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J.W. Lees Brooklyn Best

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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: American Pale Ale
Middleton, England


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - March and April.
Back by popular demand, this incredibly hoppy beeris brewed with American hops to give a mouth watering, full-bodied flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
1. Cask Stillage at the Mill At The Pier, Wigan 07/03/2002 Copper coloured and very bitter. Predominantly hopped finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Kingfisher, Leftwich 11/04/2002 Amber coloured and very hoppy. Slightly malty bitter finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 19/04/2003 Amber colour slightly fruity and hoppy. Some bitterness in a lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2005
Cask, Nottingham Fest 05. Golden brown with no head. Aromas are caramel malts with fruit and some sourness. Hints of pine, also. Flavours are soft toffee and smooth caramel malts with sweet, spicy hops in the USA style. Easy to glug - a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2005
Cask@Nottingham Beer Festival. Blond/Golden beer with a fruity, vinous aroma and a light fruity flavour that is slightly weak. Overall a nice fruity mango like beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
Cask gravity at Notts BF 05. Hazy copper/brown beer. Strong aroma of US hops. Quite toffeeish with good hop finish. Citrus is grapefruit and a bit muddy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2004
Cask-conditioned @ JDW. Floral melon & grapefriot hop aromas. Slight caramel sweetness with heavy resinous hop finish. A good change.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2004
Draught in the Briar Rose (JDW), Birmingham. Big and very hoppy beer, a big change from the British bitters which are usually in evidence in Wetherspoons' pubs. A grainy orange brown colour, with a fairly fluffy head and thick IPA aroma. Very dry, verging on harsh, and a sandpaper finish on your tongue and throat. Tasty, with some fruit and malt notes, and pretty refreshing too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2003
Cask, Wetherspoons, Blackpool. The Wetherspoons pub in Blackpool is one of the dreariest pubs I've been into, but managed to serve up the best beer of the Blackpool Rocks weekend. Because it also serves food all day long, it was also the only pub we visited twice. This Brooklyn Best, brewed under advice from Garrett Oliver, contains Willamette, Cascade and Chinook hops, delivering a wonderful brew. The colour is a hazy orange straw. A beautiful rush of citric flavours perform a delicate broken glass dance with lemons and grapefruits, finishing with a subtle pirouette of crushed ice vanilla. Winner of the Blackpool Rocks weekend.

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