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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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72 Ratings

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-14-2014

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.35/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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.

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3.1/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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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Brooklyn 1/2 Ale - Session Saison from Brooklyn Brewery
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