The 20 Best Non Alcoholic Lagers To Try


The most widely drunk and most popular type of beer in the world is a lager. In the non alcoholic world it is no different.

I have sampled lagers and pilsners from all over the world and have learnt many lessons along the way.

I explored if non alcoholic beer tastes the same as alcoholic beer (article here) and also why some non alcoholic beers are 0.0% and others are 0.5%, it turns out there are very good reasons for it (article here).

Perhaps the biggest lesson i have learned is how difficult it is to create body and mouthfeel in a beer when you remove the alcohol. You don’t just want flavoured fizzy water and anything too thin feeling doesn’t compare to leaded beer.

The one thing that non alcoholic beers can do to reliably increase their body is to have additional or higher levels of carbs, however this has a knock on to increase the calories of the beer. A lot of craft breweries try to make really low carb and low calorie beers, which i commend and do rate these beers up a notch. However when i look though my “best non alcoholic beers” lists, they are dominated by average or higher than average carb beers versus the rest of the non alcoholic world.

This doesn’t always hold true, there are fantastic low carbs beers and plenty of terrible high carb beers but you have a better chance of making a purely great tasting and feeling beer when you have a bit more carbs. It is very hard to walk the tightrope of low carb, great tasting and big body.

Here endth the lesson. Without further a do, i give you the 20 best non alcoholic lagers to try, directly from my experience. I hope to add more North American beers to the list as they get imported or i get my hands on them.

The 20 Best Non Alcoholic Lagers To Try

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

To see where these 20 lagers fit into my all time list then have a look at my full Best Non Alcoholic Beers Page

1. Incel “Skippers” ABV 0.5%

TypePilsner
Calories32kcal per 100ml
114kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6.4g per 100ml
22.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.5g per 100ml
1.8g per 12fl oz
Skippers Nutritional Data

The luxury of unwrapping you beer is a brilliant start. The luxury never stops after that.

The body is enormous as is the malt and hops flavour. The wet hopping adds an earthy grass quality which adds considerably to the flavour. Delicious.

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

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

2. Bitburger Drive 0.0 AVB 0.0%

TypePilsner
Calories22kcal per 100ml
78.1kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.1g per 100ml
18.1g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.0g per 100ml
0.0g per 12fl oz
Bitburger 0.0 Nutritional Data

A German pils to me is clean, crisp, fresh and a bit of hops.

Bitburger delivers this all day long. Massive body and mouthfeel is wrapped up in a malty and hoppy pilsner styled lager.

The Germans know beer.

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

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

3. Rothaus Tannenzäpfle AVB 0.4%

TypePilsner
Calories18kcal per 100ml
63.9kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.49g per 100ml
12.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.09g per 100ml
0.32g per 12fl oz
Rothaus Nutritional Data

In much the same vein as Bitburger, this is a classic crisp and clean German pilsner with delicious hops.

There is a beautiful fruity hop flavour to go with the malt and the taste is so clean and natural. No chemicals near this.

Follow this link to buy these from Dry Drinker in the UK

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

4. Lucky Saint AVB 0.5%

TypeLager
Calories16kcal per 100ml
56.8kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.5g per 100ml
12.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.01g per 100ml
0.036g per 12fl oz
Lucky Saint Nutritional Data
Lucky saint beer i bought and drank for this review

Lucky Saint is British but brewed in Germany so doubly good. It was highly refreshing, clean and crisp.

It is everything i want in a lager. Nice body and decent mouthfeel.

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

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

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

5. Infinite Session Lager ABV 0.5%

TypeHelles Lager
Calories10kcal per 100ml
35.5kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs1.6g per 100ml
5.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.4g per 100ml
1.4g per 12fl oz
Infinite Session Lager Nutritional Data

Infinite Session are a brilliant brewery. The lager is full of malty flavours which are in excess of what you would expect from a normal lager.

Despite the low carbs this delivers big body.

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

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

6. Carlsberg 0.0 ABV 0.0%

TypePilsner
Calories14kcal per 100ml
49.7kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.2g per 100ml
11.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.1g per 100ml
0.36g per 12fl oz
Carlsberg 0.0 Nutritional Data

This is the best big brand, alcohol free lager equivalent.

Malty but enough hops to bring it to the next level. Make sure you get the blue label pilsner and not the green label.

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

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

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

7. Big Drop Coba Maya ABV 0.5%

TypeLager
Calories11kcal per 100ml
39.1kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs2.2g per 100ml
7.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar1g per 100ml
3.6g per 12fl oz
Coba Maya Nutritional Data

A beautifully malty and creamy beer from a great non alcoholic brewery.

As a low calorie lager this has surprisingly good body and mouthfeel. Well worth a try.

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

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

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

8. Clausthaler Unfiltered Dry Hopped ABV 0.0%

TypeLager
Calories26kcal per 100ml
92.3kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.6g per 100ml
19.9g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.8g per 100ml
9.9g per 12fl oz
Clausthaler Nutritional Data

Not to be confused with the “Original” version, this completely dominates it in terms of flavour.

A large, rounded and hoppy beer which can taste a little on the sweet side.

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

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

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

9. Becks Blue ABV 0.0%

TypePilsner
Calories14kcal per 100ml
49.7kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.1g per 100ml
19.9g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.2g per 100ml
0.7g per 12fl oz
Becks Blue Nutritional Data

An oldie but a goodie as they say.

