RateBeer
Home >

BrewDog Nanny State (1.1%)

 (RETIRED)
overall
63
99
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Low Alcohol
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 33   ABV: 1.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10268) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13209) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1815) - SE DC, Washington DC, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
Redish color. Aroma is metal and hops. Taste is quite unbalanced, bitter and dry. A bit boring.

2.8
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5219) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - 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]

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
Deep brown pour with a very light head. The nose is herbal and very spicy with a lot of soft caramelly maltiness. Pine and lots of bright hops. It’s very thin-bodied (as might be expected) but has a lot of pine and citrus. A little bit of resinousness. Intensely bitter with little else to balance it. It’s pretty interesting, but I’m not sure I really dig it.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bottled. The IIPA is definitely double IPA all the way, though there is a surprising syrupiness to it, though one that is not at all sweet. Unsurprising, considering this is basically a hop tea. The flavor, well, lets just say you shouldn’t even put this in your mouth. The bitterness is out of control, with all hop aromatics lost in the watery mess. There is literally nothing to taste here but bitter. Blech.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Super earthy floral hoppy nose, light citrus, a good dose of toast and iced tea but in this sense its good. Pours amber, nice lasting thin head, light lace. Iced tea, a shit ton of hops, dry with decent bitterness. 1.1 percent! Yes! Awesome!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 15


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50