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The Concoction - Brooklyn Brewery

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 34.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale with peated malt, lemon, ginger and honey. Inspired by The Penicillin cocktail.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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3.93/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler at The Tribes.

And so my first visit to Tribes will end on this note, a beer I marveled at when I read an ad for it in the latest BA mag. Let's do this. It pours a clear light brass topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises honey, bubblegum, vanilla, and some fake strawberry and grape. Somehow, this all smells pretty nice to me. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some very light honey-baked ham, pineapple, toffee, and maple syrup. Again, this strange melange comes off eerily pleasant. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a lightly oily feel, and a dry finish. Overall, a decidedly odd brew, but one that somehow pulls it all off well. I would have preferred a bit more of the peat character, but for all I know that would have ruined it. Props to Brooklyn on this one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2011 20:21:26 | More by TMoney2591
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A: Poured into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter with a fluffy white head and decent lacing. This thing doesn't look too remarkable, kind of ugly actually, but so was my prom date, so who cares?

S: This is where I fell in love with this beer. Unlike any other beer my nose has ever had the pleasure of meeting. Heavy, freshly grated ginger and peat-smoked malt creep deep into the nostrils, with some lemon leading the van from the back. This does not smell like a beer - it smells like a vibrant, aggressive cocktail that someone just threw into your face. Very upfront and bold - you're either going to love this, or ask the bartender for a completely different beer.

T: The nose forebode a heavy ginger and peat-smoke experience, and that's exactly what you get the instant this thing hits your mouth. Very aggressive spicing from Garrett - his intention was to create a beer based off the cocktail The Penicillin, and boy did he succeed. I'm not a big fan of cocktails, but I do love Scotch, and this thing will leave a peat-smoked flavor on your cheeks and tongue for probably the rest of the night. There's some lemon and a big ginger kick that doesn't really balance the smoke, but really just stops the thing from going into overdrive.

M: Carbonated well, medium thickness, but your mouth is definitely overwhelmed instantly by this thing. Alcohol hides well behind all that peat and ginger.

O: People either love or hate this beer. My friend wouldn't stand next to me when I drank one. It's definitely one of the tastiest, most unique, and most polarizing beers I've ever had the pleasure of trying. I wish Brooklyn would brew more off-the-wall beers inspired by cocktails - The Manhattan Project was good, but this was definitely one of the tastiest yet odd beers I've ever had.

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The Concoction from Brooklyn Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.