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).

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (8550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at Brewdog Birmingham, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Nose brings out light biscuity notes with only a touch of hops. Flavour is quite rancid really, with metallic notes and biscuity malt, with a harsh astringency on the finish. Why would you ever drink this? Quite gross really. Drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (65) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
Golden copper. Almost no head. watery body but fair amount of hops. There is an aftertaste of cardboard that i don’t like. Overall it is a good performance for a hoppy low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ForlornHope (173) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Looks like coke when poured, thin white head. The aroma is very hoppy. Lots of pine, like floor cleaner. The taste is pretty bad, some malt and then a rasping, harsh bitterness that makes the throat contract. Thin palate and little carbonation. Overall - undrinkable. If you need an alcohol-free drink, try coffee. Or fruit juice, water, anything but this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
weordie (231) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Pours a nice copper with a thick foamy head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is tropical fruits. Very watery palate, vit of a bitter taste with not much pay off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (60) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Brewdog have done a fine job with this. The usual problems with low/non-alcohol beer still exist here, but Nanny State provides just enough flavour to make it a worthwhile choice if you find yourself unable to have a "proper" drink. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1996) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 22, 2015
Thanks to bobinlondon for the bottle, cheers! Pours a clear dark amber color with a team head. The smell is citrus, grapefruit and pine. The taste is dull mnakr with citrus, bitterness and dryness following. Very light body with fairly active carbonation. Pretty good for .05% but it smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5305) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
nice light fruit hoppy aroma,golden, clear, off White,very bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7284) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy hoppy aroma, tropical fruits. Flavor is mainly bitter, a bit too bitter without the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a dark amber brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, light veg, pine, lemon... Light body, medium carbonation. Not surprisingly, its thin, but there’s pleasant floral, herby, piney, lemon flavours which are good. Some wood and light caramel too. For a low alcohol beer, its good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5664) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle picked up at De Bierkoning
Pours clear dark copper with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is grassy, fruity and citrus. Thin mouthfeel but it has lots of flavors, fruity, grains and light smokiness
For what it is, I like this.

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