Don’t make the mistake of writing this off as a dinosaur, it still packs a punch and is a classic clean and crisp German pilsner.

Hats off to Beck’s for the longevity of this brew.

You can check out the live prices and availability in your regional Amazon buy clicking this link

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

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

10. Brooklyn Special Effects ABV 0.4%

TypeLager
Calories29kcal per 100ml
103kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6.3g per 100ml
22.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.9g per 100ml
10.3g per 12fl oz
Special Effects Nutritional Data

They have styled this as a hoppy lager. It certainly is heavy on the hop side of a lager and less a golden malt forward flavour.

The high carbs creates a big body and mouthfeel and a tasty beer, even if it isn’t really typical of a lager.

Sober Sauce in the UK have them and if you use the discount code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get 5% off

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

You can of course click through to Amazon to see if they are cheaper

In Australia you can get 10% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE at CraftZero

11. BrewDog Lost AF ABV 0.5%

TypeLager
Calories10kcal per 100ml
35.5kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3g per 100ml
10.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.8g per 100ml
6.4g per 12fl oz
Lost AF Nutritional Data

Brewdog need no introduction and this is a respectful effort from them

It is low calorie and packs a decent malty punch and doesn’t taste overly sweet.

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

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

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

12. San Miguel 0.0 ABV 0.0%

TypePilsner
Calories24kcal per 100ml
85.2kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.5g per 100ml
19.5g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.7g per 100ml
6g per 12fl oz
San Miguel Nutritional Data

San Miguel was mu sunny holiday beer of choice and this replicates it brilliantly.

As a pilsner it brings a pleasing hoppy bitterness as well as a warming malt flavour to make it one of the better big brand 0.0 lagers.

You can check out the latest prices on Amazon here

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

In the UK, check this out at Wise Bartender, a brilliant non alcoholic site

13. Stella Artois Liberte ABV 0.0%

TypeLager
Calories18kcal per 100ml
63.9kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs4.2g per 100ml
14.9g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.8g per 100ml
2.8g per 12fl oz
Stell Artois Nutritional Data

Stella was another drink from my relative youth as the ABV on draft was pretty strong.

The flavour of the leaded version is there in the alcohol free with good body and reasonably good nutrition.

You can check out the latest prices on Amazon here

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

In the UK, check this out at Wise Bartender, a brilliant non alcoholic site

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

14. Baltika lager ABV 0.5%

TypeLager
Calories35kcal per 100ml
124kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6g per 100ml
21.3g per 12fl oz
Sugar3g per 100ml
10.7g per 12fl oz
Baltika Nutritional Data

A Russian beer that is not exactly made low calorie but at least they put the carbs to good use to make a big, flavoursome lager.

It has a nice hoppy twang to it.

Follow this link to buy these from Dry Drinker in the UK

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

15. Budvar Nealko ABV 0.5%

TypeLager
Calories15.5kcal per 100ml
55kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.1g per 100ml
11g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.6g per 100ml
5.7g per 12fl oz
Budvar Nutritional Data

This is the NA version of the famous Budweiser Budvar, one of the worlds original lagers.

If you like pure, clean and crisp tasting lagers then this is a must try.

You can check out the live amazon prices by following this link

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

16. Estrella Galicia ABV 0.0%

TypePilsner
Calories21kcal per 100ml
74.6kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs4.7g per 100ml
16.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.4g per 100ml
8.5g per 12fl oz
Estrella Galicia Nutritional Data

One of a pair of unrelated Estrella beers from Spain, this Galicia has a pleasing mix of malt and hops with just a touch of sweetness. Lovely

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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

17. Furstenberg Pils ABV 0.0%

TypePilsner
Calories11kcal per 100ml
39kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs1.8g per 100ml
6.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.16g per 100ml
0.46g per 12fl oz
Furstenburg Nutritional Data

A solid German pilsner, not quite in the same bracket at Bitburger but if you are in the mood to explore German pils then this has to be on your list.

A more than solid effort and low calorie to boot.

Follow this link to buy these from Dry Drinker in the UK

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

18. Free Damm ABV 0.0%

TypeLager
Calories20kcal per 100ml
71kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs4.7g per 100ml
16.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.7g per 100ml
6g per 12fl oz
Free Damm Nutritional Data

This is the 0.0% version of Estrella Damm, the famous beer of Barcelona.

They have managed the NA switch very well. Refreshing with a nice mouthfeel.

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

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

19. Veltins Pils ABV 0.0%

TypePilsner
Calories26kcal per 100ml
92.3kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6.3g per 100ml
22.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.6g per 100ml
9.2g per 12fl oz
Veltins Pils Nutritional Data

Another solid effort from the Germans. This has a bit more carbs and sugar than the others so drops down the lists for that reason.

I would try this with the others and see if you agree Bitburger is the boss.

Follow this link to buy these from Dry Drinker in the UK

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

20. Super Bock ABV 0.0%

TypeLager
Calories23kcal per 100ml
81.7kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs4.7g per 100ml
14.2g per 12fl oz
Sugar1g per 100ml
3.6g per 12fl oz
Veltins Pils Nutritional Data

Another European summer holiday beer with an alcohol free version.

This time the Portuguese Super Bock.

It has a nice malty finish but i preferred the more hoppy pilsner styled European beers.

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

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

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