Shackmeister Ale
Brooklyn Brewery

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From:
Brooklyn Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,231
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,477
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 10.86%
Ratings:
144
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 28, 2022
Added:
Sep 01, 2008
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  31
SCORE
80
Good
Notes: When our friends at Shake Shack asked us to make a beer to match their legendary burger, we were excited. After much "research" (aka ShackBurgers), we bring you Shackmeister Ale® - a zippy pale ale with just the right malt flavors to complement the beef, and bright hops to refresh the palate.
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3.56 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania on Apr 28, 2022
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3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Can from Market of Choice

A clear golden orange with a dense, white head. The nose is decent - citrusy dry hops, mildly juicy with Cascade-like notes, clean, soft, creamy malt, mildly doughy. The palate opens clean with mild bitterness, an easy-drinking citrus hop profile. Mildly doughy malt sweetness, a touch sweet, with a medium body. Drying, mildly bitter on the palate. Inoffensive.

Mar 23, 2022
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by FBarber from Illinois

Nice pale ale. Goes well with burgers and fries. Very approachable, not overly hoppy.

Mar 19, 2022
 
3.74 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
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3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by shaanonnn from Singapore

facking shite mate just like their burgers

Jul 22, 2020
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3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a golden orange body with good head and lace ring down glass. Aroma is mildly citric with some maltiness as well. Clean, dry, moderate citric hops along with a touch of malts in a basic beer. Slightly vegetal beer at times and rather a mediocre beer with clean but overly bitter finish.

May 15, 2020
 
3.46 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Mar 13, 2020
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3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Jsteez from Utah

Had this on draft at Shake Shack. A standard pale ale that is drinkable. Not hoppy, a more balanced hop/malt ratio. Perhaps some zing in the finish. Nothing special, just a solid ale for a session.

Dec 03, 2019
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3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Shake Shack on November 27, 2019. Hearty pale ale with plenty of malts to match the rich, griddled beef in every Shackburger.

Dec 03, 2019
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3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

For an ale, it tastes more like a lager

Oct 23, 2019
 
3.47 by spoony from Colorado on Sep 27, 2019
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4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HattedClassic from Virginia

The beer pours an delicious looking white and creamy head that takes a while to dissipate. The beer itself is a nice clear golden amber that looks really nice. The tiny carbonation bubbles floating to the surface look good too.

The smell is good. It has a nice sweet and breadth yeast note balanced with a good orange citrus smell to it. The malt comes out a little ahead.

The taste is good. It has the same notes but the orange citrus comes out ahead while the malt is slightly muted.

The feel is good. It has a light to medium body with a bit of carbonation to it. It has a slightly dry finish but mostly refreshing.

Overall, it’s a fairly good beer and worth it.

Aug 15, 2019
 
3.49 by eluvah from New York on Jul 03, 2019
 
4.25 by shigg85 from Japan on Jan 13, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by biiru_ojisan from Japan

Served in a plastic cup at a Shake Shack in D.C.

Pours a straw color. Clear. Rocky white head.

Nose is bread, floral, citrus.

Taste is very bready. Citrus, a bit floral and piney. Finishes a touch bitter with some minerality. Slightly sweet throughout.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Alcohol warmth barely detected.

Overall, a solid Pale Ale that I wouldn't hesitate to get if I saw it bottle on a shelf or next time I find myself at Shake Shack.

Jan 05, 2019
 
3.47 by robotic_being from Florida on Jan 01, 2019
 
3.82 by Vylo from New Jersey on Nov 06, 2018
 
3.5 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Sep 27, 2018
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3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by DuaneL from Delaware

Only reason we got it what's because it was five bucks for a growler at State Line.

Aug 31, 2018
 
2.9 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2018
 
3 by JLaw55 from Missouri on Jul 15, 2018
 
3.24 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts on Jul 07, 2018
 
3.49 by BierRichter from Texas on Jun 08, 2018
 
3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on Apr 24, 2018
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3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

On its own it is a rather basic albeit uninteresting bland ale, reminiscent of a genny cream, however with a double shack burger and fries it goes pretty well....so there’s that.

Apr 17, 2018
 
3.65 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Apr 09, 2018
 
3.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on Jan 25, 2018
 
3.42 by nuggetlover from Pennsylvania on Jan 07, 2018
 
2.48 by JakeJChoi from Maryland on Jan 02, 2018
 
3.25 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Dec 10, 2017
 
3.55 by cambabeer from New York on Nov 17, 2017
 
4 by RBuckley73 from Nevada on Oct 15, 2017
 
3.5 by Greasy from Kentucky on Oct 13, 2017
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3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz bottle at the shack

This is really nothing special, just an overly hopped amber ale brewkit that wouldn't offend your grandma. I think that neatly sums it up in just one sentence

Okay, just nothing nearly worth seeking out

Sep 20, 2017
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Aug 25, 2017
 
3.79 by Billolick from New York on Aug 11, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by cosmicevan from New York

After a long day that probably should been a vacation day I decoded to go on a quest for a treat you self kinda lunch. after striking out on tree favorite spots that were either closed for the pending holiday or just close on Mondays in general I found myself at shake shack and if I am to get a beer, why not this one?

as others have stated in review after review this is no stunner, but what it is...is a soft approachable pale ale heavy in malt and grain...almost deliberately targeted to he a crossover craft brew. nice enough for the burger and now but this is not an everyday drinker for me.

Jul 03, 2017
 
3.55 by bjartur from Illinois on Jun 14, 2017
 
3.38 by kofukasho from Japan on Jun 05, 2017
 
4 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on May 30, 2017
Shackmeister Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 144 ratings