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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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36 Ratings

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.42%
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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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

vfgccp, Mar 23, 2014
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SmellsofMahagony, Jul 14, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Superb lacing on top of a very pale cloudy brew. Dry and lighter bodied with phenols and a cracker like graininess. Some citrus and spice with an ample hoppiness. This is pretty much 1/2 a beer though the flavor profile strives to change my mind. I could see having this at lunch ... a long lunch.

Jason, Mar 14, 2014
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Cdog77, Oct 22, 2014
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BKotch, May 31, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -6.7%

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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campfirebrew, Apr 09, 2014
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blammasterj, Jun 17, 2014
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BigRedDog, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Karibourgeois, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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
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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

allenson21, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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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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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Jame515, May 11, 2014
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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.

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sirsteve42, Monday at 08:44 PM
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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.

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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.