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Brooklyn Antwerpen Ale

Brooklyn Antwerpen Ale
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Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Belgian Ale
Brooklyn, New York USA


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
While many American beer aficionados enjoy Belgium’s strong specialty ales, we’ve also enjoyed Belgium’s excellent pale ales, on draft at every bar in Antwerp. Brooklyn Antwerpen Ale is our homage to those beers, which have spicy, floral aromatics and mild, biscuity flavors on the palate. These beers are great with choucroute – the tasty local dish of sausages, thick-cut ham and sauerkraut – and with a wide range of other foods. These beers taste brilliant in Belgium, but frankly, by the time they reach our shores, they’re usually a bit tired. We thought it would be fun to bring this beer style to you brewery-fresh. Like the originals, we’ve brewed Brooklyn Antwerpen Ale from lightly caramelized European malts and fermented the beer with a special Belgian yeast at unusually high temperatures. After a few weeks of ageing, the beer is filtered and emerges bright amber. At a sessionable 5% by volume, this is a flavorful beer you can stick with for the evening.
Malts: German Munich and Pilsner malts, Belgian Aromatic malt.
Hops: Hallertauer Perle and Czech Saaz
OG: 12.5° Plato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2007
on tap at Firewaters, AC. Amber in color small off white head. Aroma was pretty subdued, with caramel, biscuit, and light notes of spice. Taste was caramel, light notes of toasty malt, subtle spicyness. This was pretty light bodied and not too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Draft pint
Consumed at Ye Olde New York in State College, PA

Kind of tastes like nothing. Draft pint at a local bar, the appearance was nice, red and orange colored body under a nice foamy white head, slightly cloudy, but it smelled empty and tasted the same. If I had to make an effort, I would say it smelled a little bit of candy sugar and some very, very light grains, lightly sweet as well. I thought my tongue had died because I tasted nothing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2007
reddish body, big white fluffy head in the tulip, but it faded rather fast ...aroma was light tones of yeast, apple, and citrus...flavors are very mild...apple, hay,yeast...a little on the flat side and very thin texture...overall a pretty refreshing drink on a hot NC afternoon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2007
decent but a little weak. fruity but it didn’t seem very belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2007
On tap at Crew, Poughkeepsie. Had a sample to satisfy our curiosity. Sometimes curiousity does kill the cat. This beer poured light amber. The aroma was somewhat fruity and the taste didn’t offer much more. Unfortunatley this was a disappointing effort by Brooklyn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Draft/growler from Party Town Florence, KY. Aroma yeast, and light floral. Flavor is strangely the same, with maybe, a candy sweetness to it. Like Shigadeyo said, it just doesnt set itself apart. Nevertheless; I like it. Simple but sweet, just like Spring baby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2007
On tap at Blue Dog Pub in Lansdale. Pours a translucent golden amber with a foamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of floral, citrus and grainy notes. Flavor of grainy malts, tea, touch of honey...not really what I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Draft from growler from Party Town. Poured clear reddish amber color with an minimal fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate spicy fruit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet fruity finish of moderate duration. Interesting drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2007
5/16/2007: Brooklyn Antwerpen Ale pours a very clear, bright coppery-bronze color. It has a frothy beige head and very little visible carbonation. Light malt, citrus, and a delicate spice are evident in the aroma. The flavor seems bready/doughy (biscuit) with some light fruitiness, a hint of caramel, and some citrus and lightly spicy hop notes. Overall this beer is very well balanced with a bit of dryness part way in and through the finish. The palate is soft, smooth, clean, but a bit thin at times. Like all Brooklyn brews, this one is well made, extremely drinkable and not offensive. Brooklyn Antwerpen Ale is good, but nothing special as there is nothing that really really sets this beer apart from others made in the same style... Draught (i.e. growler from Party Town).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2079) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 13, 2007
On tap at My Place in Newtown, CT. Grainy malt aroma with hints of yeast. Dark orange color. Mellow caramel malts flavor and slight amount of fruityness. Not bitter in the finish.

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