Greif alkoholfrei Hell

golden beer with huge head in glass with bottle
Greif alkoholfrei Hell

Brewery: Greif
alcohol free Helles
Color: deep golden

Head: white, rocky, lasting
slightly grainy
balanced, malty, light grain, hoppy
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter

Served: from a bottle bought in Forchheim

Impression: I have to admit, I bought this by mistake. I have to remember to bring my glasses when I go shopping. That said, this was a real eye-opener. Visually no one would mistake this gorgeous looking beer for an alcohol free one. It doesn’t have a robust nose but it smells like beer with a faint graininess. Even the body isn’t really thin. Most of the ones I’ve had have been Pils so loaded up on hops. This one is quite balanced and though expectedly a bit light on flavor, it’s certainly tasty enough and would fool a non-beer drinker. The finish is where it’s mostly lacking but I’ve had a few full strength beers with less certain ones. I’d rather drink it than a Radler and it would probably be decent mixed half and half with a real Helles.

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