Super Bock “Preta” Non Alcoholic Stout Review


What type of beer is Super Bock “Preta”?

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

Super Bock “Preta” is a Stout.

Stouts are typically dark in colour due to the to roasted malt and you can get dry, oatmeal, milk or imperial versions.

The roasting of the malt gives distinctive deep malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee notes to the beer.

The Ingredients

Stouts can have some added ingredients such as lactose which gives a creamy flavour or even coffee or chocolate.

Super Bock “Preta” includes…

  • Water
  • Barley malt
  • Unmalted cereal (maize and barley)
  • Carbon diaoxide
  • Colouring 
  • Hops

Im a bit suspect why you need unmalted cereal in a stout but the big red flag here is the added colouring. Ive honestly never seen this is a stout before. How can they not create a black coloured beer by roasting grains like every other porter and stout?

The Nutrition

In general a stout can have higher carbohydrate and sugar loads. The roasted malt can be a bitter and the sugar counters that, they will also taste less sweet with added sugar. A lager will start to taste nasty with sugar over 2g/100ml or so unless there is decent body but a stout will usually have more.

Values per 100ml or 100g
Alcohol0.5%
Calories 26kcal
Carbohydrate5.6g
Sugars2.7g
Super Bock “Preta” Nutrition Stats

That is fairly typical numbers for a stout. A moderately raised calorie count vs the overall non alcoholic beer wold average and the carbs and sugar content are into the isotonic range of the big German wheat beers.

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

The Look

I have never came across this beer before but the styling vs the usual Super Bock is striking. I love the black labelling and cap to signify a dark beer or stout.

When I poured this I thought that it is far too light be a stout and it certainly isn’t black. Dark brown ale coloured to me

The Aroma

This is retty disappointingly for a stout you get precious little roasted malt, caramel, chocolate etc. You get hardly anything. I hope it tastes more flavourful than it smells.

The Taste

I really don’t know what this beer is trying to be, but whatever it is, it is not doing it very well.

It does not taste like a stout, you might be able to pass it off as a porter on a good day. If you closed your eyes and didn’t see the colour you would be doing well to think it was anything other than a weak ale

All the nice flavours you buy a stout for are missing or so watered down that you have to go searching for them. 

Without all the malty, chocolatey and coffee bitterness, the extra sugar in this starts to make the beer too sweet. Normally a stout can carry off a lot of sugar. Guinness is an exception being low in sugar but compare this to Galactic Milk Stout, not even close.

The body is ok but nothing special and it somehow manages to taste a bit slimy or syrupy instead of silky or creamy

The Verdict

Not a great stout, I don’t even think it is a stout. It isn’t a great beer regardless of what it is called.

The Score

4.5/10 – Disappointing. I don’t think there is much point in even trying it, I know I give things a bad review but I know some might really like them, like a salt IPA or a sour but I doubt many if any will be loving this “stout”

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

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

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Is Super Bock “Preta” gluten free? 

No, Super Bock Preta is not gluten free

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

Is Super Bock “Preta” vegan?

Yes this beer is indeed 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

Disappointing. I don’t think there is much point in even trying it, I know I give things a bad review but I know some might really like them, like a salt IPA or a sour but I doubt many if any will be loving this “stout”

2.3

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