Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte | Brooklyn Brewery

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89
very good
159 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration between Garrett Oliver and Lior “The Spice Whisperer” Lev Sercarz, Cuvée La Boîte is a Belgian-inspired beer in the “Grand Cru” style, subtly infused with Lior’s unique blend of Mish Mish (lemon, saffron, crystalized honey), fresh kaffir lime leaves, and rare Espelette peppers from the French Pyré-nées. In his book, The Art of Blending, Lior compares making a spice blend to organizing a party. The beer is around 7.9% ABV

Added by Jason on 08-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
159
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DrunkOctopus
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pleasantly surprised. None of the fruity and sweet notes were overpowering.

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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: slight haze; deep gold in color with a touch of orange; 1 finger creamy white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: coriander, orange, black pepper;

T: really smooth; sweet orange up front; mid-palate follows the nose; the black pepper is more pronounced at the end; ABV is well hidden;

M: light to medium bodied; creamy carbonation; dry finish;

O: I was really struck by how smooth this was;

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Photo of JGam115
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fruity esters and light spices, good malt backbone.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DIM
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just had this on-tap tonight, an older keg I guess.

This was a hazy golden color and came to me with just a wisp of white head

Lots of yeasty esters in the nose, bubblegum and bananas abound. I couldn't discern any of the spices listed in the description. An old keg, faded spice, and whatever else aside, to my tongue, this was a yeast showcase and a good one. Some sugary sweetness and dusting of hay plus lots bubblegummy banana. This was very full bodied and soft.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of scootny
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another of the elusive Ghost Bottles. A few months, (3) old. Lovely golden color with a touch of chill haze. Prodigious somewhat rocky head with clumps of lace. Stays covered nicely. Nose has light malt and wheat edge with sweet aromas of honey, candy and alcohol. Some bubblegum. Yeast esters bring a soupçon of banana and more pronounced light fruits, apples, pear, and grapes. Citrus notes add a vivacious brightness. Peppery spiciness has a bit of cinnamon as the light fusel edge heats the nostrils. Taste is excellent with a classic pale malt body enlivened by wheat twang. Juicy cantaloupe, bubblegum, and cinnamon. Lots of spice interplay with the lime leaves and lemon peel. An earthy dry hop finish that brings some horse blanket and funk. It's more pronounced as the yeast is introduced in the glass. Indeed there is a light astringency that shows along with a bit of nuttiness. As it warms the complexity and density of the brew builds. Feel is slightly full and creamy. Crisp dryness. Velvety swallow. A wonderful brew that will work with almost anything you can chew I think. It certainly works on its own.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.04 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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