Drive | Bitburger Brauerei

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2.84/5
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68 Ratings
DriveDrive
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bitburger Brauerei
Germany
bitburger.de

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,264
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
68
pDev:
24.65%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Nunya
2.51/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of beer_beer
4.43/5  rDev +56%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Robertas
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beertunes
2.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into shaker pint glass. Clear, light gold color with 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention and very light lacing. Aroma was skunk forward, but had a basic "beer" scent. Same on the tongue, low grain, no real hops. Body was decent, light and crisp with a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was OK. If your looking for a "beer" in this style, I suspect you could do worse.

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Photo of dandy14
2.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.96/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best N/A beer out there yet won't give it a perfect score because I wouldn't consider it world class but it's as good as it gets for an N/A beer. If I couldn't drink alcohol this would be my go-to...hope that day never comes. But must say its very malty and flavorful.

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Photo of yaron73
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of davisrs
1.91/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Comparing only NA beers, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Very light straw yellow color.
Holds 2 finger head, diminishing to 1 finger after a few minutes.
The aroma is a slight one of hops!!
The taste is pure bitter boiled hops in seltzer ... not a pleasant piney/citrus bitter like ale. The bitterness continues all the way to the back of the palate and lingers.
The feel is light, very little apparent body.
This is something I could make myself by taking my boiled hops concentrate and adding to seltzer water.
This was a very disappointing taste test compared to other NA beers and full bodied ales (Clausthaler Dry Hopped) I won't be trying this beer again unless major changes are made.

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Photo of Bitburger
2.14/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +76.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Only beer i know that has 0.0 abv and taste is there, not too different than Stella, Germans don't mess around when it comes to beer. Tastes like Stella with a bit of bite that's caused by no alcohol and smells like Stella. I suggest pouring into a tulip glass and poured it is golden with a thin white head with a bubbly body. For a non-alcoholic beer that claims to have absolutely no alcohol this beer strongly deserves a 5 because there's no other like it. All other non-alcoholic beers have at least .4% but not Bitburger they somehow figured out how to remove it. How they do it, I have no clue but every resource shows they do. I even got in a little dispute with my favorite liquor store beer guy who claimed it wasn't possible to remove alcohol completely but show me results that show otherwise? This beer gets a 5 because I rate each beer by style that compares to other styles and not only does this beer belong alone in it's own genre but it's better than most non-alcoholic beers on the market, only Beck'S really compared because Beck's N/A tastes like real beer but then again it has .5 not 0.0, these Germans brewed this beer with genius. I personally wouldn't choose it though because I like high potency abv beers but if I couldn't consume alcohol this would be my go to.

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Photo of Libeertarian
2.83/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From notes taken 11/27/16:

Straw gold and very clear. Fine-foamed, somewhat chunky off-white head of good retention. Lacing is quite good. To the nose, honey, corn, light grass/grain, pinch of floral to rindy hops. Very much honey and corn on palate, a ton of balancing malt/grain tartness and mild bitterness with biscuity and floral aftertaste. Medium-bodied, not too watery, with suds first tingly then nearly creamy. I’ve not had many non-alcoholic beers, but this seems different from the ones I have had. A style that does not focus on quality, perhaps, but good to know some variety exists. Easily on par with Adjunct or even some Pale Lagers that have 3-5% alcohol. Just can’t get a buzz or warmth from it. Compare to Adjunct Lagers, but also to some German Pilsners.

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Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Banser521
3.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeMans
3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of innominat
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
1.34/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.16/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, pours a clear golden colour with a small finger of white head that disapates quickly. Aroma grass, grainey, honey. Taste malty and sweet, not to bad actually for a non alcoholic beverage.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of VABA
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of FLima
2.69/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with a thin one finger head with medium retention.
Predominant aroma with notes of crude grainy malt, honey and hay.
Flavor with notes of dry hay, crude malt and herbal hops. Dry aftertaste with mild bitterness.
Watery body with proper carbonation of tiny bubbles.
Not bad for a Non-alcoholic, body is rather thin, but they don't try to disguise it with excessive gaz. I had that after a difficult run and it went down like water, I mean better than water or any soda. I would though add more body and hops.

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Photo of ordybill
2.43/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
This is not a good beer. I know it is non-alcoholic but I find O'douls to be much better. With that said this is miles better than Coors N/A, which is downright unpleasant. This beer does have good coloration and and a decent aroma but I found the flavor to be bland and unappetizing.

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Photo of LakerLeith
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of josanguapo
2.03/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A standard 0.0. Not bad nor good. There are cheaper alternatives like san miguel 0.0.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

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Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 68 ratings