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


on tap

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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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).

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maersk (257) - MOLDOVA - MAR 13, 2017
UPDATED: APR 9, 2017 Dark bronze, nutty brown colour. Big, fuzzy head. Clear. Very hoppy aroma of grapefruit and sweet tropical fruit. Seems You can even smell how bitter this beer is. Taste is not that bitter: watery, hoppy, with notes of yesterdays cold tea. Easy drinking, refreshing, but not the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhilosophyGuy (541) - Łdź, POLAND - MAR 10, 2017
W miarę dobrze pachnie i wygląda, ale w smaku jest słabo. W zapachu czai się sporo chmielu. W smaku niestety duża wodnistość, nuty cytrynowe i dosyć tępa, toporna goryczka. Trochę jakby źle zaparzona herbata. Wysycenie średnie. Nie dla mnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FinnIckler (363) - GERMANY - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle from waitrose Peterborough. Nose is citrus, apricot. Palate is starts bitter hoppy, but really bitter and grainy in the end. Interesting choice for a low alcohol version. But not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rubin77 (1750) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2017
F: big, tan, average to good retention. C: dark coppery, clear. A: citrus, lemon grass, tropical fruit, pine. T: very hoppy bitter even at the beginning, I like hoppy beer but this is just pure resinous bitterness with very little tones from aroma but for low alcohol beer quite unusual, almost no body beside the bitterness, this is controversial beer slightly above average for me, 330ml bottle from AH supermarket in Antwerpen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybion (180) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours clear, dark, red/brown-ish amber with half a finger or so of somewhat soapy off-white head, which retains well. Patchy lacing and a small amount of carb visible. Aroma is lightly sweet with a fair amount of citrus-y, grassy, resinous hops, and an ever so slight roasty earten bitter edge. Taste is more or less 100% bitter, grassy hops. Grainy, earthen, slightly medicinal edge to the taste, bit of iodine almost. Dead leaves, bark. Almost completely empty of malt obviously but theres the tiniest hint of creamy sweetness. Finish is bone dry with astringent rubbery bitterness lasting ages. Body is light, texture is watery, carbonation is light, basically feels like drinking sparkling water as expected. As many of alluded to its hard to judge low/non-alcohol stuff but this is pretty good for what it is, and packs a hop character comparable to many regular beers. Would be my go-to if for whatever unthinkable reason Im forced to give up drinking...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (876) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2017
Gyllent med fint skum. Masse frukt i duften, spesielt mango og ananas. Ogs en frisk og fruktig smak med noe karamell og en lett bitter avslutning. Veldig tynn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alusmamuts (1813) - LATVIA - FEB 15, 2017
Amber clear with small off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with citrus notes. So dar almost excellent. Unfortunately in the taste apart of bitterness there are no other tastes and the drink itself is too watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodbod (339) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2017
I find this a bit tricky to judge on its merits, as I want to judge it as a beer. Here goes. It pours an oddly dark mahogany, with a generous, persistent head. Nose is very promising, loads of bitter hops plus a roasty note. Taste is odd, empty and yet also very bitter. Its a solid traditional bitterness, neither dank, nor tropical, nor resinous, but just old fashioned bitter. Palate is good, very clean, but rather on the light side. Overall a very decent effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Appearance: Medium brown, some light tan head.
Aroma: Hops, light fruits, grains.
Taste: Grains, some hops. Light fruits. Grainy bitter aftertaste. Expected more, but decent.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 330 ml, CHF 3.70
Info: 10/2-2017, BB: 25/3-2017

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tim Webb (429) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle from a supermarket. So what do you judge this against? Compared to the mythic phantom of beer perfect, this is OK but not great. Compared to an average NABLAB (no alcohol low alcohol beer) it is a masterstroke. A beer I can drink when I dont feel like having alcohol. So I rate it high.

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