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Clausthaler Premium - Binding-Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
69
poor

87 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 26.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-01-2002)
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Photo of Auraan
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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.

Auraan, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.68/5  rDev -6.6%

Alex-Alkis, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of JTomczak
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

JTomczak, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of thufflife
1/5  rDev -65.2%

thufflife, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Jack_Frost79
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Jack_Frost79, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of LuckyJohn
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

LuckyJohn, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Bruning
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Bruning, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Florya
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Florya, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

patre_tim, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Pug
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Pug, May 28, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.79/5  rDev +32.1%
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

Bouleboubier, May 24, 2014
Photo of carlitosbronson1
3.5/5  rDev +22%

carlitosbronson1, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
3/5  rDev +4.5%

leitmotif, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Lane_in_ID
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Lane_in_ID, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of MattTastrophee
3.5/5  rDev +22%

MattTastrophee, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of cwd
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

cwd, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of mynie
3.71/5  rDev +29.3%
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.

mynie, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of jheezee
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

jheezee, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

BAsbill, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of SeanMcKnight
3/5  rDev +4.5%

SeanMcKnight, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
Photo of phishbone23
1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.55/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a small white head. Spotty Lacing.
Smell is light herbal and floral hops.
Taste is sweet bready malt and bitter euro hops. Quite full flavored in the world of N/A beer.
Mouthfeel is well carbonated and full bodied.
Overall one of the best of this type.
From a green bottle with a best by date of 102013. Long shelf life!

Spikester, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.45/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Heavy white foam and lacing on the glass. Straw yellow with a bit of carbonation.

Smell: Sweet, wet hay. A bit like a skunky Euro lager of pilsener.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet caramel with a generic hop bitterness. I did not expect this much flavor. Mouthfeel is also crisp in the head and smooth in the finish.

Overall Drinkability: This is easily the best NA beer I've ever had. Granted, that is not saying much at all, but this is genuinely a pretty good beer.

tjsdomer2, Nov 13, 2012
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Clausthaler Premium from Binding-Brauerei AG
69 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.