Those of us who, for whatever reason, can’t or won’t drink alcohol, it’s great to see brewers offering us something tasty rather than trying to fob us off with any old rubbish. St Peter’s is a really good drink which makes no compromise in flavour for the absence of alcohol.
1.0 out of 5 starsBrewers Wort sold as zero alcohol beer
9 June 2018
Bought a 4 pack of this at Sainsburys as it wasn't available there in single bottles. Did this on the back of St Peter's decent IPA but unfortunately it was an impulse buy and I hadn't seen any reviews. I have to agree with many of the reviews I've since read. It is an awful sickly sweet concoction. Rather than throw 4 bottles away I fermented it and obtained a reasonably drinkable beer of around 3%. Looks like St Peter's are just bottling wort and selling it as a zero alcohol beer!
This doesn't taste anything like any alcoholic beer I've tried. It tastes a bit like Soreen Malt Loaf. If it was sold as a Malt Loaf drink then it would be a more honest assessment. Sold as an AlcoholFree Beer? - no thanks.
I bought a few non alcoholic beers so that I could have two or three alcoholfree days a week. This was by far the worst tasting and after a few mouthfuls I poured most of it away. It tastes like wort from a tin of home brew kit. If you want a better tasting 0.5 per cent beer try Brewdog's Nanny State.
Wow - one of the maltiest beers I've ever tasted. A new gold standard in alcoholfree beer from one of our finest brewers. It is so malty that it takes a few sips to adjust and the aroma is amazing. This is what true quality ale should be like, brimming with malt (expensive and tasty) rather than bolstered with sugar (cheap and tasteless). I can well see how folks used to lager will struggle with this at first, its no lightweight golden beer. One thing I did notice was that this beer makes virtually no head and quickly loses what it does has; it appears flat but it isnt. Thats not unusual in some dark brown beers and there is still a good tingle to be felt on the tongue but a small head would have been desirable. I previously enjoyed Brew Dog Nanny State and my local Wetherspoons sells the Erdinger AFB both of which are OK. But the Erdinger has an unpleasant soapy taste which can only be hidden by virtually freezing it and the Brew Dog also has an odd flavour. I'll be buying this again
I'm a fan of an occasional dark ale, but this honestly tastes its been brewed with the scrapings of my dead Nan's athlete's foot. If you can finish a bottle you're more hardcore than me (and I once drank the fat out of a George Foreman drip tray, for fun). The bottle is kinda cool, like a medicine bottle from the 1950's. But like medicine from the 1950's, it tastes like it might kill you - and after the fourth sip you sort of hope it does. It might be easier to deal with if there was some sort of lasting effect, but it's alcoholfree rendering the drink 100% useless.
Anyone that gives this drink more than 1 star either works for the "brewery", or is a hipster so obsessed with niche markets they'll actually pretend to like this abortion in a bottle. 0/10.
Due to a medication, I am limited to minuscule amounts of alcohol. I have tried: alcoholfree lager, Gin and wine and after a bit of getting used to them, they are OK'ish. St Peter's Without seemed worthy of investigation, so I did. First impressions: It smells very malty and looks like beer, with a bit of a head when poured. It tastes very hoppy too, but slightly lacks something compared to real beer. Having said that, it really is about a close to a real beer as could reasonably be expected, given that there is no alcohol in it. I imagine that after a bit of getting used to it, this could become a regular tipple for me.