Budweiser Non Alcoholic Beer – At Last
Bud Zero or Budweiser Non Alcoholic Beer is here and for me in the UK it’s only just filtering through the sales process especially in some shops.
It’s easy to forget that prohibition in the states was big business and this came out of the family brewing process at the time then as now Budweiser is part of the American way.
I always have American football in my mind when I think of this brand and that kind of works for me even though I am not a massive sports fan. Just let’s check it out further and its not the states.
So there is a place called Budweis and it’s now called České Budějovice in the Czech Republic and beer has been brewed there since around 1245. So that is old!
Now it was not until around the year 1876, Adolphus Busch from Germany and then his best mate Carl Conrad developed what they would go on to describe as Bohemian-style lager in the United States.
It was dreamed about after going to Bohemia and then it was manufactured in their brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. So that is some history and it’s nice that it lives on albeit in the non-alcoholic world of Budweiser Non Alcoholic Beer !
Overall Rank for Budweiser Non Alcoholic Beer ( Bud Zero) – 00abv.com Rating 9/10
What can I say, I am a fan of the bud brand and this little gem is light and fresh with the Budweiser Taste and I have just bought my pack of 4 for a great price.
Budweiser Non-Alcoholic Beer or Bud Zero is the same process and contains quality ingredients as the original. It is 0.0% abv. For me these beers can be described as light, crisp and refreshing. Definitely a lager beer!
- Alcohol free 0.0% abv
- Clearly the Budweiser brand
- In my view no compromise on the taste which I think is key.
- Really light and refreshing
- Less gassy that many zero alcohol beers
- 0.0% ABV value is clearly stated.
- Not heavy on the stomach in my view.
- Taste good out of a can and that cannot be said for every zero brand.
- If you don’t like the bud brand you won’t like this so I would not bother buying it then slagging it off!
- Brand is sometimes confusing, it is the prohibition brand, zero brand or alcohol free brand?
- Contains oat so check your allergen list
- Not everyone is keen in the sweet after-taste ( personally I am fine with this)
- Needs to be cold although that is the same of any beer in my book
- If you don’t like cans it may not be for you but again this is one of the better ones in my opinion
To purchase online you are looking at around £34.99 for a pack of 24 cans. So around £1.45 per can so a comparable product to alcohol brands. A special product linked to an online purchase and you can buy it here now.
To be honest this beer is so light and refreshing I think it would suit many situations. Yes I get the sport thing which bud is often connected with but in reality this can be drunk as a light beer for most occasions.
I would even go as far to say that this is great with food especially burgers, hot dogs and Mexican. It’s a great drink on its own and ideal when you just fancy a light lager.
However, I would still choose Cobra Zero with a curry and I write a review of that here.
My summary is if you like the bud brand you will like this and if you don’t I would not bother. They have definitely kept the taste of the bud brand with Budweiser non-alcoholic beer.
Yes the brand is synonymous with sport and if you see yourself having a game of American pool while drinking this I would not blame you. It is still filtering in the market and I believe it is having different launches around the globe and for some reason there is a bit of confusion about the brand.
However just check out the 0.0 abv credentials on the pack or can and you won’t go far wrong. I think they are in transition with the prohibition brand and the bud zero brand.
I have no doubt they will sort it but don’t leave it too long as many other brands with their 0.0% branding could be ahead of the game.
As an aside when I brought this is in a shop they told me it was not alcohol free and it was just normal Budweiser! It just shows you the 0.0 brand is spreading and eventually it will take hold.
What do you think ?
Would you consider trying Budweiser non-alcoholic beer? Are you a fan of the bud brand? I would love to hear your views if you have tried it? What other non-alcoholic beers have you tried? I would love to hear your views and I always respond.