20 Best Low-Alcohol & Alcohol-Free Beers in 2019 [Updated Weekly]

Which are the best alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers? Here are my top-rated zero alcohol beers and lagers under 0.5% ABV.

Low-alcohol and alcohol-free beers have come a long way in the last few years.

Sure, there are still some terrible ones out there. But there are also loads of quality non-alcoholic beers and lagers on the market, some of which rival their higher-ABV equivalents in taste, aroma and mouthfeel.

To discover the best ones, I’ve reviewed more than 50 of non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beers and lagers from brewers big and small in 2018, and I’m adding more each week in 2019.

These are my 20 highest-rated alcohol-free beers and low-alcohol beers, including ales, craft beers, stouts, IPAs, lagers and non-alcoholic wheat beers. Plus a list of all the non-alcoholic beers I’ve reviewed with their ratings.

1. KEHRWIEDER “Ü.NN” (0.4%) IPA

Dry-hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic hops, Kehrwieder’s “ü.NN” IPA has a cracking aroma and a sweet, malty flavour. It looks gorgeous once poured too.

Kehrwieder uNN non-alcoholic IPA

It would be easy to mistake ü.NN for a full-ABV pale ale. All that’s missing is the alcohol burn at the end.

Lovely stuff. It’s just a pity that it’s quite hard to get hold of in the UK.

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2. INFINITE SESSION “PALE” (0.5%) AMERICAN PALE ALE

Infinite Session “Pale” is a nicely balanced alcohol-free beer that uses a variety of hops and malts to produce caramel and tropical fruit aromas and flavours alongside a full body.

Infinite Session Pale bottle and glass

A great beer.

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3. BIG DROP “STOUT” (0.5%) MILK STOUT

With hints of coffee, cocoa and vanilla in the aroma and flavour, plus a fluffy head and a thick mouthfeel, this has all the elements of an excellent milk stout, minus the alcohol.

Big Drop Brewing Stout bottle and glass

A stunning drink, perfect as an after-dinner beer or something to enjoy by the fire in the colder months.

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4. BREWDOG “NANNY STATE” (0.5%) PALE ALE

Originally a 1.1% beer, “Nanny State” flew under the radar when Brewdog first released it in response to media hysteria over its imperial-strength beers.

Brewdog Nanny State label close up

Now, it’s much easier to get hold of a bottle or can of Nanny State. A ruby-coloured ale, Brewdog uses five hop varieties and eight types of malt to achieve the taste, aroma and mouthfeel you’d expect from a higher-strength beer.

And while it’s not as good as Brewdog’s best beers, Nanny State is better than most breweries’ alcoholic offerings.

It’s low in calories too – just 26 per 330ml.

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continue: 20 Best Low-Alcohol & Alcohol-Free Beers in 2019 [Updated Weekly]

These are my 20 highest-rated alcohol-free beers and low-alcohol beers, including ales, craft beers, stouts, IPAs, lagers and non-alcoholic wheat beers. Plus a list of all the non-alcoholic beers I’ve reviewed with their ratings.
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