zdk (1789) - 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.
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.
blklab2007 (1778) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the gingerman poured a bright amber and has a nice one finger off white head. aroma has some grains, sweetness, hop spice, and fruit. mouth feel is medium and carbonation low. flavor has a nice complementing malted body and candy sugar thing. hops contribute spices and bitterness and there is a little pollen and pitted fruits. the style I have come to like, and this one has lots of interest stops along the drinking journey.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Redlight. Clear amber-orange color, very little head. Slightly perfumey, grainy, mild sweeter Belgian yeast aromas. Sweeter taste, less complex than aroma, mostly floral, light finish.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RedLight.Pours a light golden amberish color.Malty, citrus nose.Flavor had some citrus and spice, definately a different type of beer for this style.Still not bad.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty amber colored beer served in one of those Brooklyn that I’m so fond of. Thin ring of white head. There’s a light apple chrispness in the aroma and maybe a bit of honey. Fruity and slightly tart flavor at the start with a lasting honey finish. Pretty good.
jefcon (1277) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. I really liked this biere de garde. Lots of rustic aromas, and an appropriately sandy brown color in the glass. Wheat, yeast, rye and a little bit of acidic malt. Tasting reveals more malting and a medium caramel finish.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Redlight. Pours a nice clear orange color with a foam white head. Biscuity aroma is fairly strong with some caramel and an astringent kick. Taste is malty with some pears and bread. Medium feeling on the palate.
jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ International Beer Garten (Lutz, FL). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with an off-white head. Aroma of yeast, biscuit malts, and caramel/toffee. Earthy/woodsy flavors mixed with honey caramel and yeast. Very interesting overall.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Redlight Redlight. Poured a nice golden color. Sweet aroma of honey and lemons. Flavor was a bit candy like up front, with just a touch of sour and bitter hops on the end. Nicely blended and better than I anticipated.