Writing this Heineken non-alcoholic beer review has been beyond enjoyable as it meant I needed to pick up another 6 pack of the world’s most well-known zero alcohol beer, Heineken zero or is it Heineken 0.0? Either way, this beer is hallmark Heineken with a few flavour profile tweaks along the way. Let’s get into all you need to know below!
Heineken Zero earns a 9/10 due to its ability to perfectly mimic the traditional Heineken with its fruity & malty profile that is combined with a soft, yet vibrantly carbonated body. If you enjoy Heineken, you’ll enjoy the traditional tasting alcohol-free option that is crafted with Heineken’s A-Yeast & traditional methods.
|Calories:||69 calories per serve|
|Main Notes:||Fruity and Malty|
|Cost:||$10 – $14 / 6-Pack|
The Heineken non alcoholic beer taste profile is what you would find in traditional Heineken. With flavours of soft fruits will be combined with slightly sweet malts and a soft body. Compared to the tradition version, the alcohol-free Heineken, mirrors the fruity esters, while being only marginally lighter in body, weight & depth.
In terms of flavour profile and depth, once poured into a glass each Heineken Zero will bring you:
- fruity notes, (I’ve always got papaya and peach from Heineken).
- a lightly sweet malty base
- soft body with great mouthfeel
- good level of carbonation that helps bring the beer to life.
By the way, if you’re interested in getting the most out of your non-alcoholic beer, I have been using the Spiegelau craft beer tasting kit (that you can check out here) since early 2021 and it does a fantastic job at helping the flavours build. I grabbed mine from Amazon!
Is the Heineken Zero for you? Check it out below.
The Heineken Zero is available almost everywhere. Supermarkets, large bottle stores and boutique independents. This means accessibility is easy and the best part is that it is often kept cold in store meaning you’ve got an option to pick it up on the way to your destination.
A 6-pack of either bottles or cans will cost you between $10 – $14 depending on whether or not it is on special.
Keen to give it a go? Head to your local supermarket or grab it from the links below if you’re looking for the online experience:
If you’re a Heineken drinker, and you’re thinking of giving it a go, I’d say jump in as I’m confident you’ll love it.
If you do, drop me an email over at jonathan@tipplezero with your thoughts! I’d love to hear what you think about it.
The Heineken 0.0 sugar content is extremely low at only 4.29 grams per can. Looking at calories in the Heineken 0.0, you will find 69.3 calories per can. Which when taking into consideration the level of flavour and depth of mouthfeel is quite a brilliant achievement.
Comparing the Heineken 0.0 sugar to other non-alcoholic options at a standardised ‘per 100ml’ level, it comes in at 1.3 grams of sugar per 100ml which is significantly below the 1.94 grams per 100ml average that I found whilst comparing and contrasting the sugar content of nearly 40 non-alcoholic beers.
You can check out the full article here or look into the full detail of the Heineken nutritional information below.
Per Serving (330ml)
|Protein||1.32 g||0.4 g|
|Fat, total||<0.1 g||<0.2 g|
|— saturated||<0.1 g||<0.1 g|
|Carbohydrate||15.84 g||4.8 g|
|— sugars||4.29 g||1.3 g|
|Sodium||<0.01 mg||<0.01 mg|
As a whole, if you enjoy the traditional alcoholic Heineken you’re going to enjoy the non-alcoholic Heineken 0.0. Additionally, if you’re a lager drinker who enjoys fruity notes this is also likely to be a beer for you.
If you are someone who is not a fan of Heineken or lager in general – good news – this beer isn’t going to drive you to change your mind!
If non-alcoholic lager is your thing, take a look at the full list of alcohol-free lagers I have written up and reviewed here or take a look at a few great options below:
If you’re after some alternative options like I mentioned above, you can find them in the posts down below:
- Full range of non-alcoholic Lager options I compared and ranked side by side here.
- Full range of non-alcoholic Pale Ales, IPAs and XPAs here
The Heineken Zero is built for those days you are looking for a classic lager styled non-alcoholic beer. When you’re not looking to venture too far from the middle ground and want something soft, malty and lightly fruity.
Heineken has always been built for hot days and gathering with friends where its fruity notes remind you of summertime and make you wish there were unlimited weekends that you could laze in a park and drink beer!
The Heineken Zero has become one of the world’s most famous non-alcoholic beers and for good reason. If you’re a Heineken drinker you’re going to love it, and it really gives you an option to choose a non-alcoholic option that really does closely mimic the traditional alcoholic offering.
The best part about the Heineken for me is the easy access and “you know what you’re going to get” factor. It is a great staple and I wouldn’t be mad if it was all that was on offer.
Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t light the house on fire (as someone who could take or leave Heineken) but if it was all that was on the menu, I would not hesitate to drink a couple with dinner. The same, however, can’t be said for Carlton Zero.
All things considered, this is a very good representative of the original Heineken and for that reason, it lands a 9 / 10.