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#25 Re: Alcohol free booze...
January 11, 2018, 02:03:18 pm
Even the weissbier (which normally has shitnloads more calories than normal beer) only has 30 I think.

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#26 Re: Alcohol free booze...
January 11, 2018, 05:09:03 pm
Funnily enough, I'm struggling to find published data for the calories in various brands of beer. 
Perhaps my google foo is weak today.

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#27 Re: Alcohol free booze...
January 11, 2018, 05:13:31 pm
Ah ha - My Fitness Pal has it all of course.

42 calories in Nanny State,
compared with
160 calories in a Punk IPA.

Considerable saving non?

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#28 Re: Alcohol free booze...
January 11, 2018, 06:21:36 pm
Nanny state bottle says 6cal per 100ml.

It’s also £1.39 at our local co-op which is quite cheap.

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#29 Re: Alcohol free booze...
January 11, 2018, 08:31:11 pm
£3.75 for 4 at Tesco ATM

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#30 Re: Alcohol free booze...
January 11, 2018, 09:39:33 pm
A lot less, 20% of a normal beer maybe.

https://www.nutracheck.co.uk/calories/calories_in_alcohol/calories_in_lager

Didn't see other replies but there you go.

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#31 Re: Alcohol free booze...
January 13, 2018, 07:51:02 pm
Weissbeer very good.
Just trying some flat tire (sic) Mosaic hopped lager which is very dry and probably my fave so far. Mosiac is my favourite hop though

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#32 Re: Alcohol free booze...
January 13, 2018, 08:01:08 pm
Snap! I'm having a few of those mixed with a few Nanny States.

Quite nice.

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#33 Re: Alcohol free booze...
February 20, 2018, 06:20:40 pm
Nice wee article about low alcohol booze loosely linked to the German olympic teams significant consumption...

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2018/feb/20/prost-how-to-drink-beer-like-a-german-olympic-athlete

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#34 Re: Alcohol free booze...
February 20, 2018, 06:40:01 pm
I found Clausthaler Dry Hopped Alcohol free beers recently - they have changed my drinking completely. No alcohol at all in the last 6 weeks.

The first and only AF drink I have found that actually tastes just like a beer! The holy grail......

https://www.binnys.com/beverage/Clausthaler_Non-Alcoholic_Dry_Hopped_820433.html

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#35 Re: Alcohol free booze...
February 20, 2018, 08:00:23 pm
I got tipped onto the Erdinger Weissbeer a while back from Fiend but it’s great too so many new 0.5% brews on the market.

Nanny State is good value through Ocado and I find it really tasty. 

Near me there are few good specialists offie’s that have a good stock so have tried several of the Big Drops and they’ve all been good.  The Stout is really impressive.

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#36 Re: Alcohol free booze...
February 20, 2018, 11:49:15 pm
I'll second the vote for Nanny State and Erdinger. Tasty stuff.

I've been off the sauce all year, but I'm playing a gig on Friday which I know I'll struggle with if sober so going to allow myself a few beers. Just lets the juice flow a bit better!

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#37 Re: Alcohol free booze...
February 21, 2018, 07:44:10 am
I am a total convert to Nanny state. I genuinely like it as a drink.

Wanted to cut down on my drinking levels this year and without doubt having a decent non alcohol drink, that looks and tastes like beer, in  a beer shaped bottle with beer type packaging has been a game changer in this.

Hopefully it inspires a lot of the other brewers to do more.

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#38 Re: Alcohol free booze...
February 21, 2018, 08:36:10 am
I am a total convert to Nanny state. I genuinely like it as a drink.

Wanted to cut down on my drinking levels this year and without doubt having a decent non alcohol drink, that looks and tastes like beer, in  a beer shaped bottle with beer type packaging has been a game changer in this.

Hopefully it inspires a lot of the other brewers to do more.

Yes - it helps. I didn't participated in dry January, but estimate I've had <10 drinks this year....

