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

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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeardedAvenger (192) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pedro_Pinho (163) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lokis333 (393) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Giochaurand (422) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut - mahogany with frothy head. Aroma is grassy hops, ashy, some fruits. Flavour is malty, hoppy, some butter, tea. Starts quite watery and ends malty and hoppy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
digitalviking (93) - - MAY 8, 2016
On tap better than most non-alc beers I’ve tried (although I haven’t tried many craft ones). Lemony aroma with some metallic herby hops as you drink it. Nice lacing and dark enough color.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Zlotta (2086) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
0.33 l bottle from local AH, best before March 2017. Clear, mahogany with a thin, fluffy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish, fruity-resiny and rather soapy taste of orange jam, pine, lychee and lime. Slightly bitter, fruity-resiny and a bit soapy, but overall also very faint and watery taste of caramel, orange jam, pine and some citrus, followed by a short, moderately bitter, slightly resiny finish. Thin body, very watery mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. I think this is pretty awful, like bitter water. Have had a lot of better alcohol-free beers, not only Kehrwieder’s ü.NN. Would prefer almost every sweetened macro-Radler over this. Did not expect that at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronTDubs (328) - - APR 21, 2016
Clear tan color. Fruity, tropical hop aroma, hint of caramel. Not much else. Tastes like a hop spritzer. No sweetness at all, very bitter, but surprisingly flavorful for a n/a beer. For when you want some hoppy goodness without the booze. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nonshaugen (433) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 19, 2016
33 cl bottle. Clear golden red-brown, white foamy head, low carbonation. Aroma is hoppy, as expected. Mouthfeel is watery with a dry finish, well carbonated and bitter. Taste is pleasantly filled with hops and some specialty grain flavours. This is the best Low Alcohol beverage I’ve tasted so far. Great for the hop heads among us, in situations where we can’t drink the real McCoy.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bawelt (542) - Lyon, FRANCE - APR 15, 2016
Pourquoi pas. Nez entre litchi, agrumes. Du houblon. très aqueuse. Légèrement malté. Finale très chlorophyllienne, un peu dérangeant.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALIBALI (677) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 11, 2016
Riecht wahnsinnig abgefahren. Bei den verwendeten Hopfen nicht verwunderlich, aber immerhin sprechen wir über ein Alkoholfreies. Optisch solide und auch der Trunk mit seinen 45 IBUs nicht von schlechten Eltern. Irgendwie fehlt natürlich schon was, daher ist der Nachhall auch etwas schwachbrüstig. Insgesamt aber eine mehr als gelungene Alternative zum Softdrink. Kleine Flasche im GALOPPER DER JAHRES HH für 5,50 Euro. Bier 6/7


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