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Brooklyn BAMboozle Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn BAMboozle AleBrooklyn BAMboozle Ale

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 7
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 wcintula:
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New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite an enjoyable beer by Brooklyn.

Poured into a Ommegang BPA glass at cellar temp (around 60 degrees F), the beer has a massive puffy head that rises an inch or so above the glass at its highest point. The smell is trong and aromatic giving off lemongrass, citrus-y hops, with hints of clove and banana when warmed a bit.

The taste follows the smell profile perfectly while the phenols are light and none too invasive. I hope this beer comes back again in the summer, when the season is more appropriate for this profile, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 18:34:04 | More by wcintula
More User Reviews:
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

07-05-2014 02:16:18 | More by westyrun
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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 11:50:32 | More by BWED
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-11-2014 00:23:42 | More by PEIhop
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-29-2013 00:06:09 | More by Morockm
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-26-2013 02:52:49 | More by NonicPanic
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3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 19:01:21 | More by VelvetExtract
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 03:55:00 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-24-2013 00:05:33 | More by bcm75
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New York

4.15/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:26:49 | More by socon67
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-23-2013 03:15:49 | More by lionssoccer13
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-17-2013 19:11:55 | More by Daniellobo
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-06-2013 04:09:31 | More by BugTownPub
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2012 02:37:25 | More by thebuck
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Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 05:43:26 | More by jrenihan
Photo of scootny

New York

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 02:33:54 | More by scootny
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-13-2012 19:45:45 | More by SalMineo
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-09-2012 05:04:52 | More by gshackles
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:11:12 | More by ColForbinBC
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-11-2012 21:32:49 | More by rolltide8425
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-12-2012 01:35:00 | More by M27
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-02-2012 23:08:42 | More by pjs234
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 07:10:43 | More by nitro0292
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

02-09-2012 02:02:13 | More by sinkfloridasink
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Brooklyn BAMboozle Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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