Nogne Stripped Craft Lime Infused Ale
It’s Alcohol-Free Beer from Norway.
And I have to be honest, it’s the first time I tasted it, which is why I love the alcohol-free taste test on the Podcast.
How would I describe it? Well.
This was a “lime” moment for an 0.0% Alcohol-Free Beer Taste Review.
It’s all part of the alcohol-free drinks podcast from 00abv.com, and we say what we think, and I know you would not expect anything else.
Although it’s a non-alcoholic Scandinavian Beer from Norway, I did not realise they made any.
Duh, how thick am I!
As I have said before, I am not a drink expert, just a consumer.
But alcohol-free drink matters to me!
Please don’t be off by the horse reference, but we do make some great horse jokes.
You go to the podcast below for the full taste test:
Phil loved it, and Ian, well, let’s wait and see.
So you better listen to the podcast.
It’s episode number 11.
This week people asked us if we were alcohol-free drinks gurus.
The answer is no; we are just two people who try out alcohol-free drinks, including no-alcohol beer and alcohol-free gin.
Ian has over-ordered alcohol-free beers and does not like what he has ordered.
This week we talked about what happens when you go to a house party with no alcohol-free drinks.
Plus, we have some fun along the way.
What would you serve at a garden party to your alcohol-free guests?
We might have an option in the Taste Test this week, or you could try some alcohol-free sparkling white wine.
Plus, in the Alcohol-Free Podcast Headlines: Isotonic Alcohol-Free Beers a good idea or not?
And is having a bet on an alcohol-free horse a good idea?
Yep, there is a horse called Alcohol-Free at a race in the UK.
We start making horse and alcohol jokes, not a good idea!
However, Ian and Phil surprise themselves about how funny their horse and alcohol jokes are.
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The Alcohol-Free Drinks Podcast is presented by Ian James, the alcohol drinker and Phil Roberts, the non-alcohol-free drinker.
Nøgne “Stripped Craft” Lime Infused Ale 0.0 % Review
Here are some headlines if you don’t get the chance to hear the podcast:
We would describe Nøgne non-alcoholic beer as more of Belgian-style blonde ale.
But this is a big deal in terms of choice, but if you like it, you will love this.
It won’t be the same for everyone.
For me, it just gives it a lighter feel to a non-alcoholic craft beer.
But then I am a fan of limes.
I honestly can’t tell you how much I loved this beer. But it is one of the beers that does fall into the personal taste category.
You will probably either fall in love with it or hate it!
Anyone else loves a Mexican Beer Vibe.
When I drank alcohol, a bottle of Corona would have been on my favourites list, and there is something about that whole Mexican vibe going on with lime.
You know, you see them put the lime in a beer on a sunny Mexican beach, and it sends a nice relaxed feeling through your taste buds —the same with the other brand SOL beer.
However, now I don’t drink alcohol; I have to look elsewhere.
But I never thought I would have found it in Norway of all places.
I mean, Norway and Mexico are so different on so many levels.
Although I do need to remind myself that this beer is from Norway. No-where near Mexico, as you may have noticed.
It’s great to see brewers adding Limes to the alcohol-free beer or any citrus option for that matter.
After all, who carries a bag of citrus fruit around with them!
I loved the Nogne Stripped Craft non-alcoholic beer bottle, and despite the language translation, there was no chance that I did not know that this was an alcohol-free beer and most importantly, for me, a 0.0%
What does Stripped Craft Beer taste like?
I won’t give away the podcast here, but I was impressed, but my co-presenter Ian less.
I love it so much I would give it a 10/10
They have added fresh lime juice and lime zest to the hops, malt and water to make the beer.
What’s enjoyable with this beer, according to their website, is that rather than taking out the alcohol after it’s been made, they stop the fermentation process early.
Now I have no idea how this works, but I am happy that it’s alcohol-free and 0.0 abv.
ABV or alcohol by volume tells you how much alcohol is in your drink.
And given this is a 0.0 blog, that is key to any of the alcohol-free drinks that I taste.
Too much lime in the taste?
For me, it’s a big no, but for others, including my podcast co-presenter, maybe yes.
However, I don’t think the lime distracts from the overall feel and flavour.
It poured generously, a great head and lots of bubbles which I was not expecting.
Even in an alcohol-free drinks podcast studio that was dark, we noticed the beer’s straw golden colour straight away.
And that was in a paper cup. It still worked well, and I bet it tastes even better in a glass.
Other flavours included:
- Grapefruit and
- Caramelized Orange.
It is undoubtedly very drinkable as a beer and has a soft texture. The lime did not overpower the malt and wheat flavours at all, in my view.
I would indeed drink it again without hesitation, and yes, it lends itself very well to a summer drink, but I would say this would go down well at any point in the year.
Remember, alcohol-free drinkers like to have a choice at parties too. It would be perfect for a summer wedding outside.
More chilled, the better!
And in case you were wondering!
Nøgne Ø name means ‘naked island’, a poetic term used by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen.
Who would have known that!
The Norwegen Brewery is the biggest craft beer supplier in Norway and the only brewers that make sake in Europe.
I certainly learned something in this podcast!
Nutrition Details as per their listings:
Pretty good by all accounts.
- ABV 0.0%
- Made by the Nøgne Ø Brewery
- Size 330ml
- Local water,
- malted barley,
- malted wheat,
- lime fruit
- Per 100ml
- Energy 117kJ/28kcal
- Fat <0.01g
- of which saturates <0.01g
- Carbohydrates 7g
- of which sugars 12.5g
- Dietary Fiber <0.01g
- Protein 0.2g
- Salt <0.01g
Now it’s over to your taste test
Let me know what you think about Nogne Stripped Craft Lime Ale, and if you have tried it, leave a review in your comment below.
If there is one thing this tasting review has told me, and hopefully, you will feel the same, try different non-alcoholic beer from other countries.
You might be surprised as I was with Nonge Stripped Craft Ale. And yes, I did love the lime.