BrewDog Nanny State (1.1%)

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Low Alcohol
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


on tap


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 33   ABV: 1.1%
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 brewers 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (6328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
330 ml bottle sampled in 2010. Clear amber body with a big, stable beige head. Strong and nice aroma of citric fruit, pine and caramel. Flavor is refreshing fruity, light malty and lots of bitterness. Thin body as expected, but does not feel watery. Bitter aftertaste. This is a very nice low alcohol alternative and better than the later 0,5% version.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
Never liked alcohol free beer / low alcohol. This was a good try, but still bad. Sorry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14025) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle at home in bonnie Scotland, just a touch past the sell-by date... It pours clear deep amber with a medium yellowish-white head. The nose is intensely woody, bitter grapefruit, tinned pineapple and some subtle caramel. The taste is still aggressively bitter, wood, earth, light astringency, spice and bitter citrus fruit with a dry, rather bitter finish. Light body and lowish carbonation. Ok it is pretty thin and damn bitter, but I rather like it. A bit faded from the fresh version, but the very generous hopping has clearly preserved the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2974) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at Craigs 271012
Dark red amber, clear, frothy white head
Aroma - soft grassy fruity hops and light caramel
Taste - Spicy grassy fruity quite bitter hop with caramel malts
Palate - soft carb. Finish as main flavour, bitter spicy and grassy
Overall - This was far better than the awful lower abv version that I tried, very good for an ultra low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Surprisingly full bodied for the strength, sweet and citrus notes from all the hops. Proof that they can make decent beer if they put their minds to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , 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 its abv but inevitably a little thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
In bottle at Craigs BrewDog tasting. Pours a dark golden colour with a thin yellowish head. Aroma of pine, pineapple and caramel. Similar flavours and nicely bitter. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A grassy bitter linger. I prefer this to the 0.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (4011) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2012
330ml botle. Best low abv i tried ever. High hop concentration makes it tasty. If not told some may not guess is a low alcohol one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
aleph (231) - - APR 6, 2012
Bottle in Oslo. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Taste was watery bitterness, no balance. Serves as proof that good beer needs alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle at BBF 2010. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of pine and flowers. Taste is decent for such a low alcohol beverage.

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