For the Uwe Pils review I’ve poured myself what must be bottle number 10, taken down my notes and its time to pull all my previous and illegible handwriting together to give you the run-down of what this Uwe non-alcoholic beer is all about.
The Uwe Pils is a full bodied, well rounded and smooth profiled German Pils. It has a sweet caramel and brown sugar malt profile which has hints of floral hoppy notes spanning across the aroma and flavour of the beer before finishing with a bitter and smooth finish.
|28 calories / 100ml
|Sweet Malt. Bitter.
|$24 – $27 (6-pack)
|6.5 / 10
The Uwe Pils is crafted to provide an initial hit of sweetness led by brown sugar and caramel-like malts, before moving to a bitter and smooth finish that goes some way to offsetting the malt-based sweetness.
If you’re into Pils this is a bit of a contrast to the traditional dry and bitter German-style Pilsner and more reminiscent of a Czech Pils which in some cases sees it containing a sweet and caramel based profile.
As a general rule, each glass of the Uwe Pils will bring you a profile that gives you a rounded and smooth flavour profile that is built upon:
- Malted notes of caramel and brown sugar;
- Hoppy earthy and floral hints;
- A really well-weighted and complex body; and
- A bitter and smooth finish.
With carbonation that is light to mid-range, the Uwe Pils will give you a brilliantly deep gold colour in your glass that teeters on a dark candied orange and has a silky lingering head that leaves nice rings through your glass as you drink.
What I Like
Things to Consider
|Weight of the body – it feels like a heavy alcoholic Pils.
|The sweetness element is rather strong and may not suit those looking for a dry Pils.
|The bitterness that rounds out the flavour profile is really well placed.
|Sugar in a single bottle is 9.9 grams which makes it right at the top end for non-alc beers.
As always there is more to it, so let’s get into more about the Uwe Pils below
The Uwe is for anyone looking to get their hands on a Pils that is full-bodied and well-weighted. In terms of who would lean towards this Pils, I’d point people who enjoy a similar styled Czech to grab a Uwe or those who are looking for an aperitif where the bitterness and sweetness can work equally well with everything from a range of cheeses and dried fruits to small tapas.
In terms of alternatives, if you are looking for a dry styled Pils, I have to direct you to my all-time favourite non-alc lager styled beer and that is the Weihenstephaner. You can find my review about it here and learn all about it.
For me, the weight to the body and great bitterness are saving graces for this beer as the level of sweetness is a little beyond my liking. For this reason, the Uwe Pils lands at a 7 / 10.
The Uwe Pils has great distribution through almost all major retail channels, picking up a single bottle or 6 pack is easy and can be found in-store with traditional retailers like Dan Murphy’s or with the online crew over at Brunswick Aces and Craft Zero.
A single bottle will cost you between $4 – $5 and a 6-pack between $25 – $27.
Keen to try it out, head on over to the retailer below and pick it up with the discount codes to keep a few bucks in your pocket!
A bottle of the Uwe Pils comes in at 28 calories and 3 grams of sugar per 100ml. Which, while low in calories, makes it one of the highest on the sugar content scale and something to consider if sugar intake is important to you.
If more information on sugar in non-alcoholic beer is your thing, check out the research I put into nearly 40 of the best selling non-alc beers where I compared sugar and calories.
Alternatively, check out the nutrition profile of the Uwe Pils below.
|< 0.5 g
< 0.3 g
< 0.1 g
< 0.3 g
< 0.1 g
Like I mentioned above, the Uwe Pils is built for the after pre and post-dinner vibe, it will hold its own against crackers topped with blue cheese and shiraz jelly or salmon and crème Fraiche. Alternatively, it would do a fabulous job with a sticky date or Christmas pudding.
Having gone back and forth on this Pils from Uwe, I have been drinking it for a few months to make sure I’m 100% across the flavour profile, and more often than not I came across that caramel and brown sugar malted base.
The bitterness and body are big plusses however, I feel the Uwe Pils lands squarely at a 7 / 10 given the sweeter base and sugar content.
As always, I’d be so keen to hear your thoughts on what this beer tastes like to you as people I’ve shared it with (and shared my thoughts with) pick up less sweetness and more hops.
So if you’re looking to give this a go, links are below again and flick me an email after you’ve had a chance to try it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brunswick Aces (TIPPLE12 at checkout gets you 12% off)
- Craft Zero (TZERO at checkout gets you 10% off)
- Dan Murphy’s