The 10 best non-alcoholic and low alcohol beers in 2020

Heineken 0.0 (0%)

First launched in 2017, Heineken 0.0 was a surprise winner of a Gold medal in our Beer Masters competition in 2018, and it’s still one of the most popular non-alcoholic lagers going.

Heineken 0.0 is twice brewed and fermented with Heineken’s unique A-yeast, before the alcohol is removed and the brew blended to achieve a surprisingly authentic fruity flavour with slight malty notes. For lager lovers, it’s consistent and reliable.

Heineken 0.0% launched in the US last year, marking a significant milestone for the brand.

How much: £4 for 6x 330ml cans.

 

4 Responses to “The 10 best non-alcoholic and low alcohol beers in 2020”

  1. Jason Clarke says:

    Our industry needs more clarity and consistency as to what qualifies at ‘alcohol free’ as opposed to ‘no alcohol’ and ‘low alcohol’. Several of these beers are branded as ‘alcohol free’ yet have 0.5%ABV which is 10 times higher than the 0.05% ABV that Drinkaware regards as ‘alcohol free’. From a physiological perspective, the body won’t detect any noticeable ‘alcohol’ effect with either but they are dramatically different in their ABV content.

    What about ‘low alcohol’? The ASA demands a limit of 1.2% ABV to be deemed ‘low’ but most drinkers used to a 4-5.5% beer would regard 1.2% in the same vein at ‘no alcohol’. ‘Low’ and indeed ‘lower’ alcohol needs a much broader bandwidth of ABV to attract the average beer fan to drink more healthily.

  2. Jon Storey says:

    After running the Berlin marathon, Erdinger Alcoholfrei was available for free for all the runners. It was disgusting. I threw most of it down a drain and found a local cafe to have a proper beer. I’m sorry but it just didn’t taste like beer.

  3. dan says:

    Sorry but the Punk AF from Brewdog is the WORST non-alcoholic beer ever made in my opinion!!

    • Disagree, it’s actually very well brewed and is a credit to BrewDog, compliments Punk IPA well when alcohol is out of the question. Da, what would you recommend?
      Störtbecker is a great pilsner, Nanny State is good, and also Brooklyn Brewery has a few good flavours.

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