Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, Redlight. Gorgeous red-orange and luminescent. Fun party for the nose, cherries and candi sugar. Medium carbonation is soft. Alcohol is a bit apparent. Has a nice candi sugar quality that almost becomes over the top but nice in general.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Clover Leaf Tavern. Pours a slight hazy brigth light coppery gold with a nice fluffy white head and good lace. Aroma has a moderate Diacetyl mixed with fresh bready malts, and light caramel- hints of leather and earth. Good slightly toasty and light caramel malts, slight slcik and buttery diacetyl, ok fruitiness, and some cracker, toast in the end- with more drying earth- but still has some body on the finish- not too dry. Ok.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TND: Sweet aroma of apples, grains, white grapes, yeast, sugar, and light bubblegum. Poureed amber in color with a medium-sized white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Complex flavor was slightly bitter and medium sweet. Tastes of apples, grains, slight alcohol, caramel, toasting, hops, biscuit, sourdough, and honey. Medium body. Oinly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Biscuit, fruit, and caramel finish is dry.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at at Tylers in Carrboro. Light hazy orange amber in the glass. The head is frothy and off white. The nose is bubblegum, candy, very fruity, estery, sweet and spicy. The flavor is spicy, estery, yeasty, sweet, fruity, bubblegum, warming alcohol. The palate is crisp with a nice carbonation.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Rustico in Alexandria VA. I was happy to see a new Brooklyn on tap. Poured orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and light, slightly malty with lingering spice. Taste is sweet floral some spice, very smooth and overall quite tasty.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. A lightly hazy, golden-orange body is crowned with a thin, foamy, white head. Minimal traces of spotty lacing mark the glass. The aroma is dry at first, notes of cereal grains and light caramel showing mostly. After time, the nose really opens up and turns floral and fruity, even hinting at bubblegum. Flavors again show dry cereal grains and caramel, with a light dose of floral hops and bready, peppery yeast. Medium bodied and balanced on the tongue, the finish is lightly syrupy. This is a nice, easy going, drinkable brew, but its not anything special.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger for the Brooklyn event. Dull orange pour, no head. Sweet, vegetal, corny aroma. Bleh. Lightly floral, sweet flavor, with some daffodil. Milky and wet. Very hot and thick. Not like a Biere de Garde at all.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Wilfie & Nells. Buttery and malty with just a stingy amount of dull hops. BDG is a style I can deal with but this is worse then SPHs version
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Barcade: Slightly hazy orange copper with a thin dense head. The aroma is sweet and dusty yeast character. Lightly grainy, with lots of sugary sweet malt character, fig, and diacetyl. Sticky carbonation and a sweet flavor. Sticky Belgian phenolics, honey and dried fruits. There is also some apparent alcohol, becoming peppery towards the finish. Sweet, alcoholic, one dimensional and not at all like a Biere De Garde..
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, 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.