Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)
Binding-Brauerei AG

Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)
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Style:
Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #24
ABV:
0.45%
Score:
68
Ranked #47,328
Avg:
2.91 | pDev: 26.46%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
148
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Year-round
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SCORE
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Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 148
Photo of MaxBrews
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ive tried this on its own and after consuming IPAs or other beers enjoy.

In short it definitely has that honey-tea/sweet tea malt base. It's a bit grahm crackery as well.

However it does gave the quality of having a bitter backbone of Noble hops.

It's drinkable and a good alternative for when you want to drink beer but are being consciousness of your alcohol consumption.

I definitely prefer other NA beers to this

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Photo of MattinHouston
4.23/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you're going to drink an NA beer, you should try this one. Tastes and feels like a 200+ calorie beer. A little sweet but compared to the other 8 or 10 NAs I've had this is the closest to real beer. The aftertaste and feel has a hoppy component other NAs are missing. Tastes better as you drink it. For people that like heavy beers. If you like IPAs their dry hopped version is the closest thing to an IPA I've had in NA style.

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Photo of Ceddd99
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent NA beer, better than Odouls but this style of Euro Lager isn't exactly my favorite beer style. I like how you can taste the hops in this one, it's actually one of the hoppier German beers I've had, probably because the lack of a heavy malt character makes the hop flavor seem more pronounced. Anyway I will buy this again as I am trying to cut way back on alcohol consumption.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.13/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I came in with low expectations and found them bottomed out.

Do all the n/a beers taste the same? This has an overly honeyed flavor, with a terrible aftertaste and some skunky bitterness. Pass.

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Photo of KarlDK1990
4.88/5  rDev +67.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Darker with more flavor, hops, head and lacing than any american light beer which is great for when you want to drink a bunch of beer and not get messed up will buy again until I quit drinking all together

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Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass; bottled 8/11/2017, best before 2/11/2019. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Mild cardboard note from NA process in aromas/flavors, but not overwhelming. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and bready/grainy/sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit rough, but well balanced. Overall this is a pretty good NA pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; even with the fairly rough bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful. A nicely enjoyable offering, one of the better ones I have had. It takes some getting used to how they usually taste with the NA processing.

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Photo of fredkols
4/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tastes like a crisp and refreshing pilsner. The beer is very smooth without an aftertaste. The beer has a citrus hops flavor along with a nice head with plenty of lacing on the glass and a golden hue. It also has 92 calories so you can lessen the size of your beer gut with this brew.

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Photo of drXploit
4.7/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Since I quit drinking alcohol, this is my go-to once a month. I buy a six-pack, don't get drunk, and wail in my misery.

Tastes pretty much like a crappy beer, and that's exactly what I've been trying to have. I am just saving my liver for my future. I hate quitting, and hopefully I unquit one day again . :(

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Photo of WPinson
4.35/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You would nearly swear you were drinking a real alcoholic beer. No nonalcoholic "funk". Nice hop nose. Classic German helle lager taste, good body, clean finish.

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Photo of puck1225
3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly good. Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint. Poured a clear yellow with a decent head and lacing. Pleasant sweet, grassy smell. Tastes like a decent lager or pils. Would definitely have again!

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Photo of gandres
2.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thursday, November 23, 2017 3:09 PM
Bottle, 12 ounce/355 ml poured to tulip glass
Sight: Golden, light amber, medium off white foam
Aroma: fragrant, malty aroma
Taste: good, low bitterness, low sweetness
Mouth feel: good carbonation, good finish-dry,
Overall: good beer, repeat: no look for: no

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Photo of davisrs
4.43/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comparing only NA beers, BUD Light and Miller Lite, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
The color was a medium straw.
This was another N/A beer that poured with a 3 finger head.
It gave off a nice malt aroma of beer.
Wow! The taste was that of a malt that was slightly over balanced with hops and finishes with a slight hop bitterness towards the back of the palate
The overall taste and body was better than any US light or NA beer!! I'll drink this any day! Thanks to Duke Wilhelm IV's beer purity regulation of 1516, the Germans make an NA beer that tastes like a BEER!

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Photo of CJNAPS
1.72/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

If you have to go Low ABV, this is better then O'Doul's. but these Non-Alcoholic beers are not my cup of tea at all. I need way more flavor in my beer.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty close to straw yellow, white head, 1/3", retention and clarity struggles. Aroma of grain, noble hop very mild, some skunk to it.

