Alcohol-free Erdinger

As a fan of wheat beers after a rather boozy trip to Munich (yep – Oktoberfest) I was quite cynical about alcohol-free wheat beers. Thankfully though, my first foray into this sector was with alcohol-free Erdinger (or alkoholfrei as they say in Germany). 

The Erdinger Weissbräu brewing company has been around for over 130 years so they certainly have some experience under their belt when it comes to alcoholic beers … but what about the non-alcoholic type?

Well, they launched Erdinger Alkoholfrei as a “sporty thirst quencher”. Not sure I am going to be leaping on the playing field after drinking one of these bottles but what’s it like as a social drink? You’ll need to read the My Dry Bar review below to find out.

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Is alcohol-free Erdinger any good?

Taste

I’ve got to say this is pretty tasty, it won’t blow your socks off but is a good option for someone dipping their toe into the world of alcohol-free wheat beers. Compared to the alcoholic versions I felt it was a bit light for a wheat beer but there was a hoppiness background to the flavour which was pleasant and thankfully it wasn’t too bitter.

Aroma & Appearance

Pretty authentic actually and you can certainly pick out the citrus notes. Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Erdinger on managing to create an alcohol-free beer whose head doesn’t disappear in six seconds. As you can see it has a light wheat beer colour.

Bonus points

Erdinger may not be gluten-free or vegan friendly but it is a refreshing and tasty beer and as an isotonic drink comes with extras you don’t find in other non-alcoholic beers such as vitamins B9 and B12. You can pick it up from most UK stockists and online retail companies.

Buy alcohol-free Erdinger

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UK

If you are located in the UK or EU 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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The Dry Drinker is a great allrounder when it comes to alcohol-free drinks with a great range of wines, beers and spirits.

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Wise Bartender
is a very well-respected alcohol-free retailer with a great selection of booze-free drinks and an easy-to-use site.

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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

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.

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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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Key information

– per 500ml

BreweryErdinger

Country – Germany

Alcohol content – <0.05%

Calories – 125

Ingredients – water, hops, yeast, malt + vitamins B9 and B12

Vegan friendly? – no

Gluten-free? – no

Availability – medium

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Comparing alcohol-free Erdinger Vs the alcoholic version

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The original (alcoholic) version of Erdinger aka Erdinger Weissbier Classic is well over 100 years old and continues to please drinkers. Given its relatively high ABV (5.3%) it was always going to have a stronger maltier hit than the alcohol-free version but actually if you like a mellower taste with less bitterness the Alkoholfrei might be a better option for you. They do both look pretty similar but the smell of the Classic is stronger and really has that wheat beer aroma we all love. Overall both are good options but if you don’t want a sore head in the morning then the Alkoholfrei is a great choice.