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Brooklyn Flemish Gold

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Brooklyn Flemish Gold
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Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Saison
Brooklyn, New York USA
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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed broadly in the Belgian saison (or sezoens) farmhouse ale style, Brooklyn Flemish Gold is a dry, hoppy, spicy beer with a distinctive American twist. Flemish Gold is brewed from German pilsener malt and brewer’s sugar, bittered with German Perle hops, aromatized in the kettle with Czech Saaz hops, and fermented to flinty dryness by a Belgian ale yeast. Then we dry-hop the beer with Glacier (a relatively new hop in the Fuggle family) from the Pacific Northwest. Served unfiltered, Flemish Gold has a bright, fresh hop aroma, an orangey spiciness from our special top-fermenting yeast, a racy, refreshing palate, and a snappy finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Brooklyn Flemish Gold is a cloudy pale bright yellow ale with a huge soft white head. The retention and lacing are superb. It smells sour, lemony and funky, with a slight band-aid whiff. It’s medium bodied and super smooth with a clean finish. The flavor is well balanced between sweet, sour and bitter. It’s funky and something about the flavor reminds me of lemon cake. It’s quite tasty. [Sampled at the 2009 Flower City Brewers’ Fest at Frontier Field, Rochester, NY]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Poured into a tasting glass from the tap. The color was a light gold with a white foamy head. The smell was fruity, little hints of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. The taste was was a bit spicy, has a nice fruity a fruity finish. I’m not sure what makes this Flemmish but it wasn’t half bad. A little off at first but after a few sips this beer grew on me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Clean, new mown hay aroma. Not very heavy on the spice, in fact, one of the lightest examples of the style i have had, but it is superbly executed and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Draft at Redlight. Pours a light hazy gold with a thick fluffy head. Sweet malt, orange peel aroma with a touch of hops. Tatse is smooth and crisp malt, dry and tasty with a big bitter hop edge. Very tasty and light, great for the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
She came to me via draft a hazy golden haystack topped by a fluffy white head which fades into scattered puffs. As I raise my glass, her nose rushes out to meet mine in a chorus of bananas, clove, coriander, leather, hard-boiled eggs, more clove and a backdrop of wood. All of these enticing aromas are wrapped up in a blanket of tart and citric essence. Whether her body is as delightfully crisp and flavorful as her nose is about to be tested. Our first act together is tart with a light funk of leather and hard-boiled eggs while clove and soft over-ripe bananas are everywhere to be found. A warm, peppery finish slowly permeates my being. Lemon esters nip at the top of my tongue as lace marks each savory movement. My Flemish Gold starts out tart and bright and then quickly takes a turn for the earthy barnyard side of funk cushioned by soft bananas and pungent cloves. As our brief moment of passion together draws to a close, I close my eyes and savor this keg only beer from Brooklyn Brewery.

While this offering is gone like the wind, there may be another waiting at the corner for her chance to shine in the tap-handle spotlight. I am honored I was able to enjoy this offering and wait with eager lips for the next. I just wish I had enjoyed a couple glasses, not just one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
On tap @ Redlight. Cloudy dark straw color, thin even white head. Grains, corn, talc, Belgian yeast, a lot of orange peel. Very wit-like taste, very mild and balanced throughout, too the point of almost being bland. A hint of sweetness on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Draft at Taphouse in Hampton. Murky golden body. Short, dense foamy white head. Aroma is grainy with some funky yeast, soft lemon dried fruit and spice. Taste is big grain flavors, more funky yeast, soft fruit (light lemon), spices, and light hop notes. Body is soft and creamy. Ends with more grains, spices, herbs, light hops, dried fruit and yeast notes. Rather light and refreshing all around. Summer beer to me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
Draught, Cock & Bull

Fairly dull light bronze colour. Appley, spicy aroma with light bubblegum and floral character. Sweet and fruity (pear, peach, light apple, cherry). Some minty notes. Sweetish finish. I can’t figure out what they’re getting at with this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Draught at Cock & Bull. Clear, honey-gold. Ginger-apple aromas. Spritzy, lemony, and becomes more floral and herbal as it warms. Low, smooth carbonation. Very strange beer. Has a little bit of band-aid in the finish. Very herbal, like a tea. Medicinal. Dry finish after the herbal core. Is actually unique and interesting but oddball.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Sampled at a beer and food pairing with Garritt Oliver. Pour was yellow with a white head that lasted. Had a spicy, peppery aroma. Medium light mouthfeel. Flavor was upfront pepper and basi. The pepper notes were subdued compared to other beers in the style I have tried. Finished with dryness. Overall not bad and was a little sublte in its character.


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