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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte
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BA SCORE
89
very good

148 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A collaboration between Garrett Oliver and Lior “The Spice Whisperer” Lev Sercarz, Cuvée La Boîte is a Belgian-inspired beer in the “Grand Cru” style, subtly infused with Lior’s unique blend of Mish Mish (lemon, saffron, crystalized honey), fresh kaffir lime leaves, and rare Espelette peppers from the French Pyré-nées. In his book, The Art of Blending, Lior compares making a spice blend to organizing a party. The beer is around 7.9% ABV

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-26-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another of the elusive Ghost Bottles. A few months, (3) old. Lovely golden color with a touch of chill haze. Prodigious somewhat rocky head with clumps of lace. Stays covered nicely. Nose has light malt and wheat edge with sweet aromas of honey, candy and alcohol. Some bubblegum. Yeast esters bring a soupçon of banana and more pronounced light fruits, apples, pear, and grapes. Citrus notes add a vivacious brightness. Peppery spiciness has a bit of cinnamon as the light fusel edge heats the nostrils. Taste is excellent with a classic pale malt body enlivened by wheat twang. Juicy cantaloupe, bubblegum, and cinnamon. Lots of spice interplay with the lime leaves and lemon peel. An earthy dry hop finish that brings some horse blanket and funk. It's more pronounced as the yeast is introduced in the glass. Indeed there is a light astringency that shows along with a bit of nuttiness. As it warms the complexity and density of the brew builds. Feel is slightly full and creamy. Crisp dryness. Velvety swallow. A wonderful brew that will work with almost anything you can chew I think. It certainly works on its own.

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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte from Brooklyn Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.