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BrewDog Nanny State (1.1%)

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Low Alcohol
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 33   ABV: 1.1%
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Nanny State is mild imperial ale containing more hops per barrel than any other beer ever brewed in the UK. It is an extraordinary little ale jammed full of all the brewer’s favourite hops giving it as much body and mouthy feel as possible, ensuring that low strength does not translate into reduced flavour. Nanny State, takes the low ABV hop-bomb concept to the next level and is so low in alcohol it is below the legal classification of beer and not strong enough to be subject to beer duty. We believe we have created a new beer category - The Imperial Mild - with Nanny State and How to Disappear Completely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kevnic2008 (8128) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
Pours brown color with a thin brown head. Aroma of caramel and malty. A litte bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
Leicht trübes dunkelgoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, malzig. Geschmack sehr bitter hopfig, Karamell, reife Früchte.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (2645) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2014
Thanks to Roman for this old bottle. Smooth and bitter, hints of maltyness, a bit dry. Not as bitter as 5years ago. Interesting, but not much flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
balrogh1051 (7) - Budaörs, - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
Testes, erősen komlózott, alacsony alkoholtartalmú sörkülönlegesség. Kifejezett ellenérzéseim vannak az alkoholmentes sörökkel kapcsolatban, de ez iható. Magamtól nem vennék, de ki kellett próbálni. Ha az ember vezet, sajnos, itthon ez sem engedélyezett.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ansalon (1428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2013
Pours dark amber. Ridiculous color for such a low alvohol beer. Nose is insane amounts of grass, hay, some ripr fruit, mud. Taste is very nice at first, with peach, hay, grass, soil, banana. However, it stops abruptly, with the taste falling absolutely flat due to the non-existing alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2226) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
My first experience that low alcohol beer can be good after all. Largely thanks to the enormous amounts of hops they added. Nevetheless, some more alcohol would make this beer better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
330 ml bottle sampled in 2010. Clear amber body with a big, stable beige head. Strong and nice aroma of citric fruit, pine and caramel. Flavor is refreshing fruity, light malty and lots of bitterness. Thin body as expected, but does not feel watery. Bitter aftertaste. This is a very nice low alcohol alternative and better than the later 0,5% version.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
VictorStr (1310) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
Never liked alcohol free beer / low alcohol. This was a good try, but still bad. Sorry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6909) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle at home in bonnie Scotland, just a touch past the sell-by date... It pours clear deep amber with a medium yellowish-white head. The nose is intensely woody, bitter grapefruit, tinned pineapple and some subtle caramel. The taste is still aggressively bitter, wood, earth, light astringency, spice and bitter citrus fruit with a dry, rather bitter finish. Light body and lowish carbonation. Ok it is pretty thin and damn bitter, but I rather like it. A bit faded from the fresh version, but the very generous hopping has clearly preserved the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2104) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s 271012
Dark red amber, clear, frothy white head
Aroma - soft grassy fruity hops and light caramel
Taste - Spicy grassy fruity quite bitter hop with caramel malts
Palate - soft carb. Finish as main flavour, bitter spicy and grassy
Overall - This was far better than the awful lower abv version that I tried, very good for an ultra low alcohol beer.

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