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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 04:53:14 PM »
You are basically drinking a hops-flavoured softdrink. So, the usual consideration about drinking sugary beverages apply. Always check the labels.

It's not really a soft-drink, or at least it doesn't taste like such. It is an alcohol-free (well, 0.4%) IPA, i.e very different taste from Coke, Fanta, etc.
Flavour is irrelevant. It is [size=78%]a carbonated drink with added sugar. That's a softdrink.[/size]

What kind of alcohol-free beer are you talking about.  Here in Germany there is no sugar, added or otherwise, in alcohol-free beer.





Partial translation: Brewed as regular beer.  Then the alcohol is removed.  No sugar.  Ingredients: water, malt, hops, fermentation carbonic acid. 


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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 07:45:28 PM »
You are basically drinking a hops-flavoured softdrink. So, the usual consideration about drinking sugary beverages apply. Always check the labels.

It's not really a soft-drink, or at least it doesn't taste like such. It is an alcohol-free (well, 0.4%) IPA, i.e very different taste from Coke, Fanta, etc.
Flavour is irrelevant. It is [size=78%]a carbonated drink with added sugar. That's a softdrink.[/size]

What kind of alcohol-free beer are you talking about.  Here in Germany there is no sugar, added or otherwise, in alcohol-free beer.





Partial translation: Brewed as regular beer.  Then the alcohol is removed.  No sugar.  Ingredients: water, malt, hops, fermentation carbonic acid.
Sure. This is why I also wrote "always read the labels." Quality will vary.

The one you posted is still 2,1g of sugar. Only 20% of what is in a can of coke. ("Malt" is sugar.)
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 07:57:23 PM »
You are basically drinking a hops-flavoured softdrink. So, the usual consideration about drinking sugary beverages apply. Always check the labels.

It's not really a soft-drink, or at least it doesn't taste like such. It is an alcohol-free (well, 0.4%) IPA, i.e very different taste from Coke, Fanta, etc.
Flavour is irrelevant. It is [size=78%]a carbonated drink with added sugar. That's a softdrink.[/size]

What kind of alcohol-free beer are you talking about.  Here in Germany there is no sugar, added or otherwise, in alcohol-free beer.





Partial translation: Brewed as regular beer.  Then the alcohol is removed.  No sugar.  Ingredients: water, malt, hops, fermentation carbonic acid.
Sure. This is why I also wrote "always read the labels." Quality will vary.

The one you posted is still 2,1g of sugar. Only 20% of what is in a can of coke. ("Malt" is sugar.)


The one I posted contains 0 sugar.  Beer, according, to the USDA data base contains 0 sugar.  Malt (which is a grain) is fermented in brewing.  It all becomes alcohol; no sugar remains. 
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 08:35:33 PM »
Pointless. Drink beer, don't drink beer, there is no try.
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2019, 08:38:13 PM »
You are basically drinking a hops-flavoured softdrink. So, the usual consideration about drinking sugary beverages apply. Always check the labels.

It's not really a soft-drink, or at least it doesn't taste like such. It is an alcohol-free (well, 0.4%) IPA, i.e very different taste from Coke, Fanta, etc.
Flavour is irrelevant. It is [size=78%]a carbonated drink with added sugar. That's a softdrink.[/size]

What kind of alcohol-free beer are you talking about.  Here in Germany there is no sugar, added or otherwise, in alcohol-free beer.





Partial translation: Brewed as regular beer.  Then the alcohol is removed.  No sugar.  Ingredients: water, malt, hops, fermentation carbonic acid. 

You beat me to it: Malted (i.e. sprouted) grain has sugar. The yeast turns that sugar into alcohol. Then for non-alcoholic beer they distill out most of the alcohol. If there's any sugar remaining, two N/A beers a day does not have enough sugar or alcohol to have an impact on your health.

The only possible health issue would be for someone who has an allergy to one or more of the ingredients.

It's a fizzy flavorful drink.

I need to make a search for the kind I like here.
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2019, 08:40:18 PM »
Pointless. Drink beer, don't drink beer, there is no try.

I think you are being intentionally silly, but I'm never entirely sure with these things. I had to try a number of different brands before I found the one I like best.
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2019, 12:55:41 AM »
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2019, 10:16:27 AM »
You are basically drinking a hops-flavoured softdrink. So, the usual consideration about drinking sugary beverages apply. Always check the labels.

