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:
103
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
20.19%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of desint
2.87/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Pours pale copper with a small head.
Nose shows sweet malt, bready and toasty notes, spicy and resinous hops.
Flavours include soft sweet malt at first with a hint of roast and some grapefruit/spicy hops.
Watery body as expected.

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Photo of sengland70
2.62/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Big hop low/no alcohol beer? Nearly and a good attempt
Worth a try just for novelty
there is some hop profile here but also that distinct tinny taste to these beers overwhelming it
Better than most full strength macro lagers though

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Photo of Elleyo9
3.36/5  rDev +6%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of Daniellehto
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Stigh
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SVD
2.25/5  rDev -29%

Photo of Antiantianti
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Microminus
2/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%

330ml bottle 0,5% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass

Appearance: The beer pours far darker than I would have expected from a light IPA - it looks more like an amber ale. A rough pour yields a large off white head that lasts fantastically well and leaves thick lacing as it slowly recedes. 4.25

Smell: Nanny State is certainly the best smelling low-alcohol beer I have come across and could, in all honesty, stand up to many of the better smelling regular strength IPAs I have had recently. The nose is absolutely bursting with hoppy goodness. Notes include: Litchi, orange, pineapple, citrus peel, a touch of resin and a light floral note. 4.5

Taste: After such a great nose, the flavour is a bit of a let down. Not because of a lack of hop flavour, but rather the absence of any trace of malt backbone results in the flavour coming across as a little watery and flat in the finish. There is a solid bitterness and notes of litchi, citrus and leafiness. 3.75

Mouthfeel: Hmmm, the lack of Abv. is really apparent in this department. The body is very light and watery and the carbonation is too high and a little fizzy. The lack of body really makes this feel like carbonated water. 1.5

Overall: This is easily the best low alcohol beer I have had, I just wish the mouthfeel was a little better. 3.75

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Photo of craft_is_king
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.92/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of hookupsbeau
5/5  rDev +57.7%

Photo of mrbigpappa
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of samEBC
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of innominat
1/5  rDev -68.5%

Photo of Arborescence
3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
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).

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4.5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of jondavidsson
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Nanny State from BrewDog
3.17 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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