Annabel wrote:Yeah, alcohol free beers are great. I like some of them a lot, and better than the alcoholic ones since my head stays clear.
I think they taste like crap. If im gonna suffer with the taste of them i might as well as drink a real beer and get buzzed! Not that i would do that but i never drank for the taste i can tell ya that! Oh and by the way there is alcohol in non alcoholic drinks, they contain no more than .5 percent alcohol by volume. Non-alcoholic beer can contain a small amount of alcohol (the exact percentage varies by country), so purchasers of non-alcoholic beer in some US states must be at least 21. So theres not enough alcohol to get you buzzed but ya cant say your completely abstinate.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-alcoholic_beverage
Come on over to Germany and Munich, where the worst alcoholfree beer is still better than the alcoholic beers of the rest of the world!
Germans can't drink beer from abroad..... it is such an assault to the taste buds.Sorry!
No offence or arrogance meant, really.
If you're ever in the vicinity, come on over and try the difference! I live in an area where the best hops of the world grows!
We have a brand here, about which I've heard an American say "it runs down your throat with the smoothness of thick oil."
But of course you're right.
The alcoholic ones do taste better when you're used to them.
But if you want to follow the precepts, you can't drink them, and then, after a while, a non- alcoholic one tastes just as fine. Even better. Clearer, *crisper*.
Be warned of the glasses we use here!