Companion Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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4/5 rDev +3.4%
Appears a clear light gold with a fluffy white head that slowly fades into a gentle cap and collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of apricots, light citrus, honey suckle, freshly baked bread, caramel, and black pepper.
Taste mimics the aromas with a very drinkable blend of light sugar and a honey and floral flavor that is lightly fruity in the finish.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth, delicate, and easy drinking despite the listed abv of 10%.
04-04-2012 20:55:15 | More by weeare138
3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
Growler from HopCity @ $12. On to the tasting...
A - Nice golden straw yellow with an average head and no retention.
S - light malts but more boozy than anything else. Purely average.
T - A lot of malty wheat and some strong alcohol warmness towards the end. That being said, the booze is well hidden given its 10% ABV, but there is certainly some high drinkability with this one.
M - Nice strong medium body with a tingly progression throughout. Good carbonation.
O - Overall this is a fine wheatwine. Definitely a unique brew with some good things going for it. If you are looking for high drinkability, solid malty wheat taste and high ABV this one is for you.
03-15-2012 05:46:15 | More by mscudder
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
Beer on tap at Meridian pint, served in a taster glass. Beer is amber and clear with a thin tan head, some lacing, low carbonation.
Aroma is sweet with this sort of biting sharpness to it, yeast character.
Beer is medium to light in body, dry finish, strong wheat and yeast flavors in the front, sweet, not cloying, this beer is fine but probably not a repeat for me.
03-07-2012 15:12:24 | More by drabmuh
3.45/5 rDev -10.9%
Had this on tap at Meridian Pint. Served in a snifter.
A - Straw hay color with medium head.
S - Eh, it's there. It smells like beer. Nothing really stands out at all.
T - No wheat, just very blah. It is light and easy drinking for a 10% beer, though.
M - The beer does drink well. Good carbonation and very little alcohol on the back end.
O - Well, I tried it. but I'd never seek this beer out again. A total meh.
03-06-2012 02:21:20 | More by raveskdr
3.2/5 rDev -17.3%
On Tap, I've been looking for this for a bit, glad to track it down.
The Companion poured in the glass a bronze light gold shade with a nice amount of active carb forming a cap of white stuff up top, spotty lace.
Smell is boozy with a bit of grape skin and some wheat with berry and weirdness. Not sure the ingredients used, but knowing Brooklyn and this series, it's gotta be different than the norm.
Taste is not your average wheatwine. The wheat is up front with an odd flavor. Their is a fruity thing going on reminding me of grape. Booze is there yet this aint hot. Small honey in the finish.
Feel is solid, it's above medium with semi prickly carb going for it. Not digging the aftertaste, it's long and drawn out and that's where most of the booze comes out.
Drinkability is not off the charts, I would have a hard time taking down 10oz's of this stuff. 5oz was plenty. This change in scope of having cocktail inspired beers is intriging and are designed to pair well with food which they probably do, but not a lot of ounces.
03-04-2012 05:42:37 | More by BARFLYB
4.48/5 rDev +15.8%
Wheatwine made with floor malted wheat.
A: Deep golden amber color. When I first had this beer it was more clear. As it has some time on it it is getting a little bit darker but that is fairly normal from my experiences with the style. A thin covering of white head with just a touch of lacing.
S: This is one area in which the style finds a hard time gaining fans. Faint floral notes. Almost like lingering perfume. The smell of wheat is there but not like in most wheat styles. There is no alcohol at all in the nose. Just a pleasant sweetness.
T: They really let that floor malted wheat shine and shine it does. Very clean example of the style. No hint of the ABV at all. Very clean. Well attenuated.
M: As dry as a beer this big can be for the style. Carbonation is soft. Not as thick as some examples of the style which helps drinkability.
O: A damn fine example of the style. Reminds me of Smuttynose Wheatwine with around a year on it. The ABV is masked masterfully.I enjoyed a few of these the last few months and wish it would be around more.
02-21-2012 22:58:28 | More by aerozeppl
Companion Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.