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BrewDog Nanny State (1.1%)

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


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 33   ABV: 1.1%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle at home. Clear dark amber with a small off-white head leaving laces. Aroma moderate to heavy hoppy (citrusy), light malty(caramel). Flavor light sweet, heavy bitter. Thin body, watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5859) - GERMANY - OCT 28, 2010
The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass very dark, nice head. Starts surprisingly intense with bitter-dry notes, intense hoppy, earthy-scratchy. Dominating bitter notes also in the finish, doesnt get washy. The taste at all is not my favourite but I’m impressed how complex a 1,1% ABV beer can taste. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (10110) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle@Home. Light golden, white head. Aroma with lots of hobs, pine,grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Taste is highly bitter with pine, grapefruit and not much else. Pretty good for a beer with such low ABV, but lacks some balance to really work well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14061) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, grapefruit, peaches. Flavour is hop, grapefruit, peaches, malt. Medium body. nice low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle. It’s a clear, copper colored beer, a beige head sits patiently on top. The aroma has lots of piney, resiny hops, some peaches too, leaving the malts in the far, far back. There’s some malty caramel sweetness in the flavor, balanced, or rather drowned (in a nice way), by piney hops giving a certain bitterness. Medium body. I could wish for more bitterness in this one, which is certainly the best beer I’ve had at such a low ABV. 100521

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2363) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle. (Sampled November 2009) coppery orange brown color with a thin tan head. Loads of grapefruity hops in the aroma, with a decent amount of balance from the malts. Minerals in the flavor in addition to some of the citrus hops. Clearly very bitter, and different. I give a lot of credit to Brewdog for how drinkable I found this extreme experiment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Die_Kapusta (191) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
Redish color. Aroma is metal and hops. Taste is quite unbalanced, bitter and dry. A bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Gnarly beer. Good amount of dark roast to it - aromas of chicory. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not surprising for the ABV. By far the most flavorful low alcohol beer I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (7970) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2010
ambrato carico buona schiuma persitente naso luppolato intenso poco altro in bocca amra luppolo corpo pochissimo resinodo quasi caffe note amare quasi bruciate tostate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2010
[330ml bottle, Cornelius Beer & Wine, Edinburgh] Quite a dark russet pour, aromas of hops, blackcurrant fruit and a bitter astringency. Initially a real assault on the palate, as a bitter bomb it’s like drinking pure hop juice, but after a while you adjust and start to get used to it. The problem is, having a total lack of alcohol there’s no sweetness to offset the ‘hops n’ water’ and it never stops being extremely bitter. As an Anti-Portman Group protest beer it delivers – but it’s my tastebuds that are doing the most protesting. [02/11/2009]

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