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

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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (1439) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 18, 2017
Tap w Brewdog Warszawa. Przyjemnie pachnie owocami ale i karmelem. Smak umiarkowanie gorzki, trochę słodyczy. Przyjemne jak na styl.

1.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (1799) - BELGIUM - APR 14, 2017
Comment un brasseur comme Brewdog peut-il se compromettre dans une bire sans alcool??? Deux explications: le business .. ou la science-fiction, sur la plante "nanny state". En loccurrence, on sest quand mme cass le cul chez Brewdog pour mettre 5 houblons dans 0,5 % abv il faut tre fort!! Nous sommes donc avec une "alcohol free hoppy ale", houblonne en amarillo, centennial, columbus, cascade, simcoe, plus un dry hopping en amarillo et centennial .. Excusez du peu et de linconsquence ... Niveau ebu de 45. Mon exemplaire tait 8 mois avant date, tout frais, avec son tiquette vert meraude. Couleur candi brun, caramel fonc, la clart nette. Bulles trs grosses, sur les parois. Mousse beige clair, soyeuse, stable 3 mm. Armes de houblon amricain, pamplemousse, lichee, pointe de griotte, fruit de la passion, pointe deau de rose. 1re bouche trs efface, triste, o les impressions du nez seffacent comme une toile filante. Texture aqueuse. Arrire-bouche courte, mais qui laisse un peu damertume de parade. 2me o on passe sur une petite citronnade, avec limpression dune radler. Arrire-bouche qui steint sans autre formalit. La longueur amliore un rien lamertume, mais sans aucun accompagnement fruit. Jambes flocons moyens, collantes aux parois. Alcool: tiens, si je vous dis quil est inefficient, vous ne me croirez pas!! Finale entre amertume et panach. CONCLUSION: il est dabord bien triste de voir ce genre de ralisation chez un bon brasseur, il est ensuite inconcevable dans gaspiller dans un tel cadre de lamarillo!! Moi qui suit contre ce gaspillage, jai t servi un maximum .. Quant au style, on peut parler dune "dandy beer" pour "nanny state"...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
biir (1195) - Berlin, - APR 3, 2017
Bottle - pours clear dark amber, small white head. smells very good: tropical fruits, spices. the first sip is a total desaster though. this brew is a black hole. its like coca cola zero: you expect it to be like the original and its just sh*t. very sweet malts, nearly no hoppy aromas, cardboard, watery body. its n/a okay, but even in this category there are better choices. this tastes like cold fruit tea.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (2439) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 29, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear mahogany, spongy off-white head. Fresh strong orange zest and pine, sticky caramelized sugars - like candy. Dry thin taste - totally devoid of sugars. Everything is based on a moderate piney hop bitterness. Not bad for what it is.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBlok (462) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma: very fruity, grapefruit, citrus, mango, hops. Taste: medium sweetness and high bitterness. Notes of thin coffee, citrus fruits and some earth. Palate: light bodied, thin / watery texture and medium carbonation. Pretty good for a low alcohol beer, especially the aroma. A little bit thin though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (2088) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Pours a brown colour. Taste is qyite hoppy with a slight hint of coffee. Body is quite watery

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Parmenion777 (241) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2017 Pours a coppery amber colour with a small frothy beige head. A hoppy fruity citrus aroma. Thin, watery, little to no malt flavour or sweetness. A bit like cold stewed tea with a citrus resinous hop bitterness and some dryness in the finish. Smells okay but disappointing taste.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jybi (234) - FRANCE - MAR 20, 2017
La curiosit peut nous amener faire des choses tranges....comme pousser un amateur de bire tester une bire sans alcool (ou quasiment sans alcool). Mais il faut dire que laffiche tait allchante : un brasseur de renom : Brewdog, plusieurs houblons dans la recette : Centennial, Amarillo Columbus, Cascade et Simcoe et utilisation de Dry Hopping en Centennial et Amarillo. En verre, le bel ambr couleur merisier, dune parfaite limpidit (EBC aux environs de 32) est encourageant. Leffervescence, pas trs pousse et sur des bulles de gros diamtres donne naissance une mousse se stabilisant 5 minimtres dpaisseur : tout fait honorable. Le nez surprend alors;, dune symphonie aromatique de toute beaut donnant beaucoup despoirs. Fruits exotiques, pamplemousse, litchi, griottes et rose sassemblent dans une parfaite harmonie. On ne peut alors que se presser den arriver la premire gorge devant tant de promesses....Et plus importante est alors la dception pour une dgustation plate, quasiment sans saveur. Lattaque est aqueuse sur de trs faibles notes de litchi et de fruits exotiques. Seul larrire bouche arrive sauver du naufrage prsentant une touche lgrement amre houblonne. La deuxime bouche nous enfonce un peu plus. Celle-ci perd encore du volume (et oui, cela est possible) sur des armes insipides. La troisime bouche prsente heureusement une lgre amertume. Celle ci est cependant sans arme, sur une ligne purement amre. LIBU prsente 45 laisse perplexe, le ressenti tant bien moindre (provenant trs certainement de labsence darmes). De faon surprenante cependant, la sensation damertume augmente trs lgrement au cours de la dgustation (jai bien indiqu trs lgrement!). Le sucre est quant lui peu prsent et aurait finalement peut tre gagn tre pouss. Nous en arrivons donc au final, court, avec une amertume retombant trs vite. Je me pose donc deux questions. Quel est lintrt pour Brewdog de commercialiser un tel produit et de gcher du houblon pour un tel rsultat? Si vous insistez vraiment, mettez tout de mme un sirop de votre choix pour agrmenter cette bire.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artemb (843) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 17, 2017
Look: clear copper with stable white head. Aroma: sweet citruses, candies. Taste: dry with light bitterness. Flavour: grapefruit, resin, candied orange peel. Some metal in the aftertaste. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gangstergafje (945) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2017
The beer looks very nice. The looks are quite normal for a hoppy ale. The color of the beer is a rather reddish amber. The beer is very clear. On top of the beer a slightly off white layer of soft but rough foam is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses quickly, leaving a thin drape. A lot of foam sticks to the edges of the glass. Not bad. The smell of the beer is American Pale Ale like. You dont smell that the beer is almost alcohol free. And despite the low amount of malts, I do smell a malty base, giving the beer some sweeter touches and a tiny tastiness. On top of this, there are delicious hop aromas. I smell New World hops, with aromas of pine and some citrus aromas. Not bad. It is a tiny bit more shallow than full beers, but it is not bad. The taste of the beer is also nice. It is a bit shallow. The hops are a bit less flavourful and also the malts are a bit weak. The beer does have a strong bitterness though. It the end there is a remarkable savoury thingy going on. But for a low alcohol beer, not bad. The palate is average. Rather low body, a bit thin texture, and medium to high carbonation. The finish has a nice bitterness. It misses some alcohol, which is very logical, because it just isnt there.


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