Sober Carpenter White ale
This is the third Sober Carpenter (a Canadian brewer) alcohol-free beer I’ve reviewed. The previous two beers being their IPA and the Irish red ale, both of whom achieved decent scores. So it was with a level of high expectation that I tried Sober Carpenter white ale.
Sober Carpenter make their Belgian style white ale (or witbier) by combining classic beer ingredients including oats, toasted wheat and Hallertau hops along with exotic Carafoma malt, orange peel and coriander. all these ingredients produce a unique and interesting tasting beer.
So is this award-winning alcohol-free white beer worth a place in your fridge? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.
Is Sober Carpenter white ale any good?
As expected, this beer certainly had a unique taste. You can pick out the added ingredients such as coriander and orange but you also get notes of lemon and malt. Carbonation is spot on with a decent body and dry finish, making it a very drinkable alcohol-free beer. Ideally, for me the levels of citrus and bitterness would be increased but it does feel like you are drinking a Belgium witbier (without the alcohol)
Aroma & Appearance
To be honest the aroma isn’t as good as the taste. You can pick out citrus and hoppy elements but there’s an odd smell I can’t quite put my finger on. When poured into the glass it has a cloudy amber look with a small head.
This alcohol-free Belgium white ale is vegan friendly but not gluten-free; it is also pretty low on the calorie front at just 10 per 100 ml. Just like the other Sober Carpenter beers I’ve tried the biggest challenge you’ll have is finding this craft beer in the first place.
Where can you buy Sober Carpenter’s white ale?
At the time of writing, this was a tricky beer to hunt down especially if you are in the UK or EU but you can find it on Booze Free’s site or if you are US based buy it from Drizly.
If you are located in the USA or CANADA then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.
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Proof No More is a great new alcohol-free retailer that brings all the latest and greatest beers, spirits and more to your door. Check out their extensive collection of non-alcoholic drinks.
Drizly is one of the USA’s leading online alcohol retailers with a burgeoning number of alcohol-free products to choose from. If you’re after drinks delivered to your door within 60 minutes then this is for you.
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