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Shackmeister Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

Shackmeister AleShackmeister Ale

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82
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
When our friends at Shake Shack asked us to make a beer to match their legendary burger, we were excited. After much "research" (aka ShackBurgers), we bring you Shackmeister Ale® - a zippy pale ale with just the right malt flavors to complement the beef, and bright hops to refresh the palate.

(Beer added by: Douglas14 on 09-01-2008)
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Plastic cup at Shake Shack.

Pours a clear gold-orange with a nice, white, creamy head.

Nose is mainly cool, soft pine notes, maybe a bit of sweet fruit in there also. Hard to get a handle on it in a plastic cup, but not like I have a choice.

Taste starts off with a nice balanced offering of dry, biscuity malt and a smooth hop quality that's a bit piny, with an almost minty coolness; light bitterness that balances well but doesn't linger. Finishes very clean, dry, almost no lingering bitterness on the palate.

Light bodied but full flavored if that makes sense, with moderate but not overpowering carbonation. Just enough to make it work with the food without getting in the way of the flavor.

Really superb pairing for the fantastic burger - if they bottled this, it would be my go-to pale ale with just about any food.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2009 23:47:31 | More by JohnQVegas
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A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming .

S- Bready malt in the nose with a faint hop aroma.

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Shackmeister Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.