In a nutshell: A satisfyingly tasty alcohol-free German wheat beer from Bavaria's Erdinger Weissbrau.
The lowdown: Erdinger brew some of Bavaria's best wheat beers and this, their alcohol free version, certainly doesn't disappoint. It has quite a full bodied feel and is fresh, sparkling and fruity and with each 50cl bottle containing only 125 kcal it's lighter here as well as on the alcohol.
Erdinger Weissbrau trace their history back to 1886 when a brewery was first established in the Bavarian town of Erding. Now often considered to be the world's largest wheat beer brewery this status can be credited to Franz Brombach who bought the brewery in 1949. The brewery is still family hands with Franz's son Werner currently in control.
Much of the success of Erdinger Weissbrau is down to a focused approach on a core line of classically mid-strength Bavarian wheat beers. Annual specials include a Festbier brewed for autumn and their winter Schneeweisse brewed between November and February.