A well-balanced nonalcoholic lager. Fresh and easy to drink. Brewed with the finest barley malt and choicest hops using a unique, patented brewing method – which does not involve extracting the alcohol at the end of brewing. Freshness and a pleasingly intense hoppy note. Creamy on the palate with the sweetness balanced by a moderate bitterness. Brewed strictly in accordance with the German Beer Purity Law. Awards - World's Best Alcohol Free Lager 2014 What the Beer Expert Says: Tasting Notes: An easy-drinking lager with notes of soft baguette, fresh-cut grass and hay, with a long, lingering herbal bitterness. Food Pairing: One of the hoppier lagers in this bunch, Clausthaler’s herbal grassy hops and sweet, bready core make it the perfect game-day brew. It’s perfect with buffalo wings, piled-high chicken or veggie nachos, hot dogs or mac n’ cheese. Verdict: This hoppier lager is a champ, taking home the gold medal at the World Beer Awards in 2013, 2011, 2010 & 2009 in the non-alcoholic beer category. Part of the reason is the weight — it feels like a genuine beer on the palette — and the other is that it strikes the perfect balance between malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness.
At 12% alcohol and 500ml capacity this bad boy packs in the flavour and punch of almost 4 regular beers.
Brewed with premium malt and 2 hops varieties. The ingredient combination provides a unique, pear aroma, tangy hoppy-ness, thus a pleasant mixture of bitter and malt-sweet. ABV: 8%
The O.J. Premium Strong 16% is a bottom-fermented beer of high original gravity with a very high alcohol content. Upon pouring it in the glass, you get a clear, deep golden liquid. There’s medium to strong visual carbonation, yet the head immediately disappears. The rise of pearls starts off quite fast, but slows down to a moderate pace over time. In the nose, caramelized orange with hints of dark chocolate. A touch of bready sweetness. The whole aromatic experience is almost reminiscent of a Jafa cake! Not entirely complex, but not one-dimensional either, slightly nostalgic, think of homemade orange jam. Upon tasting, an amazingly full body welcomes you to the show. But take your time, there’s a light prickle of the carbonation, followed by an entire coating of the mouth. It’s creamy, almost syrupy, a unique evolution. In flavor, there’s dangerously little taste of alcohol for its high ABV; smooth and inviting, sweet and grainy. Like a loaf of bread covered with a thick, creamy caramel spread. In the back, a hint of dried winter spices: anise seed, cinnamon and allspice, waving from a distance. Hops are present, but not in any leading role. In the finish, the 16% ABV beer mellows. It’s buttery, with a tingle of moderate bitterness from the hops, finally finding their time to shine. Caramel still apparent, with a wink of expressed orange peel. The aftertaste is warm and wintery, a little bit of marmalade, hinting back to the start. Ever so wholesome. O.J.’s Premium 16% Strong Beer is warm and soothing. Dangerous for that matter, as its ABV might catch you off-guard if you’re not used to imbibing drinks with a higher alcohol content. A beer to savor slowly, rather than chug down while the meat is grilling on the barbecue.