Home >

BrewDog Nanny State (0.5%)

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a dark amber brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, light veg, pine, lemon... Light body, medium carbonation. Not surprisingly, its thin, but there’s pleasant floral, herby, piney, lemon flavours which are good. Some wood and light caramel too. For a low alcohol beer, its good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5573) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle picked up at De Bierkoning
Pours clear dark copper with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is grassy, fruity and citrus. Thin mouthfeel but it has lots of flavors, fruity, grains and light smokiness
For what it is, I like this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
330 ml bottle from Tesco. Dark amber colour with lots of bubbles. Very hoppy aroma. Not too sweet for a low alcohol beer. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
24.7.2014. Looks like decent beer with dark copper colour and big head. Aroma is a bit strange. There are malts and hops but sth strange. Same goes for taste. First come malts and some aromatic hops but finish has strange taste. It is unique in its class but I would still rather choose watery non-alcoholic beer. I don’t see this drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours pale copper with a small head. Nose shows sweet malt, bready and toasty notes, spicy and resinous hops. Flavours include soft sweet malt at first with a hint of roast and some grapefruit/spicy hops. Watery body as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4905) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
33cl bottle from Tesco, Camberley. Golden amber, with a loose cream head; richly hopped aroma, some citrus and birch wood; rather thin and watery, but with a good citrusy hop taste; and a rather thin finish. Great hops for a low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slakemythirst (196) - - FEB 18, 2015
Bärig, lätt blommig och citrusfylld doft. Smaken är ganska intensiv men kroppen är för klen. Eftersmaken ligger dock kvar rätt länge. Toppar klassen, helt klart.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
puren (146) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Prezentacja: ciemnobrązowe, piana obfita z drobnymi okami, opada do pierścienia, ładny lacing;
Aromat: cukierkowy toffi-owocowy, kwiatowy, po zabełtaniu warzywa i masło;
Smak: najpierw woda a potem poza goryczą nic nie ma w smaku, lekko kwiatowy posmak;
Odczucie: puste, zerowo nasycone;
Ogólnie: jakbym tonik z aromatem pił, słaaaaaaaaabe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
likeatrainwreck (55) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Pours dark brown with a short lived white head. Classic IPA aromas of citrus. Tastes surprisingly good for such a low ABV beer, but is let down by being too watery... nicest low alcohol beer I’ve tried though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mighty_meadow (299) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
330ml bottle from Tesco. Looks and smells like an IPA and initial taste is hoppy citrus and a bit floral. Not too bad and will come in handy on occasions but let down by being too watery. Decent attempt at a low alcohol ale though.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 46

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50