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Brooklyn BAMboozle Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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87
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: schlimenhaumer on 12-11-2011)
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Reviews by BWED:
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

03-24-2014 11:50:32 | More by BWED
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socon67

New York

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

03-10-2013 20:26:49 | More by socon67
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scootny

New York

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

09-28-2012 02:33:54 | More by scootny
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-31-2011 19:19:37 | More by bonbini26
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lionssoccer13

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-23-2013 03:15:49 | More by lionssoccer13
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface..
S: There are moderately strong aromas of floral hops in the nose along with hints of honey.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and as the beer warms up the flavors of honey become stronger.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The finish is very dry. It almost feels like champagne.
O: The taste of this beer definitely improves as it warms up. The honey flavors are reminiscent of Brooklyn Local #1.

12-11-2011 23:30:01 | More by metter98
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bespin15

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-04-2012 23:37:17 | More by bespin15
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-06-2014 17:32:41 | More by ThatsThatDude
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-12-2011 13:09:22 | More by dbrauneis
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M27

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-12-2012 01:35:00 | More by M27
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-26-2013 02:52:49 | More by NonicPanic
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nitro0292

New York

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

03-05-2012 07:10:43 | More by nitro0292
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robert7072

New York

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-16-2011 22:08:57 | More by robert7072
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

10-11-2012 05:43:26 | More by jrenihan
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-21-2012 19:06:32 | More by 2dogbrew
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schlimenhaumer

New York

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

Picked this up because I hadn't seen it before. It was brewed to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Poured into a Delirium tulip at low altitude.

A: Pours a hazy honey color with a huge prickly white head that dissipates quite quickly without leaving much lacing.

S: Complex yeasty notes up front with some banana-like esters in the background. Reminds me a bit of a hefeweizen. Faint honey notes are present on the finish as well as a bit of alcohol.

T: Yeast notes dominate all the way through with a light malt body underneath. Banana notes come through toward the end with honey sweetness following. Almost no bitterness here. This one doesn't really fit into any style I've had before...

M: Medium-bodied with a wet mouthfeel and a some prickly carbonation. Slightly drying on the finish.

D: The alcohol is definitely noticeable here, and there's almost no bitterness to offset some of the sweeter notes here. While I'm glad I tried it, I'm not sure I would pick this up if it were on Brooklyn Brewery's normal rotation.

12-11-2011 18:33:07 | More by schlimenhaumer
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thebuck


3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2012 02:37:25 | More by thebuck
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unclejazz

New York

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

I shared a bottle of this over dinner and while it is cheaper than a decent bottle of champagne, it was not blown away. The color was that of a wheat beer. lotsa bubbles and a very thick head that stuck around. the champagne yeast was overwhelming in all facets of the beer. there were some nice citrus notes and think the slight sweetness of the honey was a saving grace. This would make a nice gift for the holidays since it is not that exoensive and does not have to heavy an alcohol content. Ho ho ho!

12-21-2011 02:11:30 | More by unclejazz
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -21.1%

A: Golden, crisp, clear, 1" foam clingy head.
S: Floral notes, light ...
T: The taste is similar to a so so Belgian Ale.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: Pretty ok, no reason to seek this out again. I like most of Brooklyn's beers, so I had to try it.
Worth trying for if you are a Brooklyn fan.

01-07-2012 23:22:29 | More by BrokenStones
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-06-2013 04:09:31 | More by BugTownPub
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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-21-2014 14:02:31 | More by malfunxion
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

09-08-2012 02:11:12 | More by ColForbinBC
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

08-14-2013 03:55:00 | More by RblWthACoz
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demgoth

New York

3.85/5  rDev -2%

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.

02-05-2012 04:32:30 | More by demgoth
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-24-2013 00:05:33 | More by bcm75
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Brooklyn BAMboozle Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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