Brooklyn Sabroso Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PEBKAC on 05-30-2009

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of smithmd4
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of tobelerone
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

Had this one on tap at Citifield alongside some pretty decent tacos. It’s a clear beer with a dark orange color, a half inch of head that falls to a thin band fairly quickly, and modest lacing. Aroma has mild citrus notes, a touch of hoppy bitterness, a little sweetness underneath. Not big-time aromatic.

Refreshing and clean flavor that’s moderately bitter and citric; lightly hoppy, well balanced with some sweet, bready malt. Faintly spicy and metallic. Medium carbonation, easy drinking, crisp finish. One of those beers you can put down in seconds, particularly out of a wide mouth cup on a hot summer evening. Not bad, not remarkable either. Wish they still had this on at the ballpark, though.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Churchkey after the Brooklyn beer dinner. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate orange color with a white head. The nose is really lacking in nearly all respects, with some hints of orange and citrus and some slightly sweet grain in the background. The taste and feel add in a bit of bitterness. Light body. A bit of orange peel is all that really comes through besides some quite mild sweetness. Drinks pretty well, although there isn't too much to come back for.

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Photo of BeerNemesis
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Sabroso Ale | on tap. | ?% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
Glass: Pint glass

An amber-orange body sloshes below an amply creamy head.

Aroma, Taste, Mouthfeel:
Simcoe hops develop a tangy but recognizable pale ale smell. Sweet malt and a spritz of neroli oil mix to create a very finely crafted ale. The mouthfeel was moderate with high carbonation.

I was impressed by how well Brooklyn pulled off this pale ale. It's very drinkable, but has just enough spark to set it apart from the pack.

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Photo of jampics2
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Winking Lizard. Referred to as Brooklyn "Naranjito".

Served in a pint glass. Looks OK, orangeish hues, clear (filtered), and no head.

Smell is good but not extraordinary as I had hoped. I get a touch of orange peel and maybe some other spices. But there is a nice dry hop with Simcoe hanging out. Not catty, just tropical. However, not as expressive as I'd like.

Taste is actually really nice. Orange peel and citrus hops give an orange taste, then the hops add some light floral touches. Perhaps a touch of spice. Light malt isn't caramelized at all. Crisp in flavor.

Also quite crisp in finish. Nice light body w/o being watery, but too carbed for the nuances of flavor.

Drinkability was also good but very light. I enjoyed trying this, but would order something else next time. But I heard this was a beer at the Mets ballpark and I think it would be perfect for that!

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Photo of adamette
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

AKA Brooklyn Naranjito

Poured from tap at Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio last night (May 1st) into a 0.5 L Brooklyn Brewery stein for $7.10. That, if you ask me, is a good deal!

A Orange translucent body under a nice, creamy head that I did not expect. 4.0

S Nice moderate Simcoe hops in a very solid pale ale smell. It is inviting, interesting, and anything but "weak." 4.0

T Nice balance of the Simcoe hops and a nice light, sweet malt and light orange tastes. This is a finely crafted beer! 4.0

M Moderate to light feel as is appropriate for the style. 3.0

D Very good. I finished the 0.5 L within 10 minutes with no problem. I could have several of these in a sitting. I really did want another but I kept it to this one last night. 4.5

Notes: I am impressed with this beer which appears to be quite rare, especially in these parts. Cheers to the Winking Lizard for coming through with another interesting beer on tap!

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Citi Field. Pours amber with a thick white head. The best beer served at Citi Field, and the only one worth getting (unless you want to tick of course). Anyway, some citrus hops, toasted and caramel malts. Very drinkable, especially on a hot summer day.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The only really exclusive beer available at Citi Field(all the others are either available elsewhere or simply rebadged), this is available at El Verano Taqueria for $7.50 a pint.

Poured into a wide-mouthed plastic cup. Slightly chill hazed, medium amber body, thinning quarter inch of fur over the lip.

First sniff... it must of been my surroundings &/or anticipation(still an hour away from game time), but I got barely anything off it. Leaning heavy into it, a very weak sense of paprika comes through, but not much else.

Taste needed some time. Quite clean for an ale when cold, the beginning barely nods at dry grain, but ushers in a mild sprinkling of zest in the middle, & dry cracker on the finish. Alcohol on aluminum. There was a lingering amount of subtle spiciness on the tail, kind of like dull cinnamon gum, that I felt was the best part.

Carbonation is well to do, & there is just a noticable amount of thickness to the beer.

Drinkability would be easy if you happened to have fallen into a free envelope of Mets money, but it gets boring. I later bought a Blue Point Toasted Lager later that I found more enjoyable. The spices are just too subtle, whether they were engineered to play off the food or not.

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Brooklyn Sabroso Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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