From master craft brewer, Oliver Wesseloh in Hamburg comes ü.NN India Pale Ale (IPA) alkoholfrei. The first German non-alcoholic IPA. A dry hopped non-alcoholic IPA that has the traditional its light and refreshing character of IPA.
The alcohol is not removed, a special yeast is used that can only ferment very few of the sugars that are available in a regular beer wort. ü.NN will start fermenting like a regular yeast but runs out of food just before it has produced 0.4% abv and unfiltered.
ü.NN stands for überNormalNull meaning above sea level reflecting this beer's origins in the port town of Hamburg in Germany.
In the 18th century British brewers exported pale ales to India. They became popular among East India Company traders and consumers regarded them highly. These pales ales became known as India Pale Ale.
Winner: Gold medal – 2018, Silver medal – 2019, European Beer Star, category: alcohol free top fermented, Germany. Silver medal – 2017, Alkoholfrei IPA, Meininger International Craft Beer Awards, Germany.
The beer smells surprisingly fruity with hints of mango, lime and pineapple. It pours with a good head. It is a nice golden colour and cloudy, - looks great in a glass! It is not overly hoppy and is strong on bitterness, with a hint of the fruitiness that was evident on the nose. It’s not watery at all and has a lasting finish.
ü.NN IPA contains 32 kilo calories per 100 ml serve and has 0.4% ABV. It is sold in 330ml bottles in cases of 24 bottles.