No Worries is an alcohol-free pale ale produced by independently owned Lervig, a Norweigan brewery. They have quite a cool back story where the townspeople of Stavanger took over a brewery and made it the success it is today. They pride themselves as a brewery that never sacrifices quality for economics. Since their creation, the brewery has gone on to make a number of well-received beers and pilsners including a number of alcohol-free beers under the ‘No Worries’ umbrella.
The beer I tried was the alcohol-free beer (new versions with pineapple, mango, grapefruit and lemon have been added to the roster). To create a beer with just 0.5% ABV Lervig have used yeast that doesn’t ferment maltose (the main cause of fermentable sugar).
So … was my first Norwegian alcohol-free beer a hit or miss? Well, you’ll just need to read the review below to find out.
Is No Worries any good?
No Worries was certainly a refreshing alcohol-free beer. It was tangy, hoppy and had a subtle bitterness running through it. It wasn’t too carbonated and actually had a good body which is always a bonus. Along with the hops, there were a decent level of fruit (in particular citrus fruit) flavours that also accompanied the experience. Overall a beer that I enjoyed and would happily have another.
Aroma & Appearance
No Worries poured into the glass with a cloudy amber colour and surprisingly a decent frothy head that pretty much lasted throughout. The aroma has a subtle fruitiness but it’s the hops that dominate.
No Worries is a vegan-friendly beer but not gluten-free. It is also worth pointing out that it is high in sugars (compared to other AF beers). The beer art label is great. I love the strange little cartoon fellow which is fairly consistent across a number of Lervig’s other beers. This is a fairly easy beer to find in online stores but you may struggle to find it at supermarkets.
Buy No worries beer
At the time of writing, you can discover this beer from online stores only so make sure you check out the sites I’ve listed below (Dry Drinker also does the fruit-flavoured versions too).