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Brooklyn BAMboozle Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  8.67% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: schlimenhaumer on 12-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Malt: Weyermann Pilsner Malt, Bamberg, Germany
Honey: Raw Wildflower, Tremblay Farms, Chemung County, NY
Hops: Perle (Germany) and Aurora (Austria)
Yeast: Our special Belgian strain, finished in the bottle with “Pris de Mousse” Champagne yeast
Original Gravity: 17.2 P
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 14
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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle poured into a Brooklyn tulip.

A- Pale golden in color. Healthy dense white head. Good retention and lacing.

S- Fresh fruit. Peach. Dried fruit. Fig. Belgian yeast. Sweet biscuit malt.

T- Bready malt character. A little spice. Sweetness, not quite fruit. At least not as much as expected from the aroma.

M- Medium body. Fine, tingly carbonation.

O- Pretty good. The depth of flavor disappoints after a strong nose, but still rather nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a foggy yellow color. Head rises and falls leaving speckles of random lacing along the glass.

S-Aroma isn't too big. Surprised by mellow nose. Its floral and a bit grassy with some sweet honey. Belgian spice is light and the yeast is noticeable.

T-Sweeter than the nose. Honey and Belgian yeast with a full malty component. Doughy. More chalky yeast and a champagne element from the champagne yeast. Light noble hoppiness. A bit of spice. Its hard to describe the flavors because they all come together to make this really uniform universal flavor if that makes any sense.

M-Medium bodied with a richness to it. Definitely quite bubbly. A bit sticky. Booze hidden very well.

O/D-A pretty neat Belgian Pale. I wouldn't purchase it again but it was worth a try. Fits right in line with their Local 1 brew.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Always down for anything Brooklyn.

Darker color on this one; for a "pale ale". A touch of brown on gold. Flavor is good. Multiple subdued tones of citrus, sweet, and earthy all rolled up. Easy drinker. The carbonation seems a bit high. Gives that kind of froth all up in your mouth thing. Still a nice beer. Easy drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had at the Brooklyn Brewery

A - Cloudy golden color. Significant lacing. White foamy head retains well.

S - Smells of fresh cut flowers, honey, and spice. There is notes of clove and corriander that stands out over time.

T - Has a champagne-like freshness from this off yeast strain. Sweetness of honey is in the initial sip. There is a spicy feel towards the end. Nothing is too dominant.

M - Actually very well balanced. Leaves a bubbly feel from the carbonation. Could pass as a toasting beverage. Crisp feel on the tongue. Easy to have a glass and not feel taxed.

O - I think I like this better than the Locals from Brooklyn. Not sure if its the honey flavors or the yeast, but this one has many of the same qualities Ommegang does with their belgian styles.

I'd get this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a hazy golden with a good-sized white head. OK retention, some lace.

Smell is nice but a bit faint. Honey, biscuit and floral notes.

Fair amount of spice in the flavour. Coriander sticks out. Belgian yeast. Light fruit flavours, lemongrass. Bready malt. The champagne yeast is there as well, especially in the finish. A creamy honey flavour is present throughout.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Too much.

Overall, interesting beer but I am not a big fan. Not bad, but I certainly prefer the Local #1.

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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A healthy pour yields a sizable head, thick and tall, and a cloudy golden fluid, Slow fade leaves some lacing and a thin covering. Aroma is delicate and inviting. Light sweet bready malt and a honey sweetness. Some powdery Belgian yeast with mild funkiness and light fruitiness. Apples and pears. A bit of white pepper. Taste is all honey and malt up front. Flavors of mild floral hops give a gentle bitterness with a dry powdery finish. A bit of a spiciness gives a nice flourish. Feel has a velvety creaminess with a light prickliness that smoothes out as it warms. Nice light body. There is a dry quenching quality that makes this one seem like a lager in its quaffability. A good solid BSPA That is high on the drinkability scale. If there is a session beer at this abv it's this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle, poured into a chalice

Thanks to Keanlacrosse for the share

Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy bone white cap. The head rises about one finger and clings to the sides as it recedes. Some good sized sip lines cover the glass.

The aroma is of yeasty esters, band-aid funk, lemongrass, honey, clove, and some undercooked biscuits. Slightly more funky than your typical BPA.

The flavor profile follows the nose. Some band-aid and honey up front before a wave of biscuits, clove, lemongrass, and dry, estery finish. Some noble hops round out the finish with some peppery, earthy notes.

Light bodied, crisp, and dry. Moderate carbonation; prickly in spots.

This is a solid BPA, with a unique take due to the champagne yeast. Some light fruity esters with a crisp dry finish. I am not sure what was delivering the band-aid funk, but it is a welcome addition. Solid beer on all fronts. Would seek out again.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Community Beverage. 8.6 ABV, $9.99 for 750ml.

Appearance is classic BPA, light golden color, almost yellow. Cloudy with head that never fully disappears and plenty of lacing. Moderate pour into a chalice produces plenty of tight, bright white head.

Aroma - Honey, cloves, banana, yeast and biscuits. No real hop presence, but not needed as the malt is very subdued. Smells like a hefe, like a Belgian witbier but without the pepper.

Taste - very easy drinking. Reminds me of Weihenstephaner, but not quite as lemon-ey or bubble-gummy. Touch of honey, touch of yeast, touch of noble hops. Very drinkable and deceiving given the almost 9% ABV.

Mouthfeel is classic BPA. Not as aggressively carbonated as a hefeweizen, but very fitting for the style. Pleasant surprise that the bottle conditioning didn't lead to too much carbonation.

Very good. Hope they make this again. I am not a huge fan of the played-out BPA style, but this is a stand out example. Get it if you can.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first BA review.

I first tried this beer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in November 2011 when I was there seeing Puscifer in concert. I enjoyed it then, and when I happened to find it in my local store in Staten Island I had to pick it up.

A: golden yellow, hazy, with a 1-1.5 inch foamy head.

S: smells fruity, like a sweet champagne.

T: tastes like it smells, champagne-like, sweet and not too bitter.

M: not too heavy, very drinkable. some carbonation.

O: very enjoyable, would have it again but it makes me want to try the rest of Brooklyn's big bottle refermented brews (Local 1, 2, Sorachi Ace) first.

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Brooklyn BAMboozle Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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