The Concoction | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.04 w/ 167 ratings

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale with peated malt, lemon, ginger and honey. Inspired by The Penicillin cocktail.

Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It has been awhile since I have had this. This was an interesting beer. Very piney with aspects that might lead to the conclusion of a possible Belgium yeast. Up front is s spicey alot of things going on here. Finishes with a pine maybe juniper berry Note.nNote. not bad to me. It's like the beer equivalent to chartreuse

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a review from over a year ago, just getting to transferring my notes to the computer.

On tap at the Brooklyn Brewery and at the Double Windsor in Brooklyn.

A: Poured into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter with a fluffy white head and decent lacing. This thing doesn't look too remarkable, kind of ugly actually, but so was my prom date, so who cares?

S: This is where I fell in love with this beer. Unlike any other beer my nose has ever had the pleasure of meeting. Heavy, freshly grated ginger and peat-smoked malt creep deep into the nostrils, with some lemon leading the van from the back. This does not smell like a beer - it smells like a vibrant, aggressive cocktail that someone just threw into your face. Very upfront and bold - you're either going to love this, or ask the bartender for a completely different beer.

T: The nose forebode a heavy ginger and peat-smoke experience, and that's exactly what you get the instant this thing hits your mouth. Very aggressive spicing from Garrett - his intention was to create a beer based off the cocktail The Penicillin, and boy did he succeed. I'm not a big fan of cocktails, but I do love Scotch, and this thing will leave a peat-smoked flavor on your cheeks and tongue for probably the rest of the night. There's some lemon and a big ginger kick that doesn't really balance the smoke, but really just stops the thing from going into overdrive.

M: Carbonated well, medium thickness, but your mouth is definitely overwhelmed instantly by this thing. Alcohol hides well behind all that peat and ginger.

O: People either love or hate this beer. My friend wouldn't stand next to me when I drank one. It's definitely one of the tastiest, most unique, and most polarizing beers I've ever had the pleasure of trying. I wish Brooklyn would brew more off-the-wall beers inspired by cocktails - The Manhattan Project was good, but this was definitely one of the tastiest yet odd beers I've ever had.

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The Concoction from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 29.3% out of 100 with 167 ratings
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