St. Gowanus | Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Billolick on 05-16-2009

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by bugaboo416:
Photo of bugaboo416
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : In the glass, it is a cloudy amber. Good head.

S: Aromas of fruit, spices, and hops

T: It starts off very spicy with a mild bitterness and some breadiness. Right after, some grapefruit sourness appears for a bit, then the bitterness reappears.

M: Very light, almost delicate

D: Its a refreshing brew which leaves a nice lingering bitterness.

I think this would be great on a hot day.

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Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a growler purchased at DeCiccio's in Ardsley, NY. Pours hazed orangy amber, with a moderate off white head and quite respectable fine lace - yeasty aroma, with a mild ruity and wheat twang, hint of some clove, with a musty character, and more hints of orange and lemon - spicy and peppery, with some smooth malt behind it. sweet malts show up mid way in, very rustic, with some funky light earthyness. The finish features some herbal/fruity notes, with pleasant peppery hops. Worthy Belgian ale with some farmhouse leanings. Go get some and enjoy...

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of redmagik99
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

growler picked up at whole foods bowery. hazy orange-brown. smells sweet, belgian candy sugar, bready, cloves. Taste starts out with some hop bitterness and finishes on the sweet side. Strong notes of clove and mandarin orange - not citrusy like regular orange. Mouthfeel was kind of a let down as there was practically no carbonation. Otherwise though its a pretty nice beer.

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Photo of plaid75
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Waterfront, Brooklyn.

Poured a light copper hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured white pepper, an estery yeast and a general light earthiness.

The taste consisted of full yeast esters, some hay, grass and a touch of lemon.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a well done local rendition.

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Photo of CHickman
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber orange color with a cloudy / puffy white head that faded slowly and left outstanding lacing; real nice looking beer.

Smells of yeast, sweet malt, coriander, pepper, flowers, floral hops and light spices; this has the typical funky yeast aroma.

Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, coriander, lemon zest, pepper, flowers, floral hops, light spices, caramel, grapefruit, light orange peel, and a slight sugar sweetness like brown sugar. Really mellow and still comlex enough to have all the Belgian sensations hit the taste buds.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and almost watery, with high carbonation, a light body and a great simplicity in it's ease of drinking. Highly drinkable, it went down smooth and easy and would be a great session beer.

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Photo of flexabull
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold color with a small white head.

Aromas are pretty nice, notes of apple, light tea, bubblegum, and crystal malts.

Taste is simple. Notes of apple, tea, spices, and breads. This beer doesn't taste bad, but there isn't much here either.

Mouthfeel is ok at best, thin and with light body,

Overall, very mediocre, basic, with not much going on. Pass...

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Photo of m1ked
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler from Bierkraft....those guys are always helpful and interesting to talk to.

A- Pours a clear brassy orange color, like a shiney new penny. The 3/4 white head is gone in like 30 seconds leaving behind a small wisp of wjite, no lacing whatsoever. I few little streamers noted.

S- You gott get your schnoz right up to it to get anything. I get faint candied sugar, touch of orange and a nilla wafer aroma. Not much really.

T- Much like the nose, but more pronounced. A little orange sweetness with the candied sugar, fading into that nilla wafer with a slight bitterness at the end. I get alingering nilla wafer here. Over I like it.

M- Surprisingly really good carbonation, crisp in the mouth. Mild bodied, finishes crisp, but lingering coating of the mouth.

D- Nothing crazy here, but a good solid belgian pale ale. I would order this at a bar if I saw it again, and I would get another growler too.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Opaque orange amber. White head sits low in a halo. Poor lace.

S – Strong yeast character, and loaded with fruit: banana-like esters, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. There’s a light breadiness and an indistinct twang.

T – Brisk opening with spicy black pepper, green grass, and parsley. Apricot marmalade stretches out a fruity center before ramping up to a strong, herbal bitterness on the backend.

M – Soft with a medium body. Sub par carbonation.

O – Nice balance with a great finish.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of dragonWhale
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a little taster piqued my curiosity, sat down with a full pint to fully investigate this cloudy orange beauty. Strong appearance of a just off-white foam, lasting down to the final swallow.
Strong phenols, floral and peppery, some other spicing. Coriander perhaps? A little bit of citrus as well. Cool aroma on this beer.
The flavor is similar, very nice. Strong pepper notes, the other flavors meld in the background with a slight bit of funkiness. Very flavorful, I'll definitely be revisiting this beer in the future.

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Photo of Pahn
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stag's Head in Manhattan. Served in a 6oz sampler glass (part of a flight).

Appearance: Nice hazy gold. Thick, long lasting walls of lacing.

Smell: Citrus, mild spice. Bland, but nice enough for what it is. It's a strong, good smell, but not very deep or interesting.

Taste: Healthy bitterness with a spicy, yeasty rush of flavor through the middle. Lots of carbonation works well with these flavors. Nice orange-y aftertaste. Some coriander? Clove?

The flavors aren't particularly distinct or identifiable, but they are plentiful. Also, while the flavor is by no means bland, it remains light and refreshing throughout. Ends with a bit of soapiness and lemony flavor. Refreshing and interesting, like a Belgian pale ale should be.

Mouthfeel: Lights side of medium bodied. Appropriately high carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall: Good beer. I paired this with some charred and salty roasted Brussels sprouts, which went really well together. Wouldn't hesitate to order again with food or on a hot Summer's day.

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St. Gowanus from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
3.75 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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