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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte
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BA SCORE
88
very good

147 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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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Reviews by PorterLambic:
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +6.3%

Arrives a barely foggy, dark amber with a white, kind of fluffy, head. Retention is pretty decent, no lace, though.
Smell is malt, spices, banana, and light brown sugar. Extremely well balanced.
Taste is malt, spice (clove, pepper, cinnamon), brown sugar for some sweetness. Fabulous balance.
Smooth, fairly rich without being cloying. Lightly effervesced, nearly full body. Warming. A very good brew.

12-29-2013 04:36:16 | More by PorterLambic
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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%

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
88 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.