|Brooklyn and Schneider Breweries|
combine to create the Brooklyner-
I could actually have written two separate reviews for this beer as due to the size of the bottle, and the fact that it is bottle conditioned, I experienced two totally different tasting beers. Let me explain, with bottle conditioned beer it is normally advisable to pour slowly from the bottle and to pour the whole bottle in one go leaving the last half inch of beer in the bottle, this is normally done in order to leave the yeast sediment behind, this sediment is nomally an undesirable part of bottle conditioned beer. However due to the size of this bottle it was impossible to pour all of the beer in one go and so the first pour gave a light refreshing hop filled beer, while the second pour gave a yeast heavy beer, very German in character.
|First Pour: a light and refreshing |
hop heavy beer, very moreish.
The second half of this bottle is like drinking a totally different beer. This 'second beer' is dominated by the yeast which imparts a very strong orange aroma and taste. The look of the beer is also very different, very cloudy with lots of yeast sediment, almost milky in appearance. The mouthfeel is still clean but feels heavier bodied with a stronger sourness on the end. Still very enjoyable but unusual in that it is so different from the first glass. Although the second half of the beer was nice, if the whole bottle had tasted like the first glass this would have been a truly spectacular collaboration.
|Second Pour: a totally different |
look and taste.
For those interested in trying to replicate this beer good ingredients information is provided on the Brookyn Brewery website:
Style: Pale Weisse-Bock
Malts: Two-row German Pilsner Malt, German Wheat Malt
Hops: Williamette, Cascade, Palisade, Amarillo