Best non-alcoholic beer???
I am unhappily restricted to not drinking alcohol for the immediate future so, because I do love beer, I wonder what your experience has been with some of the non-alcoholic beers?
I like Buckler (imported from Holland by Heineken)
* BeerAdvocate only gives it a "C" http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/...
I've had Kaliber (imported from Ireland by Guinness)
* yyd notes: it tastes like toast.
* bottle notes: "Kaliber is a premium non-acoholic ale style brew imported from the makers of Guinness. The rich amber color and full-body delivers all the taste of a beer with less alcohol."
* BeerAdvocate gives Kaliber a "C-" http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/...
I always drink Corona to sober up after drinking; but I think there is some trace alcohol in there, so this might not be what you're looking for.
When I give up drinking for periods of time, I enjoy Kombucha tea. It's fermented with yeast, so it has a vaguely familiar taste, and it's quite refreshing. Supposedly, it's also good for you.
I think you'll find a thread on this if you search.
O'Doul's Amber is an Oktoberfest. Erdinger is a hefeweizen. Both are good, I think because they're not hoppy styles, and hops seem to come off harsh in NA beers.
Einbecker is also good.
I too was unhappily restricted for a period and I tried all except St Pauli Girl N/A. I have to say the the best one I tried was Odouls Amber. Nothing will give you the taste you are really looking for though. You might also try coffee or a strong tea. They will unnerve your taste buds as well as give you a little rush if your not used to drinking them.