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Clausthaler Premium - Binding-Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
68
poor

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 26.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.45% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-01-2002

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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 62
Photo of gshak
2.69/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

More toasty than I preferred. No hops to speak of. Except for those two aspects, I think this was a pretty good thirst-quencher that hit the spot on a sunny afternoon.
If they could reduce the toastiness and add a bit of floral dry hopping...oh this would be a great NA beer of choice.

Photo of MNBeerGeek
2.83/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of toppoop
2.6/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerZombies1
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SeattleBoB76
1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of beb86
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Auraan
1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

Poured a clear golden body with two fingers of fluffy white head. The best part of the beer. Scents of skunk, apple juice and a bit of spicy Noble hops, honey and Pilsner malt. Overall impression is of a typical Euro Pale Lager aroma that is a bit lacking in complexity and brought down a touch by the skunk. Pleasant, but simple. Flavor begins with flavors of grainy malt, sweet Pilsner malt and honey. This moves into a skunky flavor of grain, grain husk, a bit of bitter, hop extract flavors, a chemical off-flavor, and a touch of honey. Finish is medium-dry with notes of grain, a chemical off-flavor, grainy husk and hop extract with medium bitterness. Aftertaste is grain, hop extract and a touch of honey. Overall impression is of a very grainy lager with a touch of hops and an off flavor that drags the entire thing down. It is not pleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall impression is of a nice lager, the best part of the beer. Overall it is a pretty bad lager. The aroma is okay, but the flavor is terrible and the mouthfeel is standard. Not worth having, honestly if you want a low ABV beer drink a Lindeman's.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.68/5  rDev -5%

Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of JTomczak
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of thufflife
1/5  rDev -64.5%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of LuckyJohn
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Bruning
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Florya
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Pug
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.76/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(best by 04/20/2015 - poured into a fluted pilsner glass)

A: rocky, broken-silky, white foam atop a very pale, gold-tinged canary yellow... clear liquid... actually, decent number of messy lace rings

S: quite nakedly grainy, day old dinner rolls, dune grass... seems apparent something's missing (esters, medicinal-ity) - malt foundation comes to the fore, has more of a basic husky, wort smell - smells pre-fermented

T: interesting... little sweetness, if any - actually, it's keep mostly in check by a fairly assertive portion of dry, green-grassy bitterness... perhaps a nuance of toasted white bread... actually, a substantial flavor of pilsner malt kernels, a quality reminiscent of a pale malta beverage... aftertaste of spicy hay and multigrain cracker, no residual sweetness

M: somewhat smooth with light-moderate malty roundness... finishes somewhat clean and pretty dry - does feel like some residual sugars are left over, trailing down the palate

O: I kept drinking it till the end... reminded me too much of Malta Goya when all was said and done - and I love that shit!... sort of beer-like flavors going on, but you can tell something's up with it... all-in-all, I'd recommend this, but with the caveat that it tastes like a beer-flavored soft drink

Photo of leitmotif
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Lane_in_ID
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of MattTastrophee
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of cwd
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mynie
3.74/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours and smells like a premium Euro lager--think along the lines of a fresh Carlsberg. Not quite as saazy as, say, Urquell, but still more going on than what you'd get from Heineken or Stella.

Tastes like a good Euro lager up front. Weedy malt, bitterdry hops, a pleasant kick of skunk. The back end drops off considerably--not much by way of yeast, understandably. But then a nice weedy and skunky aftertaste lingers for a while.

I don't know what so many people have against NA beer. There's plenty of times when I'd love to drink something beer-like but because of personal or professional obligations I can't work up a buzz. This is is very tasty. If drinking it didn't make me look like a recovering alcoholic, I'd have it way more often.

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Clausthaler Premium from Binding-Brauerei AG
68 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.