Before I even started reviewing non-alcoholic drinks here at NoLo Beverage, I was already aware of Lucky Saint, but never tried it. I’m not sure what made me aware, maybe the blue branding stuck with me, or the fact it was available in the corner of most low alcohol drinks sections.
So, before I got started with this review, it was only fair I went and did some background research on Lucky Saint; who they are and how they get started. Luckily, with a great website, it was fairly easy to get this information.
Lucky Saint was created by founder Luke Boase. After setting himself a challenge of creating “an alcohol-free beer worth drinking”, he almost failed before he began. With many industry folk telling him it couldn’t be done, he went to Germany, found a brewer who shared his values and visions, and spent a full year sourcing ingredients and developing the brewing process.
With the finest ingredients, a brewing process like none before, and a bit of good fortune, Lucky Saint was born!
Lucky Saint Initial Review
For this review, I tried a 330mL bottle of Lucky Saint.
After chilling in the fridge for a few days, it was time to open after a long day. Cracking off the lid, there was little noise when opening which led me to believe it may be a little flat.
However, worrying about how carbonated this beer was soon left my thoughts.
Aroma-wise, the beer smells like a premium lager. Slightly fruity, slightly citrusy, but not too much. Upon my initial mouthful, it was obvious how rich, yet smooth this lager was. But the best thing was the depth of flavour.
Without knowing this was alcohol free, you would never know by the taste. It retains typical lager characteristics whilst avoiding the ‘void’ you sometimes get from the aftertaste of non-alcoholic beer.
The more I drank, the more I had to check that it actually had no alcohol. I’m sure this could be served in a bar and punters wouldn’t realise the difference (except when they’re six pints in perhaps).
Although slightly bitter, it is not overly so. The aroma, mouthfeel and taste are impeccably balanced which makes it one of the best non-alcoholic lagers, if not the best. I’ve had to date!
Lucky Saint Unfiltered Lager 330mL Bottle
I previously mentioned that I recognised Lucky Saint from the distinctive blue branding. If you aren’t aware, here is the brown bottle that I drank from.
Where can I buy Lucky Saint Unfiltered Lager?
If you’re looking to buy single bottles, or bulk buy Lucky Saint, there are many options to choose from:
Lucky Saint Unfiltered Lager Ingredients, Nutritional Information and Calories
The ingredients for Lucky Saint Unfiltered Lager include Water, Barley, Yeast and Hops
It is suitable for vegans, but not suitable for anybody with barley allergies.
|Nutritional Information||Per 100mL|
|Energy (KJ / KCal)||70 / 16|
|Of Which Saturates (g)||<0.1g|
|Of Which Sugars (g)||0.1g|