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Brooklyn Cuvée La Boîte

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Style: Spiced Grand Cru
Malts: Two-row Canadian Barley Malt, un-malted hard winter white wheat
Additions: Tremblay Apiary Wildflower Honey, La Boite’s Mishmish N.33, lemon peel, fresh kaffir, lime leaves, Espelette peppers, untold mysteries
Hops: Perle
Yeast: Our house Belgian strain
Alcohol by Volume: 8.2%
Original Gravity: 17.9 ̊
Availability: August – November Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mad_Ferret (638) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2014
Draught sample @ Akkurat, 22/5-14. Hazy golden. Sweet and cloying aroma with banana, honey and heavy spice. Thick sweet flavour with banana, heavy spice, honey and yeast. Ouff, too sticky and cloyingly sweet for me. At least as a sample.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
Keg at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy deep golden, creamy head. Fruity nose with coriander, marzipan and light citrus. Mid sweet with medium-full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with plenty of coriander, notes of caramel and marzipan. Honeyish finish. Mellow and pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014
LIght copper, decent creamy beige head, modest wet lacing / Rich, sweet nose of banana, cough syrup, caramel, bread / Medium to full body, very sweet & somewhat syrupy, smooth but borderline cloying with low hopping, resinous / Sweet, big flavors of banana, resin, lime, honey, clove, coriander, nutmeg / A little overbearing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (619) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
Some unique aroma, like sweet spice. Taste was mild despite the high alcohol - hides it well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
Sample at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2013. Light hazy amber liquid with medium to big white head. Aroma of jenka, white pepper, banana, bread, grapes and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet, light bitter with notes of jenka, spices, bread and grapes. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice, clean.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3660) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Nice floral yeast aroma but not a huge palate for this one. I can definitely taste the honey and lime peel. Pours blonde with OK head and lacing. Wheat softens malt profile. Finishes slightly sweet. Tap at whole foods for free. God Bless America.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1392) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body has a light haze with an orange-amber hue. The head is thin with poor retention, settling into a bubbly ring, but no top coating.
Aroma: Big aroma with a lot going on. I get banana, floral notes, lemon peel, a hint of sour sugar like on a Sour Patch Kid, and yeast. The aroma is big, but a bit complicated.
Taste: The intro gives bubblegum flavors with a hint of coconut. This leads to a banana prominent mid that gets stronger by the finish. The finish is a touch spicy, hints of pepper heat as well. This is a bit complicated for me.
Palate: Full-bodied, lots of carbonation.
Overall: This is a bold beer with a lot going on. I see why others would like this, but I am not a huge fan myself, it’s just too busy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1001) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft light gold. Nose bubble gum,light spice, some citrus. Similar nose, very sweet up front. Bubble gum,spice, floral. Sweet finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (1985) - USA - JAN 11, 2014
Growler from Whole Foods. I just read an article about Leor Serkarz’s La Boite spice company and purchased some of his spices, and then there appears a beer brewed with one of his spice blends! A bright, citrusy aroma. Cuvee La Boite is dry and balanced, with subtle notes of yeast, hot pepper, pear, ginger, cardamom, and lots of saffron - wow! Some purists might not like spiced ales, but I am very happy with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Lots of odd additions to the mix that must have a pretty subtle influence on the finished product. Belgian yeast, bubblegum, banana and spice.


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