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

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Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany
binding.de

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.45%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 11-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
74
Avg:
2.9
pDev:
24.83%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Bruning
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Lane_in_ID
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.29/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.17 at Trader Joe's in Roswell, Georgia. Best Before: 01.20.12.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, dark golden body with a small-sized, fizzly, white head.

Smell: Mainly husky, gnarled barley with a handful of loose change and hint of dehydrated herbs.

Taste: Light malt inclusion with a noted amount of sourish, husky graininess throughout, even growing a bit as it warms. Slight sweetness. Faintly herbal hops and imparted bitterness. A tad metallic. A sip of coins and water-soaked chaff on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Minus the whole no-alcohol thing, it's not worse than a lot of icky, ill-conceived lagers running loose out there.

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Photo of dertyd
2.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andreji
2.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I would really like to know if non alcoholic lagers should be rated in its own special category. When drinking, say, buckler, one could say 'no', as it may even be competitive in the market. But, c'mon, clausthaler must be one of the worst na's ever conceived, not only because of its ridiculous sour-bitter taste that leaves you confused at the end, but perhaps because of its awful soda-like excessive carbonation. You judge.

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Photo of mschofield
2.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear medium gold, topped with a two finger puffy white head, leaves bits of lacing.
Sulfur aroma, thanks to the green bottle, lemon and grain, apart from the sulfur it's very subtle.
Grain, lemon zest and sulfur in the taste, a good amount of lemon.
Light bodied

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Photo of Sycodrummer
2.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

When judged with style strictly in mind this beer does a good job of filling the role of the average macro lager. In terms of many of the other beers I and others enjoy, however, this will simply not fill one's dessire for beer.

Poured from a 12oz. green bottle into a pint glass yeilding a frothy, snow-white head about one finger thick. The head sat atop a slightly straw colored pale yellow beer typical of macro fame. Not as translucent as some macro's with decent coloration and streaming bubbles of carbonation. Bits and peices of lace clung to the glass, but no appreciable rings. In short, out of the NA's this beer plays the part of real beer well based on appearance.

Smell is very grainy and bland. Lable indicated only water, malt, hops and yeast used in the brew, but its smells of other adjucts and grains.

Taste is thin and slightly watery. Stale malt and an overload of flavourless grain bombard the palate. Zero hop character detected, zero bitterness detected. Slight malt but it is masked by carbonation and is rather thin.

Very thin on the palate with club soda like carbonation.

Its drinkable in that if one cannot have alcohol for whatever reason this probably comes the closest to a BMC beer. For that crowd, this would satify the palate. However, after being exposed to so many other good beer, this is a limp, water, soda-like drink. Good for the style, not good for beer.

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Photo of cliff1066
2.49/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nobodywonder
2.49/5  rDev -14.1%
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 KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jheezee
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BeerZombies1
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Florya
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Pug
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BAsbill
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Zazzi82
2.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of yemenmocha
2.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Green bottle, so expecting skunk. Pale golden color. Nose is ferocious skunk. Maybe a mushroom juice component in there. Skunk. Cereal grain on palate, malt, sweet. Light hops. Light body. Goes down easy, so long as you can tolerate the skunk. Better than a normal ABV American adjunct lager though.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.53/5  rDev -12.8%
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 Kplummer82
2.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thrasher
2.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer looks the part, but it's ultimately a hollow specter lacking any real substance and unable to provide true satisfaction. The color is a fine, high gold, with a reasonably good head and lace. The aroma contains a trace of green-glass Euroskunk, with some graininess and a pleasant bread-yeast. The caramel sweetness is unhampered by alcohol, so the cake and bread crust flavors are more noticeable than a traditional beer. Hops are tart and quite forceful. There is something off, though, an unpleasant chemical flavor. Like something plastic sat in the beer for a spell. It's a fake taste, which fits 'cause you could say this is a fake beer. Cookie and shortbread flavors struggle to the top and the beer ends up being sweeter than it should be. It's not awful; in fact, if this was the only option it wouldn't be the end of the world. But there must be better NAs out there.

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Photo of TheLiterati
2.58/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Straw colored with a white head that yields to lots of lacing.

I’d agree with other BAs that there is a weird undertone of tomatoes or tomato soup in the aroma. In fact, one BA said SpaghettiOs, and darn it all, it’s in there, along with some light malts and grains, maybe a teeny bit of hops.

Mouthfeel starts off crisp, but gives way to an unpleasantness – dry, but not in a good way. Still, the flavor is more grainy than sweet, which is a pleasant surprise for this style.

As long as your expectations of an NA beer aren’t too high, this will pass as drinkable. All in all better than many NAs out there.

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Photo of Duffman79
2.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of toppoop
2.6/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clausthaler Premium (Non-Alcoholic/Alkoholfrei) from Binding-Brauerei AG
2.9 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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