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Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
“Hammarby Syndrome is the distress or impairment caused by the frenzied anticipation and giddy obsession over the beautiful Hammarby Sjöstad section of Stockholm, Sweden and the New Carnegie Brewery that Brooklyn Brewery will open there in March." Now there’s good news - we can help you! Our new Brewmaster’s Reserve beer is Hammarby Syndrome, a robust ale that will transport you directly to the seaside of old Stockholm. It’s brewed from a large proportion of spelt, an ancient wheat-like grain that was once a mainstay of Scandinavian beers. To the spelt’s distinctively nutty flavor, we’ve added another old Swedish beer ingredient - spruce fronds. They add a tasty citrusy pine note to a full-bodied, lightly fruity strong ale that’ll keep you warm until the spring sunshine comes to the rescue. More importantly, it’s great with hearty cold-weather food, and it’ll make you feel like you’re in Hammarby until you can come visit us there yourself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Amber color, ,alty and lightly bready and herbal aroma and flavor. Kinda sorta Scottish in that, but not quite. An interesting beer, though not one I’m likely to go back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2614) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Golden amber in color. Light sweet ale aroma. A moderate ale, not very intense in any way; balanced and a bit bland. The spruce is hardly noticeable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2015
Clear red amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Sweet caramel flavour. Finish caramel, light red fruits.
(from draught @ the Camden Town Brewery brewpub, RBESG 2014, London)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
On tap at Barcade. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Bread, caramel, and some pine,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 4/19/14. Tried this on tap yesterday at the Wayside Pub in Lake Jackson. It pours a reddish brown tinged body with a off white cap that settled quickly. Aroma is very malt forward, grain, bread, some sweet fruitiness , some odd funkiness and booze. Mouthfeel was full and sticky. Flavor is grainy, bread, some caramel very slight fruit presence and the funk was there. Overall it was just o.k. the odd funk kinda spoiled it a bit for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gatorfan84 (26) - - JUL 11, 2015
Had this at a beer tasting event with over 50 breweries and I thought this was the most impressive brew there. Great amber color. Great taste. A little heavy for summer time but still very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - 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 (1739) - 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 (18222) - 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 (1971) - 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.

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