9 March 2019

Franziskaner Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Sainsbury’s) By @SpectreUK


Immediately as she saw the bottle, Cinabar commented that it is unusual for me to buy a nonalcoholic beer. Trying not to feel like an alcoholic, I admit, it is unusual for me to blog about a nonalcoholic beer. However, I have written about a few alcohol free beers before trying to determine if they do taste like their more grown up relatives. I haven't tried Franziskaner Weissbier Alkoholfrei before though…

I'd certainly like to say more about this beer, but asides saying it's from Munchen, in Germany, the label is mostly in fact in German, which I bummed at in my secondary school GCSE with an E. We did have joyous lessons full of taking the Mickey out of our poor teacher though, which is probably why we all failed?!

There are drivers out there who want the taste of beer, but not the affects its alcohol levels can have and the problems it can cause if they're pulled over by the Fuzz! Now Franziskaner Weissbier Alkoholfrei sounds like and looks like a "non alcoholic" beer. It even says it in English on the front of the bottle. However, on the back label in a fairly small typeface it corrects itself and states "low alcohol" at 0.5%, so try not to have a bucket of this if you want to drive home.

On opening the bottle this Franziskaner Weissbier Alkoholfrei does smell almost like a wheat beer, just only very slightly lacking in punch. It's a bit darker in colour than a regular Franziskaner Weissbier too. On taste, I think I prefer the alcoholic version. This Franziskaner Weissbier Alkoholfrei tastes a little breakfast cereally (I know that's not a word) to me and not totally like the alcoholic version, which is what I was hoping for. I suppose you could have it for a liquid breakfast! In fact that does actually sound like a magic idea. I've heard of liquid lunches and liquid puddings, why not have a liquid breakfast?! Just don't burp on the boss!

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