St. Pauli N. A.
St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.

St. Pauli N. A.St. Pauli N. A.
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From:
St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
 
Germany
Style:
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #97
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
59
Ranked #30,708
Avg:
2.39 | pDev: 33.05%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
90
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 11, 2022
Added:
Jun 05, 2001
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  23
SCORE
59
Awful
St. Pauli N. A.St. Pauli N. A.
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Rated: 3.12 by meanmutt from Ohio

Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Extremely low expectations for this one
Pours a fizzy foamy 1 finger head with good retention, a bit of lacing, crystal clear light pale watery color

Nose light cereal grain and mild skunk, dank skunky note, malt water, a little herbal hop maybe?, not as bad as expected other than skunk

Taste brings more stale cereal, grain water and skunky straw, mild skunk dank like and skunk is only mild, touch of bitterness and herbal hop, dry finish with med bitterness and a hint astringent

Mouth is lighter bod, med carb

Overall not a great beer, but not as bad as I expected, a bit like malt water but somewhat typical for NA beers, only mild skunky note which when I had the original it was crazy skunk thanks to the green bottle
Jul 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +59%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
(12 oz green bottle, freshest before 02.2022; purchased single off shelf at Roger Wilco, Pennsauken... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: brilliantly-clear, pale gold liquid; foam forms on the pour but breaks up in chunklets... no lace

S: somehow a little skunky, wet coins and/or vinyl siding, wet forest, hint of doughy, biscuity malt

T: all of those aromas are pretty much exactly what I get on the palate, with the malt of course opening up, taking over the flavors... bit of back end grassy bitterness and perhaps a hint of toasty smoke that helps establish a little balance and depth

F: medium-bodied, a bit sluggish flowing through, but ends with a nice tickle of carbonation, giving way to the soft stunning hum of hop bitterness... about standard for its ilk

O: overall not too bad... base flavors are about standard; the bit of bitterness there certainly provides a touch of interest... I could do this one on the regular if need be (1912)
Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 1.81 by MGibbons from Maryland

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 2.5 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

2.87/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
This one pours a crystal clear golden color. Thinner, one finger, velvety white head. Average retention. Aroma is skunky, sweet grain, slight honey, and some grassy hops.

Taste follows the nose with strong notes of sweet malty grains, dried hay, grassy hops. It is quite skunked, which should not be surprising since it is in a green bottle.Still its skunked enough that it is actively distracting. Feel is light, crisp, moderate carbonation.

Overall this one is ok. It is too skunked to really enjoy, but seems to do a solid job capturing the essence of the regular version.
Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 2.35 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Jan 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.51 by Parsifalstaff from New York

Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.23 by Shatik from California

Oct 29, 2021
 
Rated: 2.23 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

1.86/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
12oz bottle - review from notes

This is a good beer, but a terrible NA beer. I don't know what they lost in translation, but this tastes like funky water. There are much better NA options these days

This needs alcohol to be worth drinking
Jul 31, 2021
 
Rated: 1.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 2 by Rich-Ry from California

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

3.56/5  rDev +49%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Goes down smooth with just a light tinge of noble hop variety. Vegetal aftertaste, some grass, and a slight bitterness. Cereal grain malts. Overall, this is what one would expect of the style and I would drink it again.
Jun 11, 2021
 
Rated: 2.46 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Mar 08, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

2.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Tastes like Kellogg's Frosted Flakes with a touch of skunk and tobacco. Very light bodied, sweet with moderate carbonation. Old school N.A beer. Simple flavors but crushable. Would not rush out to get this but would not turn it down either.
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Fidel85 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +88.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
St Pauli NA is a Malt beverage, it has a crisp, refreshing taste with a very subtle note of citrus, nutty, roast and sweet finish and just as good as the regular one. FYI, I am no professional beer expert taster. I base my review from experience.. I travel alot and drink beer from Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. I recommend St Pauli NA to those looking for NA beer.
Aug 14, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Learux from California

3.49/5  rDev +46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Not a bad malt beverage for when you can't/don't want to drink. I do enjoy the crispiness and mouthfeel.

Very refreshing and while drinking you can't tell it is not a NA beer. Only during the aftertaste is when you realize there is no alcohol

Will buy again.
Jan 28, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by Velivolus from Vermont

Jan 23, 2020
 
Rated: 2.78 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jan 16, 2020
 
Rated: 1.98 by bigbutter from Virginia

Nov 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.19/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
BOTTLE: 12 fl oz. Green glass with a pry-off crown cap. $7.99 USD for a sixer at a local convenience store in New Orleans, LA.

Currently #55 in the Top Low Alcohol Beers list.

APPEARANCE: Clear yellow-copper body with no yeast/lees. Appears filtered and clean. Head is .5cm, dying almost instantly.

Looks appealing for what it is, but its overall appearance isn't standout.

AROMA: Sweet adjunct-like notes. Malt extract. 6-row...smells like a maltster floor. I don't find much hopwise...maybe a scintilla of Noble hop grassiness if I really look for it, expecting it to be there.

