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


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RATINGS: 403   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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Frallan (33) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
Smells and looks better than it tastes. But as light beers go its a flavor bomb. .......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle shared by bsuedekum, originally sent Stateside by cgarvieuk- thanks, Blake and Craig! Pours a nice, deep, clear amber color with a finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Surprising amount going on in the aroma, with leafy hops, crackers, toast, caramel malts, and a little grapefruit. The flavor is faint by comparison, with earthy bitterness, tea leaves, and a long mineral note. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a mineral mouthfeel. Surprising bitterness. Watery. I donít really know how to rate this, except that it is great for 0.5%.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sevenlee (1334) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a dark amber colour with a tall frothy off-white head. Aroma is pretty much all hops with notes of orange and citrus. Taste is also very dry and hoppy with the same citrusy-orange notes. It could use a lot more malt! Although of course, that would defeat the purpose of a low alcohol beer. I wish I couldíve tried the other Nanny State. Definitely the best low alcohol beer Iíve tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2012
This is the best Low Alc. by far of all I have tasted. No doubt. Great hops and great effect as there is now alcohol making you sleepy.I want more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 Orland bottle brought back. Pretty serious looking pour; amber-brown with a big foamy head. Nice aroma too, caramel malt with a hint of hops. The flavor starts okay but then finishes watery. Two outta three ainít bad for such a little beer. I would buy buckets of this compared to any other NA I have tried...and remember Iíve been pregnant twice and forced to seek out NAís.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Post work beer, damn it feels good. Pours copper with a small egg shell white head. Aroma is full of centennial and columbus hops - citrus, grapefruit and a bit pine. A small hint of bread crust malts. Very simple and easy going. Taste is very hoppy with lots of citrus and grapefruit and a resinous quality, turning over into a harsh bitterness and a bit of astringency. The malt is pretty much gone in the taste, with the exception of a small dark grain note. Obviously the body is totally thin, but itís quite refreshing and pretty much just the drink I need right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyplanck (11) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
MY absolute favourite beer. It tastes richly of the citrustones and the freshness from the Amarillo.A standard in the swedish systembolag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2012
Well well, Unique. Standard pale ale aroma. Thin spritzy palate that youíd expect from 0.5%. Aftertaste a bit bitter, left over coffee grounds. At least it has some flavour for low alc beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6498) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle from Asahiya. Big hoppy nose, lots of citrus and grass, pine and hay. Light caramel is also somehow coming through, plus coffee. Deep amber. Brown with a fluffy, low head. Looks great. Very light malt, flavor, lots of coffee, like the ground somewhat, hay, grass, pine. Certainly not as nice as the nose, but still likeable, and full of character. Very bitter finish. Body is surely too light but hey, thatís life. The finish is a bit astringent and nasty, though. The best 0.5% beer Iíve had by a long ways. I would drink it all the time if I could get it cheaply (I mean soda prices!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopfenWeisse (1052) - - APR 23, 2012
Bottle from Bierzwerg. Dark brown colour with medium head. Lot of hops is aroma. Flavour is bitter, watery, hoppy. Might not wanna drink many of these on same night thought.

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