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BrewDog Nanny State (1.1%)

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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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ home.
[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caamel, heavy hoppy, pine, grpafruit. Initial flavor is light moderate sweet and heavy to harsh bitter, middle flavor is light moderate sweet and heavy to harsh bitter, finish flavor is heavy to harsh bitter with a long long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. Amazing with so much flavor / hop in a low alcohol beer, but it is not easy - smooth and slightly unpalatable. [20091120]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30938) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and hazzlenut brown golden with a thick tan head. Aroma is peachy and pinewood hoppy. Bone dry and dry wooden flavoured, light liqourice too. No malt base to back this up. Lingering and dry and peachy fruity into the far finish. I’m lacking some body to match the hops. Hopssoup more than anything. But a tasty one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge fluffy tan head. The aroma has notes of hops lending it citrusy and floral notes combined with quite strong notes of caramel, bread, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes malt, caramel, and astringent hop alfa acids, leading to an extremely bitter finish. The watery body is thin. A bit too much for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a clear deep amber with a small off-white head leaving laces. Intense citrusy hop aroma with some caramel. Thin, thin body, caramel and lovely citrusy hops. Amazing hop burn burn in the finish. Nice one. 161209

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity flavour of pine needles, citrus and grass with notes of ash tray. Hoppy finish, but light watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 9, 2010
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Amber colour with mediumsized white fluffy/foamy head. Aroma is big time fruity and flowery hops. Flavour is fruity and flowery hops which turns quite grassy and bitter in the finish. This beer proves, that you can brew good low alcohol beers as well...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity and very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Bitter malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
20th October 2009
Clear brown beer, frothy creamy head. Neutral watery palate. Moderate carbonation. Surprisingly hoppy! Bitter fresh grapefruit. Pretty well flavoured for it’s abv but inevitably a little thin bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14381) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
Dark ruby color; small head. Wonderful hop aroma, very fruity, mango, oranges; but also very light and sweet malt and very light cheese. Weak body, dry caramel flavor, dry resins, extremely dry mouthfeel, therefore too astringent; also aggressive roasted malt, dry and burnt of course; harsh palate. Extreme bitterness.
Nice aroma but unpleasant flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14195) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Gravity at the Bow Bar ... This needs to be tried along side the How to Dissapear as from memory this is just so simelar but 2%+ lower ... Nice ruby red ... thin white lacing ... lovely light smokey big hop nose ... dull soft massive bitterness ... long linger pine hop hop bitter ... light malt in background ... little thin in body ... but more than compensated for by the flavour... 3.8 tk 2 bottle side by side with 0.5 version ... deeper red brown than .5 ... thintan head ...richer hop nose with some malt ... muchfuller body ... deeper richer flavour ... bitter hop resins ... 3.8

Bottle at home ... at the vintage brewdog tasting ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... liht toffe malt ... barest woody hop nose ... dry woody zezty ... dry fruits ... light pine zezty ... soft bitterness .. mellow and woody ... i still really like this and despite its age and ABV i think its held up really well 3.6


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