I do find the Nanny State a bit tacky on the tongue about 1/2 way through the bottle - though I'm not a hops/IPA fan TBH...

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#39 Re: Alcohol free booze...
February 21, 2018, 09:53:12 am
I'll second the vote for Nanny State and Erdinger. Tasty stuff.

I've been off the sauce all year, but I'm playing a gig on Friday which I know I'll struggle with if sober so going to allow myself a few beers. Just lets the juice flow a bit better!

From reading your previous posts (and from personal experience) I'd advise you to rethink this. You might feel weird for the first few gigs but the juice will flow fine on it's own sooner than you think.

The hardest bit of quitting anything is getting over the false but entrenched belief that there are things that are easier or better drunk/ high than they are sober. Once you're past the awkward bit when they still feel like they are then you'll be laughing. Stick with it.

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#40 Re: Alcohol free booze...
February 24, 2018, 08:14:17 pm
Ok. Spreading my wings from Nanny State and got a few from Sainsbury’s to try.
1. st Peters ‘Without’. High ratings on amazon etc... tasted rank to me. Glucosy and syrupy bitter. Not clean on the pallete at all.
2. Sainsbury’s low alcohol Czech lager. Really good (to me anyway). Well worth a try. Interestingly, brewed in Prague by none other than Pivo Staropramen...a wolf in sheeps clothing?

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#41 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 10, 2018, 06:58:17 pm
Just had a can of Pistonhead Flat Tyre (£4 for a 4pack in Tesco) and it’s ace!

Hoppy - but not as heavy as nanny state. Superb probably they best zero lager I’ve had. Even MrsTT thought it was ‘alright’.

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#42 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 13, 2018, 02:51:48 am
Where's the calorie free curry thread?  :please:  ;D

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#43 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 13, 2018, 08:54:32 am

2. Sainsbury’s low alcohol Czech lager. Really good (to me anyway). Well worth a try. Interestingly, brewed in Prague by none other than Pivo Staropramen...a wolf in sheeps clothing?


Still my favourite non-alcohol "lager" - only one I could find that wasn't excessively syrupy and sweet.

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#44 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 15, 2018, 10:20:06 pm
Kind of a YYFY moment here  ;)

I was in an Asda yesterday, which I very rarely frequent. I found myself perusing the booze free section and my eyes wandered slightly to see a 500ml bottle of Feldschlobchen for a very tempting 92p. I presumed this was non/low alcohol, and a quick “man look” confirmed this.

I just cracked it open now, took a swag and thought wow, that’s the most beer like non alcoholic beer I’ve ever tasted....... turns out it’s 4.5% German lager. Oops!

Can’t waste it now obviously  :pissed:

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#45 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 15, 2018, 11:22:13 pm
 :beer2:

Does anyone else notice the difference between the 0.5% and the 0%’ers?

I do.... the latter I find really weird tasting. 

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#46 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 16, 2018, 07:28:53 am
I find the key is just to make sure they are super chilled, it really does help.

That, and accidentally picking up real booze instead  ;D

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#47 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 16, 2018, 08:52:16 am
Sampled some of these whilst on the slopes in Slovakia.

Nice and refreshing. Like a can of top deck.
Lagers liked it so must be good.

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#48 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 16, 2018, 09:05:38 am
:beer2:

Does anyone else notice the difference between the 0.5% and the 0%’ers?

I do.... the latter I find really weird tasting. 

Yeah, the "real" 0%-ers are all really over-sweet / saccharine to me. Some of the mainstream brands are terrible.

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#49 Re: Alcohol free booze...
March 16, 2018, 10:30:14 am
:beer2:

Does anyone else notice the difference between the 0.5% and the 0%’ers?

I do.... the latter I find really weird tasting.

Flat Tire is 0% and for me, compared to Warsteiner and Erdinger it doesn't have a weird chemical aftertaste. The Erdinger is also very very sweet. I also find Nanny State is a bit aftertasty and not as nice as Flat Tire.