When it comes to staying healthy, drinking non-alcoholic beer is a good alternative to regular beer. Non-alcoholic beer can have a positive effect on people’s cardiovascular function, is a safe option for women who are pregnant, and is even believed to reduce feelings of anxiety.
There are so many non-alcoholic beers in Japan that it can be quite difficult to decide which one to choose! So here are three of the most popular non-alcoholic beers that you should definitely try.
Suntory All-Free was released in Japan in 2010. It is an alcohol-free beer that can be enjoyed by both beer lovers and non-beer lovers. It is an ideal option if you don’t want to worry about the alcohol content of your drink or the number of calories and carbohydrates in it. This can be a brilliant alternative if you want to join a beer drinking party but don’t want to feel the after effects of too much alcohol!
It comes in white-and-gold packaging which stands out from most regular alcoholic drinks. It may have a different initial taste, but it’s actually quite good and tastes basically like regular beer. It also tastes great when paired with any food.
This drink is wonderfully refreshing and it doesn’t make you drowsy. Since it literally contains no alcohol, you can enjoy it at a meeting, before a drive, during lunch break, after a workout, before bed or when you’re on a diet!
Kirin Perfect-Free is another non-alcoholic beer that you should try out in this country. It contains “dextrin”, a group of ‘low-molecular weight’ carbohydrates that help to absorb fat. This means that drinking a can will help you to limit the amount of fat and sugar being absorbed after a meal. It tastes slightly bitter but is very close to the real thing!
Besides having no alcohol, it has zero sugar and is calorie-free. Just like Suntory All-Free, it pairs perfectly with food and is also ideal if you’d like to join parties without the hassle of worrying about how much alcohol you’re consuming.
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Asahi Dry Zero is one of the best-selling non-alcoholic beers you can find in Japan. It also has no calories yet offers the same crisp dry taste of an alcoholic beer. Its taste is often compared to dai-san beers or beers with no malt. This is the perfect beer for people who are looking for a non-alcoholic drink with a dry, crisp, clean and medium strength taste.
Just like a normal beer, Asahi Dry Zero is totally refreshing and is a particularly good match for sushi. It also looks and smells like beer. If you’d like to go for a better-tasting non-alcoholic beer, choose this one.
These non-alcoholic beers are available in any Japanese convenience store and are ideal for cooling down and relaxing during summer. If you want to hold a party and are looking for a drink which will refresh your guests but not intoxicate them, then serve these drinks instead! You may also benefit from cutting down your regular alcohol intake this summer, by switching to these great tasting non-alcoholic beers.