Shackmeister Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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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
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
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 +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buzzy
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vagen
2.52/5  rDev -30.2%
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 +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lebowskied
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of RMentair
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
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 +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
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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Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear copper-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint deep golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy light tan head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted, biscuit, and caramel malts with light to moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit malts along with lighter flavors of toasted and caramel malts with just a hint of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light- to medium-bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable pairing well with the burgers, fries, and shakes at Shake Shack.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrew8626
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtaylord
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Shake Shack inside Union Station in Washington, DC.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and citrus fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is decent, but the aromas and flavors are quite subtle to me.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of skriv
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cooper
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Shackmeister Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.61 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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