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


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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
caesar (5595) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
Bottled, not really fresh, actually almost at its BB date. Clear amber color, medium frothy off-white head, some debris floating around. Aroma of wort, bread, cereal, vegetable broth. Some citrussy hop. Medium bitterness, citrussy. Quite metallic. I know I should have drank this much fresher, but right now it’s quite horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2013
.33l bottle from Only Good Beer in Budapest. Not sure why I picked this up but it is at least interesting. Looks like a beer, if a little more clear and still looking than a normal ale. Good foamy head. Big dry hopped aroma, and this follows through in the flavor. The body of this though is so weak, but that is perfectly expected. In the end it tastes like really dry hopped wort. If I had to look for a non alcoholic beer this would certainly be it. Tasty hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leini (1177) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
330ml bottle. No idea how it looks as i drank it out of the bottle. As far as überhopped light beers go, thos was actually quite nice. Nice hop prescence, albeit with a bitterness on the border to sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
humlelala (1080) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
(33 cl bottle from Systembolaget; Batch 335; BBD: October 28th 2013) Pours a clear, dark amber with medium, white head that leaves beautiful lace and shows good retention. As the bolag had received this beer in October already I was a bit sceptical about the vitality and freshness of the hops but the aroma puts this worry to shame as it’s still dominated by pleasant, herbal and sprucy hops although they’re beginning to show some age. Considering how my own hop forward homebrews age to the point of dullness after only three months I can only imagine that this one must have been packed with hops from birth. Watery texture, light body, soft carbonation and a short and slightly bitter finish. Taste is well - watery with a little hop juice bitterness leftover and a minuscle amount of sweetness to balance it out. I think a beer like this should have an expiration date of no more than 6 months after production.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimplySike (1066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
33cl. Bottle. Pours clear amber/brown with frothy head. Aroma citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, hops. Taste bitter. Mouthfeel thin, dry, watery. Strange beer, the funny thing is I’m missing the alcohol :). Some low ABV beers do not have that problem but in this case i’m missing the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1503) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark copper amber colour, frothy tan head that diminishes leaving lots of lacing and aroma of tropical fruit hop & peach with a hint of wood & pine. Taste is watery malt with roasted, tea, wood, pine and fruity peach hop notes, alongside a lingering bitterness. Light watery body, well carbonated, quite drinkable for the low alcohol level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2384) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle from SB. In many ways Brewdogs most extreme beer, at least the most unbalanced. Massively hopped with no body at all to carry all that fruity, dirty, resinously bitter overload of hops. The best use of it i to blend it with boring ales with more body. Impossible to rate fairly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2013
330 ml bottle. Lots of earthy, flowery and fruity hop notes with some faint sweet malt notes in behind. Taste is very bitter, traces of malt notes but the bitterness dominates totally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a clear brown with a fluffy white head. Aroma is hoppy, twiggy, pine, floral, "knäckebröd", fruity. Taste: very bitter, notes of "knäckebröd", hops, very watery mouthfeel (as expected). Very unbalanced. An OK low ABV brew that would benefit with a slightly more heavy body...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 21, 2013
This is one weird and good brew. Massive aroma, floral hops, spices, pine. Extremely piney down the stretch. Coppar with a firm fluffy head. Body is light when it hits the tongue but the amount of bitterness and carbonation balance makes up for it and makes this a good brew. Very tasty and something I will buy more off.

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