Temperance Club review of: Nanny State by BrewDog
BrewDog, a disruptive brewery, disruptive brand but makes great beer. We've taken some time to tackle one of the three alcohol-free beer products from the Scottish based company however we've arrived. The first for us is their IPA-style drink named Nanny State. It promises "No Alcohol, No Compromise" so let's see how it measures up.
Flavour review: Bitter, Hoppy and Refreshing
Nanny State pours like an IPA, with a great head and a bold amber colour that waters the mouth in anticipation of a great drink. There's a comforting hoppy aroma with a slightly fruity, mainly citrus scent too. There is a real depth to the flavour also from this BrewDog product. The strong hoppy flavour gives a balanced bitter taste to the beer. A woody almost pine-like flavour add a refreshing touch. Then there's a touch of citrus which give the drink a touch of sharpness and gets you ready for the next sip too. There are no cardboard-like or synthetic flavours in this drink too, which are sometimes found in non-alcoholic beers. Overall it's a great drink that only the most dedicated IPA fans may question whether it was alcohol-free or not.
Value for money: Yes
As of July 2020, this was priced at £2.00 for a 330 ml bottle from Ocado. At this price range, it's comparable to similar products on the market.
Comparison: American IPA
With a high, but not an overpowering level of bitterness and a strong hop flavour there's a clear and easy comparison to be made for your classic American IPA.
Perfect for: Whenever the IPA Moment Calls
Great refreshingly bitter taste, slight citrus feel and a depth of hop flavours, Nanny State by BrewDog is perfect for IPA and will even appeal to the wider non-alcoholic beer drinking community too.
Our opinion: A Gateway into Non-Alcoholic Craft Beers
We were real fans of this drink and would place it high in our ranking for no-low beers. We think it's a great drink for those who want the full flavour of a beer, but without the alcohol.
"Nanny State - no compromise, no surrender, no alcohol."
- 0.5% ABV
- 26 kcal per 330ml bottle
- Suitable for Vegans
- £2.00 for a 330ml bottle
Credits: Images by BrewDog Disclaimer: Not sponsored, purchased for review.