Lervig No Worries Lemon Non Alcoholic IPA Review


What type of beer is Lervig No Worries Lemon?

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

Lervig No Worries Lemon is an IPA but as you can see it is also flavoured with lemon which makes it fruit beer as well. Perhaps we will call it a fruit IPA.

IPAs are India pale ales and are hoppy, bitter ales. If they are alcoholic they are usually higher in ABV than a normal pale ale. As they are from the ale family, they are top fermented and use ale yeast.

Fruit beers have the addition of a fruit or range of fruits to strongly alter the flavour. Lemon is a common one as the light citrus goes will with the hops and the acidity can counter the sugar needed to brew them.

The Ingredients

If you see “Lemon” or any fruit on the can label and expect it to be a dominant flavour, you have every right to expect to see it on the ingredients.

Lervig No Worries Lemon includes…

  • Water
  • Barley
  • Wheat
  • Hops
  • Natural flavours
  • Yeast

Ah, no actual lemon listed but instead we have “natural flavours”. What are they and is it going to leave a chemically taste? Surely just adding some lemon would have the desired effect?

The Nutrition

When you start adding fruit to a beer, you can expect the carbs and sugar levels to keep climbing. Lervig managed not to inflate them when they went from the plain No Worries to the No Worries Pineapple so can they keep that going with the Lemon

Values per 100ml or 100g
Alcohol0.5%
Calories 29kcal
Carbohydrate8.5g
Sugars5.8g
Lervig No Worries Lemon Nutrition Stats

That is a shame. The carbs and sugar loads have gone up significantly and as a result so has the calories. I wonder why they have had to increase these when they didn’t for the Pineapple version.

To read more about what isotonic is and how it affects beers, you can read about that here

The Look

Of course there is the distinctive can art from Lervig. The humanoid is breaking through the ground and into a lemon.

The beer itself is a pale straw colour but I thought it would be a brighter yellow

The Aroma

There isn’t quite a fresh lemon smell as I would have thought. It smells more like a lemony citrus hop smell than a lemon fruit beer. You can start to pick up the sweetness tho.

The Taste

I don’t think this one works quite as well as the Lervig pineapple IPA. There is less pure lemon flavour and more just highly fragrant citrus hops and bitterness.

What lemon there is tastes a bit tart and acidic despite the huge amount of carbs and sugar that has gone into this.

There is a decent body and mouthfeel but with the nutritional profile I would have been very surprised if it turned out thin.

In my head i am comparing this to Erdinger Lemon and they are just miles apart.

The Verdict

Not a particularly good lemon IPA. More like a standard citrus IPA that tastes too sweet.

The Score

4.5/10 – Much too sweet, not enough lemon, not really in balance. A miss from me.

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

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Is Lervig No Worries Lemon gluten free? 

No, Lervig No Worries Lemon 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 Lemon vegan?

No, Lervig No Worries Lemon is not vegan friendly.

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

Much too sweet, not enough lemon, not really in balance. A miss from me.

2.3

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