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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Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #81
Ranked #50,986
2.32 | pDev: 34.05%
St. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.
St. Pauli N. A.St. Pauli N. A.
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

1.89/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | 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, ha

Jul 31, 2021
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BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

3.56/5  rDev +53.4%
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
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

2.44/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Fidel85 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +94%
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
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Learux from California

3.49/5  rDev +50.4%
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
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Jugs_McGhee from Oklahoma

3.19/5  rDev +37.5%
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.


Sep 26, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

1.76/5  rDev -24.1%
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
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Fisher_with_a_C from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +115.5%
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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Aegelis from Delaware

3.46/5  rDev +49.1%
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
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Metalheadcigarguy from Kansas

4.81/5  rDev +107.3%
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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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.46/5  rDev +49.1%
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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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

1.9/5  rDev -18.1%
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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WildKarrde from South Carolina

2.04/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Like weak beer.

Like oranges. Actually smells pretty great.

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

Not sure, the taste was too overwhelming.

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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superspak from North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +52.2%
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
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jwc215 from Arizona

2.93/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale golden with a lasting creamy white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is mild - some floral notes and some light grain.

The taste is metallic. Some unfermented grain is there.

Despite the rough metallic notes, it is smooth. Carbonation level is just about right for it. Not too watery for the style.

Drinkable to a point despite the harsh lingering metal character. (I much preferred the Kaliber I recently had over this one - it's just too metallic.)

Aug 21, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A mixture of seltzer water and beer from the appearance, doesn't hold a head. Aroma gave off a slight skunk edge that wasn't bothersome, just like the regular version of this stuff.

Taste same vibe, skunk, but not much else discernable. A little sweet for some reason unlike the regular. Still gets hot alcohol feels when it warms. Pass.

Jul 18, 2016
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BoozySmurf from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +71.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks yellow and clear, with decent head of foam. Average
Smells grassy and vegetal with faint hop aromas as well. Slightly above average
Tastes like beer. Seriously. Euro lager flavor of sweet malt and bitter hops. Well above average
Feels like beer too. Medium bodied, crisp carbonation and waaay better then most near beers. Fantastic!
Overall this is probably as good as it gets for beers of the NA variety. Nice to unwind with a few after work, and its "fancy" enough to bring to gatherings as well.

Apr 15, 2016
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

2.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

More than twenty years ago I gave up drinking alcohol for a time because my wife at the time thought I drank too much. She's now my ex-wife, but that's another story.
I remember drinking a lot of low-alcohol beers, and enjoyed this one the most. I thought I'd revisit it after all these years.
In a pint glass it was a pale gold with a small white head.
No real aroma or taste. Kind of skunky.
Light bodied, like drinking faintly flavored water.
What was I thinking back then?

Feb 18, 2016
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BlakeA85 from Ohio

2.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

In the true spirit of green bottle beer, it was more further down the line of the NAs I've tried. While it's definitely the most full of something that I've tasted, It wasn't my kind of taste. Pours really nicely, pale and tall. Decent lacing etc. However, the smell is what put me off. It's skunky smell is akin to others like it, and if you're a fan of that kind of beer, this would be alright for you. Taste can be slightly metallic at times, but overall a decently strong sweet and then bitter punch. Overall, not horrible.

Feb 16, 2016
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VABA from Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight malt flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent beer

Sep 14, 2015
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Bierliebhaber7 from Maryland

2.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

So I'm at a wedding with an open bar and it's B/M/C macros, Amstel or St. Pauli Girl. Frankly, I thought I was getting the regular "St Pauli" lager when I ordered it. I was surprised to see the "NA" on the bottle, but thought it would be great with dinner. The taste was reminiscent of the old (imported) Beck's and immediately took me back. Not much to write about--perhaps a tad sweeter than the Beck's or St. Pauli I remember; but it was fun to enjoy a whole bottle (and then another) with dinner without a hint of a buzz. When dancing started, however, it made heading back to the bar for a "real" drink a priority.

Sep 09, 2015
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Lukass from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I got around to trying this one, since my wife is expecting and she drinks these to satisfy her beer cravings. Of all the NA beers I've had this one is among the best. Brewed in Bremen, Germany, it's got a flavor/smell very similar to beck's. Lots of 'green bottle' beer flavors going on - slightly skunky like a Heineken or bitburger. Refreshing on a hot summer day. I could drink a 12-pack!

Sep 06, 2015
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spoony from Colorado

2.89/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap in Vail, CO.

A-The beer is very, very pale. The one-inch head of white foam has pretty good retention and leaves fine lacing on the glass as I drink. Carbonation is pretty active and visible in the clear liquid. Decent looking stuff.

S-Not much happening on the nose (as you might expect). I sniff some floral notes, a bit of grain, some dried bread (that reminds me of a pilsner), and a bit of cooked corn. I have smelled worse beers.

T-The taste is pretty heavy on the cooked corn flavor. There is a little bit of floral character and some dry, cracker/white bread flavors too, but the mushy veggie taste is strong here.

M-The beer is light to medium in heft with a moderate to higher level of carbonation. Drinkable.

O-This obviously does not hold a candle to real beers with alcohol, but scored to style St. Pauli NA compares OK to other NA beers. If you need a malt beverage but don't want to the alcohol, this fits the bill as well as most NA alternatives.

Jul 14, 2015
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rolltideroll from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +69.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's an NA beer, so I rated it in comparison to what I expect from an NA beer.

Has a slightly deep golden color.

Skunky smell which I like.

Tastes more like beer than most NA's. Despite a slight metallic taste in spots, it actually has a good overall taste.

Has a light feel but thicker than its competitors.

Overall a good NA beer. A little expensive for what it is though.

Dec 29, 2014
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ordybill from Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a mug. Skunky flat tasting had ok color but if that is the best that I can come up with, you might want to pass on this brew.

Aug 22, 2014
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