Alcohol alone is not the substance of beer. Alcohol also is included in cleaning supplies and girly drinks. Beer's manliness comes from the malt, the grain, and the bitter, bitter hops. The hops especially keep girls and girlie-men from drinking it. Of course, in a hop-free beer, you usually get all kinds of unfiltered grainy goodness floating around to put hair on your chest. If you're going to drink something just for the alcohol, drink something manly like bourbon. Drinking beer just for the alcohol is like watching The Godfather just to see boobs. You have much to learn, my son.