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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Brooklyn BAMboozle We remember it like it was yesterday, but that’s because it pretty much was yesterday. Not long ago, Brooklyn was supposedly “Crooklyn”, a strange land where people spoke in tongues, cabs feared to tread, and you couldn’t get a decent piece of cheese. And BAM, the grandly-titled Brooklyn Academy of Music, seemed to stand as a silent sentinel, a remnant of a glorious past few seemed to remember. Here at Brooklyn Brewery, we remember the real Brooklyn. We remember pioneering beer bars, wild Berlin-style raves at the Old Mustard Factory, the Liveri boys smoking the mozzarella in a little metal box every morning outside Joe’s Busy Corner, prosciutto sliced so thin you could read the newspaper through it, and jerk chicken that made your eyes water. BAM remembers our Brooklyn too, and helped transform it into a place everyone suddenly wants to be. So, when BAM asked us to make a beer for their 150th anniversar y, we wanted to make them something really special. BAMBoozle features a large addition of wildflower honey from the New York family apiary Tremblay Farms – we pick up the honey from Alan Tremblay at the Greenmarket. Blended with golden malts, it is fermented to a dry complexity by our Belgian yeast strain, and then re-fermented in the bottle like Champagne. When the cork pops, the beer shows a shimmering effer vescence, a beautifully floral, honeyed nose, and a fresh light zing on the palate that belies its underlying strength. You have not had a beer like this, and neither have we. You can enjoy it now, but it will also age very nicely. Like BAM and like Brooklyn, BAMBoozle is in a class of its own. Happy 150th to BAM, its colorful crown restored, the once and future king of the arts. *This beer, like the creative quality of the borough of Brooklyn, is very rare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Golde-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, orange, honey. Flavour is yeast, orange, malt, hop, spices., honey, citrus. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Brooklyn BAMboozle ].
Clear medium yellow orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, molasses, caramel, honey, sweet malt, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, honey, yeasty, pale malt, light herbal - earthy honey. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140301]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 1 - 01/03/14. Hazed orange with a moderate off white covering that retains well. Nose is fruit based, peaches, sugars, mandarin, light floral ntoes. Taste comprises yeast esters, apricot, light citric pangs, straw, mandarin. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok affair but not really coming across as a mead, not sweet or strong enough, more a Belgian strong to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. An off-white head leaves lacings as I drink. It has a clear, golden body. The aroma is mostly citrusy, with a low level of honey. Fruity and lighlty malty. Some alcohol. The flavor is semi-sweet, with a touch of honey. Mostly fruity though. Some flowery hints and malttyness. Full body, a tad too carbonation. Some alcohol warmth. Fruity, lighlty spiced and honey-ish finish. Well, it’s a nice one indeed, but a bit going in all directions at once. 140301

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, honey, citrus and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
back (1854) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Gylden klar skum hvid tæt Gær citus lidt honning Bitter moderat sød moderat Oile blød

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light floral. Sweet, phenolic and light honey herbal. Phenolic and dry, bitter and herbal honey. Dry and toasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a big white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, a little honey, yeasty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 010314

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, honey, grass, straw and hops. I would never have called this mead a mead but would have called this beer a beer :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Is this really a mead? Anyways pours dirty yellow with huge white creamy head. Nose is of yeast and honey. Tastes of honey, yeast, floral, herbs, and banana. Nice lingering finish and good carbonation, I dig it

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