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


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RATINGS: 367   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).

Melker's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Melker (201) - Varberg, - NOV 4, 2012
Very unbalanced. Hoppy and bitter but no malty body at all. Aftertaste reminds me of chemicals..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Unde (329) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Amber clear looks with nice looking head on top. Lots of lacing sticking to the glass. Aroma has grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, pines and some caramel. Taste has lots of grapefruit and pines, but this is a bit too hoppy to be in balance. And it could have been more fresh. Of course the mouth feel is very light, but the hops and carbonation makes it a bit smoother. A very good performance in a very hard style. Props to BrewDog, again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1048) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, caramel. Smaakt bitter, dun, waterig. Toch goed voor een laag percentage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jWaris (3) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Raikas ja aromikas tuoksu. Kaunion ruskea väri. Voimakkaat humalat, mutta maku jää tylpäksi. Todella hyvä ’alkoholiton’ olut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eelco (27) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Actually my first low alcohol beer ever :) A clear brown beer, color of a strong tea, decent off white head. Aroma is quite typical brewdog, lots of floral, peach and spices. Taste is something different, there’s definitely something missing, probably the malts, mostly bitter and quite watery. But t.b.h. it’s a nice beer, better than most comercial beers with a higher ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1064) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from prisma, järvenpää. Dark copper color, white head. Aroma is all fresh hops. Light bodied but very nicely hopped, lemon notes, dry hoppy ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henkjanwiegers (118) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2014
Pours an amber color with a crème head. Aroma is full of citrussy hops, limes and passion fruit. Of course it is, cause it’s a Brewdog. The taste is a dry bitter, crispy. The taste itself isn’t full at all, but the loads of hops give this beer a more than reasonable aftertaste. Leaves a roasted taste at the back of the tongue and a mouthful of hops. Easily drinkable. Weak for an IPA, but as far as low ABV beers are concerned Nanny State is king.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (645) - Iglesias, ITALY - JUN 17, 2014
Amber with bit head. Nice explosive hoppy aroma, citrus resin and herbal. Ligh body and strong bitterness, so drinkable but nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1048) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, citrusy. Taste is bitter, grapefruit, citrusy. Watery, but still nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lawger (81) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Intense hoppy aroma with scents of citrus, flowers, mango puré and a light roasted scent. Palate is thin with a huge bitterness. A slight toffee flavour and grapefruit peel. Interesting beer, but more of a hop extract then anything else. No balance at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, burnt toffee aroma and taste, sweet, dry and bitter, thin.

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