The Concoction - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by metter98:
3.68/5 rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin creamy tan head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: There are very strong aromas of lemon in the nose along with some notes of honey.
T: The initial taste has a very strong lemony flavor and spicy bite that seems to overpower all of the other flavors; however this is quickly followed by malty flavors of smoked peat and notes of ginger. The finish has some smokiness and sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is definitely a unique beer—it’s one that doesn’t go down very quickly but the smell and taste have interesting enough aromas and flavors that make it enjoyable to slowly sip.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2011 11:24:00 | More by metter98
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev +47%
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 162 ratings.