Punk AF

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Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #21
Ranked #44,057
3.19 | pDev: 15.67%
Scotland, United Kingdom
Punk AFPunk AF
Notes: At BrewDog, we are on a mission to prove that alcohol-free does not equate to taste-free. And today we bring you a new alternative to the mainstream. A beer for those seeking a point of difference at 0.5% ABV that brings all the attitude of our flagship, all of the flavour – but none of the alcohol.
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flyingpig from Scotland

2.28/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

33cl bottle from Lidl Supermarket (£1.19):
Really clear & pale amber with a foamy white head about half a cm tall but it holds well. It's actually hoppy on the nose & surprisingly strong for the style with some pine & citrus notes, a few grassy hops with some faint mango & light tropical notes; it's not bad so far. The taste definitely lets it down though, it's similar but much weaker with more of a watery, light feel to it. There's still some pine & tropical flavours but they seem artificial here & almost metallic tasting with a strange lingering bitter aftertaste. It started so well but definitely fades & you can tell it's a low alcohol offering in the end.

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RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can into a pint glass. Light gold color with a quick fading 1 inch head and some lacing. The aroma is citrus, grass, vegetal. Taste is similar to smell, some dry bitterness, but little malt presence. Light body with good carbonation. Not bad for a NA beer, but nothing like its full alcohol namesake.

Sep 30, 2020
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Spike from England

2.53/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml can.
L: Clear, amber colour with a fluffy white head. Looks good.
S: Mango, lychee. Smells good.
T: Way too leafy. Very bitter. Big hop burn. No malt balance.
F: Light body, almost watery. No carbonation. Astringent, drying mouthfeel.
O: As with every other low/zero alcohol beer, there’s a harsh, metallic edge that I just can’t get beyond. The hops are amplified here but the taste and mouthfeel start poor and finish as really quite unpleasant.

Sep 19, 2020
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can. Straw in color with a white head. Tropical in smell, orange, grapefruit and tangerine. Flavor follows the smell, with an earthy hop finish. Pretty good for a low alcohol beer.

Sep 16, 2020
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FLima from Brazil

3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly poured a very light-yellow color with no head.
Nice aroma with notes of mango, passion fruit, mild pine and citrus. Traditional at the best.
Flavor with notes of pine, lemon drops, pear and garlic. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Watery body with appropriate carbonation.
Not bad for an alcohol free, though it sure feels watery. Nose is better than mouth feeling. It does not resemble much its alcoholic version. That said I would rather drink this daily than water or any soda.

Aug 18, 2020
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beer_beer from Finland

4.05/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

NBS beer.
I have good experience of Brewdog before, the Nanny State is understandably well spread. Now it's time for Punk Af NA IPA. Yellow-amber, a little haze, lacing. It poured with a one finger foam, but much gone when getting the foto. Smell is promising. Definitely citrus. Taste: no arguing there aren't hops lingering in the back. Mouthfeel is pleasant, a bit thickness, carbonation just in place. Overall a nice experience!

Jul 19, 2020
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EmperorBevis from England

3.16/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Canned in a little 330ml crafty craft can
Pours a Fairly Clear golden body with very little white head
Aroma is pineapple cube hard confectionary and lime
Flavour is what I imagine a pear soap tastes like

May 10, 2020
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teromous from Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the bottom of the can: "10/29/19 190716 1257"

Appearance: Very good clarity. The beer has a light straw-gold colored body and a fluffy white head. Great head retention and some spotty lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a note of lemon with a strong garlic and onion aroma. Pungent mango makes its way in as well.

Taste: It tastes a bit grassy with a bit of garlic and rosemary.

Mouthfeel: The body is very light and the bitterness is on the low side. Good carbonation.

Overall: It's a decent beer and it is drinkable. The hop presence is nice but it tastes a bit grassy and the bitterness feels low. There isn't much body to the beer but the flavors and aromas can be enjoyable. It's worth drinking if you're looking for a low alcohol beer ("LESS THAN 0.5% ALC. VOL." as indicated on the can) with some hoppy character. I could drink it on occasion.

Jan 28, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

2.37/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

De Corte Ingles del Duque. Lata. En copa Teku. En almuerzo, con sopa de fideos + san jacobos. De amargor bien, pero tiene un perfil esinoso que resulta algo pasado de rosca y artificial, dejando un retrogusto algo desagradable

Dec 02, 2019
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vinicole from England

3.34/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Clear gold with a frothy head which recedes with alacrity.
A buttery citrus aroma. Somewhat perfumed.
Some straw upon tasting. The fruit remains. Light caramel present with a mild bitter completion.
Decent carbonation. Light to medium body.
One of the better AF offerings.

Oct 24, 2019
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bark from Sweden

3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The colour is pale yellow with a tint of beige, the liquid is clear. The low white head disappears quickly.

The smell is clean with some caramel sweetness and lots of American hops – grapefruit, lemon peel, bitter oranges and some floral notes. No wort.

The taste is at first light and clean. Growing clean bitterness, some citric juice/peel and a hint of rubber. Low body. The aftertaste is dry and clean and bitter with peppery spicy hops, some grapefruit juice and a hint of lemon toffee. The finish is clean, light and bitter with some bitter orange peel.

The carbonation is strong with lots of small sharp short-lived bubbles. The liquid is watery.

The label says “Full flavour, no alcohol, all Punk”. Well, it is not as worty and overly sweet as other alcohol free beers I have had, but there is no malt backbone to keep up with the hops.

Oct 06, 2019
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Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 16 ratings