Inkling Golden Ale

Inkling is a golden alcohol-free ale by Yorkshire based brewer World Top Brewery who has traditionally brewed full-strength beers from IPA’s to Porters.

I came to discover Inkling as it was part of Sober Sauce’s subscription box (see Unlucky Charms for another example of a beer I received in the box). Inkling uses a number of classic beer ingredients but goes on to remove the alcohol to create a refreshing, low alcohol beer.

So, is Inkling ale one I can recommend drinking? Well, you’ll just need to read the review below to find out.

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Is Inkling ale any good?


Well, firstly I’ve got to say it’s a pretty tasty alcohol-free ale. World Top Brewery has managed to inject a number of classic ale flavours into this beer including background citrus notes with an underlying sweet contrast.  The fruit tastes certainly make it refreshing but it is a little thin on the body and the level of carbonation makes it tastes quite bitter. That said overall it has some great golden ale malty flavours I enjoy so overall a decent attempt at an AF beer.

Aroma & Appearance

You get some lemon and grapefruit aromas when you flip the cap. In the glass, Inklig pours with a medium-dark amber body and a decent enough head for an alcohol-free beer. 

Bonus points

Ok bonus points for a Shakesperean sounding name and interesting illustration. Inkling also gets points for being both vegan-friendly and gluten-free and free from artificial additives. The issue is it’s a hard one to track down so you’ll need to do some hunting if you fancy tasting this beer (see below).

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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.


Key information

– per 330ml

Type – Golden ale

BreweryWorld Top

Country – UK

Alcohol content – 0.5%

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability – hard

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