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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   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
Draught at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Metallic golden-amber body with a small, filmy off-white head. Apple and pear notes in the aroma plus light toasty malt signatures. Flavor is semi-sweet and lightly tart with low bitterness. Minimal character overall and rather boring.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 6, 2007
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear amber color with a mound of white foam. Aroma is light but full of spices, yeast, and some wheat. Flavor is very light and dry with a grainy middle, very light spice, and a touch of hops at the end. Dry and slightly sour finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 3, 2007
Draught. Clear dark amber pour with some banana and red apple peel aromas. Quickbread malt flavor with an underlying light fruity sweet/tartness. Mild hop finish. Seems like a "minimalist" take on a belgian ale. Not overly complex. Sessionable quaffing and food pairing beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2466) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Draft @ State Line Big light tan head with good retention and a fair amount of sticky lace. Light amber color. Nose was spicey, lightly grainy, malty. Body is light, thin on the palate. Medium sweet malt flavors, lightly bready, biscuity with light caramel notes, a hint spicey. Finish is lightly sweet malts, quick. Thanks Robert!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Poured an amberish color with a nice big head, very solid lacing, rings all around. The aroma was spicey, yeasty. The flavor was grainy, biscuit-like, barley-like (the malts very much like an American Lager), followed by a light hopping and some belgian yeast and spice. The latter was short-lived, didn’t stick around, got washed away in the swallow. Mouthfeel was light, body was bit thin for the style. I wanted a little more funk and some more traditional Belgian spicing (coriander or anise would have been nice). Probably below average within style, but an ok beer to drink anyway. Many thanks to Robert at State Line Liquors for this one!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
On tap at Blind Tiger Ale House the first day it opened. Pours a nice amber color. Taste nicely spiced with big malt favors but also pretty mild. I thought it was more German tasting than Belgian but still very pleasant to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2007
delicious amber ale combines a lightly spiced nose (a bit of cinnamon) combined with doughy/bready malt character with nice sweetness. clean and drinkable ale fairly reminiscent of its obvious inspiration, DeKonick, though with a more pronounced caramel character. lovely session beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
On tap at Barcade: Pours a clear amber topped by an off white film. Aroma has a sweet caramel malt hint, with a touch of baker’s yeast. Thin body, with a vacant mouthfeel. Very mild flavor with cardboard hints. Light herbal notes, wheat germ, whole grain bread, leading to an oatey, bran flavor in the finish. Simple, unappetizing, and doesn’t feel Belgian at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
On tap at Barcade. Pours a clear deep gold/copper with a fluffy sticky off white head. Aroma is spicy and phenolic, sharp black pepper, leather, yeast, and light fruit. Bready malt flavor, yeasty, doughy, phenolic, vanilla, green pepper spice and a clean herbal hop bitterness. A bit too clean for a belgain ale, but still pretty nice and definitely unique due to the yeast strain.


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