What type of beer is Lervig No Worries Grapefruit?
Lervig No Worries Grapefruit is an IPA but as well at that it has the addition of grapefruit with the intention of making that a key ingredient. Perhaps we will call it a fruit IPA.
IPAs are India pale ales. They are hop forward and when alcoholic, have a high ABV compared to other pale beers. As they are from the ale family, they are top fermented and use ale yeast.
Fruit beers have the addition of 1 or more fruits to significantly flavour the beer. They are usually citrus fruits like here or tropical fruits. Both flavours are expressed in hops and the bitter acidity can help shape the beer.
For the entire No Worries fruit range, Lervig have managed not to include the actual fruit in the beer and therefore ingredients. That is a bit sad isn’t it? I have drank lots of fruit beers and they mostly have the actual fruit in the beer as standard.
Lervig No Worries Grapefruit includes…
- Grapefruit flavour
I am guessing that grapefruit flavour is not in fact grapefruit or they would just call is grapefruit. Have they just added some chemical that will make the beer taste synthetic?
Lervig have 2 different profiles for these fruit beers, one is considerably higher in carbs and sugar that the other and i don’t understand why the dichotomy exist. Which will the Grapefruit be?
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Ah ha, to this one is the lower sugar one. I say lower sugar, it still has 4.5g/100ml which is high in anyones books not not particularly out of keeping in the fruit beer world.
To read more about what isotonic is and how it affects beers, you can read about that here
You can’t mistake a can of Lervig. Their can art is amongst the most distinctive in the beer world. They have their usual humanoid hero, breaking through the ground to be confronted by a lot of sliced grapefruit.
The beer itself is basically the same colour as all the No Worries series and I can’t help but think they are missing a trick by not altering the colour at least a bit between fruit flavours.
The smell isn’t as big as the Mango version, in fact if I didn’t know it was a grapefruit IPA, I might bit have suggested it smelt that. There is some fruity and citrus smells to be had.
I am not a massive fan of grapefruit in general but I did love the Erdinger Grapefruit and gave it an 8/10 score. This isn’t really a patch on that but it isn’t too bad.
The grapefruit tastes a bit watered down but this somehow tastes just as sweet as the Lemon
For some reason it feels a bit thinner in body as well and a lot more artificial tasting rather than natural fruit juice.
It feels like they have just given up on this one and dialled it in.
A bit of a watery, artificial and half power grapefruit IPA.
5/10 – I’m a bit disappointed it couldn’t follow No Worries Pineapple up the charts a bit more.
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?
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Is Lervig No Worries Grapefruit gluten free?
No, Lervig No Worries Grapefruit is not a gluten free beer.
I have an entire article on non alcoholic beers and gluten if you want more information.
Is Lervig No Worries Grapefruit vegan?
No, Lervig No Worries Grapefruit is not vegan friendly, none of the No Worries range are.
For more on vegan beers see my article on the matter. Why beers may or may not be and how to check.
I’m a bit disappointed it couldn’t follow No Worries Pineapple up the charts a bit more.