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Hugo’s Non-Alcoholic Beer Review

DryDrinker non-alcoholic beers review

DryDrinker non-alcoholic beers review

Club Soda member Hugo recently received a case of alcohol-free beers from our friends over at Dry Drinker. As part of his mission to find the best non-alcoholic lager, Hugo reviews and shares his thoughts on some beers that you may not be familiar with.

Jever Fun Pilsner 0.5%

A cut above the average alcohol-free pils. Decent balance of flavours, and pleasantly malty. One to try. 7/10

Super Bock Pilsner 0.5%

Not unpleasant, not hugely memorable. Super Bock’s alcohol-free stout is a better bet, slightly smokey and pleasantly sweet. 6/10

Budweiser Budvar B:Free Lager 0.4%

Decent stuff. Definitely shares some of the DNA of with-alcohol Budvar. 7/10

Veltins Lager 0.5%

A bit thin and anonymous. I didn’t find much going on at all, but at least it’s not actually offensive. 6/10

Bitburger Drive 0.05%

These invariably ended up getting left to last in the fridge. Thin, unexceptional German alcohol-free lager. 5/10

Krombacher Pils 0.5%

Krombacher has a lot more character going on than most – the nose is really quite like a ‘full fat’ alcoholic Becks which is impressive, and it has a nice nuttiness to it, though the taste is a bit sweet. A goodie. 8/10

Estrella Galacia 0.0%

I have to bang the drum for this stuff – it’s by far the best 0.0% lager out there, and also better than any 0.5% I’ve tried. Everything you want from a lager – light and crisp, good balance of flavour, and none of the unpleasant, sweet vegetal weirdness that is the downfall of many alcohol-free beers. It’s the overall winner for me! 9/10

Cheers Hugo! If you want to give Estrella Galicia or any of the other drinks reviewed here a try, then head on over to Dry Drinker. They have a wide range of alcohol-free beers available to cater to any taste, from lagers to stouts. For those who are looking for something different, there are a wide variety of great value ‘Taster Packs’ on offer, so you can discover your new favourite drink – and don’t forget your Club Soda discount!


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I am Laura the Co-Founder at Club Soda. I gave up drinking in 2012 and hope that I can support you to take a self-guided journey to change your drinking whatever your goal.

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