Brewdog “Lost AF” Alcohol Free Lager Review.


Brewdog Lost AF beer i bought and drank for this review

What type of beer is Brewdog Lost AF?

Does Non Alcoholic Beer Taste The S...
Does Non Alcoholic Beer Taste The Same

Brewdog Lost AF is a lager.

A lager is beer which has been brewed at a low temperature for a beer. Lagers can be dark, amber or pale. 

Pale lagers are the most widely consumed and commercially available style of beer and this is an example of a pale lager.

I personally usually prefer a German style pilsner lager with a bit more hops that a plain lager but there is a time and a place for a nice cold refreshing lager.

The Ingredients

I find the beer ingredients very interesting and you can tell a lot about the beer and how much effort the brewer has put into their non alcoholic beer. Have they backed themselves with the classic 4 beer ingredients or started adding more “natural flavourings” etc

Brewdog Lost AF has…

  • Water
  • malted barley
  • lactose
  • malted oats
  • yeast
  • hops

I don’t mind different grains being added (the oats), i wonder will the lactose make it too sweet? Lactose is good for silkiness and mouthfeel and its a better ingredient to use that just glucose syrup although it will make it non vegan.

The Nutrition

Brewdog Lost AF’s nutritional data is…

Values per 100ml or 100g
Alcohol0.5%
Calories 10kcal
Carbohydrate3g
Sugars1.8g
Nutrition Profile of Brewdog Lost AF

That is especially low calorie isn’t it. Only Brewdog Nanny State seems to have less calories than this at 6kcal per 100ml (see review here)

I do like a good low calorie lager, i was a bit worried when i read they added lactose incase it ended up too sweet but at 10kcal per 100ml there cant be enough to make this a nasty sweet style of lager can it?

Is Brewdog Lost AF really alcohol free?

Despite being classed as “alcohol free” this doesn’t mean it has 0.0% ABV. In the EU they are allowed to use the term alcohol free when UK and US beers wouldn’t be. Brewdog are still utilising EU laws here

Brewdog Lost AF actually has up to 0.5% ABV. To be honest this still a tiny amount and various fruits and breads can have more.

0.5% ABV is still “non alcoholic” by law tho.

You can read my entire article on how to tell how much alcohol is in a non alcoholic beer here

The Look

As with all Brewdog cans, it looks great as always, nice golden colour, it is one you would pick up.

As for the beer itself, it looks very light, almost like Lazer Crush from Beavertown. (you can ready my review here)

The Aroma

Very interesting in that it isn’t interesting!. I get hardly anything at all coming from it. That means no bad smells like a very sweet wort which heralds a nasty sweet beer. Neutral so far, what will it taste like?

The Taste

It sort of tastes like it looks and smells. That’s perhaps a bit harsh. It’s a lager so never going to have huge depth.

It has some maltiness and a little bit of hops coming through. The impressive thing is that its not sweet. You can tell the calorie count is really low here and I applaude that.

I would much rather have a non-sweet beer that is trying to get flavour in there than just one the packs in sugar and forgets they have to create a beer.

Towards the end of the beer im liking it more, picking up more sutle flavours and I would be reaching for another. It is incredibly easy drinking. It has a decent mouthfeel for a low cal, maybe the lactose helping out there.

The Verdict

This is inoffensive and no glaring negatives. Its just not terribly exciting. If you want a low calories, non-sweet, AF lager then this is a good bet. If you want tonnes of flavour then maybe not.

The Score

8/10. Pretty respectable. I always mark up a really low calorie effort and this really is low calorie.  You could drink a number of these in a session if you wanted.

Find out where this beer ranks compared to all the beers i have reviewed on my updated “Best Non Alcoholic Beers” page

Where to buy

You can check out the live prices on Amazon by following this link

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

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Does Brewdog Lost AF get you drunk?

No, you can not get drunk drinking Brewdog Lost AF

I do not believe it is possible to get drunk on 0.5% non alcoholic spirits or gin.

I have crunched all the numbers and have written an article about it here

You would need to drink 20 bottles quickly and keep drinking at that pace to feel some of the effects of alcohol which you just wouldn’t do naturally or even if trying.

Can you drink Brewdog Lost AF and drive?

Following on from the fact 0.5% ABV drinks like Brewdog Lost AF can’t really get you drunk, you are equally safe to drink them and drive.

Im sure you can guess by now but ive done the math on this one too and written an article about it here.

The strictest parts of America have an under 21, zero tolerance zone or policy to blood alcohol levels and driving. Even in these zones, you would be able to have 5 or less “non alcoholic” 0.5% ABV drinks before getting a DUI.

It is something to consider tho. If you are not subject to those zero tolerance rules then the amount you can drink is vastly higher.

Is Brewdog Lost AF halal?

Brewdog Lost AF is a “non alcoholic” 0.5% ABV beer, so there is doubt as to if it can be Halal.

Ive researched this extensively and believe that 0.5% drinks can be Halal as i do not think they can get you drunk.

Ive written about the different types of non alcoholic and alcohol free gins and if they are Halal here

If you wanted to be super cautious then i would suggest not to consider 0.5% ABV drinks like Atomic Blonde as halal and only the true 0.0% ones.

Is Brewdog Lost AF gluten free?

Brewdog Lost AF is not gluten free. It contains barley and oats with no mitigation to reduce the gluten load.

I have an entire article on non alcoholic beers and gluten if you want more information.

Is Brewdog Lost AF vegan?

No, Brewdog Lost AF contains lactose from milk so is not vegan. Most Brewdog beers are vegan and you can check on barnivore.com

For more on vegan beers see my article on the matter. Why beers may or may not be and how to check.

Review Overview
SUMMARY

This is inoffensive and no glaring negatives. Its just not terribly exciting.

4.0

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