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

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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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).


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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1609) - - OCT 13, 2012
Deep brown amber with a thick creamy lasting, lacy beige head. Thick. The smell of BrewDog hops is clear right away with malt, caramel and citrus orange and peach. Soft carbonation on the medium thin body. Tastes a bit like pine, grass with caramel, some floral elements. A bit too plant like and watery but defiantly different without that much malt.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2091) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 330ml at home, poured into a lager glass, ABV 0.5% Dark copper orange to amber in colour, tall and quite thick off-white head, with great retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Great aroma, lots of hops providing notes of citrus, mandarines, tropical fruits, light caramel malts. The taste doesn’t avoid the heavy maltiness or cereal of low alcohol beers but it’s not that.. heavy. Some iron too. There are still lots hoppy evidences with a quite strong bitterness on the aftertaste. Thin body, high carbonation, very dry palate. Overall a great beer for what it is, definitely the best low alcohol beer I have had. Certainly beats any radler, both in taste and refreshing taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KM (328) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber body, nice medium sized head. Clear fresh hoppy aroma. Darker malt character in the flavour. A little thin and watery towards the end. But one of the very best low alcohol beers. (At home, 26.07.2014)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a dark golden brown clear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity, pines and tropical. Tastes bit roasty, fruity and quite bitter and very flat. Average carbo, thin body and a dry watery texture. Not bad at all. Bit too watery but hey. 0,5%

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koning_Daan (117) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Nice floral hop aroma. Pours dark golden with thin head. Very nice hops and malts, tastes great. A bit watery. Surprisingly great for a low alcoholic beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, 0.5%. Roasted malty aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Small frothy off-white head. The flavour is roasted and malty with a good faintly rough bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crlnts (217) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2014
For a low alcohol beer, this is great. More of an infusion than a beer. All about the hops. Some hints of smoked tea in there.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (512) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Clear amber, airy offwhite head. Aroma has hops, a little earthy perhaps. Good bitterness, otherwise pretty watery.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beer_est_deus (611) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Klar, orange-brun med ett stort orange skum. Doft: Påminner mig om hur det luktar av öl i köket dagen efter en fest då folk delvis haft med sig egen öl + humle. Smak: Ojäst öl och rengöringsmedel + humle.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VictorStr (1234) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Bra för att vara 0,5, tyckte 1,1 var avsevärt bättre dock. Beska, bitterhet. Nästa lite kaffe toner?!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maraxor (4) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
A splendid low alcohol beer. Although the taste is a bit watery, the hops are quite delicious!


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