Water, barley malt, hops and yeast: that's all it takes to brew a good pilsner. A nose for the best raw materials from nature, craftsmanship and a great experience. But above all, a lot of passion for really good beer!
The taste of Chang Beer’s unique golden brew is created through a time honoured brewing process and a selection of the finest ingredients the world has to offer – from the deep-water wells of Thailand to the finest yeast and hops the rest of the world has to offer.
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.
Smells mildly of yeast, malts and a little soapy. Filtered medium gold colour with a thinn head that lasts to the end with tons of sticky lacing. Good malts and sweet up front with next to no hops. Medium to full body palate. ABV:7%
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