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Four bottles of non alcoholic beers including a green Heineken bottle

Best non-alcoholic beers to try

Published: September 5, 2021 at 11:11 am
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Our favourite booze-free brews, from hoppy pale ales to zesty wheat beers and crisp lagers

Looking for non alcoholic beers to try? Want to find the best low-alcohol beers? Check out our recommendations below from our in-house drinks experts. Next, try our favourite non-alcoholic gin and non-alcoholic prosecco and champagne.

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Best non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beers

Estrella Galicia 0.0%, £26.73/12, Amazon

This pilsener-style beer has well-rounded flavour and gentle bitterness. Crisp and winningly chuggable.

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Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects, £23.95/12, Beer Hunter

This full-bodied, amber-style brew is one of the best non-alcoholic beers out there, zesty, hoppy and richly flavoured – you can't tell it's booze free.

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Guinness Draught 0.0% Alcohol Free Stout, £4/4, Morrisons

This 0% version of the original draught stout pulls off the amazing feat of tasting pretty much identical to the real thing. Well balanced with the classic malty, chocolate and coffee flavours intact and a thick, creamy head on pouring – decant into a pint glass for the best experience.

A pint of alcohol-free Guinness next to a can of alcohol-free Guinness

The Wild Beer Co Grapefruit IPA Soda, £1.65/330ml, wildbeerco.com

We loved this super-refreshing 0.3% ABV beer which features vibrant, juicy citrus notes as well as crisp hoppiness.

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Krombacher Weizen Wheat Beer, £11.99/6, The Dry Drinker

One for fans of German wheat beers, this refreshing o.5%ABV brew has that classic full-bodied, fruity wheat character.

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Lucky Saint 0.5% Unfiltered Lager, £21.95/12, Beer Hunter

A crisp pilsner-style lager with a tiny hint of malt which rounds it off nicely. We love the chunky retro glass bottle as well. Serve chilled with a burger.

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Mikkeller Drink'in the Sun, £18.64/8, Dry Drinker

This 0.3%-ABV American-style wheat ale is a bright, sunshiny beer with gentle hoppiness and a vibrant grapefruit and peach character. Try drinking with a slice of orange.

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Big Drop Pale Ale, £2.49/330ml, Beer Hawk

Dry-hopped, lemony and piney, and really refreshing, this is a classic West Coast pale ale (0.5% ABV) that is very close to the real thing.

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Freestar 0.0% Alcohol Free Beer, £2/330ml, Ocado

This lager-style beer is fresh and citrussy with a little hint of bitterness on the finish. The production process is also environmentally friendly, using 80% less water and creating 70% less waste than the industry standard. Serve super-chilled with a bowl of spicy chilli or some tacos.

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BrewDog Nanny State, £13.92/8, Dry Drinker

A dependable drink when you are out (most bars stock it). At 0.5% ABV it packs in all the citrussy, piney flavours you’d expect from a US-style hoppy ale.

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Freeride, £2/330ml, Magic Rock

Cult Huddersfield brewers Magic Rock know how to punch up the flavours. This vegan tropical pale ale has plenty of refreshing mango and passionfruit with a little hoppy bite. At 0.5% it’s perfect for all day summer drinking.

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Small Beer Dark Lager, £2.15/330ml, Ocado

A super-refreshing but complex 1% ABV beer. Pours dark like a stout but drinks really lightly with lovely background notes of coffee and chocolate.

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Days Pale Ale, £25/12, Days Brewing

We were impressed with this zero-alcohol vegan pale ale from Scottish booze-free brewery Days. Expect tropical notes and a pleasingly rounded texture and full body. Try their lager too, which is crisp and chuggable without being thin and watery.

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Lowlander 0.00% Wit Beer, £15.92/8, Dry Drinker

Brewed with discarded orange and lemon peels from the bar industry, this is a standout wit (flavoured wheat) beer. Zesty, refreshing and complex it’s an incredible beer whether you are Dry Janning or not!

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Heineken 0.0, £11.95/12, Beer Hunter

This won’t win any awards for complexity but the classic lager flavour will definitely hit the spot if you are faking it in Dry Jan. Perfect with a curry and the sugar level is nice and low. A chugger.

Heineken Zero Alcohol Beer bottle and four pack

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