Aromatic intensity is medium-high.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Drinks clean and easily aided by crisp carbonation and a smooth wet mouthfeel. Clean 6-row and malt extract up front with a big fresh malt finish. Simplistic, sure, but it's also balanced. I do get hints of buttery and metallic notes, but they're barely noticeable. A bit of green apple skin in the third act.

Light-bodied and very approachable. Has more depth of flavour than many full strength beers I've tried, and it has more authentic flavours than a lot of the flavored ales sitting on shelves across the U.S. and Scandinavia.

OVERALL: A very refreshing well-brewed clean drinking lager with a simple but enjoyable malty flavour profile. One of the better low alcohol beers I've tried.

C+ (3.19) / ABOVE AVERAGE
Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

1.76/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
Looks great, light gold with a white, creamy head. Smell is somewhat muted. Taste was so disappointing, basically tastes like cereal, reminded me of cornflakes. Does not remotely taste like beer. Very sweet and watery. I can only describe it as liquid cornflakes. Gross
Sep 16, 2019
 
Rated: 2.44 by gshak from Texas

Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Fisher_with_a_C from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +109.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
St. Pauli Girl's NA is the "gold standard" by which I measure all other NAs. Though I am not such a connoisseur as to typically rate the "look" or "feel" of a beer, there is nothing I love more than the skunky smell of a good German beer--and nobody does it better than St. Pauli Girl! This is the beer that never lets me down, that never fails to elicit waves of joy upon sight, smell, taste, and after-effect.
Though as an alcohol drinker I became a devoté of Guinness Stout and the bitters, pilsners, and "black and tans" of the British pubs, I have always loved and preferred the smell of a good skunky beer like Heineken, Beck's, and St. Pauli Girl. The effect of those smells are Pavlovian as my earliest exposure to beers were in the company of my grandfather and great grandfather who were true devotés to all-things German--including their beers.
I look forward, through this site, to exploring NA beers as-yet unfamiliar to me. I am open to suggestions but be forewarned: I am VERY biased toward my skunky beer!
Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Aegelis from Delaware

3.46/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Minor froth and pale for a lager, what is lacking in first impression is compensated for in taste and a crisp, refreshing finish. For non-alcoholic, I don't think there are many that come close. It's actually much better than a lot of regular beers. Think spring or summer, then grab a St. Paul NA to feel refresh without getting wasted.
Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 2 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Metalheadcigarguy from Kansas

4.81/5  rDev +101.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This is the most real beer tasting na beer I've had, I know one thing the Germans know how to make beer and they make a great na beer too , I poured it into a plisner glass from a 12oz bottle has a golden color,and about a2 inch foamy white head, tastes like a real st pauli girl , so you haters gonna hate, but it's a really good beer
Jul 25, 2018
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Rated by TheGent from New Jersey

1.93/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.25
I found this to be way too sweet for me. Really an unpleasant drinking experience.
Jul 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.46/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a straw color with a slight foggy tint to it. Head formation is around a finger in height and stark white in color. Aroma is dank hops, pilsner malts, and straw. Flavor profile is more pilsner malts with a straw taste in the background. Dank hops come in about midway through, with the finish of the beer being rather yeasty and clean. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a velvety, crisp feel. Overall, notes of beer, but without the alcohol. It drinks with some presence despite being a non alcohol lager.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.
Jun 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

1.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Pours a very clear very light golden color. White head. Somewhat frothy. Retention is actually good.
The nose is quite skunky. Somewhat outputting.
Taste - skunky tasting. There's an artificial flavor to this almost. I do get a slight malt, but the skunk really is strong.
Watery! And the skunk does linger, which is outputting.
I got this for the tick. Would never drink otherwise. Just bad.
Jun 13, 2018
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Reviewed by WildKarrde from South Carolina

2.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
I do not like fruity beer. If you do, you may strongly disagree with me on this review. But as somebody who does not like alcoholic fruity beer, this one has shown me I don't like fruity non-alcoholic beer as well.

Look:
Like weak beer.

Smell:
Like oranges. Actually smells pretty great.

Taste:
Way too sweet. I didn't even finish the bottle.

Feel:
Not sure, the taste was too overwhelming.

Overall:
If you like fruity beer, maybe give this one a try. If not, steer clear. It's like fruity beer, but worse.
May 06, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 7/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Good aromas with bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Bit of cardboard from the NA process in aromas/flavors, but not overwhelming. Nice robustness and balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is good. A bit rough, but easy drinking. Overall this is a pretty good NA pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. Very flavorful and not watery. Tastes very similar to the other NA beers I've had before. I've gotten used to the flavor, so if you can get past the cardboard thing they all have, they are enjoyable.
Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by BEER88 from Washington

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 2.18 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Dec 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.02 by unclekeith from Alaska

Jul 26, 2017
 
Rated: 1.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jul 19, 2017
 
Rated: 2.98 by digitalflood from New York

Jun 26, 2017
St. Pauli N. A. from St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
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