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Alcohol 'Free', Am I Being Paranoid?

(27 Posts)
midori1999 Fri 31-Dec-10 17:54:33

I have bought some Becks Blue as I saw it recommended on here as a good alcohol free lager and I keep fancying lager.

However, it says it is 0.05%, which didn't really worry me, but then it also says on the bottle 'Please enjoy Becks Blue responsibly' and has the web address for the drink aware website.

Surely you'd have to drink a ridiculous amount for it not to be responsible? Is it safe to drink this all night (was going to make into shandy with lemonade) or should I stick to one or two bottles?

I am sorry fi this sounds stupid, I have a bad pregnancy history and am utterly paranoid. blush

coastgirl Fri 31-Dec-10 18:01:15

You'd have to drink 100 bottles to equal one bottle of normal lager, so I wouldn't worry at all. I've probably drunk orange juice past its sell-by date with more than 0.05% alcohol.

StrawberrySam Fri 31-Dec-10 18:01:39

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CrispyTheChristmasCracker Fri 31-Dec-10 18:02:33

Bavaria is better than Becks Blue IMVHO grin

Agree with 100 bottles

ChunkyPickle Fri 31-Dec-10 18:06:03

Given that naturally brewed Ginger beer, or any fruit juices also have very low amounts of alcohol yes, it's fine.

(and of course that there's no evidence anyhow that low to moderate alcohol consumption has any detrimental effect)

StrawberrySam Fri 31-Dec-10 18:14:54

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cowboylover Sat 01-Jan-11 14:36:12

Hiya Midori1999 I work for a brewery and our 0% lagers are the same . Its because of the very strict licencing laws we have to work by so even the 0% lagers that carry the branding have to have to safe warnings.

As others have pointed out the natural Ginger Beers as well have trace amounts but as you dont associate them with a alchohol brand they dont have the warnings.

I think Bavaria is the only one out there that is 100% alchohol free at 0.0% due to a different brewing process.

Sorry I sound like a geek now!

midori1999 Sat 01-Jan-11 14:41:34

Thankyou all, especially cowboylover, that's very helpful, thanks.

I only had three bottles in the end anyway, with lemonade to make shandy as after that I was too bloated to drink much more.

Nice to know I can enjoy the taste without feelimg uilty though. smile

VictoriaLouise90 Sun 02-Jan-11 16:10:59

For any cider drinkers...

Tesco do an alcohol-free Kopparberg Pear Cider! Sooo excited when I found this!! :D =262589306

Becks Blue =252405965

Bavaria Wheat Beer =266414126

Cobra Non-alcholic =260336971

Happy non-drinking! :D

VictoriaLouise90 Sun 02-Jan-11 16:13:11

Apologies - forgot to do the link properly!

=262589306 Alcohol free Kopparberg

=252405965 Becks Blue

=266414126 Bavaria Wheat Beer

=260336971 Cobra Non-alcholic

VictoriaLouise90 Sun 02-Jan-11 16:13:57

Bahhhhhh I give up! Sorry folks, if you search for it on Tesco online you'll find it though!

Poppyonetooth Sun 23-Jun-13 21:11:17

I've decided to go alcohol free and had a couple bottles of becks blue, I actually feel like I have chilled with a beer but no effects... Brilliant

RJM17 Sun 23-Jun-13 21:43:24

Morrisons and asda also do the mixed fruit kopperberg in alcohol free versions!! I have lived off them haha x

Cavort Sun 23-Jun-13 21:51:25

I have found the Bavaria 0% is the best tasting of the alcohol free beers.

Champagnebubble Sun 23-Jun-13 22:22:41

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Champagnebubble Sun 23-Jun-13 22:26:50

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Namechangingnorma Sun 23-Jun-13 22:29:43

for other stuff I can really reccomend the alcohol free shop, based in Manchester but deliver nationwide. they do a huge range of really nice alcohol free wines, beers, champagnes and even spirits

RJM17 Sun 23-Jun-13 22:38:20

Where in Manchester is it? X

Thisisfreakingmeout Mon 24-Jun-13 08:45:51

It is my hen party this week and I'm 8 weeks! Waitrose online seemed to have some alcohol free sparkling wine! Once we go out I'll be on mocktails!

Namechangingnorma Mon 24-Jun-13 09:35:13

Its in Newton Heath, website is, no supermarket range compares to what they have on here, its great

phil1506 Wed 11-May-16 14:01:58

Dear Phil

Thank you for taking the time to contact AB Inbev UK regarding your enquiry.

Becks Blue contains 0.013 units per 275ml bottle.

Thanks again for contacting AB InBev UK.

Yours sincerely

OrchidLilly14 Wed 11-May-16 14:22:52

I was told Becks Blue was alright to drink during pregnancy.

I was encouraged to drink a pint of Guinness a few weeks ago ... By my MW so I think you'll be okay with a few BBs smile Enjoy!!

sizethree Thu 12-May-16 07:58:44

When pregnant I used to drink Appletise from a wine glass in restaurants and have tonic & tonic with line at a bar. The drinks looking like proper drinks were great as made me feel like i was celebrating. Although I was aware of judgy scornful looks off strangers who didn't realise that I can actually tea total!

Flisspaps Thu 12-May-16 08:02:32

Zombie thread - OPs bump will be nearly at school now wine

Andanzadora Thu 12-May-16 09:16:46

thisisfreakingmeout You might want to check the ingredients on the bottle before you buy, I had some alcohol free sparkling chenin blanc from tesco the other day and was disappointed to find it was just fizzy grape juice. OK, but really sweet and nothing like wine!

VictoriaLouise They do an alcohol free wheat beer? I've got to get me some of that!

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