The Best Non Alcoholic Wheat Beers To Try Today


Wheat beers are synonymous with Bavaria in Germany. They are called Weizenbier or Hefeweizen and even just Weißbier which translated to “white beer”.

A large proportion of the malted barley is replaced by malted wheat, usually >50%. They are top fermenting and various special yeasts are used. The Hefeweizen beers can have a significant banana and clove taste and smell delivered by the yeast.

In general, the aren’t ultra low carb and calorie. It is rare to find a German wheat beer with less than 18g of carbs per 12fl oz. What this does create is huge amounts of body, coupled with a lot of carbonation, this can create some impressive heads on the beers.

A lot of the German wheats also stray into “isotonic” ranges -which means the sugar and salts in the beer is in the same concentration as the blood, so they can be absorbed faster. Erdinger has its own triathlon team with the sole purpose of promoting Erdinger Alkoholfrei as an isotonic sports rehydration drink.

If you would like to know more about isotonic beers then you can read my article on them here

The Best Non Alcoholic Wheat Beers To Try Today

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

Unsurprisingly, this list is dominated by the big Bavarian players. That said, these beers are amazing in their own right and across the wider non alcoholic beer market. If you would like to see where they fit into my overall ranking then you can see my complete list on best non alcoholic beers

1. Schneider Weisse Tap3 AVB 0.5%

TypeWheat
Calories23kcal per 100ml
82kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5g per 100ml
17.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.5g per 100ml
5.3g per 12fl oz
Schneider weisse Nutritional Data

This is quite simply a superb beer. The flavours are huge, the body is massive and the mouthfeel is a creamy as you want. This feels like a meal all in its own right and i can not get enough of it.

I have came back to this a few times and i am still happy this is my #1 best non alcoholic beer

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

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2. Maisel’s Weisse AVB 0.5%

TypeWheat
Calories25kcal per 100ml
88.8kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.5g per 100ml
19.5g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.8g per 100ml
6.4g per 12fl oz
Maisel’s Weisse Nutritional Data

You get told there is banana and cloves taste from a hefe-weisse but until you drink this beer it can’t be believed.

The banana is huge and amazing. Like all good German wheats, the body is big enough to be a meal.

The is top top notch.

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

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3. Paulaner Weissbeir 0.0 AVB 0.0%

TypeWheat
Calories24kcal per 100ml
85.2kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.3g per 100ml
18.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar3.6g per 100ml
12.8g per 12fl oz
Paulaner Nutritional Data
Paulaner Weissbeir 0.0 which i bought and drank for this review

If in doubt, go for a German wheat beer seems like the best advice in the NA beer world. 

They tend to be higher in carbs and sugar, into an isotonic range, but they are usually worth every calorie. 

I did find this a touch sweeter than the ones above and hence dropped down the ranking a little

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

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4. Krombacher Weizen ABV 0.5%

TypeWheat
Calories28kcal per 100ml
99.4kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6.1g per 100ml
21.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.7g per 100ml
9.6g per 12fl oz
Krombacher Nutritional Data

Just buy nearly any non alcoholic German wheat beer and be amazed. It is a simple strategy

This is up there with the Paulaner and only a smidge below the Schneider Weisse.

It certainly doesn’t lack body

Just buy nearly any non alcoholic German wheat beer and be amazed. It is a simple strategy

This is up there with the Paulaner and only a smidge below the Schneider Weisse.

It certainly doesn’t lack body

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

5. Erdinger Alkoholfrei ABV 0.5%

TypeWheat
Calories25kcal per 100ml
88.8kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.3g per 100ml
18.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar3.6g per 100ml
12.8g per 12fl oz
Erdinger Nutritional Data
Erdinger Alkolholfrei beer i bought and drank for this review

This is one of the biggest names and most widely available. It is still a cracking beer despite slipping to 5th.

They have their own triathlon team and are heavily advertising their isotonic sports drink credentials with this beer.

I just think it tastes nice.

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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

6. Drink’in The Sun ABV 0.3%

TypeWheat
Calories16kcal per 100ml
56.8kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.7g per 100ml
13.1g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.5g per 100ml
17.8g per 12fl oz
Drink’in The Sun Nutritional Data

The only non German on the list but here by merit.

As well as having the best nutrition is tastes a bit different from the its famous rivals.

Mikkeller are a big brewery with many non alcoholic beers, this may just be their best.

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