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Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 81 Drink: Brooklyn 2007 Monster Ale

Brooklyn Brewery is one of the east coast's best examples of a craft brewery that has made the transition from local microbrewer to regional force. It's great to find it on tap during visits to New York City and the brewery will be pouring at Citi Field this season during New York Mets games.

Brooklyn 2007 Monster Ale was a surprisingly fresh and crisp 10.3 percent alcohol by volume barleywine. Nice golden color with a thin white topping. The beer has a sweet floral aroma and warming flavor. There is a good level of malt to the base of the beer, with a touch of fruitiness around the edges.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I recently tried the 2009 Monster Ale and really enjoyed it -- I though it was more complex than many give it credit for. I'm finding that I enjoy the English barleywines a bit more than their American counterparts, in general.