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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte
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very good

154 Ratings

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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Beautiful golden amber with medium bubbles on the body. White head is maybe 1/3" off the body. The head did settle quick after a sip.

Smell: Light yeast with notes of honey; smells incredible but light.

Taste: mellow bread and yeast taste, comes off a notch sweet but absolutely addicting. You will finish the glass before you finish the review.

Mouth: Medium bodied and smooth. Not as sticky as I was expecting but still good.

Overall: Not bad at all, wish I did drink it the second I bought the growler. I'm pretty sure I will buy another if it's still available. Hope you all enjoy. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Oct 08, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32 ounce growler filled at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY ($8.99)

Pours clouded orangy amber, moderate off white head that quickly fades, next to no film, just a whiff of some low sheeting, a very thin collar and next to no bubbles rising.

Fruit juicy nose, with some lemon and lite pepper.

More fruit on the palate, with again lemon showing itself. Some honey yes, but I'm def. not getting the "rare espelette peppers from the french Pyrnes" gimme a frickin break!

Alcohol a bit to showy here and I'm not really in love with the heavy body and low carbonation I'm feeling. Seems a wee bit off to tell the truth....swing and a miss from Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte from Brooklyn Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.