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


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RATINGS: 452   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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
seasalt (1) - SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
I was not sure what to expect having read all the other reviews. But as I was the designated driver I thought I’d give this low alcohol brew a chance. It’s certainly the best low alcohol beer I’ve ever tasted and beats most of the "run-of-the-mill" full strength beers I’ve ever tasted too. So, if you are looking for something that satisfies but doesn’t put you over the limit to drive home this comes highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (2813) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from BrewDog website. A dark brown beer with a strong red fruity and hoppy flavour, roasted, chocolate and marmalade notes with a slight ’thin’ but very hoppy finish. Superb considering its almost non-existent alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyplanck (11) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
MY absolute favourite beer. It tastes richly of the citrustones and the freshness from the Amarillo.A standard in the swedish systembolag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Psytron (1463) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Smell of hops, citrus. Dark bronze colour, high light brown head. Heavy bitterness to start with which ends up in being a mild-flavoured IPA. Wateriness of course due to lack of alcohol, but in a moderate way. Very sharp carbonation. Some basement aromas in aftertaste. Rating given compared to other nonalcoholics I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle. Big head on dark copper. Looks great for .5%. Smells amazingly great; doubly so for lo ABV. Good malt flavor. Light but solid malt base. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. Probably the best under 2% beer I have had. Makes being a designated driver something to look forward to!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5986) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Tropical fruit and pine hop aroma. Beautifull dark amber with a big lacing tan head. Roasted entry, bitter grains notes and hop bitterness play on the back of the throat, salty, edgy minerals - feels full and chewy on the palate - bravo!. Plentifull hops and a very light chocolate note retronasal. Flavorfull, nice to drink and actually quite moreish - I think it is fair to say that Brewdog solved the problem with the alcohol free beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle from Vinmonopolet of all places. Strong hopy aroma, like herbal tea- The flavour is more like a hops extract than a beer, with loads of herbs and mints in it. Still, another way of going where ni\o beer hasgone before.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shirunai (1) - - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
A amazing beer I drink some bottles (1-3) every week. I think its the perfect "non alcoholic" beer that is ever made, ofcourse it cant have a nice body since the alcoholic always make the body, but the aroma and bitterness is amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spralleman (9) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014 does not count
This is important! It’s 0,5%! Brewdog proves successfully that it’s possible to create an excellent beer with almost no alcohol in it. It’s a taste of a warm summer night. Flowers, citrus and hops. Lots of hops! As they say: "Plug in, kick back and enjoy as we welcome to the stage the world’s first low ABV beer officially cranked up to 11"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3570) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 Bottles from BrewDog Aberdeen & Appellation Wines. Hoppy aroma. Medium brown colour with a big foamy head. Dry hoppy flavour. This is more like a good IPA rather than an low alcohol beer. One of Brewdog’s best and by far the best low alcohol beer.

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