Den (dewhitton) wrote,
Den
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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 40: Clausthaler Classic Lager

An interesting one from Germany. "Alkoholfries" or <0.5%. The label also says it is acclaimed worldwide.

Clausthaler Classic

Pours a clear pale gold with a medium head that fades slowly to a thin lacing.

First Sip: Mouth feel is a little thin but not watery. There is a slightly grainy sweet malt followed by a mild, long-lasting hops on the back of the tongue. As the beer warms in the glass and you grow used to the hops, the malt becomes stronger and a little citrus starts to appear. A little foamy and tingly carbonation on the tongue.

When I saw the alcohol content I though the beer would be bad. I've had bad experiences with unleaded brews. This one looks like beer and tastes like beer. It's certainly much better than the mass-market swills that pass for lager in this country. I would happily drink this one all day, and the only effect I would expect from it is the need to go to the toilet a lot due to excess fluid intake. I don't think this could even be classed as an alcoholic drink.

I've read a lot of reviews about this, and all the complaints talk about a metallic taste. Hint: DON'T DRINK BEER FROM CANS. Sheesh.

I wonder if my friends who can't drink alcoholic beverages would be allowed to drink this.

Clausthaler Classic
Binding-Brauerei AG
<0.5% alc/vol
330ml bottle

Clausthaler Classic

Same again, sir? Yes!
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