Fusion Brewing Black Cherry Pastry Alcohol Free Stout (0.5% ABV)
Fusion Brewing based in Barnsley have debuted in the AF market with this absolute banger!
This beer pours a dark plum colour with a thick creamy head that stays throughout with a good Belgian lace down the glass. With aromas of dark roasted malt with cocoa and cherry. Followed by a taste of mild sour cherry with chocolate with good hop bitterness and a hint of espresso. And to finish a fresh and dry mouthfeel with hints of cherry remaining in the background. Deceptively alcoholic as evident in the warmth this beer gives to the mouth and throat.
How is this low sugar and what about the carbs?
As defined by governmental guidelines ow sugar means the drink contains less than 2.5g of sugar per 100mls. Products with a higher sugar content cause a spike in insulin and we react by storing more carbs as fat. You may also notice that although lower in sugar there is some carbs, this is usually more complex forms of sugar such as starches and fibre and the body uses these for energy.
Alcohol Free Beers are made just like the alcoholic ones with water, yeast, hops and barley. Some are brewed to a lower ABV and some have the alcohol removed through various techniques. Across Europe beers below 0.5% ABV are classed as alcohol free. In the UK drinks that are between 0.05% and 0.5% ABV are classed as non-alcoholic.