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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison - Brooklyn Brewery

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28 Ratings

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of HipCzech
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

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

Appearance: 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, Yesterday at 03:54 AM
Photo of Smanke
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Smanke, Saturday at 02:14 AM
Photo of goochpunch
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%

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
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Texasfan549, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of BigRedDog
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

BigRedDog, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Gagnonsux, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of yankeej13
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

yankeej13, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -15.3%

kylehay2004, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

BJasny, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of zachgroves
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

zachgroves, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Mattias, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of marvelann
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

marvelann, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

smithj4, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

Alex-Alkis, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of blammasterj
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

blammasterj, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of The_Cakeater
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
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
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

kjkinsey, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of champ103
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
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
Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BKotch, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

aztraz, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

SimonTja, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Karibourgeois, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Jame515, May 11, 2014
Photo of bark
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is yellow-orange (15 EBC), the liquid is a bit hazy. The thick three finger head is white. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is bitter, dry and spicy with phenolic yeast in the background. Hints of cloves and dill. It is powerful and elegant at the same time.

The taste is dry and somewhat bitter. Spices like cloves and nutmeg plus a gentle Belgian yeast flavour. The body is a little thin. The aftertaste brings some sweetness, hints of harsh hops and some wheat sour flavours. The finish is spicy and creamy.

The carbonation is strong, the big bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is creamy when cold but it gets thinner when the temperature rises.

A solid session beer, and a nice Saison.

bark, Apr 11, 2014
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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison from Brooklyn Brewery
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