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Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome

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ďHammarby Syndrome is the distress or impairment caused by the frenzied anticipation and giddy obsession over the beautiful Hammarby SjŲstad section of Stockholm, Sweden and the New Carnegie Brewery that Brooklyn Brewery will open there in March." Now thereís good news - we can help you! Our new Brewmasterís Reserve beer is Hammarby Syndrome, a robust ale that will transport you directly to the seaside of old Stockholm. Itís brewed from a large proportion of spelt, an ancient wheat-like grain that was once a mainstay of Scandinavian beers. To the speltís distinctively nutty flavor, weíve added another old Swedish beer ingredient - spruce fronds. They add a tasty citrusy pine note to a full-bodied, lightly fruity strong ale thatíll keep you warm until the spring sunshine comes to the rescue. More importantly, itís great with hearty cold-weather food, and itíll make you feel like youíre in Hammarby until you can come visit us there yourself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (661) - - JUN 13, 2015
Keg at Bath hotel, sheffield. Amber with an off white head. Aroma is golden syrup and honey and sweet pastry. Taste is sweet and a bit tart, with a slight bitterness. Medium carbonation and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (609) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Hazy, slightly reddish orange. Smells a bit like a pine tree. Taste is sweet but not overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Keg at Camden Town taproom. Pours clear, rich amber-yellowish with a pale cream head. The nose holds some rich bread, light meat, caramel. Medium to big sweet flavor with heavy bread, lots of caramel, slight leafy hops. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Sweet finish with sticky toasted sugars, loads more caramel. Fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Taster. Poured an orangish color with aromas of light rye, some citrus and light floral hops. Flavors are the same light rye backbone with some nice spruce, syrupy and citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1679) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Murky auburn, no head. Nose is minty honey, dehydrated grass and scrubbed wood. Light treacle and honey sweet hit a right grainy dryness. Soft carbonation and a keen bitterness on the back end. Finishes a nice juicy brass, motown bitterness. Really lifts itself. Gummy plum and starchy linger. Keg, Birexx, Newcastle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Barcade. Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin tan head. Soft pine with sticky malt. Malt syrup.Medium bodied, malt and a bit of pine bitterness. Sweet and malty, tastes of baking dense heavy bread. Yeast and pine on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Draught @ Tap East Pub & Brewery, The Great Eastern Market, Westfield Stratford City, Stratford, Greater London, England E20 1ET.

[ As Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, spicy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy malt - hops, caramel, almons - marzipan malt, ginger - pumpkin notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140806]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1134) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Keg at The Font, Manchester. A deep, autumnal shade of red. Short cap. Red apple and toffee malt aroma. Taste is sticky toffee maltiness and orange citrus. I get a hint of the spruce at first but itís not very pervasive. Fizzy carbonation. Itís OK but too one dimensional to really grab my interest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (5668) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Keg @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Deeper amber colour with a thick frothy head. Does not taste its strength a slightly sugary sweetness throughout. Itís a little sticky in the palate with some toffee notes evident and quite a strong nose in this respect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2927) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Keg@wirral beer festival, port sunlight. Chestnut beer with small head. Aroma is toffee and spice. Taste is toffee, spice, malts, alcohol and a dry finish. Good.

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