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Wild Streak - Brooklyn Brewery

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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tarheels4life23 on 01-26-2014)
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-20-2014 18:59:27 | More by jampics2
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Maine

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-26-2014 01:46:20 | More by rderedin
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-25-2014 04:50:49 | More by malfunxion
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle into a chalice
Blend #5

A: Pours a very hazy pale apricot color with 1 fingers width of white head that dissipates down to a thick film that remains throughout the duration of the drink. Leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Oaky, vinous white wine, some Belgian yeast estery aromas, subtle booze, a bit of citrus and faint muted hops. The wild yeast presence is fairly faint, really not much funk or tartness at all.

T: Some bitterness, a good degree of booze (much more than I was expecting), barrel notes with a fairly big oaky vanilla, some burnt plastic, belgian estery banana and some typical BPA spicy notes. Again wild bacteria notes are pretty faint, with just a subtle funkiness.

M/D: Fuller bodied for the style, average carbonation, ABV certainly noticable (a bit more than I am used to for the style), and drinkability is fair.

O: Not the best example of wild ale in that the wild bacteria doesnt particularly shine, but its quite an enjoyable beer with a fairly big complexity and depth of aromas and flavors. If the price wasnt so high I would most likely drink this again, unfortunately its not really worth the high price tag in my opinion. Still an enjoyable beer though.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:01:21 | More by zac16125
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-22-2014 00:09:03 | More by kaelingirl
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-19-2014 00:57:38 | More by anhigdon
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2014 15:43:08 | More by MattSharpless
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

07-13-2014 19:42:35 | More by Roze
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-12-2014 03:02:39 | More by Zekenyce
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PopGun

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2014 21:09:28 | More by PopGun
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California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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Ireland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Pencible

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blend #5
A: This poured a hazy gold with some rocky white head.
S: It smelled like toasted coconut and vanilla and oak, with some caramel and nutty toffee.
T: It tasted like copper hops and caramel malt, with some oak and toasted coconut and vanilla. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste with alcohol warming.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Fizzy body.
D: This was a very basic strong ale with bourbon added. The scent and taste were a little boring, with very little Belgian character and basically no discernible Brett funk. I wish I could call it subtle and sophisticated, but I can't. The body was a little weak too, and the finish was hot. So it must be sipped, without much to savor. Age might help, but fresh was somewhat disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

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StonedTrippin

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4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

brooklyn has been putting out some really cool brews, and despite some recent accounts of pretension and obnoxiousness toward visitors to their facility, i continue to really enjoy their offerings. this one is a bourbon barrel aged wild brew, heavy on the bourbon, light on the wild. copper in color, rather clear, with minimal head or visible carbonation. looks rather still actually. the nose is gorgeous though, sticky toffee melts into kentucky bourbon, mellow corn whiskey with a familiar sweet vanilla finish. the bourbon dominates the grain, which is in the caramel family, but is lost to the spirit. the body is a little thin on this too, so maybe both problems could be abated with a larger malt bill. not to be too picky though, because this is delicious beer. the flavor has a cool yeast complexion, with a mix of belgian stone fruit flavors and drying brett over a sweeter beer. its subtly wild though, and comes across more as a belgian strong. the bourbon is there again in the finish, and i am surprised i never get much alcohol heat out of this. lots of oak though, and lots of that toffee character. tasty beer here, but one that would improve with more carbonation. curious to see how this one ages too...

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Wild Streak from Brooklyn Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.