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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2007
On tap at Mile Square in Hoboken. Caramel color, very sweet, just like i like it. The body of the beer is very light, and while it might look like it’d be hoppy, it surprises you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2007
Draft at Tyler’s Taproom in Durham, NC. Pours a pretty, clear amber color. Thick white head. Apples and peaches in the aroma. Big juicy malty flavor with a bready finish and a pleasant sparkling mouthfeel. Not incredibly complex but tasty and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep amber-golden beer, thick white head. Aroma is of pale Belgian malt, a touch of caramel/crystal sweetness on the nose. Soft subtle yeast aroma gives a light subtle spiciness that accents the lean malts. A bit of earthy aroma and a bit of clove. Very faint tartness, a bit of berryish fruitiness as well. The flavour has a bit of minerally and sulphurous character on the front, before a very subtle balance of fruit and lean pale Belgian malt. This is a nice, well-balanced sessionable ale, with much more character than I gave it credit for the first time around. Tap at the Belgian Room. Clear light amber colour with a thick white head. (Incredibly expensive I might add too, at 8 bucks for about an 8 oz pour). Head fades to leave a lovely Belgian lace. Light fruity aroma, apple, pear, and a bit of peachy stone fruit. Fairly minerally aroma as well with a bit of sulphur. Light pale malts give a touch of sweetness to the peachy fruitiness. Crackery flavour against a hint of pear and apple. Soft tart finish. It’s decent, but it’s not really that great. 7 4 6 3 13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
On tap. Poured a medium orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of biscuit, fruity, spices and light yeast. Tastes of breadiness, fruits, and light spices. I was also getting a light herbalness in the tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2007
Had this on draft recently and it poured out an amber color with a small white head.There were aromas of spice,floral and malts.In the taste there was citrus and fruit as well as the spice and malt.This is a pretty good every day beer and at 5%,not too overpowering-not that there is anything wrong with overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Not great but a great surprise from Brooklyn. Cloudy amber, big vanishing foamy head. Citrus and yeast, nutty tannic finish and mouthfeel. Light and refreshing and an easy drinking Belgian style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
Draft at DRE. Clear copper colored with creamy off-white head. Aroma of acrid citrus, bready malt, hops, and earthy sweaty armpit notes. Tastes caramel malty, with brown sugar, very bready malt notes, citrus. The finish gets doughier and more citric, and the whole thing comes off as a bit odd, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2007
On tap at HalfTime. Poured an effervescent amber with a fizzy white head. Surprisingly crisp hoppy aroma, predominantly spicy grass... I could tell Saaz a mile away. Flavor follows, lightly sweet with some light spice, and that same grassy hoppiness, with a toffeish body. Finish pretty clean. Came across a bit like a fruity pilsener, but was clean and refreshing. Not bowling me over, but nice.

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