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|Brooklyn 1/2 Ale
This is a 3.4% ABV Session Saison ale. First smells are of yeast,
crackers, and light pepper. The taste is dry and gently bitter.
Spices, cloves and nutmeg with a touch of Belgian yeast
dominate the flavor. Finish is slightly sweet with a background
of spice. While it's well made for a session in the style it
remains somewhat thin and uninteresting.
Overall rating:- Average.
|Ballantine India Pale Ale
This is a reincarnation of the classic (from 1800s) and some say first
ever American IPA. It opens with a light hoppy aroma backed by
herbs, fresh fruit and citrus. Taste is pine, fresh hops, grapefruit,
light oak, caramel, and malts. Finish is slightly dry, smooth, and
crisp. Nice lingering hop presence. It's nice to see a recreated recipe
that actually lives up to the beer's hallowed reputation. (7.2% ABV)
Overall Rating: Outstanding
|Boulevard Two Jokers
Two Jokers is a Double Wit (8% ABV).
Aromas of lavender, clove, flowers, and
spice greet you. First sip brings a slight
bitterness that quickly defers to spice,
wheat, coriander, and just a faint hint of
oranges with bananas. Finish starts with a
slight sourness but quickly sweetens. An
interesting and well made beer.
Overall Rating: Very Good