Nanny State - BrewDog
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3.84/5 rDev +23.9%
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).
03-29-2014 17:35:02 | More by Arborescence
4.69/5 rDev +51.3%
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).
11-10-2013 15:49:54 | More by Oakenator
Nanny State from BrewDog
73 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.