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A review of Clausthaler

ABV: less than 0.5% Calories per bottle: 86 (26 per 100ml)
Score: 3 out of 5

Like Nirvana, Clausthaler is a brewery that only makes alcohol-free beer. They first brought it out in 1979, and some of their vintage ’70s adverts are classics of their type.

Unlike a number of the other beers on this page, Clausthaler hasn’t been di-alcoholised; it’s been brewed to be non-alcoholic. The brewers say their aim has always been to make an alcohol-free beer that tastes like a great beer. They must be doing something right, since they’re now exporting it from Germany to 51 countries, and they’ve won a few awards too.

So, what did we think? Well, for starters, the bottle design makes it look like a proper German lager. It smells like lager and pours with a reasonable head. But the taste is middle-of-the road, with a little bit of a chemical aftertaste. Overall, it’s OK but there are better alcohol-free options available.

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