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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session SaisonBrooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison

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34 Ratings

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  3.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-14-2014)
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3.69/5  rDev +3.1%

Cdog77, Wednesday at 12:08 AM
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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

allenson21, Monday at 02:01 PM
Photo of coobstar
4/5  rDev +11.7%

An interesting and innovative beer. Flavorful enough to satisfy a hop craving with some major lemongrassy peppery tones - I couldn't quit with the sorachi ace large format when it first came out, but a 6-pack of these will last a lot longer and lacks only some of the malty body and tangier yeast notes of the 7.2% relative. I think the idea of lighter, more flavorful offerings is an intriguing one - though this particular case stems from the retail laws in sweden, which draw two lines - between 2.25% and 3.5%, and 3.5% and their weightier siblings. The gravity determines the age limits, store licensing, and tax levels.

coobstar, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of doc_logic
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

doc_logic, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Harnkus
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

My gut told me to ignore the mediocre ratings since the hop combo was intriguing, as was the low ABV.

Straw with tight carbonation. Minimal lacing

Unusual aroma, but bright and inviting as a saison should be.

Yes, the flavor does not run deep, and not do I want it to. The beer will refresh with bright short lived brilliance and keep you coming back. Hop aroma is simply amazing and carries through into the flavor.

I'm in love with the fat girl

Harnkus, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of bluemonday
3/5  rDev -16.2%

The beer tastes like a Christmas tree. Straw in color, Norwegian spruce in aroma, taste, and finish. I keep reaching for my glass, but I'm not sure if it is because this beer is interesting or if my mind thinks that a present is close by. I poured this beer from a bottle, maybe it was improperly stored or maybe the style of beer is just not my thing.

bluemonday, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of HipCzech
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsner (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, very pale straw yellow. Nice lively, frothy head; recedes eventually with very good lacing.

Smell: Clean and refreshing, layers of spice, pine and citrus peel from hops, yeast and orange. Subtle malt.

Taste: Crisp and light. Mildly malty with peppery spiciness from hops and Belgian yeast and dry, light tartness and balanced bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but well carbonated.

Overall: Low in malt (by design), but with enough aroma and taste from hops and yeast to be a perfectly enjoyable session ale.

HipCzech, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Smanke, Sep 20, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours out a very hazed gold with a thick, white head. Smells grainy and big on sorachi ace - sometimes when used a lot I get aroma of lemon, butter, and burnt rubber/hair. Flavor is a bit thin, even for a beer of this abv. I get huge dill and lemon from the sorachi ace. Nice finishing bitterness and dryness. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. I think where this beer fails is the lack of malt flavor and a concentration of sorachi ace's negative qualities.

goochpunch, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Texasfan549, Sep 11, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -7.8%

BigRedDog, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Gagnonsux, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

yankeej13, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

kylehay2004, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

BJasny, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

zachgroves, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Mattias, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

marvelann, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

smithj4, Jun 21, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Alex-Alkis, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

blammasterj, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of The_Cakeater
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this back in December at the brewery, didn't even know it existed to be honest. Really nice beer to sit around hang around with; nothing spectacular or stunning but a simply nice beer. It's crisp when fresh and is a perfectly good session beer that could last the night and not even realize you had been drinking.

The_Cakeater, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of champ103
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On tap at a few places around Houston. D&T and Gingerman most recently.

A: Pours a pale copper color with a bit of haze. A one finger white head forms with some lace left behind.
S: Dry, cracker like in the nose. Plastic, phenolic like yeast. That is it. No depth, nothing to keep my interest.
T: Dry, biscuit/cracker like up front. That is about it. Barely any yeast character here. While I am not a huge fan of just phenolic spice, it is something. This is watery, soggy crackers. Nothing lingers.
M/D: A beyond light and thin body. Fairly high carbonation at first, but almost instantly gives way to a more lifeless feel. Watery, dry, though for the most part a nonexistent body. Blah, I could not wait to get through this. Not something I want to revisit.

I am all on board for a sub 4% saison, or any other appropriate style for that matter. This left me beyond flat. Nothing is here, no character what so ever. Just not enjoyable for me.

champ103, Jun 05, 2014
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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison from Brooklyn Brewery
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