Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gmann on 05-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of LordWhite
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this On-Tap at Brooklyn Brewery, easily one of the best hefeweizen-like style beers I have ever had. This especially after driving 2 1/2 hours to get it.

Look - Pale hazy yellow, opaque

Smell - Of citrus, lemon, flowers, and fizz, this is all subtle and not overwhelming in any aspect.

Taste - As expected this beer has a taste of citrus and lemon with a hint of flowers. The carbonate is low, but not enough to make it feel like a cream ale. Either way, it tastes excellent and smooth and is not offensive to the palate. Balanced, interesting, and not bland. Somehow, this beer is 8% by volume which is tastes as if it were 4%. The finish is light and lemony leaving you only quenched for more. For anyone who is a fan of fruity beers and wants to be in for wild night :) this is the beer for you.

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Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mini growler filled about 1 hour ago at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Pours hazed very light golden honey, with a near white head that leaves slippery sheeting and moderate amounts of stringy lace. No foolin' nose of smooth honey and floral goodness. Enjoyable offering, notes of the expected honey, some floral features, light pepper lurking the rear. Nice and smooth on the tongue and coating the mouth nicely. Summer beer woohoo, tasty and bold, with the 8% completely hidden. More quality and well worth seeking out brew from Bklyn. Brewery

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Photo of Brad007
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a decent golden color with a two-finger head. Good presentation.

Aroma is full of only a slight hint of honey in the nose. My honker must be broken or something.

Taste is full of mildly sweet honey notes with a good hint of malt as well. Slightly warm but definitely reflects the style.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering honey and sweet malt. I wouldn't expect anything less.

Strong, not too sweet and certainly makes good use of honey. Now, a bottle would be sweet. Regardless, it nearly mowed me down. Worth a try!

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Photo of Torps
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brooklyn Brewery...

Pours a golden amber color, leaning more towards yellow than anything. Nice 1 finger head with light lacing.

Aroma is sweet. Predominantly yeast, perhaps some citrus and lemon with a bit of hops presence.

Taste is sweet and tart. The yeast shines along with the honey(same as is used in Brooklyn 2) and citrusy hops. Its a bit like lemon Ricola throat drops to be honest.

Mouthfeel is good with the right amount of carbonation as far as I'm concerned. Not too cloying overall and I could definitely session this one.

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Photo of SoonerNY
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Poured from a same-day growler into a Stella chalice. The two finger head settled to a thin ring but stuck around for the entire glass.

S: A fun one for the nose. Spicy and complex. Fruity and yeasty with the great smell of Belgian yeast.

T: Delicious and excellent for the summer. Peppery and spicy as noted in the smell. Mild fruit which seems to be mostly from the yeast although I was told that it was brewed with orange peel. Hops seem to kick in at the end to give some bitter balance.

M: Good carbonation as expected from the lasting head.

D: Excellent session beer and I'll have to grab another growler to share again before the keg runs dry.

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Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a draft of this at George Keeley's on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We weren't sure of the ABV but I had heard 14% at one point. If that's the case it hides it well. This was my first "braggot" and, in general I liked it. I'm not sure if I'd have it again but I did like it. Light in color, strong in flavor and not too strong in alcohol.

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Photo of Gmann
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with some light honey highlights, small tight white head that dissipated into a light ring with some clingy lacing. The aroma is sweet and yeasty. A very nice spicy aroma, big pepper and clove, floral honey, quite perfumey. The taste is spicy as well and a touch bitter. Again it has peppery presence, clove, light citrus and a honey sweetness which adds some floral notes as well. The brew finishes with some grassy bitterness and quite dry. The feel is light but not watery, active carbonation, starts sweet but ends dry, nice balance. Perhaps a touch astringent. A very nice brew, definitely has strong Belgian characteristics. Good yeast flavors to go along with the honey. Definitely worth trying.


Notes: This beer is based off of Brooklyn Buzz which is a mead made by the Martin brothers using the same honey that is used in the Local 2. The honey makes up 25% of the fermentable sugars. A belgian yeast strain was used which gives this brew its spicy profile.

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Brooklyn Buzz Bomb Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 82 ratings