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Sin | Mahou S.A.

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Brewed by:
Mahou S.A.

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 1.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dbaker61 on 07-02-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Photo of josanguapo
2.5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From hipercor. At lunch, with fried potatoes, chicken steaks and fried eggs. Pretty decent for a spanish macro low ABV one. Very little metallic touch

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Photo of denisconrado
1.75/5  rDev -10.7%

I have not drank beer with alcohol, then asked this on a trip to Spain. At the time, I liked it, but if compare with current tastings, no... So do not consider my assessment! Oh, and the good of Spain is that, order a drink, you get a "slap"!!!

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Photo of kojevergas
1.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle served into a generic goblet in Ibiza, Spain. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half-finger head of poor thickness and no cream. Pathetic retention. Colour is a clear gold.

Sm: Very malty. Some nutty hops.

T: Almost entirely malt, with a tepache fermented pineapple reminiscent finish. Built poorly for an alcohol frei.

Mf: Not crisp. Far too thick and heavy; slightly syrupy. Bleh.

Dr: Not worth the bother - or the price (1.40 quid in Ibiza).

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Photo of dbaker61
1.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

330 mL can. 6 degrees Plato. Brew date: Feb. 15, 2011; best by date: Feb. 15, 2012. Formerly called Mahou Laiker. The name "Sin" does not refer to any moral failing, it just means "no" in Spanish, as in "no alcohol".

Appearance: Golden yellow in color. Crystal clear. Poured with two fingers of smooth foam. Plenty of lively carbonation. Head had okay retention, lasting a couple of minutes. Left plenty of lacing in clumps down the glass.

Smell: Very slight sweet smell, cannot pin it down more than that.

Taste: So empty. Along with leaving out the alcohol, I think they left out the flavor too. There is a slight bitterness, but no signature hops flavors to go with it. A bit of a stale, cooked taste, reminiscent of cooked corn (wonder why!).

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, as I expected going in. There is a little carbonation on the palate, but not too much. Slight metallic bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite dry.

Overall: Given a choice between this low alcohol beer and water, I'd pick water. I don't find it appealing at all. When I want to drink a beer, it needs to taste more like a beer than this. There is very little flavor, and the bitterness that is there is generic at best, metallic at worst. Not recommended.

As I stated above, Sin means no. No alcohol. But in my opinion, it could just as easily mean no flavor. My advice, just say no.

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Sin from Mahou S.A.
1.96 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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