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Clausthaler Golden Amber | Binding-Brauerei AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Binding-Brauerei AG
Germany
binding.de

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 05-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,643
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
88
pDev:
18.65%
Bros Score:
3.48
 
 
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zazzi82
2.33/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Urk1127
2.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: ruby red amber maple, fluffy bubbly head
A: malt and cider
F: malty, thin to medium, dry, and sweet
T: fruity, dry, malty, hoppy, caramel, spicy, and earthy
O: closest to an IPA for nonalcohol beer and has amber feel to it too

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Photo of CJNAPS
1.91/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pretty good taste on this one almost forgot I was drinking a NA beer...almost. If you have to go the NA route this is a lot better the original Clausthaler. cheers

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Photo of moon_dog
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMarcy78
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Banser521
3.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johnct
2.04/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.92/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very malty. This is the best low/non-alcohol beer I have ever tasted. Nice tan head, Amber color.

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Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
3.87/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Marke Clausthaler Unfiltered Amber dry hopped with Cascade Hops

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jlindros
3.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Well, this is the last style I haven't reviewed yet, and not surprised at all. Gonna review this as expecting for an NA beer.

Pours a decent fizzy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, mild sticky lacing, semi clear but tons of sediment floating in the iced tea brown color.

Nose, speaking of iced tea, is a lot like it, an herbal mild brown tea, with big toasty grainy straw pilsner malts, husked malt, a little sweet sugar, raw bread sweetness notes, grassy floral hops, reminds me of a kvass in a way.

Taste is more of the same, you can really tell there's no real fermentation to it, a sweet sugar flavor mixed with toasty grainy malts, husky grain, straw, some sweet bread dough, etc, with brown sugar and a little caramel note, but obvious all the raw sugar is there with no fermentation. HOps are pretty strong, fairly bitter with a grassy slight earthy and touch fruity flavors. Finish is a bit sticky sweet, more bitterness kicking in, herbal grassy hops again.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall as expected for NA beer it had all the raw sugar like tasting a beer before it goes into the fermenter, but not too sweet thankfully, nice malt character for the most part but some not so pleasant notes, hops were surprisingly decent.

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3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rolltideroll
4.67/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Has a decent amber color as advertised. But, I could care less what it looks like. Taste is where it's at ...

Hoppy, skunky but good smell which I like.

Tastes more like an IPA ... almost. Has a perfect hoppy aftertaste. Not sweet like virtually all other N/A beers.

Has a thick mouth-feel for N/A beers.

Overall the best NA beer I've had so far. Should measure all other N/A beers against this.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear dark amber color (living up to its name). The 3/4" white head recedes fairly soon leaving a 1/4" ring of foam and a thin cover on the liquid with one thicker island of foam. sipping leaves a pattern of patches and small legs of lacing.

The aroma is fresh and clean with some bready malt and a touch of caramel. However, for a dry hopped beer I'm not picking up much from the Cascade hops.

The flavors include the caramel from the malt, a touch of sweetness and some slight bitterness hovering in the background.

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and lightly crisp with slight prickly carbonation. The finish begins midway through and the caramel sweetness fades first leaving some dry but very faint bitterness.

Overall I'm enjoying this beer more than I'd expected for a low alcohol beer. There are some flavors here, subtle, but here. There are a number occasions on which I'd pick this over higher alcohol beers so I'm glad to have tried it and will be sampling it again to see what I may be missing in this review.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrajav
4.13/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As a casual drinker who prefers bitter, hoppy pale ales, this is the best non-alcoholic beer I've had so far. Unlike most others, it doesn't have that very weak, malty, soapy taste and feel. It actually has a decent bitterness and kick to it. It's the first NA I've had where I could actually tell myself "Yup, drinking beer." Definitely going to get this more often.

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Photo of dertyd
2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gshak
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Every1sgrudge
1.94/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Smells better than it tastes. The smell will fool you into thinking you will enjoy a beer-like beverage that contains little to no alcohol, except at first taste you will realize this is the most utterly disgusting beer you've ever had the displeasure of putting in your mouth. If this is the best non-alcoholic beer on the market I'd hate to see the worst. While the smell deceives you into thinking you have some kind of light German beer on hand, your smile quickly fades away when you taste the chemical, medicinal, malty, yeasty flavor this beer is full of.

For reformed alcoholics the selection is abysmal, and this was a waste of $8. I'd hate to see what some of these people are drinking that this deserves these high scores.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%

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Clausthaler Golden Amber from Binding-Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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