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


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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (6166) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks Elvira). Dark amber color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Fruity, citrus, tropical fruits in aroma. Citrus, fruity and very watery in aftertaste. Very watery mouthfeel. It’s something.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lmojoh (320) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2016
Flaske 0,33L fra Extra i Hamna. Klar mørk brun litt rødlig med lyst beige skum. Malt, humle, mildt lett bitterhet. Fin fylde til alkoholfritt. En god øl

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Elvira. This is hop water with the usual BD citric and resiny hop profile, but without any malt to balance it, so it’s kinda sharp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
martjoobolut (2924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle (thanks elvira). Pours copper. Aroma is copper. Aroma is grassy, herbal, onions. Flavor is hoppy, bitter, watery, onions. Overall: not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Samuel214 (495) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
Smakrik alkoholfri öl. Stor bitterhet från humlen, men också lite brödig maltighet. Helt ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LazyPyro (532) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear but quite a dark amber/copper colour with a small one finger head. Aroma is really hoppy, lots of citrus. Taste also really hoppy and citrusy, some malt undertones but the hops dominate. Bitter finish. Carbonation is soft and by the time I’d finished this it was almost completely gone, leaving it very watery. Aside from that I thought this was actually really good for a low alcohol beer, if you have to avoid alcohol for any reason and still want to drink, this would probably be a good choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rostetti (160) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle from local shop. Pours surprisingly dark beer with a white head. Aroma is hoppy and has much citrus on it. Taste is surprisingly good as low alcohol beer, but of course watery. Good choice for someone who is avoiding alcohol, has to drive, etc.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeardedAvenger (151) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Pint at Brewdog Clapham Junction. The first beer I had was an exclusive and apparently not on Ratebeer yet so my first ever review is of a 0.5%’er! Thought I’d give it a go becaus I like a mild. However it’s your basic low ABV beer with a slightly darker taste. However still tastes and smells of little. Like a beery cola and gassy to boot. I was in a hurry so didn’t finish the whole pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pedro_Pinho (155) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
Nice and refreshing IPA with plenty of citrus and hops aroma and taste. Good on a hot summer day or if one has to drive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lokis333 (377) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 17, 2016
Clear and ritch amber color with thick caramel foam. Aromas of hops, tea leaves, herbal oils, soily and marynka dried hops whilst still in a bag. Palate, medium/light body with thin texture leaving bitter finsihs. Taste is a big surprise! Bitter of coffee and hops and maybe strong hop tea? but thats about it? Overall, wow! Something unexpected! Has nice IPA like aromas and appearance, but tastes quit flat and hoppy but bitter, in a wayd does remind of hop tea that has too much hops in it. Interesting and good for low alcohol.

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