I had not intended to do two NA Beer reviews back to back, but we’d been doing a little yard work this afternoon, in preparation for a snowstorm headed our way, had this in the fridge, and it seemed like a good time to relax and try something new.
Clausthaler is a German brewery that seems to brew exclusively non alcoholic beer. Certainly a niche market, Their website says they are the “most awarded taste in non alcoholic, so they’re obviously doing something right.
This is my first time trying any fruity flavored beer. As a matter of fact, I’ve been avoiding doing just that, because, in my mind, fruit and beer just don’t seem to “go” together. I just couldn’t seem to wrap around it, At our recent trip to Total Wine and More, I spied this and decided to give it a try.
It’s an interesting drink and I like it quite a lot! A mixture of malt and grapefruit juice, it has a nice mixture of sweet and sour flavors. It’s very “crisp” in texture, and was the perfect refreshing treat after some yard work.
I definitely think of this as a summertime treat beer. With the sweet and sour combinations of flavor, I expect it would pair VERY well with BBQ–I can see it being perfect with ribs or brisket.
If I had to describe this beer in one word, it would be “refreshing”. I’m not sure how much I’ll be drinking this in the dead of winter, but in the heat of the warmer months, I can see it being one of my go to drinks.
You can find Clausthaler online at https://www.clausthaler.com/