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Whilst not a huge drinker, I do partake of the Royal Standardís finest on a regular basis

I should probably have more days without beer

I tried a Corona zero alcohol, it was pants

When working in Brunei I sampled many alcohol free beers (until I discovered the Hash, which always had proper beer). I did find just one that was acceptable, I think it was Old Milwaukee.

Does anyone know any decent ones on sale in the UK?

 

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View CPFC1965's Profile CPFC1965 Flag Warrington 12 Jun 22 11.34pm Send a Private Message to CPFC1965 Add CPFC1965 as a friend

Guiness zero

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 13 Jun 22 6.41am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

As an alcoholic I avoid zero alcohol beers as it just reminds me what I am missing. However I do know fellow alcoholics who swear by them.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 13 Jun 22 8.13am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

As an alcoholic I avoid zero alcohol beers as it just reminds me what I am missing. However I do know fellow alcoholics who swear by them.

Also a very thin line between 'ah, non alcoholic beer' for an alcoholic to 'well, this is only 1.9% what harm could it do' and therefore could be seen as a deceptive lure back into their nightmare.

Personally, I have sampled a few and they can be a useful in a psychological sense when any alcohol is not optional (I am never one for 'I'll only stay for one beer before driving, I'll have a quick Stella') but for whole evenings, extended periods etc. they start to taste like the proverbial cat's urine. Not shy of a mocktail when available though! In fact sampled an 'Innocent Mimosa' yesterday, very nice.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 13 Jun 22 8.40am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

If I am going out I am either drinking or I am not- usually because of the circumstances (for example if I am the one doing the driving, I am not drinking) Never done the "I will just have the one" thing, same with the non alcoholic versions- too grey area for me, if I am not drinking I just feel more comfortable with a coke or sprite, I guess its just about having clear boundaries.

 

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Hmm, not getting much help here people

I won't drink the likes of Coke, I have been indoctrinated into thinking they are The Devil's semen.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 13 Jun 22 9.46am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


Here are a few to try.


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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 13 Jun 22 9.52am Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

to support my alcohol free days i think i've tried them all and most disappoint.

For a bog standard lager Heineken is the best by a country mile. Must be chilled. Number 2 is possibly San Miguel. Avoid Becks Blue - awful after taste.

As mentioned Guinness is a decent effort although clearly nowhere near as good as the real thing.

The best in terms of flavour is Brooklyn lager who do a decent craft version. As it's a US beer it is actually 0.5% as supposedly the US definition of zero alcohol is higher than in the UK which is 0.05%.

Good luck

 

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Many thanks both for that advice.

 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 13 Jun 22 11.29am Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

A lot of decent German ones available to me here in Hamburg (although most of the decent ones that I like are from the south).

Erdinger, Franziskaner, Paulaner, Lamsbrau are a few of my favourites. I seem to remember Erdinger and Franziskaner were also fairly easy to find when I lived in London.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 13 Jun 22 12.20pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

As an alcoholic I avoid zero alcohol beers as it just reminds me what I am missing. However I do know fellow alcoholics who swear by them.

That must be hard mate and I wish you all the best on your recovery.
That said as a drinker I can see how easy it would be to tip over the line.
Prohibition certainly had some merits tbh.

 

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If you like beer the best non alcoholic drink is the Brewdog AF, it is exactly the same as Punk IPA but without the alcohol.It is unbelievably good and I know start with a pint and drink less as a consequence.

 

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