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


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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodbod (340) - Motherwell, 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 (430) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tezarak (121) - Lengnau, SWITZERLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Poured from a 33cl bottle. Is a deep copper-brown with a minimal tanned white head. Medium low malty caramel and a slightly more hoppy citrus flavour. Very light bodied and watery. Decent level of bitterness, with little sweetness. Doesnt even compete with most beers, but as a non-alcoholic version it is still very satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JKaranka (58) - Cardiff, WALES - FEB 11, 2017
Aroma: light caramel, citrus and hay. Some tropical fruit sweets. Appearance: head dissipates quickly, pours a dark copper / light brown colour. Taste: decently bitter, with just a hint of malts to make it taste like beer. Plenty of hops: orange rind, grapefruit, some fruit juice. This is really out of balance in the way that hops win 5-0 against malts in it. Somewhat acidic but not sour (again, must be the hops with no malts to mask). Dry finish. Palate: very thin. If this could be made a bit thicker without being sweeter it would come across a more alcoholic beer. Hardly surprising giving the 0.5% abv. Carbonation is fairly high. Overall: as far as alcohol free beers go, this is probably the best one around. Its pleasant to drink and hoppy, but could do with a bit more body. Its nearly "carbonated hop juice".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (3092) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle 0.33l from Albert Heijn supermarket Amstedam, The Netherlands. 12.01.2017. Pour it clear orange color with medium white head. Aroma tangerine, pineapple, malt. Taste lots of grainy feel, some tangerine, grassy pretty much, herbal ice tea, after taste grassy as well, ok decent for low alcohol beer, light body, average carbonation, slick feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (1558) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with coarse cream head. Malty and aromatic hoppiness at the nose, caramel, red orange, pink grapefruit, grass. Light taste with remarkable but smooth hoppy bitterness. Very quenching alcohol free drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1402) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2017 330ml bottle purchased at Drinks of the World Lucerne. Pours an amber copper color forming a medium white head with medium to low retention and practically no lacings left in the glass. Nose is great. Very sweet, fruity and hoppy. Pine, pineapple, passion fruit, mango and herbs together with citrus. Taste is biscuity, herby and quite dry. Notes of caramel malts and hops. Good bitterness. Body is very light and watery as expected from the style. Herby and piney aftertaste. Good drinkability. Tastes like a very dry and light Pale Ale. Great option to alcohol free (and low alcohol) lovers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (14229) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottled, 330ml from Marks & Spencers in Banbury, Oxon. Amber with white head. This proved to be pretty thin on the palate, caramel is the predominant flavour unfortunately, sweet maltiness. Edging on disaster area.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pawos (88) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Kolor bursztynowy, piana średnia. W aromacie amerykańskie chmiele oraz mocny zapach brzeczki piwnej. W smaku piwo jest jednak puste, wodniste mocno wytrawne. Czuć dość mocną goryczkę; w posmaku też pustka. Nic ciekawego

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