Having so far hosted The Netherlands & Scotland with less than impressive results, It’s with great optimistic pleasure that I welcome Sweden to the table.
Brutal Brewing’s Piston Head brand added this non alcoholic variant of their regular strength flat tire lager in late 2017. Having been created to capture a slice of the ever expanding non alcoholic craft beverage market, appealing to both the health conscious & those looking for a beer tasting alternative to drinking. Piston Head has so far been met with generally happy yet sober mumblings.
With can colour being the only way that I could see to differentiate between no ABV & it’s full strength buddy, Flat Tire pours a light golden colour with a full bodied off white head, it’s another booze free beer that certainly looks the part
Overall it’s smells good, brewed the same as the regular beers it could easily pass as it’s full bodied sibling. Taste wise, I was impressed, hoppy & initially beer yummy, it is drinkable when ice cold. It lacked that something, the watery aftertaste I find with most, but not all, AF Beers filtered through.
I think Flat Tire would have placed higher, if it wasn’t for the quality of the Germans. Yep, the Foosball Champions are set to dominate the top 5... but it isn’t all over for the home nations..
I picked up my can of Pistonhead Flat Tire from ASDA Stores at Antrim. 330ml was retailing at £1