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Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gmann on 05-23-2010)
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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cosmicevan

New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a somewhat thin looking honey yellow with a nice frothy head which doesn't hang around too long and slippery lacing. Looks like a lot of the more common lagers you see these days.

S - Very wheat and earthy like...very reminiscent of that new belgium smell but with a twist (perhaps that's the Local 1 yeast?). Certainly distinct and unique smelling. Very malty, not really smelling the honey in it.

T - Very earthy pale ale taste. Malts dominate the flavor. Sort of like Fat Tire crossed with Local 1, but far better than Fat Tire.

M - Pretty earthy and bitter aftertaste. Overall, pretty smooth but a bit watery for my tastes.

D - It is certainly drinkable, in fact, I could drink this one all night long and the ABV makes it aptly named for its drinkability. It could use a bit more tweaking for me to really reach for it again the next time I see it available.

Overall, a pretty average beer in my opinion. I had remembered really liking this one at a tasting I went to, but this time around, I found myself a bit under impressed. I haven't really had (or heard of) Braggot as a style so not sure if this one hits the money or misses by a mile, but as a beer as a whole, certainly worth a try to decide for yourself, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it when Brooklyn has many other worthy offerings that are at the top of the pack.

Serving type: growler

06-06-2010 02:50:59 | More by cosmicevan
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Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.