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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison - Brooklyn Brewery

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67 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloud golden straw color. Kinda yella. The pure white head is short and airy, settled into a light cap.

The aroma is bright, spicy and floral. Big clove presence and a flowery sweetness. Seems to be the same yeast they use in either the Brooklyn 1 or the Sorachi Ace. There is a lemony thing going on. I find the aroma to be enjoyable as it is more spicier than the traditional saison.

The taste is big on the clove and lemon rind. Quite bitter for the style, perhaps its the lack of malt. A very bright floral flavor adds a layer of complexity. A grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Quite flavorful for a 3.5ABV brew.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but its quite dry. A bit chalky and bitter in the finish. Drinks easy.

A very flavorful session brew. Interesting saison flavors. Its a bit too dry and the bitterness is a bit too aggressive for the style.

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3.32/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.65/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +32.2%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Buy-Rite in Jersey City, having never had this before. I never saw a beer from a Brewer this good that had so little alcohol in it but somehow, this ended up working in the end. It's not spicy, hoppy, or strong but it's certainly beer and easily able to be downed in succession. Although I only had one of these at a time, it's nice to find a session beer that wasn't watered-down or lacking in flavor.

Nice pour to this, as the beer had the appearance of a Golden Ale with a moderate head and not a terribly strong aroma. A good amount of orange peel and grass to the taste but very little spice as there was only a hint of lemon pepper that could be discerned. Light mouthfeel, good carbonation, and little sourness meant that it could, and did, go down easily. Not like anything I've had before and certainly not as potent or funky as any other Saison and Farmhouse Ale that I've ever had.

Was this beer? Sure. Did it feel like beer? Only in the sense that it was a brewed malted barley beverage. This obviously would be great in the Summer but it's cold as anything out now and it would fit for this time of the year too. Not Brooklyn's best offering but if this was the weakest member of their current lineup, consider me a happy man. Fun stuff without being mindless!

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

355ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a bright golden yellow colour. White head poured big, thick and fluffy and a steady stream of carbonation maintained a good covering throughout... some sticky lacing...

Aroma... lots of spicy yeast mixed with juicy lemony fruitiness, quite floral, talcum powder notes, light honey sweetness, some earthy farmyard traces, hay, some rubberiness, some pine...

Taste - Lots of lemon fruitiness (maybe a hint of Lemsip), pithy notes, quite a lot of yeastiness, floral honey, quite perfumed, light earthy funk, grassy hops, chalky, faint coriander, peppery, some thyme herbal notes, metallic, salty notes...

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry... Light body... Extremely refreshing and very drinkable at only 3.4%...

Overall - A very good low alcohol Saison with a surprising amount of flavour for the strength... well worth a try

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2.68/5  rDev -23%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.1/5  rDev -10.9%

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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison from Brooklyn Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.