Taste, watery, lacking hop content, the mild 6 row is there. Mineral like content in the mouth feel. A good option if you don't trust the water around you for microbial content or whatnot. Otherwise, a normal beer will do just fine thank you.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer for an NA! It's quite carbonated with some white bubbly lace left on the glass. Translucent and clean. Smells like malt and lemon with some slight floral hop notes. Surprised by how much flavor this has: the frontend is sweet, with the middle somewhat dry-ish with some spicy floral notes. The aftertaste was a little wet, but peppery. Crisp and light body. I think this tastes better than Miller 64 or Michelob Ultra. Perhaps it rivals Bud lite/Budweiser, IMO. I could quaff a bunch of these in the summer.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.72/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours as a slightly haze gold with a thin off-white head. Subtle malt aroma with indistinct spice. Taste is a nicely balanced between Hops and Malt with upfront sweetness and a backend grassy bitterness. Unexpectedly flavorful and drinkable. I'd put this beer up against a Heineken (Lager) any day. Non-alcohol without compromise.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, bottled 10/02/2016, best by 10/08/2017. Acquired a bottle of this from my friend's pregnant sister. Possibly my first review of a genuinely marketed "Non-Alcoholic" beer. "Malt beverage contains less that 0.5% alc. by vol."

Poured into clear tulip-ish stemware.

A - Pours a pale light yellow body, some bubbles, and about a finger of frothy soapy white head that lingers on for a decent while, leaving some good random scattered strands of lacing. Appears well carbonated. Looks good for what it is: non-alcoholic beer.

S - Aroma is a bit strange, but not entirely off-putting. Initially sweet, earthy, & grainy, with lots of natural honey-smelling sweetness. Definitely reminds me of large gallons of Arizona Green Tea from back in the day. Matcha, grain, rice, corn, wheat. Interesting. I'm intrigued.

T - Taste is the same: crisp, sweetened, grainy, earthy. Notes of honeyed sweetness, green tea / matcha, earth, grass, grain / wheat / corn. Again, not terrible by any means, nor is it off-putting, but definitely distinct from the classifications of light lagers, adjunct lagers, pales ales, etc. Toasted grains seem to be the dominant feature here, with a good touch of sweetness.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean, earthy / grainy. Light-bodied, and fairly easy to drink, I'd say.

Overall, interesting stuff. Would recommend for those in need of an alcohol-free beer.

Clausthaler Premium -----3.5/5

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.52/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint.

Sudsy and clingy white head of three fingers. Settles with a bit of clumping and a big bubbled puck. Crystal clear. Brass yellow, not too light, and a little bit of pinhead carbonation. Solid looking beer so far.

Sweet sensation on the nose. A touch of maize perhaps, and a bit of whispy grain. Mild faint sensing caramel.

Palate for a NA is noticeably sweet, but seems to focus on the malt. Sweet sugars, faint touch of caramel and almost honey like sweetness. A minimal carbonation sense but doesn't make a flat sensing body.

There's not much to say here, but I can't fault this for what it is.

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Photo of nobodywonder
2.49/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I regret this.

12 oz from Trader Joe's.

I was hoping perhaps it would be a good non-alcoholic beer.

Just lager taste but too corny and grassy. Just not worth it compared to all the other outstanding brews.

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Photo of BlakeA85
2.93/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clausthaler pours a palish Gold with a semi-frothy white lager-like head that doesn't fade too quickly but doesn't stick around super long, leaving small scattered bits of lacing. Smells of grass and straw, slight grain hint, kinda skunky like a euro pale lager.
Tastes slightly grassy and a bit sweet but bitter towards the middle and into the end. Feels strong and pretty crisp. Passable and very drinkable in my opinion.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, pours a Pale gold with a medium white head like a typical lager. Aroma grass, corn straw, apples. Taste grainey malt, honey, grassy. It's okay.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.23/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Time for a "premium" N/A Beer.

Appearance : Pours a massive fake-looking head about three fingers tall, looking like river foam at this point. It eventually recedes and leaves an appreciable amount of lacing on the walls of the pilsner glass. A small ring of head is left floating on top. The body is golden to almost light-amber colored. 80% transparent.

Aroma : Practically a dead ringer for Corona. It has a strong corn and straw grass presence, and spicy hop trailing behind. It's also loaded with cleanly cooked and strained vegetables. This is a serious Mexican beer on the nose. No joke. Even though it's from Germany...how weird.

Taste : Crisp. Miles better than Kaliber, but that's not saying much at all. That nasty trademark rotten garbage hop mixed with thrown out vegetables comes in and destroys whatever crispness there was. The whole palate is just dirty. Corn, hulls of sugar snap peas, bitter plant and green leaf plucked from the tree...carrots dug from the garden with the dirt still on them.

It's a mouthful of garbage and that's about it. Even with all of this its better than Kaliber.

Feel : At this point I don't really care. It's crisp, slightly creamy, and clean FEELING (not tasting).

Overall : Pass. Give me an O'Doul's for an NA beer.

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Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Carrefour Camas. Shared with my wife while launching rice with meat. Passable for a low alcohol beer, but doesnt deserve the fame of being the best low alcohol beer of 2013 that ts label brags about

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Photo of gshak
2.69/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of Auraan
1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

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.

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Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei) from Binding-Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 148 ratings