It's not really a soft-drink, or at least it doesn't taste like such. It is an alcohol-free (well, 0.4%) IPA, i.e very different taste from Coke, Fanta, etc.
Flavour is irrelevant. It is [size=78%]a carbonated drink with added sugar. That's a softdrink.[/size]

What kind of alcohol-free beer are you talking about.  Here in Germany there is no sugar, added or otherwise, in alcohol-free beer.





Partial translation: Brewed as regular beer.  Then the alcohol is removed.  No sugar.  Ingredients: water, malt, hops, fermentation carbonic acid.
Sure. This is why I also wrote "always read the labels." Quality will vary.

The one you posted is still 2,1g of sugar. Only 20% of what is in a can of coke. ("Malt" is sugar.)


The one I posted contains 0 sugar.  Beer, according, to the USDA data base contains 0 sugar.  Malt (which is a grain) is fermented in brewing.  It all becomes alcohol; no sugar remains.
Sorry, I guess I was not clear. There are 2,1 g of carbs. They come from the malt. The malt is sugar. If the beer contained no sugar, it would have no carbs.
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2019, 11:38:21 AM »
Not silly are Yoda quotes, never!

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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2019, 11:43:18 AM »
You are basically drinking a hops-flavoured softdrink. So, the usual consideration about drinking sugary beverages apply. Always check the labels.

It's not really a soft-drink, or at least it doesn't taste like such. It is an alcohol-free (well, 0.4%) IPA, i.e very different taste from Coke, Fanta, etc.
Flavour is irrelevant. It is [size=78%]a carbonated drink with added sugar. That's a softdrink.[/size]

What kind of alcohol-free beer are you talking about.  Here in Germany there is no sugar, added or otherwise, in alcohol-free beer.





Partial translation: Brewed as regular beer.  Then the alcohol is removed.  No sugar.  Ingredients: water, malt, hops, fermentation carbonic acid.
Sure. This is why I also wrote "always read the labels." Quality will vary.

The one you posted is still 2,1g of sugar. Only 20% of what is in a can of coke. ("Malt" is sugar.)


The one I posted contains 0 sugar.  Beer, according, to the USDA data base contains 0 sugar.  Malt (which is a grain) is fermented in brewing.  It all becomes alcohol; no sugar remains.
Sorry, I guess I was not clear. There are 2,1 g of carbs. They come from the malt. The malt is sugar. If the beer contained no sugar, it would have no carbs.

Not all carbs are sugar. And even if there were two grams of sugar in a N/A beer, that's 1/20 of the sugar in a Coke (non-diet). Nobody by a LCHF extremist would be concerned about two grams of sugar.
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2019, 11:46:17 AM »
P.S. There are 9 grams of sugar in a glass of carrot juice and 36 in a glass of grape juice. Beer is looking pretty good now, as far as sugar goes.
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2019, 12:06:33 PM »
Beer, according, to the USDA data base contains 0 sugar.  Malt (which is a grain) is fermented in brewing.  It all becomes alcohol; no sugar remains.

Beer yeast converts about 80% of the sugars to alcohol.  Brewers craft their mash recipes to achieve a desired mix of fermentable and unfermentable sugars like dextrines, which apparently the USDA doesn't consider to be a sugar, but still a carb.
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2019, 12:19:43 PM »
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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2019, 04:45:34 PM »

The sugar in beer is maltose, not sucrose.  It's not the same thing to the human body.  Some beer also contains lactose (milk stouts for instance) or other sugars used in the process.  Dextrose from corn, or Sucrose from beets are used in various recipes.

The percentage of yeasties eating sugar will depend on a ton of factors but it could get up to 100% of all sugar in the wort.  If your Original Gravity of your mash is low enough, and your yeast healthy enough, you could burn off all the sugar for a super-dry beer.


Making alcohol-free beer is interesting.  There is some sold that's essentially a beer-flavored concoction of chemicals, so I don't know what kind of sugar level that might have.  You can, however, make any beer alcohol-free (nominally of course) by holding at a specific temperature for a given time that evaporates off the alcohol but not the water (which boils off at a lower temperature) which is to say, distill the alcohol off the beer without actually capturing it.


Don't know if that's the process commercial alcohol-free beer is using or not.

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Re: Does "alcohol-free" (0.4%) drinks affect health in any way?
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2019, 07:38:21 PM »
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... distill the alcohol off the beer without actually capturing it. ...

My guess is they would capture it. Waste not, want not. It's got to have some value for something.
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