Toast Alcohol-Free Lager
Toast is certainly one of the most unique breweries I’ve reviewed on My Dry Bar. The idea was set up in 2015 by Tristram Stuart who couldn’t believe the incredible amount of bread that was thrown out every day. Toast’s principles are quite simple … to produce beer from bread (replacement for the barley) and prevent food waste. Since the conception of the brand Toast they have gone on to create five beers including the alcohol-free lager I tried today.
Their alcohol-free award-winning beer is made of course using bread but also uses malted barley, hops and lemongrass to create a unique and refreshing taste.
So how did this social enterprise’s beer go down with me? Well, you’ll just have to read my review below to find out.
Is Toast alcohol-free any good?
I wanted to like this more (given what they stand for) but it’s fairly average in my opinion. Toast’s alcohol-free lager is certainly light and reasonably refreshing with plenty of malty, bitter notes but it simply lacks the body I like when drinking beer.
Aroma & Appearance
This beer certainly gave off some malty/ bready aromas when I opened the can. In the glass, it poured with a light amber colour and a short frothy head.
Well, Toast certainly gets bonus points for trying to decrease food wastage which is an absolute travesty in modern-day Britain. It is suitable for vegan drinkers and relatively low in calories (just 11 per 100 ml) but isn’t suitable for gluten-free drinkers. If you’re looking to try Toast’s lager then the best place to purchase is via their site.
Buy Toast alcohol-free beer
At the time of writing, you can buy this alcohol-free beer from the retailers below.
– per 100ml
Brewery – Toast
Country – UK
Alcohol content – 0.5%
Calories – 11
Ingredients – Hops: Perle, Spalter, Mittelfruh. Malts: Pilsner, Melanoidin, Carapils, Caragold, Maltodextrin, Surplus Bread Crumb
Vegan friendly? – yes
Gluten-free? – no
Availability – medium/ hard
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