Sainsbury’s Low Alcohol Czech Lager

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A review of Sainsbury’s Low Alcohol Czech Lager

ABV: 0.5%
Calories per bottle: 87 (17 per 100ml)
Score: 4 out of 5

The mighty Staropramen brewery on the banks of the Vltava in Prague, who brew this one for Sainsbury’s, has been turning out quality beers since 1896. It’s the sort of brewery we’d like to think we could rely on; and in this case they’ve not let us down.

This beer stands comparison with Erdinger, and like that German brew, this Czech lager could easily be mistaken for its more alcoholic cousins. It looks and smells like a lager. Like the Cobra Zero, it’s low on gas, and won’t leave you bloated after a couple of bottles. It’s certainly more palatable than many mainstream bottled and canned alcoholic lagers, and is more like the craft lagers that have entered the drinks market in the last decade.

The bottle design leaves a bit to be desired. It looks like a cheap supermarket beer, and a label revamp might help re-position it towards the top end of the market, where it should sit. Another 4 out of 5.