Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew
Heineken Nederland B.V.

Buckler Non-Alcoholic BrewBuckler Non-Alcoholic Brew
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Heineken Nederland B.V.
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #112
Ranked #29,724
2.59 | pDev: 29.34%
Aug 23, 2023
Aug 23, 2002
Notes: None
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

2.66/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
From the bottle, it pours a clear light yellow color with a modest white head that eventually diminishes to a nice ring. Some spotty lacing. The nose gets grassy notes, not overly pleasant. The mouth gets a light grainy malt flavor.
Aug 23, 2023
Rated: 2.46 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jul 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.56/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
Dec. 2010: 250 ml bottle, as Buckler 0,0%, brewed by Heineken Spain. Deep golden to pale brown colour, moderate white head. Typical n/a beer aroma of unhopped wort and cooked vegetables. Grainy flavour, notes of wort, maize and over-cooked vegetables.
May 27, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

2.53/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
I had this beer at a friends house this evening. He drinks low alcohol beer because he claims regular beer puts him to sleep. This beer may also put you to sleep because it is boring.

Pours a clear yellow color with brief white head and light lacing. Smell and taste was grassy/ corny. Tasted kind of like flat, old lager. Light watery feel. Not something I would drink again, except out of politeness.
Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

2.72/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Pours a light foamy 1 finger head with moderate retention, fair soapy lacing, crystal clear light pale slight watery color

Nose some malt syrup sorghum thing, a bit of cereal, light floral hop

Taste more malt water with light malt syrup sorghum thing, hint cereal, touch of herbal hop, a bit of corn, drier gritty finish a mild bitterness

Mouth is lighter bod, med carb

Overall eh, not terrible but not good, not much going on and quite plane even for NA beer, likely before the craft NA beer movement started
Jul 15, 2022
Rated: 3.53 by Rhetion from Florida

Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by Parsifalstaff from New York

Sep 21, 2021
Rated: 2.37 by Rich-Ry from California

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz bottle, best by DEC-2021; purchased single off shelf... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, brassy-gold liquid, some flecks of sediment; tall, tight, silken foam stand... the foam holds at first, then breaks up after the first sip; leaves a solid ring of lace at the top while keeping a collar till the end

S: mineral, herbal-grassy hop?; hint of peppery phenol?, rather fresh-baked bready underlying foundation... great expression and intensity overall

T: pretzels and lemon peel; dry finish with a moderate, peppery-herbal bitterness which lingers long... aftertaste is quite dry, with a toasty pretzel bready essence quietly humming

F: cut dry, tight flow; seems like there's a dextrin plumpness to its body up front, but it just drops in the finish

O: I would not be disappointed if I had to drink this often... it lacks the bubblegum and clove flourishes I've tasted in other Dutch and German NAs... not bad! (1746)
Apr 20, 2021
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Rated by UCrazyKid from Illinois

1.98/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Well for a Low Alcohol beer, it drinks and tastes like a Bud Light. Good on a hot day or to go with tacos. Otherwise not much to write home about.
Feb 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

2.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5
12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a clear golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- smells of skunk, toasted cereal grains, a hint of spicy hops. Smells like Sugar Smacks cereal

T- slightly sweet malt up front gives notes of toasted grains and puffed wheat cereal. Mid-palate gives notes of cardboard and light skunk. The finish gives just a trace of spicy hops

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- pretty well balanced, some off-putting notes but drinkable
Jan 28, 2021
Rated: 3.01 by Boone757 from Virginia

Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 3.1 by Ceddd99 from Michigan

Sep 05, 2019
Rated: 2.62 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jul 07, 2019
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A - Light gold color with good head retention on top.

S - Aroma is very light. Pale malt aroma with just a little bit of hop spiciness.

T - Grain flavor with a little bit of spiciness on the back end, bitterness is low, and the finish is balanced.

M - Light medium body with gentle prickly carbonation that gives way to a soft texture.

O - For a non-alcoholic beer it's better than I expected. For what it is, it hits the mark. Would I buy more? To be determined. Better than the current score of 2.57? Definitely.
Jun 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

2.98/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
-Clear, golden bottle pour with minimal foam and light aroma of grassy hops. The flavor is thin, but pleasant enough for the style. The finish lacks dryness, which would improve the appeal.
Jun 28, 2019
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with as Mar-2020 best by date. Sampled on June 17, 2019.

The appearance is a clear golden color with a fizzy white head the dissipates quickly. Great clarity.

Barley grains and All Spice greet the nose with a hint of floral notes and an overall cleanliness.

The mouthfeel is thin, watery, and that is to be expected for a N/A beer in my opinion.

There is a sort of nutmeggy barley grain taste and slightly sweet. Clean, crisp finish. It's a N/A beer I could have more than once if I am trying to avoid alcohol.
Jun 17, 2019
Rated: 2.16 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

May 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Aegelis from Delaware

2.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Good news is, this isn't as bitter as other N.A.s out there, but this also means not as much flavour. During the summertime, I can see how this would be a light, refreshing treat. For the other seasons though, I may opt for a heartier cooked brew.
Apr 12, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

2.65/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
had next to the new heineken zero alcohol and the coors non alcoholic, and this was better than the coors and much worse than the heineken, more malty and sweet at the end, but unlike the coors, its a reasonable facsimile to real beer if i let it be. i never drink this kind of thing, but i think this one is better than many, it has actual flavor at resembles beer, and that alone makes it decent in its field. clear and yellowish and thin, but it holds its head really well, and looks enough like a light lager. some corny sweetness to it, even an appreciable yeast aspect, its a shame they missed out on any hops, because that seems like the easiest of the core ingredients to assimilate into a non alcoholic brew, it should at least have a balancing element, because without it, the beer finishes sugary and one dimensional, seems like a missed opportunity to me. very light body even with the sweetness, a sort of stale and metallic layer too though, high carbonation saves it for me. i would choose this over many of its peers, but now that they have the new heineken alcohol free beer, this one may take a hit...
Feb 28, 2019
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