- Fruity IPA style
- Great can design
- Just 0.3% ABV
- 10g sugar per can!
Lazer Crush is the first and only alcohol free IPA that the team over at Beavertown have ever created, and it seems like they’ve got off to a great start.
What is interesting about this 0.3% ABV IPA, is rather than the popular method all producing an alcoholic IPA before removing alcohol, the approach here is a bit different.
Using clever strains of yeast, the Lazer Crush starts off as a crisp pilsner malt which adds notes and flavours of peach, before hops in the form of Azacca, Amarillo and Citra are added to give a full IPA flavour profile, whilst remaining at an incredibly low alcohol percentage!
Lazer Crush Initial Review
Opening the can, I am instantly greeted with a tropical aroma, that is dominated by peach as described in the official description of the beer.
Pouring the beer from the can to the glass, the beer itself is a slightly straw coloured with a foamy head that settles within a couple of minutes.
At first, I was worried that the lack of fizz would result in a ‘flat’ tasting beer, but it is slightly carbonated with a somewhat refreshing hit on the mouth.
The initial fruity taste lasts quite strongly, before a somewhat bitter taste towards the end reminds you that you are drinking an IPA, and not a fruity soft drink. The initial taste is quite sweet, which is probably explained by the 10g of sugar per 330mL can.
In terms of mouthfeel, the light carbonation of the drink add to the creaminess of the Lazer Crush, that goes well with the overall light-to-medium body. Upon finishing a full can, I did notice some tanginess on the front of the tongue which was the only negative point I can find.
With some low-alcoholic beers, it is apparent that the alcohol content is missing and can feel a bit empty. However, if I drank this on a blind taste test, I would probably be none the wiser for the lack of alcohol, but my suspicions would probably be aroused by the overly sweet aroma and taste.
Overall, the beer is a great one, and definitely has summer vibes.
There is no doubt I would pick this to drink again, but I can imagine that two 330mL servings would be enough for one sitting due to the sweetness.
If you are new to zero and low alcoholic beers, and want to try something that truly resembles an alcoholic beer, this Beavertown effort is definitely one to add to your shopping list!
Lazer Crush 330mL Cans
For this review, I trialled Beavertown’s Lazer Crush from a 330mL can.
For those aware of Beavertown’s branding and existing can design, you are probably expecting to see the can design from below.
Whilst it is hard to decipher what is actually going on with the design, the bright colours of the can ensure that it sticks out amongst other non-alcoholic beers.
As far as I am aware and what my research could deduce, Lazer Crush is only available in 330mL cans and not in bottles.
Where can I buy Beavertown Lazer Crush?
For the can of Lazer Crush that I trialled for this review, I received it as a part of a promo price of six different non-alcoholic drinks from HonestBrew, priced well below typical retail prices.
So, with some further research, I found that a single can of Lazer Crush is typically available between £1.50 and £2.00, but also available at a slightly reduced price per can, if you opt to purchase as a multipack!
You can find it at the following retailers:
Beavertown Ingredients, Nutritional Information and Calories
Lazer Crush is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans, but not suitable for anybody with intolerances to barley or gluten.
|Nutritional Information||Per 100mL|
|Energy (KJ / KCal)||107 / 25|
|Of Which Saturates (g)||<0.5|
|Of Which Sugars (g)||3.0|