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Non-alcoholic beer (NAB) is a slightly misleading term used to describe beer with very low alcohol content. The vast majority of NABs are lagers, but there are to a lesser extent some ales. The general opinion of their taste is not high, with the more expensive ones (such as Buckler or Kaliber) being better viewed.
Legally, in the US, beers containing up to 0.5 percent alcohol by volume can be called non-alcoholic. Although they are called non-alcoholic, they still contain some alcohol and some states have laws which prohibit their sale to minors. In 1997, the U.S. military ruled that the 12-hour required wait after drinking beer before piloting a plane would also be applied to non-alcoholic beer.
In countries where advertising alcoholic beverages is forbidden or limited, non-alcoholic versions of many popular brands are created for the purpose of advertisement.
Persons who avoid alcoholic drinks for medical or religious reasons may drink non-alcoholic beer.
Examples of non-alcoholic beers
- Bavaria Malt
- Bitburger Drive
- Buckler (brewed by Heineken)
- Clausthaler (also available in Amber)
- Coors Cutter
- Erdinger Non-alocoholic Weiss
- Hacke Beck
- Kaliber (brewed by Guinness)
- O'Doul's (also available in Amber)
- St. Pauli Girl N/A
- Warsteiner Premium Fresh
- White Label (bitter)
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