low alcohol beers

eastmidsaver
eastmidsaver Posts: 287 Forumite
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edited 17 March 2021 at 7:34AM in I wanna buy it or do it
hi. so i haven't drank any alcohol for a about 3 or 4 months now.... no reason for it,  just how it has been whilst being at home.
but as a result, i do think i have noticed a difference in how i feel physically and mentally... so i am thinking about buying some low alcohol (or no alcohol) beers, as i am reading they are quite good these days.
can people give me recommendations on any good ones?   
can they be bought from supermarkets?   
and when we can start going out again,  are they easily available in pubs / bars?
is it cheaper, more expensive, or about the same, as it's alcohol counterparts?
thanks.

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  • Mnoee
    Mnoee Posts: 811 Forumite
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    Plenty of alcohol free beers in supermarkets now - for your mass produced lager, Becks blue is similar enough to Becks (but I'm not a huge becks fan to begin with!), the alcohol free Heineken is again similar, Peroni, San Miguel and Budweiser and even Carlsberg all do alcohol free beers now but I haven't tried them personally - that's just from a quick glance at my local Tesco online. Brewdog do a few alcohol free IPA's and craft lagers if that's more up your alley, but I've not seen them in the supermarket. Basically, whatever your favourite style of beer is, you're likely to find an alcohol free one that's pleasant enough now.

    It was always a bit hit and miss as to whether pubs would have them when I cut down - bigger chains were more likely to have them than local pubs, but it's been a few years since I tried to buy any in a pub to be honest.

    They tend to be a bit cheaper than alcohol beer, but still more than a Coke/Pepsi type drink, in both bars and supermarkets. 
  • eastmidsaver
    eastmidsaver Posts: 287 Forumite
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    edited 14 March 2021 at 1:50PM
    Mnoee said:
    Plenty of alcohol free beers in supermarkets now - for your mass produced lager, Becks blue is similar enough to Becks (but I'm not a huge becks fan to begin with!), the alcohol free Heineken is again similar, Peroni, San Miguel and Budweiser and even Carlsberg all do alcohol free beers now but I haven't tried them personally - that's just from a quick glance at my local Tesco online. Brewdog do a few alcohol free IPA's and craft lagers if that's more up your alley, but I've not seen them in the supermarket. Basically, whatever your favourite style of beer is, you're likely to find an alcohol free one that's pleasant enough now.

    It was always a bit hit and miss as to whether pubs would have them when I cut down - bigger chains were more likely to have them than local pubs, but it's been a few years since I tried to buy any in a pub to be honest.

    They tend to be a bit cheaper than alcohol beer, but still more than a Coke/Pepsi type drink, in both bars and supermarkets. 
    thanks for your comment.  in the past i was aware low alcohol beers had quite a taste difference, but i do understand this has vastly improved now. 
    definitely keen to give it a go now, so will look around on supermarket websites.  in general i am more into craft beers,  so may need to explore a bit for them.    if anyone can suggest good websites or brands that would be a help.
    could never in past see me asking for something like this in a pub, but don;t think it would bother me now.  just seems strange paying similar prices for non alcoholic products,   but i can also understand with the production costs to get the taste, it could be justified.
  • jon81uk
    jon81uk Posts: 3,770 Forumite
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    I had a sample of Lucky Saint a while back and it was quite tasty.
  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,759 Forumite
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    I quite like Adnams Ghost ship - it's a pale ale, low alcohol rather than alcohol free (I think 0.5%) and available from Tescos, Asda and possibly others
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
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    edited 16 March 2021 at 11:04PM
    Adnams Ghost Ship is meant to be nice or it sells well.
    Tried some Lucky saint and it was nice, Doom Bar also do a 0% and Heineken 0% are both nice.
    My advice choose 2 or 3 from the supermarket and just try them.
    Not tried the Stella, Peroni, Birra Morretti or any others like Carlsberg yet.

    I did try Budweiser Prohibition and it wasnt very nice at all but they have rebranded it but not sure if its changed taste wise.
  • thanks.   alot of people seem to say Ghost Ship is a good one.   so will order that on my next Asda shop.
  • carly
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    Ghost ship is lovely and a similar ,if even nicer pale ale currently on offer at tesco , if you have a clubcard is Shipyard low tide
  • thanks  .  ghost ship has been ordered !!
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