In my continuing series of reviews on non-alcoholic beers we have four new contenders: The Guinness 0, Stella Artois liberté, Heineken 0.0 and Bravus blood orange IPA.
The Guinness beer is pretty much exactly what you would think it to be. It has the little nitrogen thing on the inside, it comes in a 14.9 oz can and tastes like Guinness. If you don’t like Guinness, you will hate this beer. But if you like that creamy smooth coffee-esque flavor, you’re going to like this a lot, and you’re not going to get a buzz at all.
As for the Stella Artois liberté, it is also pretty much exactly what you would think. It has absolutely no alcohol in it, only 59 calories and is refreshing. This variety is actually brewed in the USA. Definitely a solid option for a light beer. I see myself definitely drinking this beer again.
On the other hand, the Heineken 0.0 is an imported beer, has absolutely no alcohol in it and 69 calories. It definitely has that classic Heineken skunky flavor. Some people don’t like it, some people love it. I found it to be perfectly okay. I would probably prefer the Stella a little bit more. But for an alcohol free beer, absolutely serviceable for those not wanting any alcohol in your system whatsoever.
My absolute favorite (so far) of all of my non-alcoholic beer samples is Bravus Brewing Company blood orange IPA. They are located in Anaheim California – and according to their label they are a “brewery dedicated solely to the production of non-alcoholic craft brews”. It’s obvious that is all they do, as it really comes through in the flavor. Although a little lighter than other blood orange ipas I have had, it was delicious. It comes in at 0.5% alcohol and 90 calories, but totally worth it. I would absolutely drink this beer again.