Shackmeister Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
4.1/5 rDev +15.2%
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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3.45/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tried on-tap at Shake Shack in Covent Garden, London. A pint in a thin plastic cup. I believe I probably had this beer before at Shake Shack in NYC as well, but I didn't take any notes on it last time.
Pours fairly clear, with a faint haze to it, and deep golden in hue. Head is a frothy and persistent off-white crest. Lacing is solid, carbonation is fine. Looks pretty decent.
Nose is fair: clean malt underpinning with a touch of nuttiness. Very mild hops make an appearance, although they're fairly neutral—it's "hops" without much in the way of character. There's not a lot going on, but it's not bad either.
Taste is a little better. There's a tang of ginger or something spicy on the front, backed with some clean faint malt supporting it. Hop character is muted but pleasant leading to a slight sting of herbs or spice on the back. It's decent stuff.
Feel is pretty smooth but a bit lightweight overall.
Overall, it's pretty drinkable without being really interesting. It works fine with the smokestack burger I had, which I guess is the point, right?
Serving type: on-tap
05-04-2014 18:56:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
Shackmeister Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.