Saints are known to be virtuous, but they weren't always sober. Luckily this alcohol-free beer is a drink that even the holiest of Saints could enjoy.
Beer was a common part of daily life for hundreds of years, and on one occassion two Saints were actually credited with using beer to save lives. Saint Arnulf of Metz and Saint Arnold of Soissons both saved hundreds of their congregations by decreeing that they must drink beer instead of water, saving them from a deadly water-borne plague.
Whilst the need isn't THAT extreme these days, Lucky Saint is a Godsend for those wanting a delicious lager that's alcohol-free.
At it's heart this is a pilsner, with the use of pilsner malt and unfiltered giving it a really big body, although not as big as it's alcohol-containing brethren. As such the aroma is quite malty and it creates a thick, fluffy head which is lovely to drink through.
The flavour is malty, and despite being on the thin side it packs a real punch with the flavours which are biscuity initially which then develops into a more hop-forward flavour with a touch of citrus, but that is very subtle.
The aftertaste is largely malty, leaving you with a little dryness in the throat but in a way that makes you want to take another swig. Very crisp on the finish which makes it a very refreshing drink.
It's a pretty straightforward bottle, but it's classy too. Brown bottle with a blue wrap that makes it muted, but the bright white, sideways name of 'Lucky Saint' resplendent on the side which really catches the eye.
It's got a lot of information on there too, which may put people off but I really like it. I think it's great when bottles or cans have loads of information about the contents, from hops used to style, IBUs, calories etc.
Luckily (this beer is just surrounded by good fortune), you can get a bottle or five from many local supermarkets with a decent selection of beer.
We got outs from Sainsbury's for the measly sum of £1.50. Go on, the Saints would want you to. And it might save your life.