Erdinger Alkoholfrei

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A review of Erdinger Alkoholfrei - an isotonic thirst-quenching alcohol-free lager.



ABV: 0.5%
Calories per bottle: 125 (25 per 100ml)

They’ve been brewing beer in Erding, Bavaria, since 1886, and claim that their beer “personifies Bavarian lifestyle and enjoyment”. Erdinger Alkoholfrei is a somewhat more recent development but has rapidly colonised much of the alcohol-free market. As well as being big in Germany, it’s sold in many UK supermarkets and has a foothold in the USA.

Like Fitbeer, it’s aimed at people with a passion for exercise. Since 2001, the brewers have marketed Erdinger Alkoholfrei as an “isotonic thirst-quencher”, and it’s endorsed by an impressive team of 26 high-achieving athletes. If you’re a little bit athletic yourself, you need look no further for plenty of info on how to stay on top of your game and enjoy your beer.

According to Erdinger, it’ll also give you 26% of your Vitamin B12.

So, is this one going to make your Oktoberfest list? We have to say that this is one of the best of the light alcohol-free beers. It’s lively and has a good head on it when poured, and has the smell and colour of a good German lager. It’s one of the few zero per cent brews that could be mistaken for a mainstream alcoholic beer. It also lacks that unpleasant chemical after-taste that has blighted alcohol-free lagers for years. A well-deserved 4 out of 5.

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