This is Berrie, our third low-alcohol beer. It can be classified as a Raspberry Sour. We’ve added a bunch of raspberries, which makes Berrie fruity, sour and refreshing at the same time. And with 0,5% alcohol Berrie is quite innocent.
Low alcohol or alcohol free?
In the Netherlands, beers like Berrie with 0,5% alcohol by volume are called ‘low-alcohol’ beers. But our neighbouring countries call them ‘alcohol free’. That’s because in Austria, Belgium, Finland and Germany, alcohol-free beer may contain up to 0.5% alcohol. Spain has a limit of 1%, and Italy and France set their limit at 1.2% alcohol. The rules for Dutch breweries are stricter, and they can only use the label ‘alcohol free’ if their beer contains less than 0.1% alcohol. That difference can lead to some strange situations, where the label of an import beer sold in the Netherlands might say ‘alcohol free’, even if the beer isn’t entirely alcohol free according to Dutch rules. Berrie doesn’t really mind though. Whatever floats your boat.
Drinking temperature: 5 degrees