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

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2.57/5
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150 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

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Added by kbub6f on 08-23-2002

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Ranking:
#46,707
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
150
pDev:
30.35%
Bros Score:
2.37
 
 
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.41/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

My first non-alcohol beer. Lets see what this is like.

Appearance (2.25) : Elmer's glue white head, fluffy and artificial. Pale yellow body with lots of bubbles. Better than I expected for a non-alcohol beer.

Smell (1.5) : So is this what N/A beers are supposed to smell like?? I hope not. Cooked smashed peas, dirty squash, some fermented fruit. Old corn. Just rancid. Smells just like my elementary school lunch room did. Really...? An extra half point for the memory.

Taste (1.25) : If you like beer, but you want to ditch the alcohol, please avoid this beer at all costs. The taste is even worse than the smell, which I'm sure was impossible. Want to know what you're in for, non-alcoholic beer drinking floozie? Rotted corn. A blenderfull of mashed, cooked peas and carrots, army style. A dry bitterness that is not unlike walking into a funeral home. The cooked carrot note is overwhelming most everything. Do not drink this beer. Please, I beg you.

Mouthfeel (1.25) : Loud carbonation upfront that quickly turns into a stiff carcass staleness. Just...wrong.

Overall (1.39) : Stay away, unless you hate yourself. Drink a sprite instead.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
2.45/5  rDev -4.7%

Twelve ounce bottle.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow under a solid one-finger thick frothy white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves puzzle lace.

N: Corn (?), yeasty bread, faintly floral, grassy, faint lemony citrus, hay.

T: Thin, wheaty bread, slightly sweet malts, mild fruity yeast.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp and clean finish.

O: For the style, this is acceptable and a good starter beer.

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Photo of Maillard
2.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of wrightst
2/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of Elicoleman
1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
1.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of LuckyJohn
2.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of JimmyMPR
1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of sephyrott
1/5  rDev -61.1%

Photo of REVZEB
2/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Buckler has a thick, frothy, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, yellow-gold appearance, and pretty heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, sweet, biscuit, and some grass, and the flavor is of sweet grain, biscuit, and grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a touch slick, and Buckler finishes fairly crisp, tasty, and easy drinking. Yes, it does have a bit of that "something missing" aspect that one gets from non-alcohol brews, but this one tastes more like beer than any I’ve tried, so far. I like it!

RJT

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Photo of sebaastionb
3/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of atrocity
1.25/5  rDev -51.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.29/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden liquid with some bubbles, little head nor lacing. No aroma to be had. In the taste, sweet euro pale malts and perhaps corn and other adjuncts. Has a light beery flavor and a bit of hop bitters. Tastes like an under fermented euro pale lager, which is what this is. Sweet wort and some hop, light watery body. If you like euro style lagers and can't have more than 0.5% abv, this is ok

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Photo of Lane_in_ID
3/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of MattTastrophee
2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tdm168
2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tobelerone
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of djrn2
1.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of MTNboy
2.82/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The deployment N/A beer for the Army for years. I have had servings in cans and bottles. Overall it is not horrible when you are in T-Total country. It has good appearance of a regular beer. It pours golden with decent head but not much for lace. It smells like a pasture with tones of hay. There is sort of a stagnant bland flavor. It has a thin body with quite a bit of carbonation.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Luiz0930
2.75/5  rDev +7%

Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 2.57 out of 5 with 150 ratings