Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew | Heineken Nederland B.V.

Buckler Non-Alcoholic BrewBuckler Non-Alcoholic Brew
BA SCORE
4.2%
Liked This Beer
2.53 w/ 144 Ratings
Buckler Non-Alcoholic BrewBuckler Non-Alcoholic Brew
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
heineken.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,548
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
144
Liked:
6
Avg:
2.53/5
pDev:
30.04%
Alströms:
2.37
 
 
Wants:
4
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Trade:
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of dhannes
3.56/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Perfect Pint.
L=A tad lighter than regular lagers, but darker than many; ample head for a lager.
S=Almost none, but also not off putting.
T=It has been awhile since I've had an NA beer, but, for the style, rather refreshing with minimal of that musty NA flavor. Sweet, slightly malty...definitely more of a session beer.
F=Lighter and ample carbonation.
O=Definitely one of the better NA beers; I recall that imports always beat domestic offerings, and this is no exception.

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Photo of imbibehour
2.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Pale brass lemon yellow with very good clarity. Very bright bleach white head, managing a good two fingers off the pou, but settles to a simple fine puck and collar. Looks like a better than average industrial beer.

Aroma is quite a bit off putting. Burnt flour like grains predominate the nose. Chalky and powdery burnt residue just get quite a bit of scent on the nose here. Moderate sensing malt sweetness, but hardly much to be contained here.

Surprisingly not as bad as I thought it would be on the palate, but still not providing an enjoyable experience. Chalky burnt grains on the palate, with an exceptionally watery mouthfeel. Tap water like body and consistency. A faint touch of a bit of malt sweetness manages to save it just a little. Very odd bitterness that doesn't even feel like hops.

Very strange NA brew, much better out there.

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Photo of FriedSlug
2.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

A nice clear straw colored beer with a white head that lingers around the edge of the glass. The aroma isn't great as it is skunky, grainy and sweet. The taste is grainy and metallic with that skunkiness in it. There is a little bitterness and an odd underlying sweetness. This is not something I enjoy.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.82/5  rDev +51%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden pilsner look that tastes and looks like Stella/Heineken. Not bad for an N/A beer

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Photo of jzlyo
2.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aroma and flavor is a bit of barley/malts, mild fruit and a bitter finish. Not something I'll have again but if I had to have a N.A. beer, this was passable.

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Photo of davisrs
3.55/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Comparing only NA beers, BUD Light and Miller Lite, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
The color was a nice straw yellow.
This beer poured with a 2 finger head.
It gave off a nice sweet beer aroma from the head.
The taste was that of beer with overly sweet malt but decent hops flavor.
The overall taste and body was better than any US light or NA beer with a slight taste of caramel

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Photo of alexsergio
2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dewfaced
3.66/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

One of the better tasting NA Beers

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I guess this is the non alcoholic non skunk version of Heineken. Which is like, the best two things about Heineken if you ask me, so I am not sure why this has reason to exist. . . much like a Carver in Lovelock.

Pours a super feint straw yellow. Mild white head 1/3". The smell wasn't skunky, but was a concerning kind of musty basement.

Taste was a different hopped AAL kind of beer. I dunno. Maybe you're on probation and you've been Eiffel Towered by the whole town and fire department like Chrystal has, so you're relegated to drinking this to drown your sorrows. Like Trump says, its sad, its really sad.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.43/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

There was a point, a few years back, when I was on a style kick, drinking widely of one style until I either exhausted the available commercial stock or my palate became exhausted. N.A. or Low-Alcohol Beers were one such instance & I was recently surprised to realize that I have not previously reviewed this one. Time to make up for lost time!

From the bottle: "Premium Quality".

As usual, nothing happened until I Pop!ped the cap. After that, the brew seemed to fly into my glass, following a heavy-handed pour. This created a brief finger of foamy, bone-white head that withered in the face of the day's heat & humidity. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity. I was surprised when The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Croesus & Midas suddenly appeared as I would have thought this to be beneath their mighty gaze. Nope, they just love gold! Nose had a pleasant sugary maltiness to it, leading me to wonder whether it began as a lager or an ale. My bet is on the former. The taste was also decent, with a lager-like sweetness and a touch of Noble hop bitterness. Finish was dry and actually kind of refreshing. For me, it was kind of a novelty treat, but when I first got on an N.A. kick years ago, I had a buddy who could only drink them due to his far out meds. I don't know if he had this one, but I do know that he liked some more than others. This was decent.

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Photo of RyanKininger
3.06/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of singletary
2.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of josanguapo
1.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

30 May 2015: At lunch. With fried eggs, with fried potatoes, chicken steaks and sausages. Bad but not infamous. Small nasty bitterness but allows itself to be drank

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Photo of tone77
3.04/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has lots of grains, a touch of skunkiness. Taste is grains, some malts, actually more flavor than I was expecting. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while I won't need another, this beer greatly exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
1.5/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of FLima
2.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Golden color with a two finger head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of grains, bread and herbs. Not good, but not bad for style.
On the other hand, the flavor was far from great. Notes of malt juice from extract, very few hops if any and lager yeast. And that is it. Dry aftertaste with no bitterness.
Light body with a carbonation that avoided going watery.
No really bad flavor as some non-alcoholic beers, but it has no enchant and plain as it can be. Malt juice.

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Photo of Zazzi82
1.94/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MacMalt
2.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured into pint glass. It pours a crystal clear golden color with a thick, foamy bright white head and lacing. It is actually a reasonably attractive pour. The smell is a very unappealing bready yeast. The taste is also completely bland: biscuity malt, slightly sweet. No hop presence at all. There is simply no taste. It is light in body and carbonation. It would be easy to drink if there were any reason to do so. This one looks great in the glass. Stop there and don't drink it!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.73/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of papat444
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flashback #375

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Photo of DanielCole
2.39/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.87/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not bad, deep yellow body with no head. Look is average.

Aroma was horrid skunky lager yeast. Well, it is from Heineken.

Taste was surprisingly better than the smell. Crisp, only mildly skunky.

Mouthfeel was OK. Not thin but not full, what do you expect from this one?

Overall the aroma was too bad to finish it. I'm on Weight Watchers and I'm not going to spend some of my daily points on this when I have a Tachyon in the fridge.

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Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 4.2% out of 100 with 144 ratings
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