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 tastes truly awful, like non alcoholic beer did twenty years ago. Other producers have refined their offerings, putting this in the shade. I drank about 3 sips before chucking down the drain, it was that bad. Like cabbage water. I drink a fair amount of no/low alcohol beers these days and this is the worst I've tried in a long while.
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 Alcohol Free Beer? - no thanks.
I bought a few non alcoholic beers so that I could have two or three alcohol free 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.
Not like any beer I've ever tasted. It tastes like Veda (for viewers in Northern Ireland) or unsweetened kvass or perhaps like wort before it's been brewed. Wet dog, possibly. I quite like it but it isn't beer.
Wow - one of the maltiest beers I've ever tasted. A new gold standard in alcohol free 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
This 0.05% ABV product probably rates 3.5 stars. On my palate it tasted too malty for real enjoyment. Someone else, though, really liked it. Beck's Blue still gets the top slot for a big brewery alternative; and if you like American style, then Brewdog 'Nanny State' is worth a go, although it's over priced. I haven't tried St Peter's Without in gravy or bread making, but it might be worth a try.