The Concoction - Brooklyn Brewery
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Ratings: 159 | Reviews: 77 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bobhits:
1.55/5 rDev -48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1
I had to sample this after someone said it tasted like soap, guess I have issues?
Pours a golden, clear color, well carbonated and giving off a rather summer like beer look. Just enough density that perhaps indicates a higher ABV, but I didn't note the abv. How is a beer that contains huge amounts of peat this clear?
The smell of lemon zest, spices (ginger), and charcoal (peet, but think more smoke head) are rather oddly mixed, but I'm rather interested to say the least.
Lemon zest gives off a fruity lemon flavor with a lot of spices. I'm told ginger but I'm just picking up some spiced notes. The malt is rather american pale like and tries to sweeten things up and work toward a summer beer. The odd part is this peet blast, reminding me of smoke head (isley scotch maybe?). I certainly can see the soap comments as this beer's finish is smokey and has the lye like bitter impact.
As a summer beer this beer is clean, crisp, and very well put together.
This beer is pretty darn awful. The flavors don't work and frankly it's a beer to avoid, but what an interesting attempt.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2011 20:33:42 | More by bobhits
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4.44/5 rDev +46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
This is a review from over a year ago, just getting to transferring my notes to the computer.
On tap at the Brooklyn Brewery and at the Double Windsor in Brooklyn.
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-04-2013 18:51:17 | More by Crookdrain
The Concoction from Brooklyn Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.