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

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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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doncho11 (35) - - DEC 23, 2015
This is far better than some alcholic IPAs that I’ve drank. Super hoppy, wonderfully refreshing. Just amazing.

4.8
huineman (717) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2017
33 cl bottle bought at Gourmet Experience Callao, Madrid, served in red wine glass. Pours dark reddish brown. Foamy, nicely lacing, thick off-white cream. Aroma is chestnut, candied sugar, bitter orange, cigar box, honey, pine resin, cedar. Nice carb, fresh acidity, very good long-lingering bitterness. The only reason why I’m not giving this incredible low-alcohol full points is that to my palate it is quite watery. Nonetheless, it is so far the best of its category I’ve ever tried. Congrats to BrewDog.

4.5
Connor66 (75) - - JUL 17, 2016
This is with out a doubt the best low alcohol beer I have tasted. Pours deep golden brown from the bottle has a very distinct hoppy flavour you would expect and a hint of caramel. Top beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
seasalt (1) - SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
I was not sure what to expect having read all the other reviews. But as I was the designated driver I thought I’d give this low alcohol brew a chance. It’s certainly the best low alcohol beer I’ve ever tasted and beats most of the "run-of-the-mill" full strength beers I’ve ever tasted too. So, if you are looking for something that satisfies but doesn’t put you over the limit to drive home this comes highly recommended.

4.4
zacgillbanks (5288) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from BrewDog website. A dark brown beer with a strong red fruity and hoppy flavour, roasted, chocolate and marmalade notes with a slight ’thin’ but very hoppy finish. Superb considering its almost non-existent alcohol content.

4.4
andrei79 (32) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 The best low alcohol beer I have had. Dark amber color with big neck. Hoppy malty hay smell. Taste is fresh bitter hops with long bitter after taste. Ultra-enjoyable low alcohol IPA! Going to have a lot of sessions with it! Such a great alternative to the low alcohol lagers out there.

4.3
andyplanck (15) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
MY absolute favourite beer. It tastes richly of the citrustones and the freshness from the Amarillo.A standard in the swedish systembolag.

4.3
Psytron (2377) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Smell of hops, citrus. Dark bronze colour, high light brown head. Heavy bitterness to start with which ends up in being a mild-flavoured IPA. Wateriness of course due to lack of alcohol, but in a moderate way. Very sharp carbonation. Some basement aromas in aftertaste. Rating given compared to other nonalcoholics I’ve tasted.

4.2
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle. Big head on dark copper. Looks great for .5%. Smells amazingly great; doubly so for lo ABV. Good malt flavor. Light but solid malt base. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. Probably the best under 2% beer I have had. Makes being a designated driver something to look forward to!!!

4.2
jonas (7610) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Tropical fruit and pine hop aroma. Beautifull dark amber with a big lacing tan head. Roasted entry, bitter grains notes and hop bitterness play on the back of the throat, salty, edgy minerals - feels full and chewy on the palate - bravo!. Plentifull hops and a very light chocolate note retronasal. Flavorfull, nice to drink and actually quite moreish - I think it is fair to say that Brewdog solved the problem with the alcohol free beers.


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