Bavaria 0.0%

English | Cymraeg

A review of Bavaria 0.0% - a refreshing and malty alcohol-free beer.



ABV: 0.0%
Calories per bottle: 79 (24 per 100ml)

The first thing to say about Bavaria beer is that it’s not from Bavaria. It seems that the Swinkels family, who’ve been brewing in the Netherlands since 1719 took their inspiration, and the name of their beer, from the master brewers of southern Germany. You may also remember the Bavaria brewery as the people who staged a very orange marketing ambush at the 2010 football World Cup, much to the annoyance of FIFA and the tournament’s sponsor, Budweiser.

Launched in 1978, Bavaria 0.0% has spread far and wide since then, and is on sale in most major UK supermarkets. Its creators claim it was “the first zero alcohol beer in the world”. It’s brewed alcohol-free, rather than having the alcohol removed at the end. The aim, they say, is to give the drinker “the great taste of an independent, family-brewed beer”.

So, does it? That depends on what you’re looking for in a beer. This one is refreshing and goes down easily. It’ll quench your thirst. It’s a little bit malty, but also a little bit thin. It’s not bad at all, but it’s not great either. Another better-than-average 3 out of 5.

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