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St. Gowanus - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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St. Gowanus
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Billolick on 05-16-2009)
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Reviews by bugaboo416:
Photo of bugaboo416

New York

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : In the glass, it is a cloudy amber. Good head.

S: Aromas of fruit, spices, and hops

T: It starts off very spicy with a mild bitterness and some breadiness. Right after, some grapefruit sourness appears for a bit, then the bitterness reappears.

M: Very light, almost delicate

D: Its a refreshing brew which leaves a nice lingering bitterness.

I think this would be great on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2011 19:55:56 | More by bugaboo416
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Photo of LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-12-2014 18:39:19 | More by LoveStout
Photo of flexabull


3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold color with a small white head.

Aromas are pretty nice, notes of apple, light tea, bubblegum, and crystal malts.

Taste is simple. Notes of apple, tea, spices, and breads. This beer doesn't taste bad, but there isn't much here either.

Mouthfeel is ok at best, thin and with light body,

Overall, very mediocre, basic, with not much going on. Pass...

Serving type: growler

09-26-2012 20:50:04 | More by flexabull
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-16-2012 21:36:19 | More by acurtis
Photo of vfgccp

New York

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Opaque orange amber. White head sits low in a halo. Poor lace.

S – Strong yeast character, and loaded with fruit: banana-like esters, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. There’s a light breadiness and an indistinct twang.

T – Brisk opening with spicy black pepper, green grass, and parsley. Apricot marmalade stretches out a fruity center before ramping up to a strong, herbal bitterness on the backend.

M – Soft with a medium body. Sub par carbonation.

O – Nice balance with a great finish.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2011 01:28:30 | More by vfgccp
Photo of Pahn

New York

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stag's Head in Manhattan. Served in a 6oz sampler glass (part of a flight).

Appearance: Nice hazy gold. Thick, long lasting walls of lacing.

Smell: Citrus, mild spice. Bland, but nice enough for what it is. It's a strong, good smell, but not very deep or interesting.

Taste: Healthy bitterness with a spicy, yeasty rush of flavor through the middle. Lots of carbonation works well with these flavors. Nice orange-y aftertaste. Some coriander? Clove?

The flavors aren't particularly distinct or identifiable, but they are plentiful. Also, while the flavor is by no means bland, it remains light and refreshing throughout. Ends with a bit of soapiness and lemony flavor. Refreshing and interesting, like a Belgian pale ale should be.

Mouthfeel: Lights side of medium bodied. Appropriately high carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall: Good beer. I paired this with some charred and salty roasted Brussels sprouts, which went really well together. Wouldn't hesitate to order again with food or on a hot Summer's day.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2011 03:07:18 | More by Pahn
Photo of dragonWhale

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a little taster piqued my curiosity, sat down with a full pint to fully investigate this cloudy orange beauty. Strong appearance of a just off-white foam, lasting down to the final swallow.
Strong phenols, floral and peppery, some other spicing. Coriander perhaps? A little bit of citrus as well. Cool aroma on this beer.
The flavor is similar, very nice. Strong pepper notes, the other flavors meld in the background with a slight bit of funkiness. Very flavorful, I'll definitely be revisiting this beer in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2011 23:20:01 | More by dragonWhale
Photo of CHickman

New York

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber orange color with a cloudy / puffy white head that faded slowly and left outstanding lacing; real nice looking beer.

Smells of yeast, sweet malt, coriander, pepper, flowers, floral hops and light spices; this has the typical funky yeast aroma.

Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, coriander, lemon zest, pepper, flowers, floral hops, light spices, caramel, grapefruit, light orange peel, and a slight sugar sweetness like brown sugar. Really mellow and still comlex enough to have all the Belgian sensations hit the taste buds.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and almost watery, with high carbonation, a light body and a great simplicity in it's ease of drinking. Highly drinkable, it went down smooth and easy and would be a great session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2011 21:50:18 | More by CHickman
Photo of plaid75

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Waterfront, Brooklyn.

Poured a light copper hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured white pepper, an estery yeast and a general light earthiness.

The taste consisted of full yeast esters, some hay, grass and a touch of lemon.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a well done local rendition.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2009 22:07:08 | More by plaid75
Photo of m1ked


3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler from Bierkraft....those guys are always helpful and interesting to talk to.

A- Pours a clear brassy orange color, like a shiney new penny. The 3/4 white head is gone in like 30 seconds leaving behind a small wisp of wjite, no lacing whatsoever. I few little streamers noted.

S- You gott get your schnoz right up to it to get anything. I get faint candied sugar, touch of orange and a nilla wafer aroma. Not much really.

T- Much like the nose, but more pronounced. A little orange sweetness with the candied sugar, fading into that nilla wafer with a slight bitterness at the end. I get alingering nilla wafer here. Over I like it.

M- Surprisingly really good carbonation, crisp in the mouth. Mild bodied, finishes crisp, but lingering coating of the mouth.

D- Nothing crazy here, but a good solid belgian pale ale. I would order this at a bar if I saw it again, and I would get another growler too.

Serving type: growler

08-16-2009 23:28:11 | More by m1ked
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

growler picked up at whole foods bowery. hazy orange-brown. smells sweet, belgian candy sugar, bready, cloves. Taste starts out with some hop bitterness and finishes on the sweet side. Strong notes of clove and mandarin orange - not citrusy like regular orange. Mouthfeel was kind of a let down as there was practically no carbonation. Otherwise though its a pretty nice beer.

Serving type: growler

06-20-2009 17:49:53 | More by redmagik99
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a growler purchased at DeCiccio's in Ardsley, NY. Pours hazed orangy amber, with a moderate off white head and quite respectable fine lace - yeasty aroma, with a mild ruity and wheat twang, hint of some clove, with a musty character, and more hints of orange and lemon - spicy and peppery, with some smooth malt behind it. sweet malts show up mid way in, very rustic, with some funky light earthyness. The finish features some herbal/fruity notes, with pleasant peppery hops. Worthy Belgian ale with some farmhouse leanings. Go get some and enjoy...

Serving type: growler

05-16-2009 02:50:03 | More by Billolick
St. Gowanus from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.