This low alcohol beer from Koninklijke Grolsch N.V. in Enschede, Netherlands is a bright golden colour and pours with a large, soapy white head that leaves patches of lace and is retained as a small collar. Grolsch Non Alcoholic has aromas of sweet grain, wildflower, grass and a mild fruity tone that reminds me of strawberry jam.
The taste of Grolsch Non Alcoholic is malt forward, somewhat sweet and has a distinct tea-like character that imparts a crisp bitterness. There are notes of citrus rind and minerals in the crisp finish and the aftertaste has mild earth and barley flavours. The lager is squarely on the thin side, but has a surprising amount of body to it for a low alcohol beer. Grainy, syrupy and creamy sensations can all be felt on the tongue.
This dealcoholized beer from Molson Coors Canada pours a clear golden colour with a large, frothy white head that leaves thick lacing and gets retained as a collar and film. Molson Exel has a sweet, corn syrup-like aroma with notes of diacetyl, canned peas and dirty fruit, as well as a hint of grains.
The taste of Molson Exel is sweet, with honey, cracker, dirty grain and raspberry jam flavours and an overarching metalling tone. The beer feels like watered down syrup on the tongue, but it also has a creaminess and moderate carbonation. There is a very mild tartness in the finish, but a sweet, syrupy flavour remains throughout the aftertaste.