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Gophernut
01-27-2011, 02:30 PM
I've recently made the decision to cut way back on my drinking. No big deal, did it for health and weight loss reasons. Now the problem I am having is that I really enjoy the taste of beer. I have had a few O'Doul's Amber, and it's not bad, but I have to think there are better ones out there. Anyone have any suggestions? As far as flavor profiles I like, I like em all. Stouts, IPA's, bocks, wheat, etc. Never had a beer style that didn't have some appeal.
Thanks!

pektel
01-27-2011, 02:31 PM
I decided to cut back soda and fast food instead. :D

Sorry I can't help on the NA beer.

mpd340
01-27-2011, 03:04 PM
I decided to cut back soda and fast food instead. :D

Sorry I can't help on the NA beer.

Im with him cut out the soda and fast food. I still drink beer and liqour, but I cut back. instead of having a drink four days out of the week I cut it to two. I will say it does make that beer or drink taste a little better.:noon

BeerAdvocate
01-27-2011, 03:15 PM
Never heard of such thing. Good Luck!

shilala
01-27-2011, 03:16 PM
I usually have Busch NA around here. The O'douls amber is good. I'm thinking there's a Beck's that isn't bad. If we're out to eat and we're having seafood, I'll drink whatever NA they have available. I've tried lots, and it's hit or miss.
The best I can suggest is that you try whatever you see.

icehog3
01-27-2011, 04:13 PM
I usually have Busch NA around here. The O'douls amber is good. I'm thinking there's a Beck's that isn't bad. If we're out to eat and we're having seafood, I'll drink whatever NA they have available. I've tried lots, and it's hit or miss.
The best I can suggest is that you try whatever you see.

I had the Becks many years ago, it is the only one I ever had that I even found palatable, Steve.

shilala
01-27-2011, 04:29 PM
I was just thinking, there's a Guiness, too. It's horrid, but that's me. I never liked Guinness, either.

IBQTEE1
01-27-2011, 06:41 PM
When I have up alcohol for Lent I found St. Pauli N.A too. I believe another one I had was Clausthaler NA.

Gophernut
01-27-2011, 06:59 PM
I decided to cut back soda and fast food instead. :D

Sorry I can't help on the NA beer.

Don't eat fast food and only diet soda. This isn't looking too promising...

Bill86
01-28-2011, 03:20 AM
I think if you want to cut back, drink whatever beer you want just do it less often. NA beer isn't beer....don't torture yourself. Drink once a week and enjoy yourself.

shilala
01-28-2011, 06:58 AM
Here ya go, Steve. (http://www.tobp.com/review/nabrews.asp) It's a list of reviews.
Kaliber is the Guinness. I tried it at my wife's Christmas party and had to give it back to the bartender. Couldn't gag it down. I never did develop a taste for malts when I drank, and it appears I still don't like them.
I always likes sweet lagers, and enjoyed lots of Canadian lagers. The best beer I ever drank was Grizzly, from Canada, and the company is out of business. That should indicate how my taste runs. :D
Here's some more NA beers. (http://www.buzzle.com/articles/non-alcoholic-beer-brands.html)
Here's a little list I stole, but I think it's outdated.
* Beck's (non-alcoholic version, Haake Beck)
Bavaria Malt
Bevo
Bitburger Drive
* Buckler (brewed by Heineken)
Busch N/A
* Clausthaler (also available in Amber)
Coors Cutter
Duff Zero: fictional non-alcoholic beer on The Simpsons
Erdinger Non-alcoholic Weiss
* Hacke Beck
* Kaliber (brewed by Guinness)
* O'Doul's (also available in Amber)
Sharps
* St. Pauli Girl N/A
Warsteiner Premium Fresh
White Label (bitter)
Bintang Zero (brewed by PT. Multi Bintang Indonesia Tbk)
Labatt Nord

Last, but not least...
While I was looking for that stuff, I saw different microbrew or regional NA's, so there's that, too. I've never run across any, but I guess they're out there?

Gophernut
01-28-2011, 09:54 AM
Thanks for the info guys. I found a Paulaner Thomas Brau that isn't too bad, but it's $10 a sixer. This is only a temporary thing until I lose some weight. Down 20, and 30 more to go.

mosesbotbol
01-28-2011, 10:22 AM
In Europe, non-alcohol beer has improved big time. Its popularity has really risen over the last few years due to drink/drive laws and lunchtime drinking.

I don't know which brands to recommend, but I would like towards European brands.

Bageland2000
01-28-2011, 10:48 AM
Thanks for the info guys. I found a Paulaner Thomas Brau that isn't too bad, but it's $10 a sixer. This is only a temporary thing until I lose some weight. Down 20, and 30 more to go.

The more you exercise, the quicker you can start drinking beer with what it was meant to have in it! My uncle switched when his liver started to go bad:td but I think he just stuck to O'Douls. GL buddy, I don't think I could ever give it up

dave
09-19-2011, 12:01 PM
Took a break from drinking a while back (must be 8-9 years now) and about a year ago decided to try non-alcoholic beers (guess I had thought it might be a slippery slope or something.) Anyway, here's what I've found around here (Northern VA) from good to ok to pretty sucky:

Good:
Buckler
Kaliber - not sure why the harsh words above -- this stuff is pretty good
O'Douls Amber (brown label) - surprisingly good, too
Clausthaler
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Just OK:
Becks
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Pretty sucky:
St Pauli
O'Douls (green)

garryyjr
09-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Never heard of such thing. Good Luck!

:tu

Don Fernando
09-19-2011, 04:29 PM
Buckler sucks, a stand up comedian killed the whole brand here in The Netherlands :D

Maybe you should try this one, Heff approves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-bG7rO91g

Hot Stuff x
09-20-2011, 07:21 AM
I'll second Bitburger Drive.

I think St. Pauli Girl NA is good as well. For domestic NA beers I like Sharps by Miller.

shark
09-30-2011, 07:43 PM
Only "near beer" I've had was when I was in Saudi. It was pretty bad, considering at the time I thought Budweiser was really, really good stuff! :r Sorry I couldn't help. :D