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Nanny State - BrewDog

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73
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 23.78%
Wants: 13
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
0.5% or 1.1% ABV

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 11-03-2009)
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

06-13-2014 08:08:32 | More by shigg85
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fionn13

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +14%

04-07-2014 01:16:50 | More by fionn13
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innominat

Ireland

1/5  rDev -67.4%

04-03-2014 09:14:30 | More by innominat
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Arborescence

Finland

3.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Semi-dark, typical light bronze bitter colour. Surprisingly authentic-looking one finger head, although quite airy (disappears quickly). Looks like real beer, so splendid for a low ABV.

Aroma: Full-on flowery hops, but obviously no alcohol. Fresh and a little sweet.

Taste: Hops.. hops.. and then flatness. The sharp hops on the tongue make you expect something like an American-style strong IPA, but the finish is super light and the bitterness is just left in the air. It's a bit of a strange feeling, actually. The initial flavour is good though, and the flowery hops do linger a little at the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Low to moderate carbonation, some sharpness from the hops.

Overall: Excellent for a low ABV, but a little disappointing once you notice that there's no body to back up the strong hops. Still, this is a brave attempt at making a tasty low ABV brew, and certainly the first one I've ever tried that has anything close to real hop flavour. An added bonus is that the beer isn't too sweet, which is a major flaw of many low ABV beers. This will certainly be a regular low ABV beer for me, although the cost is rather high compared to some of the competition (at least in Finland).

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 17:35:02 | More by Arborescence
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

03-09-2014 16:29:18 | More by NightINgale
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jondavidsson

Sweden

3/5  rDev -2.3%

03-07-2014 10:47:11 | More by jondavidsson
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Goofster

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

02-22-2014 13:18:32 | More by Goofster
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

02-19-2014 18:43:19 | More by Hultkrantz
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Dbr

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

02-08-2014 15:16:20 | More by Dbr
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

12-02-2013 21:36:23 | More by safaricook
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gnikola

Serbia

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-21-2013 05:42:19 | More by gnikola
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-11-2013 21:43:41 | More by supermeniscus
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.69/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew is highly underrated. It should define a new category @ 0.5% ABV and needs to be scored respective of that. Pours a solid brown with lots of chunky lacing - where it lacks is on head and liveliness but otherwise looks great. Nose is hoppy and I'd be fooled blind. Taste's great for next to no alcohol. Great brew and thanks for making this (and for opening a Brewdog pub in London).

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 15:49:54 | More by Oakenator
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IWannaEatFood

California

3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-02-2013 16:21:02 | More by IWannaEatFood
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

08-07-2013 18:38:15 | More by tommyguz
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SimonTja

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

07-15-2013 00:52:24 | More by SimonTja
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Farnswurth

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

06-01-2013 02:20:36 | More by Farnswurth
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MrHyde1886

Italy

4/5  rDev +30.3%

04-24-2013 05:28:11 | More by MrHyde1886
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-25-2013 10:07:13 | More by Ciocanelu
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Mattias

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-26-2013 21:53:18 | More by Mattias
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Liquoric3

Germany

2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark golden colour wih a nice 2 finger white head. Low carbonation and decent lacing on the glass, The smell is pretty good you get Mango, lemon, tropical fruits and some hop bitterness.
The taste on the other hand is disappointing, No fruit aromas present like the smell indicated, only some hop bitterness combined with foul water flavor, my friend even tasted smelly feet. Body was medium with some hop bitterness lingering on the palate.
Sorry that was my first and last Nanny State.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 11:08:44 | More by Liquoric3
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FLima

Brazil

3.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had it the later version – after 2009 - with lower IBU (45) and lower alcohol. The initial version had around 4 times more IBUs and twice as much alcohol.
Dark Amber color with low head with medium retention.
Aroma is pretty good, citric and fruity with notes of passion fruit.
Hoppy flavor with a strong bitterness that keeps strong in the aftertaste, which is also dry and watery.
Medium carbonation with small bubbles. Body too thin.
I am afraid it was quite watery given the very low alcohol. Some malt presence would help as well. Interesting as an experience and good alternative to beer juice drinkers (non-alcoholic).

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 17:44:52 | More by FLima
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This was pretty impressive, the beer poured out as a nice looking copper color with a foamy white head on top. The lacing is really good on this, very sticky and maintains a great retention. The smell has a nice aroma of malts and hops. The taste of the beer is malty and hoppy also. The flavors are quite nice for a beer with a low ABV. The mouthfeel is drinkable. Overall the beer is good, I would easily say this is the best low ABV beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 16:08:37 | More by Knapp85
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.05/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reddish to murky brown colour with tinges of orange in it as well. It is topped buy a foamy white head about the width of a thumb.

Hopped up to begin with along with some floral notes and a touch of tea which I wasn't expecting. It is quite strong at points and there is some background pine and a bit of grapefruit.

Bland right at the start with touches of hops and pine but these are pretty minimal. There is a lot of bitter that follows this and again some floral notes but that's about it really. Not a great taste and in fact barely drinkable.

Incredibly dry on the palate along with being quite bland and almost watery if that is even possible. The beer is light bodied with low to mild carbonation.

Started out really well and I was beginning to think there was actually a low alcohol beer out there that would be able to compete with some pretty good pale ales however the second I took a taste of it I knew that wasn't the case. A pretty poor beer, up there with the worst if taken on taste alone.

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Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 22:16:49 | More by flyingpig
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +14%

06-04-2012 03:20:43 | More by bsuedekum
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Nanny State from BrewDog
73 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.