Shackmeister Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Shackmeister AleShackmeister Ale
BA SCORE
3.52/5
113 Ratings
Shackmeister AleShackmeister Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 AleĀ® - a zippy pale ale with just the right malt flavors to complement the beef, and bright hops to refresh the palate.

Added by Douglas14 on 09-01-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,695
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
113
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimmah120
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cosmicevan
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of bjartur
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kofukasho
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Shake Shack, MGM Grand, National Harbor. Lightly hazy burnt sunset orange body, steady and ample effervescence, quarter inch of off-white head. Aromas of grain, adjunct. Light in body with macro brewery flavors. Corn, grain, earthy hops. An easy pairing with burgers and fries, but this doesn't stand up on its own.

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Photo of Phishagonia
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buzzy
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vagen
2.52/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very boring. Tastes skunky. A bit too clean, so the imperfections are brought forward. Smells, feels, and finishes like a much cheaper beer.

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Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lebowskied
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of RMentair
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden-Amber with visible carbonation. Has a small white head that laces the plastic cup slightly. Not much on the aroma, definitely not aggressively hopped. The flavor is clean with biscuit malts and slight earthy bitterness. This drinks more like a Budweiser than an ale, with a more well rounded flavor but still containing slight skunky notes. Pairs well with the delicious burgers and refreshes the palate rather than competing or overpowering it.

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Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
2.97/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at a Brooklyn ShakeShack.
4/3.25/2.5/4/2.75
Clear Amber.
Smells lagerish and sweet. Grainy.
Pretty nice. Actual hop presence as a mild bitterness and citrus zest. It still smacks of something...cheap. Lightly skunky? Amber bock Michelob? Grain wash? It doesn't get any better. But it is crisp.

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Shackmeister Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 113 ratings
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