Non-Alcoholic Zed Pale Ale


Name – ZED pale ale
Producer – Hammerton
Type – non-alcoholic pale ale
Alcohol content – 0.5%
MyDryBar Rating – 69/100
Drink review – Hammerton’s ZED non-alcoholic pale ale is one for the bitter flavour fans thanks to its combination of punchy hops. Overall it’s a decent refreshing beer but could have done with some sweetness to cut through. 

I’ve tried a couple of other Hammerton non-alcoholic beers in the past including a peanut butter milk stout and a chocolate fudge cake stout, both of which were pretty decent. So I was excited when I came across a can of ZED, Hammerton’s non-alcoholic pale ale.

For those who haven’t had the opportunity to read my previous Hammerton reviews, they are a London-based brewer who has created a number of exciting beers with a special focus on stouts and sours.

ZED non-alcoholic pale ale is 0.5% ABV and is brewed using a combination of Citrus, Amarillo and Columbus hops to create that thirst-quenching bitter-sweet pale ale flavours. to give a crisp, refreshing and easy-drinking Pale Ale.

If you happen to be in Islington, London then take a detour to their taproom and try it out yourself

So, the question is, is this pale ale as good as Hammerton’s non-alcoholic stouts? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.

drinking alcohol free Zed beer

Non-Alcoholic Zed Pale Ale Any Good?


ZED non-alcoholic pale ale certainly has some positive characteristics such as a crisp taste and well-balanced carbonation. However, I found it a bit too bitter (probably due to the Amarillo hops). Don’t get me wrong, it is drinkable but ZED just needed a little sweetness to cut through. 

Aroma & Appearance

When you crack open a can of ZED you are immediately hit by strong citrus and pine aromas. In the glass, this beer has a light amber look with a low frothy head. 

Buy Non-Alcoholic Zed Pale Ale

At the time of writing you can get a can of this non-alcoholic pale ale from the retailer below or check out Hammerton’s  site itself. 

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non-alcoholic zed pale ale
Key information

per 100 ml serving

pale ale


Alcohol content – 0.5%

Calories – 18

Ingredients – water, barley, wheat, hops, yeast

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – no

Availability UK/ EU – medium

Availability US/ CAN– hard

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