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Brooklyn Monster Ale (2011) Beer Review

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$8.99/Four Pack

Style: English Barleywine

10.80% ABV

Serve at 50-55 Degrees

Enjoyed from a snifter

A: Pours a deep copper-orange with two fingers of tan, fizzy head. Spider web lacing.

S: Caramel, very sweet dark fruits, a little spiciness from the alcohol, malty.

T: Whoa. Very complex. Hops and toffee collide. Sour cherry, brown sugar, very grainy and bready. Finishes nice and bitter. I can’t stress how important it is to drink this one at the suggested temperature. You’ll never get all this flavor if you don’t.

M: Just as heavy as expected. It coats your mouth and adds a little burn going down.

O: While I really enjoy this, it has a long way to go before it’s respected like the barleywines coming from Bells or Sierra Nevada. Nine bucks a four pack is a pretty decent price all things considered. Cellar this for a couple of years and watch out!

This is nitpicking, but get rid of the boring, unattractive silver label; with a name like “Monster”, this begs for a much more creative label.

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