mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2009
On tap at Redlight Redlight. Pours a fairly clear copper amber color with a large, frothy light vanilla colored head. Smells of big banana, clove, wheat, and a little funk. Definitely had some wheat beer characters going on in the nose. The flavor was very creamy, little vanilla, banana, and dark caramel malts. A little sweet, but drinks pretty nice and goes down easy. Nice little treat to be able to try this one. jefcon (1833) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
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. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2009
On tap at the Brass Tap (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy amber color with a one finger white head that settles slowly and laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and somewhat spicy with notes of bread, yeast, ripe dark fruit especially cherries with some hints of honey and caramel. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of bread, grass, yeast, ripe cherries and ripe fresh fruit with some honey and caramel overtones. Generally light to medium body with a clean finish. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Warning: What you are about to drink may leave an irreparable smile on your face for hours on end.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
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.
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 (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2009
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 (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2009
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. jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2009
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. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
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. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Hazy golden with dense white head. Alcohol is up front on the nose and taste. Once past that a yeasty, grassy, dry belgian farmhouse ale profile. I think less alcohol would bring this brew closer to style. Carbonation not so prickly on the tongue as the dense head would suggest. On tap at Dive 96.