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Ollenaut Gooseberry Pale Ale “Tikker” Low Alcohol Beer 0.5% ABV

Ollenaut Gooseberry Pale Ale “Tikker” Low Alcohol Beer 0.5% ABV

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Why We Love It

Very gooseberrish pale ale with sour twist brewed with real gooseberries, wheat malt and Citra hops. Excellent with smoked fish, seafood and cheese cake.


Taste


Refreshing gooseberry sour notes come through mixed with hints of fresh tannins, and balanced out by a pale ale mildness. Even more citrusy zest shines through as the glass warms.


Appearance

Hazy yellow with a brief white head.


Nose


Freshly green gooseberry’s, hints of exotic spicy coriander, and some tropical guava on the nose, with some inviting hints of minerals.


*Best Before 05/08/22*
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Õllenaut Kaineken IPA 0.5 % is a beer born in unprecedented times. Estonian brewery Õllenaut had the opening party for their big new brewery in February. They had invested in more capacity to brew three new alcohol free beers.
Then we all know what happened…

Urmas Roots
Urmas Roots, owner and co-founder of Õllenaut Brewery

‘Crazy days’, says Õllenaut boss Urmas Roots. ‘We basically launched these three beers in lockdown, with no distribution.'
A calm head was required for the hectic months to come, which makes the name Kaineken very apt, translating as it does to ‘sober zen’.

Lots of labels!


The meditating man in the logo says it all. ‘You’re sober and you’re in a good state,’ says Urmas. ‘We were so happy with the design logo that we forgot to add the nutrition facts to the label. We didn’t realise until we’d ordered 6,000 labels.’ (Unlike alcoholic drinks, non alcoholic beers must have nutritional info on their labels.)
But they managed to put the labels to use: ‘During lockdown, we used them in packaging - much better looking than ordinary tape but a rather expensive option!’
Oh, and the labels show Kaineken beers are low calorie (between 22 and 28 calories in 100ml), vegan, and packed with vitamins.

Beer explorers


The brewery name ‘Ollenaut’ also translates well, as ‘beer enjoyer’ or ‘beer explorer’.
‘That’s what our company is about,’ says Urmas. ‘We’re enjoying beers and looking for new beers to enjoy.’
He first thought of founding Õllenaut in December 2012, working with brewmaster Ilmar Räni, an evangelical homebrewer who converted him (and a lot of Estonians) to the wonders of craft beer.
Urmas Roots and Ilmar Räni in the Õllenaut brewhouse
Urmas Roots and Ilmar Räni in the Õllenaut brewhouse

It was a new world. ‘I found craft beer and I was astonished. I didn’t know where to start.’ The first beers were on the shelves by November 2013.

Estonian lager


Urmas can barely describe what was on offer in Estonian before craft beers arrived. ‘Plain plain lager. I'm not able to drink it anymore. I have tried, but it's difficult.’
Estonia's population of about 1.3 million people basically had a choice of two bland lagers from big brewers, or vodka.
‘Once you have craft beer, there’s no turning back,’ says Urmas.
Having won the market (and awards) with alcoholic beers, Urmas and Ilmar turned to perfecting alcohol free brews to meet a growing demand.

Change perceptions with Ollenaut Kaineken


‘I try and encourage people to understand that it tastes like beer,’ he laughs. ‘That’s the biggest problem with alcohol free beer, people think it tastes like boiled potato water!’
‘Some beers boil the alcohol out but in our case, we have a new age yeast that’s especially meant for brewing non-alcoholic beers. It’s great – the maximum alcohol it can produce is 1.2% … We have to be careful to stop it at the right point. This means our non alcoholic beer is brewed exactly the same way as our alcoholic beer. We don’t take anything out or add anything. We just brew it.’
Urmas wants his alcohol free beers to satisfy from the first aroma to the finish.
Rani of Õllenaut brewery
Ilmar Räni

‘First there’s the smell, then the first sip… with our beers, the experience gets better and better. By the end of the bottle, you feel ‘I would like another one’. It’s not about feeling thirsty, it’s about wanting to enjoy craft beers.’
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nutritional Information

Nutritional Values Per 100ml

Energy (kcal): 22kcal

Fat: 0g

Carbohydrate: 5.3g

Sugars: 2.7g

Protein: 0.28

Salt:

Delivery & Returns

FREE Next Day Delivery when you spend £89 or more

Next Working Day Delivery: £4.99 for orders under £89 if ordered by 5pm Monday to Friday

Saturday Delivery: £8.99 for orders under £89, £4.99 for orders over £89. Order by 5pm Friday (or 5pm Thursday on a Bank Holiday) for Saturday delivery

Postal restrictions:

Next day delivery applies to 99% of the UK mainland. Some Scottish mainland postcodes will be charged at a higher rate.

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Northern Ireland please allow 5 to 7 working days.

Islands and Highlands deliveries are based on the weight of your order, allow 7-10 working days

Large orders (20 cases of 12 or more bottles/cans) are not guaranteed for next day delivery but will be delivered within 3 working days from the date of ordering.

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