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Brooklyn Monster Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,759 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,759
Reviews: 1,058
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 40
Gots: 197 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

ABV varies a bit year to year.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-26-2000)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jstout26, Tuesday at 02:47 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

2011 Vintage. This has aged super well.

Getalegup, Sunday at 10:55 PM
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4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me start by saying that Brooklyn is not exactly my go-to brewery. However, since they retired this beer, I thought I might grab a four-pack while they were still available. Here goes:

A: Very soda-ish. Pour a small head that dissipates immediately (exactly like coca cola). No lacing is apparent either. However, the beer does have a nice ruby-brown color and very adequate carbonation.

S: Very spritzy! The bubbles really impact the nose quite robustly. Can smell a ton of dark fruit - including plums, raisins and figs. Also get a ton of cherries. This beer definitely has a lot of malt. Overall, quite good.

T: Taste is exquisite. Follows the nose with a rush of cherries, figs, plums and raisins. This one is a malt bomb, but it's great for sipping.

F: Good. Syrupy, barleywine thickness is dampened by the great carbonation.

O: A very solid barleywine. One of the better ones, but not as good as Weyerbacher (Insanity, not Blithering Idiot) or SN.

leantom, Oct 11, 2014
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Brooklyn Monster Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 1,759 ratings.