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

Clausthaler Original (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)Clausthaler Original (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)
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2.88 | pDev: 25.69%
Binding-Brauerei AG
Clausthaler Original (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)Clausthaler Original (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)
Notes: Formerly Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)
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Photo of shambeano
2.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle, packaged on 04/09/2019, best before 04/03/2021. Poured into a tulip.
Look: A clear light gold, with about 1.5 cm of bubbly white head. Good head retention, and leaves some lacing on the glass. Looks decent.
Smell: I'm getting sweet honey, a little bit of grain, there is something in there a little sour as well (not good sour). I'm not getting a lot in the way of hops. It's okay except that slightly off note.
Taste: Not a whole lot going on, a little sweet, malty, slight touch of bitterness, some grassy hop.
Feel: Light bodied, tingly carbonation, okay length of flavour, there is a little bit of a drying quality to the end of it.
Overall: Yeah, its okay for an non-alcoholic, but I think there are far better examples of the style to be had.

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Photo of teromous
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From the back label: "ENJOY THE BEST TASTE BEFORE END" and
E: 12.03.2012

Appearance: The body is gold colored with good clarity. It has a short white head with good retention. The beer leaves some nice lines of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It smells skunked.

Taste: There is a sweet honey and cereal grain flavor.

Mouthfeel: It is light bodied with a very mild bitterness towards the end.

Overall: The beer feels overly sweet with no hop flavor or aroma, save for the skunky scent. I wouldn't recommend it or drink it again.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.08/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Review: 0,5l, green bottle of Clausthaler Alkoholfrei original: < 0.5% vol.

Comes in a bottle that looks like a regular beer. Certainly fooled me, that’s why I bought the fucking thing, thinking it was normal beer. Damn!!!!

On the pour I have to say the beer looks fantastic, a great big frothy white head, with a lot of good lively carbonation resulting in a nice clear golden coloured beer on appearance.

Head maintains very well, and some good lacing left on the glass. A good looking beer, sparkling, surprisingly good for a non alcoholic brew.…………

Smells pretty good too, getting a nice malty aroma on the nose for sure, but also a rather strange aroma. Guess could put that down to the sweet grains and floral hops. Some stringent corn smells too. Overall not bad on the nose.

Get a lot in the bottle, which is always a big plus.

The taste is a bit urgh, all very sickly sweet and very bitter. First impressions not good at all. Kind of a spicy and creamy off taste to it.

For a non alcoholic beer it is quite hoppy and bitter, which is very surprising to me. It certainly does taste like a beer, with the malts, barley and grains to the fore, which is impressive. Could definitely fool people into thinking it was a regular beer.

But not pleasant really, or very enjoyable, a dry finish with an artificial bitter taste that isn’t going to do it for me, will pass, thank you very much………….

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.99/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled in a light brown bottle and drank at work on my lunch break in the staff break room
Pours a crystal clear golden body with big thick white white head
Aroma is dry hop leaves and bread tins
Ultra soapy hops
Nice body

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, a bit skunky. Taste is of malts, grains, a hint of hops and a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent and highly refreshing beer.

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Photo of bret27
3.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

*voted worlds best beer, but difficult to verify when and where.
*does have a bottled and “enjoy by” date.
*green bottle.
*unclear if it’s supposed to be ale or lager or miscellaneous.
*96 calories/bottle.
Avg beer look, hoppy nose. Little skunky. Nice balance of sweet and hops, leaning more to sweet. Nice mouthfeel. Not bad. Probably be better if not spending time on warm shelf in green bottle.

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Photo of MaxBrews
3/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +46.9%
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 +14.6%
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%
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 +69.4%
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 +22.6%
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 +38.9%
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 +63.2%
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 +51%
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 +16%
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 +1%
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 +53.8%
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 -40.3%
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 -12.2%
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 +20.1%
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 +29.2%
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 +14.6%
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 +22.2%
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 woomThomas
1.49/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

The beer is cloudy and yellow in color. The foam is white and will properly. The foam has medium to large bubbles. The foam makes no direct traces in the glass. The aroma is mainly malt, hops smell some light and weak corn syrup. Artificial, but not bad. Malt and bitter hops. The flavor is artificial, bad. Malt and bitter hops. Kind of cute, Bad taste but everything is minimal. I get a taste of aspirin and drugs. At the third attempt taste so ended the beer down the sink. Light body. Moderate Carbonic. The flavors and feels artificial added. The smell was okay, but when you tasted it disappeared all. One got a sense of drugs and did not taste good.

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Clausthaler Original (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei) from Binding-Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 202 ratings