a mild caramelly character with honey-like undertones. It is fermented with a special palm yeast, which interrupts the alcohol process before the alcohol is formed.
It tastes malty and surprisingly bitter. This beer has a relatively full taste and an amber foam.
Brothers in Law 0.5 Hoppy Lager: Lager - 0.5%
From The Netherlands
The Brothers in Law 0.5 Hoppy Lager is, as the name suggests, a very hoppy lager. Gone are the days of watery, bland, alcohol free try-hards. This is strong, fresh, malty and hoppy!
Low-alcohol lager has it all! With a clear hop character and obvious passion fruit, citrus and grapefruit aromas. The flavours really sing out of the glass. Fresh and not so sweet in taste with a fairly bitter aftertaste.
Erdinger Alcohol Free: Weizen - 0.5%
With the characteristic banana aroma that comes with Weizen, Erdinger Alcohol Free is as tasty as they come. Erdinger brewmasters have successfully brewed an aromatic, non-alcoholic Weizen, whilst maintaining the distinctive Erdinger character. Fresh, bright and slightly bitter.
Erdinger non alcoholic beer has been promoted with a healthy “isotonic, vitamin-rich, reduced calories" label in Germany.
So what is your non alcoholic favourite?
Try all of the beers listed here and an additional 6 (16 in total) for only £34.99. You also get free shipping! Bottoms up!