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BrewDog Nanny State (0.5%)

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Low Alcohol
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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And this time it is all about the beer, and the beer is awesome! Gone are the 200+ IBUs which brought grown men to tears! Our new Nanny State is 0.5% ABV and focuses on being a great drink as opposed to a great publicity ploy. This beer is now focussed on getting all that is good about BrewDog into a practically alcohol free format. It is a West Coast inspired pale ale with a difference!

The beer has 45 IBUS and is brewed with centennial, amarillo, columbus, cascade and simcoe and intensively dry-hopped with centennial and amarillo. The backbone is provided by 8 different types of speciality malts with only 87 kilos of malt used in a 20HL batch (our Punk IPA uses 450 kilos in 20HL).


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidtjm (511) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Pour is amber with a foamy head, aroma is fruity, pine, resin. Taste is smoky, pine, bitter, slightly watery, body is thin and carbonation is soft. Not quite sure what to make of this, certainly different

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (215) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, decided to check it out as I haven’t done so before and wanted to see if it would be a decent very low alcohol beer. Pours brown looking like a bitter with lightly foamy head. Smell is impressive, citrus, piney, grassy and grapefruit. Taste is rather bitter and no sweetness and very thin and watery. Above average and has its place!!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rauchbier (3626) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle, from Tesco. Chestnut brown, thin but sustained off white head and moderate condition. Solid resinous hop nose with hints of citrus, pine and a peppery earthiness, muted caramel in the background. In the mouth it is quite thin and dry with a tinny hop note, there is a slightly musty earthy note and a hint of spiciness, but not enough sweetness to round the body out enough. Finish is briefly dry and hoppy fading away to a low bitterness

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (2246) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from tesco. Dark copper beer with medium head. Aroma is grapefruit and hoppy. Taste is cereal grain, some hop bitterness and dry malt. Decent enough.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco - Deep amber body, thin white head, great clarity. Nose is a proper hopbomb, loads of citrus and pine, quite winter potpourri in the whole. Taste though is a bit thin, slightly bitter, but all in all quite boring. Mind you for a 0.5% ABV? Stunning.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (375) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
metallic pine cone aroma, drunk straight from the bottle, strong bitterness in the mouth followed by some biscuit then a quick dry finish. not sure what to make of it, is it an excellent alternative to non alcoholic drinking or just somthing to make you want somthing better

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElectroMod (126) - - NOV 13, 2014
My local Tesco doesn’t stock Punk IPA but stocks this! Bizarre! Anyway, pours a clear brown/amber colour, almost tea coloured, with a frothy white head. Aroma is very grassy hops, pine and grapefruit. Wasn’t sold on the taste of this one. Admirable effort given that there’s almost no alcohol there; piney hops, slight grapefruit, and slightly malty back to it, but it just tastes a little bland. Very watery mouthfeel, and decent enough lacing on the glass. Good effort to brew a low alcohol beer with at least SOME taste to it (Becks Blue, I’m looking squarely in your direction), but it just seems to fall a bit flat. A shame from an otherwise great brewer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (410) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Great hop flavour for a non alcoholic beer, you can sense the malts as well. It is quite highly carbonated, but a great example of a beer tasting non alcoholic beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (133) - - NOV 8, 2014
Very fruity and especially grassy hop (pineharshlike) aroma. Looks a bit like tea... Lot of bitter hop flavours, tickles on the tongue. Not much carbonation. Strong bitter and fruity aftertaste and some hints of malts. Due to the hops you dont miss the alcohol!

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
edsspoon (492) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle - deep red with a light brown head which lasts a while before gradually fading to a ring. Weak lacing. Aroma is loads of orange, lemon and mango with complementary grass and a little coriander seed. Taste is faintly grassy, a little pine - light bitterness. Watery body and medium carbonation. A great smelling beer let down by its taste, which is similar to that of soda water.


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