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Clausthaler Golden Amber - Binding-Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
75
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62 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 15
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 05-21-2001)
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Photo of Thrasher
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This isn't a very dark amber lager; it looks like a Czech pilsner actually. It's the color of apple juice with a big, firm head (I've noticed all NA beers have lots of head). Lots of bubbles on the side of the glass which is distracting. Aroma pretty bland, flavor has some caramel/bread sweetness and a mellow but effective hop quality indicative of a herbal/mineral pilsner. It's tasty. The mouthfeel is a bit thin but the beer quenches thirst very well and this is a worthwhile beer to examine if you're eliminating alcohol.

Thrasher, May 14, 2005
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.4/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Starts out kinda tasty as fizzy malt teas go. Pours amber under a thick head that looks slightly processed. A nice malty taste and, for once, a pleasing snootful of German hops. Then a strange barrage of off flavors and sugars sets in. It's nice that there's an NA beer that tries to make up for its weak malt profile by adding some hops, but this still needs some work.

DrunkMcDermott, Sep 01, 2004
Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured crystal clear light golden amber with a fluffy white head that lasted to lace the glass.

The aroma was malty like sweet first runnings of wort not yet fermented. Some caramel aromas were also present.

The flavor was lightly bitter with a slight caramel flavor that is not well balanced and presented.

The finish was caramel with lingering slight bitterness. The body was light and watery.

12 ounce bottle.

GCBrewingCo, Aug 08, 2004
Photo of Zorro
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark bronze/light brown brew.

Smell is malt and grains, with a not unpleasant baked wheat bread smell.

Taste is mildly sweet and tastes like good pumpernickel bread! True it's not beer, but it does make a pleasant drink. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel suffers a bit, needs a bit more carbonation.

One of the few Non-Alcohol brews I actually like.

Zorro, Mar 10, 2004
Photo of waughbrew
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

obviously reviewing with the style in mind....

Color is about 9 parts yellow mixed with 1 part brown, quite an odd color to me. Crystal clear. White head has acceptable retention. Smells just like unfermented wort. Reminds me of being in breweries and homebrewing. I have drank wort many times before, and it is usually very harsh. This however, tasted a lot nicer than the smell made me expect. Sweet caramel flavor is a little raw, as is the hop flavor, but overall pretty good. The body is rather thin, the bubbly carbonation pleasant. After I started drinking it, I started to enjoy the smell.

Overall a well-done N/A that I would drink again if a situation would call for it.

waughbrew, Nov 04, 2003
Photo of cokes
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale amber with a sizeable eggshell head, which retreats to leave all sorts of sticky lace.
Vaguely malty nose with additions of grassy hops and traces of sulphur.
Begins with a light caramel, with a minor suggestion of toastiness. Clean lagered middle. Grassier and actually (lightly) hoppy late. Tastes like beer, which is incredible for an NA.
Light bodied, but, once-again, beer-like.
Awesome NA. I'd actually drink this without so much as a complaint. In fact, I can think of plenty "real beers" that I'd chose this over.

cokes, Sep 21, 2003
Photo of proc
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent N/A beer.

Pours out to a light, amber in the glass with a fairly, large head. There is alot of carboination present. Many bubbles in this one. The taste is a very, pleasant surprise. The caramel malt taste with a slight sweetness, really adds to the drinkability factory and it doesn't leave a dry mouth like most N/A's. If you've had an O'Doul's Amber, this is similar, but with profoundly more taste. This actually tastes like beer.

proc, Jun 30, 2003
Photo of tavernjef
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glowing amber hue with a thinning white head of foam and has nice stringy lace patches that hold well. Smell is light and caramelly sweet of malts. Taste is a bit more of the same with a sweet sensible caramel tone at first, carbonation is light and holds through to a floral fresh hop finish, not bad for a lighter beer. Feel is medium body to lighter feel with an airy dry finish. Played out a bit. I wasn't sure what to think of it due to it being NA, which is actually a surprising quality, cuz it really tasted like albiet weaker, lager styled beer.

tavernjef, Jun 09, 2003
Photo of Pegasus
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber color with perfect clarity and a large snow-white head; lace is truly excellent, carbonation is slight. Aroma is quite pronounced, with strong notes of malt extract and caramel sweetness. Taste begins with slight carbonation and pronounced caramel malts, towards the middle of the taste these assume a tart note. Finish is dominated by herbal hops; these balance out the sweet malts rather well. Mouth feel is excellent for a NA beer. Overall, this is the best non-alcoholic beer that I have tried. It certainly beats a soda for refreshment.

Pegasus, Mar 18, 2003
Photo of kbub6f
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a brownish amber. The fine white head is quite beer-like and reduces to a thin white film.

The smell is corn syrup with some malt. The front is paper, giving way to a malty middle. Slight bitterness can be detected in the finish. I've tried a lot of NAs and this is one of my favorite.

kbub6f, Feb 24, 2003
Photo of ipogios
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

WoW. Percect Non-Alcoholic Beer. I didn't know that it was a Non-Alcoholic Beer when I asked for it. It was to my surprise when i tasted it that this beer is perfect in every way (and the fact that it has 0.0% Alcohol adds benefits to it such as... drink freely and as many as you want

Cheers

ipogios

ipogios, Nov 19, 2002
Photo of Jason
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle, “Enjoy the best taste before” date on the back label.

Appearance: Crystal clear to say the least, good head that lasts a little while then subsides to a cake like lace that floats on top of the faded brownish amber stained wood colour.

Smell: The smell of freshly cooled unfermented beer in the nose … basically the fresh mash and fresh hop smell before the yeast transforms it into beer.

Taste: Light to moderate body, nice crispness from the carbonation and a little thin on the mouth feel. Slight unfermented beer flavour of mash and boiled hops though with a more maltier flavour. Bitterness is similar to a hop tea soft yeast noticeable. Hops go herbal real quick and a mild steely caramel malt sweetness rides into the finish. Semi sweet brew.

Notes: Actually not that bad for a non-alcoholic brew, more flavour than most NA beers … to sum it up, if you have to drink NA beer and you want flavour, this is your brew. Less than .05% abv.

Jason, Apr 02, 2002
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Clausthaler Golden Amber from Binding-Brauerei AG
75 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.