Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 Review


Paulaner Weissbeir 0.0 which i bought and drank for this review

What type of beer is Paulaner Weissbier 0.0?

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Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 is not surprisingly a “weissbier” or wheat beer to you and me.

A wheat beer is top fermented and made predominately of wheat, relative to barley, the usual grain. It can have a more fruity and citrusy flavour and a fuller mouthfeel.

The Ingredients

It is German but can’t comply with German Purity Law as it has wheat and not barley. That aside, it isn’t filled up with unexpected ingredients

These are the ingredients…

  • Water
  • Malted Barley
  • Malted Wheat
  • Hops
  • Yeast
  • Carbon dioxide from fermentation

A pet peeve is where you see “natural ingredients”. Why cant they just make a beer from the normal beer ingredients.

The Nutrition

Paulaner Weissbier 0.0

Values per 100ml or 100g
Alcohol0.0%
Calories 24kcal
Carbohydrate5.3g
Sugars3.6g
Nutrition Profile

There is no getting around the fact the 3.6g of added sugar is high, especially in a light beer. There is a movement in German beers, particularly wheat beers, to be isotonic.

You can read my full article on what an isotonic beer is here. Basically the nutrients in the beer mimic the concentrations that are found in the blood, hence the relatively high sugar content.

Another example of a branded isotonic German beer is Erdinger Alkoholfrei, my review here

Is Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 really alcohol free?

Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 is indeed alcohol free. It has an alcohol content lower than 0.05% which classes as alcoholic free.

Labelling in the non alcoholic and alcohol free world are very confusing, with different countries having different rules.

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

The Look

Nice bottle, nice display, 500ml in total so a good size

Beer- golden orange colour, really inviting. Big foamy head that lasts as long as an alcoholic beer.

The Aroma

Wheaty and malty as soon as you sniff. You couldn’t accuse this of not smelling of anything anyway. Slight sweet smell tho which isn’t a surprise given the sugar content.

The Taste

Boom, wheat beer straight from the off. Big flavour, bit mouth feel. Almost velvetly. Certainly not empty or thin in anyway at all. Its not overly wheaty tho. As someone who traditionally hasn’t bought these, this is great for someone new to the scene.

You can taste this as slightly sweet. The sugar is in the isotonic range some of the German beers go for, like Erdinger. 

I think it carries the sweetness off easily as there is just so much other flavours to take in.

You wouldn’t immediately know this was alcohol free beer.

I have previously bought and reviewed this but i’m a more seasoned non alcoholic beer drinker and reviewer now.

This is what i thought the first time…

My first weissebeir and hey presto it tastes just how you’d expect a wiessbeir to taste. You drink a weissebeir and you want flavour, wheaty flavour. Some lagers and pils can be empty and tasteless. However this is fruity, wheaty and would drink it again! It was growing on me even more at the end. Im pleasantly surprised i like this weissbeir so much.

This was part of a review of of 8 German non alcoholic beers which you can read here

The Verdict

This is a class act. Slightly sweet but I think it gets away with it better than most.

The Score

9/10 – will drink many again. Slight negative over the 3.6g of sugar but can’t fault the taste.

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 Amazon price by following my link here

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

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Is it safe to drink Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 when pregnant?

Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 is safe to drink in pregnancy. I have researched the topic extensively and consulted with doctors. My article on non alcoholic drinks in pregnancy can be seen here.

In general, alcohol free drinks are safe in pregnancy. They have had their alcohol removed to a level below 0.05% alcohol by volume (ABV) meaning it is not physiologically active. 

A ripe banana can have up to 0.4% alcohol by volume. I have a full review of alcohol in common foods here, some of it is very surprising!

Is it safe to drink Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 when breastfeeding?

Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 is safe when breastfeeding. I have written a full article about non alcoholic drinks and breastfeeding here.

In general, alcohol free drinks are safe in breastfeeding. They have had their alcohol removed to a level below 0.05% alcohol by volume (ABV) meaning it is not physiologically active. 

If you compare that to a glass of fresh orange juice has an ABV of up to 0.73%. I have a full review of alcohol in common foods here, some of it is very surprising!

Does Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 get you drunk?

No, you can not get drunk drinking Paulaner Weissbier 0.0

I crunched all the numbers and have written an article about how you can’t get drunk on 0.0% beer here

In general you are unable to get drunk from non alcoholic (<0.5% ABV) beer and it is impossible to get drunk from alcohol free (0.0%) beer. 

The volume of non alcoholic beer required to raise your blood alcohol concentration to the legal intoxication level is not possible to consume or digest.

Can you drink Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 and drive?

You can drink any amount of Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 and be completely safe to drive.

You can reasonably drink up to 400 bottles of 12 fl oz alcohol free beer (<0.05% ABV) without increasing your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit of 0.08%.

Is Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 halal?

As a beer that contains zero alcoholic i think Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 can be considered as halal.

As a general rule, alcohol free beer can be Halal. The beer needs to be 0.0% ABV for the strict Islamic Law to deem it Halal. Nearly all the major beer brands are producing zero alcohol beers. 

Not all non or low alcoholic beers are 0.0%, meaning it is critical to read the label.

I have written extensively about if alcohol free beer is halal and you can read my article here

Is Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 gluten free?

Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 is not gluten free as it contains barley and wheat.

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

Is Paulaner Weissbier 0.0 vegan?

Yes. It is also listed on barnivore.com as vegan.

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

I will drink many again. Slight negative over the 3.6g of sugar but can't fault the taste.

4.5

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