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From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #39
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
78
Ranked #28,378
Avg:
3.28 | pDev: 16.46%
Ratings:
36
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 03, 2022
Added:
Sep 30, 2019
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
SCORE
78
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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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Photo of edfeingold
4.42/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by edfeingold

This is an excellent brew in a series of great N/As by Brewdog. Solid scores get and extra overall ratings boost for the extraordinarily low 2.6 carbs. This is a great NA for diabetics who are looking for a low alcohol alternative. Has a decent post sip mild mouth burn/tingle like you would find in a full gravity bree and nice complex hoppy pale ale dry bitter profile.

Apr 03, 2022
 
3.54 by mdshensky74 from Pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2022
Photo of Sigmund
2.74/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml can, from Coop Mega Madla Handelslag. ABV is 0.5%. Very pale and nearly clear straw colour, small white head. Aroma of flowers and tropical fruits, hints of peaches. Some malts and baby porridge in the background. Thin mouthfeel as expected. Citric flavour, some grainy notes, low bitterness. Drinkable, but not much "Punk" about this one.

Mar 01, 2022
 
3.74 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Feb 12, 2022
 
3.67 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Feb 06, 2022
Photo of Treyliff
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a clear pale golden color with a one finger foamy white head

S- smells of stale hops, garlic, onion and a hint of citrus

T- stale hops follow the nose with that garlic and onion note popping through. Mid palate gives a hint of citrus, the finish is bitter and abut harsh

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

Jan 30, 2022
 
3.3 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2022
 
3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 22, 2022
Photo of jlindros
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Canned 2021/04/07, not sure why all the N/A beers are not as fresh
Pours a light frothy foamy almost 1 finger head with good retention, soapy lacing, semi hazy tan color with a bit of sediment

Nose a bit of an older malt character, doughy gristy, straw, fair hops with herbal earthy piney oily hop, a bit leafy herbal, even a bit oniony maybe,

Taste a bit watery and light overall, light straw malt, a bit pithy as hops kick in , herbal earthy, leafy and a tad oniony again, light to med bitterness, dry finish with a spicy slight green hop

Mouth is light, thin and watery, med higher frothy carb

Overall not that great, there are much better NA beers, esp IPAs, and I don't think it's age, I think this was one of the original styles that hadn't really improved yet, although for NA beer it's not terrible, it's quaffable

Jan 21, 2022
 
3.72 by desint from Belgium on Jan 03, 2022
Photo of A_Wobbly
3.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by A_Wobbly from Ireland

Looks like a light lager in the glass. Hoppy smell, but just a little off-putting in a way I find hard to describe. Light effervescent mouthfeel. Juicier and tastier than Nanny State, although having a similar vegetal odor.

Dec 17, 2021
Photo of secondtooth
3.67/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by secondtooth from Indiana

APPEARANCE: Clean golden amber, with limited suds and no lace.

NOSE: Citrusy and tropical hops. Not bad.

TASTE: Body is thin but the taste is there. Hops up front and large, standing out. As a non-alcohol brew, this comes across really well, with lots of flavor. Call it hop tea, essentially. Put it up against a regular session IPA and it fails a bit, but really quite good for an 0.5%er!

Aug 26, 2021
 
3.81 by Parsifalstaff from New York on Aug 18, 2021
Photo of Skywave
3.37/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Skywave from Oklahoma

Appearance:
Thin head and no lacing, Hazy bright yellow. Floaties.

Aroma:
Pine and citrus hops, Slight Parmesan cheese and dusty house. This brew is 3 months old but it smells twice as old.

Flavor:
Not bad if you like hop teas, which essentially that is what it is. I assume this was made using the low O.G. method they used to make Nanny State, where there is little in the way of fermentable grains used. You get hints of malt and grain, but not enough to register as "beer " in the brain. A beer-tinged hop Seltzer.

Mouthfeel:
Thin, watery, seltzerlike. Average for NA.

Overall:
Does not taste bad, but needs to be consumed brewery fresh and without any expectation beyond a Hops exposition.

Jun 30, 2021
Photo of Beejay
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Beejay from Virginia

A: light yellow in color, slightly hazy with white head.

S: light citrus aroma, with some green hop flavor.

T: green hop and vegetal flavors right away. Some bitterness as well as citrus peel in the finish.

M: light in body, carbonation is moderate.

O: overall a bit more character than most NA beers, and no real wort taste, but the bitterness comes across unsupported and vegetal.

Jun 10, 2021
 
3 by koolkitty from England on May 12, 2021
Photo of hbeimers
3.72/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
by hbeimers from Illinois

Hoppy aroma, but lots of sweet bready and fruit flavors. Tastes rather like a beer-flavored sparkling water. It's really refreshing actually, which I quite like.

Mar 18, 2021
 
1.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Feb 01, 2021
Photo of CanConPhilly
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

Punk AF - Brewdog
“Non alcoholic near beer” - no style listed
Canned 12/11/20
Puchased for $43/case direct from Brewdog

L - 1/2 finger head rapidly fizzles out, leaving a near-translucent dark yellow body.

S - sweet caramel, orange. Not much going on nose-wise.

T - tastes like a dessert. Orange candy, melted caramel, slight buttery diacetyl. Low bitterness. Moderate-high sweetness.

F - light body with less than expected carb.

O - this is a decent na brew. You can immediately tell, though, that this is not a beer. It’s very sweet, and the absence of a style designation on the can is telling. The diacetyl strangely works, since it’s so sweet and the hop presence is minimal. I will drink the other 3 cans of this I received, but I hope the others in the mixed case are better.

Jan 13, 2021
Photo of tigg924
3.74/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours murky, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big vegetal hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter. Really good flavor for the style. Not my favorite flavor of ipa but good. Will certainly finish off the four pack.

Dec 20, 2020
Photo of flyingpig
2.28/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2
by flyingpig from Scotland

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.

Oct 29, 2020
 
3.5 by paulish from New York on Oct 25, 2020
 
3.79 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Oct 19, 2020
Photo of RobertB412
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

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
Photo of Spike
2.53/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Spike from England

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
Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

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
Photo of FLima
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by FLima from Brazil

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
Photo of beer_beer
4.05/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by beer_beer from Finland

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
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by EmperorBevis from England

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
 
2.5 by BdM from Netherlands on May 09, 2020
Photo of teromous
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by teromous from Virginia

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
 
3.25 by samEBC from Belgium on Jan 24, 2020
 
3.46 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Dec 28, 2019
Photo of josanguapo
2.37/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
by josanguapo from Spain

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
Photo of vinicole
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by vinicole from England

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
Photo of bark
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by bark from Sweden

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: 78 out of 100 with 36 ratings