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Alco free beers

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12 Apr
9:28pm, 12 Apr 2021
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FenlandRunner
Thanks for the recommendation, larkin, I will give that a try.
13 Apr
8:21am, 13 Apr 2021
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larkim
Followed it up with a can of Hoegaarden 0.0 which was not nearly so pleasant.

This review is about right https://steadydrinker.com/reviews/wheat-beer/hoegaarden-00/#:~:text=%E2%80%9C0.0%E2%80%9D%20is%20the%20non%2D,Hoegaarden's%20famous%20wheat%20beer.&text=Served%20with%20a%20slice%20of,)%2C%20this%20was%20probably%20true.

Just too much sweetness for me. I won't mind drinking the other three cans too much, but I won't be keen either.
13 Apr
10:26am, 13 Apr 2021
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HappyG(rrr)
I don't think the yeast (Hefe) / wheat (Weizen) beers work very well as NA. Could it be because the alc version is already slightly sweeter than a "dry" lager and hence when you go NA which often seem to be sweeter anyway, it just accentuates it?
13 Apr
10:34am, 13 Apr 2021
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larkim
Actually, it's generally the wheat beers that I prefer as AF options (e.g. Erdinger, Franziskaner etc). It's the "normal" lagers and ales that struggle a bit more to please my palate.
13 Apr
10:38am, 13 Apr 2021
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Weean
I'm with Larkim on this.
13 Apr
11:07am, 13 Apr 2021
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HappyG(rrr)
OK, I'm gonna get all yeast on your a*ses here! I think that the Wit bit of White beers is same as the Hefe bit in German beers - caused by leaving the yeast in. It's yummy, but slightly sweet.

Maybe I misled with the Weizen (Wheat) bit - there are clear wheat beers (Klares, or Kristall) which are drier. (There are also Dunkel Weizenbiers, which are more stouty, but let's not go there!) That's what I meant. :-) G
13 Apr
11:18am, 13 Apr 2021
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sallykate
I find Erdinger AF way too sweet. Hoegaarden is often served with lemon isn't it? Maybe that would tone down the sweetness a bit.

Still on Brewdog here.
13 Apr
11:37am, 13 Apr 2021
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larkim
Aha, I'm now learning something!!

Definitely, though, for me the Hoegaarden 0.0 didn't have the sharpness that the "full" version does, and I don't think I've ever had it served with lemon (though that might just be the quality of the venues I've consumed it in!)
MsG
13 Apr
11:44am, 13 Apr 2021
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MsG
I gave up on hoegaarden ⁰ because of the sweetness. That's what put me off the moretti too.
13 Apr
8:27pm, 13 Apr 2021
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Dvorak
Hi, unbooze fans. A Beerhawk ad popped up in my FB, 24 cans for £24, with free delivery (order by the 15th). There is a low/no alco version, 4 each of Big Drop lager, Big Drop milk stout, Adnams Ghost Ship, Brewdog Punk AF Beavertown Lazer Crush, and, er, Hoegaarden.

beerhawk.co.uk

Shown as £35 but there is a code MEGAPACK30.

No subscription, but new customers only.

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What's your favourite zero / low alcohol beer, now there's loads for sale?

Which rank highly, and which are just rank? Offers, special deals, tasting notes, recommendations, all welcome!

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