Nanny State | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
0.5% or 1.1% ABV

Added by mdagnew on 11-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
20.19%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of saboliver
2.95/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Spike
3.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From a 330ml bottle. 0.5% ABV.
L: Dark russet colour with a half finger off-white head that leaves a sheet of lacing.
S: Abundance of spicy pine aromas with citrus in the background. Astounding for a near zero alcohol beer.
T&F: Ok so the style of beer really becomes apparent at this point. The malt base is thin and short-lived. The hops overwhelm, leaving a sharp, herbal, too dry, metallic taste. The mouthfeel is watery as expected.
O: The only reason to drink this beer is because it's Dry January. That said it's the best alcohol-free beer I've tried. My marks therefore reflect this. So kudos to BrewDog...even though I'm gonna stick with tonic water & bitters while I'm on the wagon.

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Photo of windowside
3.43/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frasergrove
3.79/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rex_4539
3.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy deep red color, half finger white head, minimal carbonation.

S: Hoppy, tropical fruits.

T: Hoppy and tropical fruits on the front end, watery on the back end.

F: Very drinkable and refreshing for the hot Greek summer!

O: This tastes surprisingly good for 0.5% ABV.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle. Date stamp 160314 MJ 21/05/17. Served in a collins glass.

Appearance: Clear dark amber to brown color. Sudsy white head, lots of lacing.

Smell: Quite hoppy. Pine, grapefruit rind.

Taste: Very hoppy. Pine, citrus bitterness from start to finish. Very little malt underneath it all. Maybe some at the finish, a bit cracker-like.

Mouthfeel: Watery, but sticky due to all the hop oils. Good carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: The brewers nailed what they were going for - a low alcohol beer amped up. It's hoppier than some American pale ales I've had. It is, also, unbalanced, and I like hops. This much in hops needs to be paired and balanced with something. One 330mL bottle is more than enough. I think I would have a hard time finishing a whole pint of this as this starts to tire my palate out after awhile as I'm not getting the malt to counter the hops. Worth a try though, and if you're a hop-head, definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Melvintrude
3.39/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

By far the best low ABV that I've ever had (although most are undrinkable and appear to have "envelope gum" as a primary ingredient)

Look, smell and mouth-feel are all utterly convincing, but I found the taste and overall experience a bit one-dimensional. Masses of bitter grapefruit hop that lingered through the aftertaste, but not much variation and roundness. Is it the lack of alcohol after all?

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Photo of Foley67
2.87/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Euroglot
2.57/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.66/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

33c bottle. Dark amber pour with an almost non-existent tan head. Smells of pine and citrus hops. The taste is very bitter, with notes of grapefruit, orange zest and pine resin and no kind of malty sweetness whatsoever. A very harsh bitter aftertaste, but even so, the best non-alcoholic beer I have tasted, to date.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.71/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Brew Dog "Nanny State"
330 ml brown glass bottle, "BATCH 078 BEST BEFORE DDAA 17/02016" on 03/31/16
£1.29 @ Tesco Metro, Clayton Square, Liverpool, UK

Notes: Crystal clear amber-russet brown. White head. Very good retention and spotty lacing. Bright citrus hop nose. Ahhh, hop wasser! - there's no malt behind it. Light body. Smooth. Short finish with lingering hop: bitter, leafy/earthy. Not a bad non-alcohol beer given the hop aroma, but I still feel there's malt lacking.

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Photo of Shaneox
2.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.03/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

At Bar Maquilla, with stew of ox with imperial stout and rice with duck. Lunch with the family. Very good in aroma, creating a great expectation. However, the taste isnt as good, a bit muted compared with the superb nose.

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Photo of Tdenham
3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Anatole
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kiro
3.27/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Translucent copper with webby parchment foam. 3.75
Big flower + grapefruit oil nose. 4
Tannic tea leaf malts the burnt orange rind and gardenia hops. 3.5
Thin, fizzy, slight chew. 3.5

Brings hops, which is all you can ask. Miles beyond Erdinger or most other N/As. You have to ask, if it’s this dark - more an amber than a pale ale - why there’s not more residual sugars to help both the body and astringency, but you can (and I have) sneak this into your night for pacing without really noticing.

Big success on its own terms. 4

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Photo of hansavijaticar
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wretchedabyss
2.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MrDell
2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of JTuomi
3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of easy_roller
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Nanny State from BrewDog
3.17 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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