Clausthaler Classic Alkoholfrei - Binding-Brauerei AG
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3.45/5 rDev +26.4%
Best by 20DEC13
Light yellow with etched surface bubbles. Smells like sweet grains, bread, a little hint of peppercorn. Kinda reminds me of the smell of a nice dry salami paper. Taste is cleanly grain, some wheat bread, some white grape juice, a little sweeter than I'd prefer. Touch of herbal hops and a little bitterness. Light bodied with soft for the style, albeit hi carb and a slightly dry finish. Not bad, a little sweet and reminiscent of cheap wheat bread, but hey, good enough.
01-08-2013 06:36:50 | More by harrymel
3.38/5 rDev +23.8%
Bottle of 500 ml, picked up at a german gas station. Ingredients are water, barley malt and hops extract and fermentation citric acid (according to google translate, I don't know if it means something).
Poured into an English Pint glass.
Golden yellow colour, with a big white, soapy head, two and a half fingers in heigh, with very good retention.Activity in the glass is absolutely minimal.
Aroma is mainly of malts, some light hops smell and faint corn syrup.
Not a bad taste but everything is minimal, minimal sweetness at first, minimal bitterness when the hops are kicking in, a step before the finish and thankfully, minimal corn syrup taste at the finish with low duration. For a low alcohol beer I am impressed.
Light to medium body with light carbonation.
Very nice low alcohol beer, far better than everything else low alcohol that I have tasted.
11-19-2012 15:43:36 | More by Douberd
3.38/5 rDev +23.8%
33cl bottle poured into a pint glass
a: pours a clear straw yellow, one finger white head, dissipates to a film, leaving good lacing
s: aroma of light malts, hops, skunkiness (green bottle)
t: a nice maltiness, finishes with hops and pretty high carbonation which gives it a nice refreshing bite.
o: very good for what it is. it could easily pass as a decent Euro pale lager.
03-29-2012 17:13:20 | More by RodneyFarva
3.53/5 rDev +29.3%
Pours a straw yellow with a full white head that quickly disintegrates. Laces well though.
Aroma is of bitter hops and biscuity.Tastes of bitter hops and malty sweet, but not very balanced. Bitter aftertaste.Fizzy because the carbonation is strong. For being an alcohol-free it is pretty good!
10-19-2011 01:13:15 | More by CaptJackHarkness
3.53/5 rDev +29.3%
A: The color is straw with a rather large white head that quickly changes from thick/creamy to soapy. Fast dissipation leaves nice lacings.
S: Malt, sweet but artificial. Bitter hops. Bready. Not too shabby for an alcohol-free beer.
T: Artificial, but not bad. Malt and bitter hops. Kind of sweet and bready.
M: Long bitter aftertaste. Body is light and carbonation strong.
O: This is actually not a bad beer. For being an alcohol-free quite nice.
10-15-2011 17:09:03 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.05/5 rDev +11.7%
Haven't been able to drink beer for the past 3 weeks now because of the antibiotics I am on, and with the hot weather was feeling a bit left out. The Italian Centre in Edmonton has a large selection of Euro alcohol free beers, so I thought I'd check some out. This stuff came in a 4 pack of green bottles.
Pours out a clear vibrant pale gold hue, with lazy carbonation and a fast splash of white head with no retention whatsoever.
Mild sweet malt and crisp grains on the nose, while a bready character rounds up the rear. Not bad at all actually.
Flavour isn't bad up front, yet things get thin and watery and washed out towards the finish, an issue with the mouthfeel as well. Crisp grains up front, followed by mild bready malt, and a decent dose of spicy hops on the finish, which lingers long into the aftertaste. There's more hops present in this alcohol-free beer than in an Alexander Keith's IPA.
Mouthfeel is on the thin side, there's traces of brisk carbonation from time to time, but it seems intermittent with each sip.
This stuff will actually do in a pinch, although more enjoyable straight out of the bottle. At least it provided me a bit of a hop fix in the mean time. I'd pin it as someplace around German Pils territory style-wise.
06-11-2011 17:57:07 | More by IronDjinn
3.03/5 rDev +11%
Just to be sure of what I'm reviewing, the bottle I bought (in Greece) bears the title "Clausthaller Classic – 'Premium Non-Alcoholic' ”. There is no mention of abv on the label.
Appearance: Yellow, with a half/one inch white head. It didn't last too long.
Smell: Surprisinlgy, there is something of a smell here. Malt and hops mostly balanced with a grassy character.
Taste: Again surprise; it doesn’t put me off. Mostly malty but not one-sided.
Body: Light and fairly flat, but not much different that many “regular” macro lagers. Decent amount of carbonation gives a small pinch in the tongue.
Drinkability: Quite drinkable for what it is. The last time I had tried a non-alcoholic beer was about 10 years ago and I hadn’t manage to finish it off. I don't plan on making friends here but this one’s much better.
05-29-2011 15:12:55 | More by patra7
1.4/5 rDev -48.7%
Appearance: Medium golden color. Quite clear. Poured with one finger of soapy-looking head. Foam died out within half a minute, leaving a ring. Some lacing.
Smell: Strange combination of sugar and metal.
Taste: Harsh metallic bitter twang going on here. Dominates any malt contribution. I already don't want to finish this.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dry finish. Seems to be lots of carbonation on the palate. Still that metallic flavor lingers.
Overall: The metallic bite is just too much. This is a drain-pour. Even my burps are metallic. Never again.
05-14-2011 14:36:21 | More by dbaker61
2.63/5 rDev -3.7%
33 cl bottle into Erdinger pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Reviewed live.
A: Four finger head of no cream, quite thin, but of fair retention. Appears carbonated. Clear yellow colour is strong and lively.
Sm: Musty barley. Smells old and tired. Unappealing.
T: Barley body with a grassy finish, an interesting twist on what could easily have been a more boring beer. Slight touches of cream on the open and finish. A bit simplistic, but I appreciate the effort to complicate what most consumers expect to be simple. It's strange to imagine the target demographic of alcoholfrei beers; so kudos to the brewer. That said, it's not built well as a beer, and the balance is off. Lime permeates throughout.
Mf: A bit syrupy. Light and smooth. Not great.
Dr: If this type of beer is your bag, have at it, but leave me out of it. I won't have it again.
05-05-2011 16:00:41 | More by kojevergas
3.43/5 rDev +25.6%
The smell is malty and very sweet with hints of cereals and grass. Some bitterness in the background. It smells a bit like fresh wort. It is s bit un-fresh.
The colour is gold (9 ECB), the liquid is clear. The two finger white head sinks quite quickly leaving some thin lacing.
The taste is sweet with lots of grains and wort. Some bitterness in the start. Hints of vanilla, honey, canned corn and corn flakes. Medium body The flavours are overall smooth and creamy. Some off chemical flavours in the background. The aftertaste is very sweet with some notes of honey and bitter herbs. The bitterness fades quite quickly.
The carbonation is strong and very refreshing. Lots of very small bubbles. The liquid is a little sticky.
An acceptable alternative to stronger beers, although more hops would probably improve it.
04-02-2011 16:16:56 | More by bark
Clausthaler Classic Alkoholfrei from Binding-Brauerei AG
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