blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Bready malty aroma with a fruity hint. The flavor is zesty lemony and bready with some lighter sweet malts. Not bad.
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a fan of this style and this beer just reminded me of that. Like a good champagne - which I’m not fond of. Dry apple, honey and light toasted and bready malts come through. Not great
italianjohn (2892) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden honey with orange tint pour ... light white head ... aroma of fruits, sweet and bready malts .... taste of fruits like apple and lemon, honey and sweet/bready malts ... light citrus hop taste and a bittersweet finish .... medium bodied
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Blind tiger: fruity dry and musty and banana. orange pour with fluffy white head. Creamy hay and grassy. well balanced and aroumatic. light tartness, bubbly and smooth. apples and peaches.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a dark clear amber with a thin foamy white head. Nose is wheaty and yeasty. Earthy flavors yeasty with some dried fruit and Belgian yeast. Bitter and quite dry. Nice example of the style
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden orange/amber color with lighter golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a massive three finger creamy, pillowy white head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a large lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.
Slightly spicy aroma with lots of bready yeast and crisp light fruit notes. Slight alcohol and spice presence.
Lighter end of medium body with some zesty spice up front followed by some estery crisp light fruit, especially apricot, apple, pear and grape. Slight alcohol sweetness but no warmth making it pretty quaffable. Subtle hops and slight biscuit malt provide nice balance with a slight dry finish.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this beer on tap at Asheleys bar in Ann Arbor, MI tonight with my friend BeerBaron617. It was an either or between this and a Jolly Pumpkin, and considering the Jolly they had on tap was a stout, I went with this one. I we checked the rating before ordering, and only a 78, well... I must say, it is not a great rating!!! I really enjoyed this beer. I wont comment on the looks of it because it was dimly lit in the bar and you never know how someone else pours a beverage....however, the taste was amazing. Very fruity, very tasty! I really would like to have this again!
vtafro (6680) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. After finally figuring out which beer this was, because all they called it was the brewmaster’s reserve, but there are three of those. Enjoyed this beer but would call it average.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warning: What you are about to drink may leave an irreparable smile on your face for hours on end.
My glass practically shone with her crystalline amber-orange depths. A gentle crown of white rests comfortably atop her kingdom. Her nose is rich and thick with sour yeast and piping hot sourdough bread while spice, coriander, and cinnamon grab my nose firmly in their grip. Softening her punch are a medley of sweet summer fruits; orange, orange peel, apples, and melon while delicate honey sweetens her song. A fine brew to sit and breathe in for minutes at a time, but why only smell it when I can also taste it. Sweet and thick right up front just like her nose. Creamy soft bananas and warm sour-dough create a very full mouthfeel and body while lemon zest, cinnamon, and orange peel dance merrily atop my tastebuds. She is a bit on the cold side still, and I have a feeling her forwardness may mellow a bit with some warmth. In the meantime, delicate honey coats while more creamy bananas fill each meaty quaff. Crunchy apples sprinkled with brown sugar, especially their skins, linger in my breath. As she warms, so do I, as her alcohol warmth slowly seeps into my being. Like a thick blanket, I snuggle up close to my Savoir Faire. Now that she is at proper temperature, her almost bullish straight-forward nature has mellowed into a smooth balance of thick sour yeasts, brown sugars and spice, crunchy and delicate spring fruits with a sweet honey underbelly. Perfection. My recommendation to anyone about to embark on their own journey with the Brooklyn Savoir Faire is to give her plenty of time to warm up.
Another fine Brewmaster’s Reserve release from Brooklyn Brewery. She almost didn’t fare as well as she did because she comes in hot and heavy when right off the draft thanks unfortunately to too cold of a body temperature. With a few patient minutes though, as her body temperature warms to a succulent level, everything comes together beautifully.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/25/2009: Brooklyn Savoir Faire is a well-balanced, soft, and really easy to drink brew. It is strong, leans towards the sweet side of things, and others a mouthful of interesting flavors that play nicely together including cherry liquor, hints of bubblegum, sugary cotton candy, yeast (more in the aroma), spicy, and herbal/grassy hops. The overall bitterness is fairly mind and the alcohol will definitely catch up with you quickly if you’re not paying attention. I really enjoyed this beer.
Draught pint at Dilly Deli in Mariemont, Ohio. Rating #52 for this beer.