Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome

Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome

Rated 3.100 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

8% Alcohol by Volume

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You’ve heard of Stockholm Syndrome, but these days we’re starting to feel the ef fects of a once-rare condition - Hammarby Syndrome. If you’ve never heard of it, we can’t blame you. But it’s right here in the New Brooklyn Dictionary: “Hammarby Syndrome is the distress or impairment caused by the frenzied anticipation and giddy obsession over the beautiful Hammarby Sjöstad section of Stockholm, Sweden and the New Carnegie Brewer y that Brooklyn Brewer y will open there in March. The cognitive hallmark of Hammarby Syndrome is preoccupying thoughts of Hammarby and New Carnegie Brewer y’s delicious new beers. Sufferers typically report a combination of depressive and anxious symptoms, withdrawn behavior and difficulty focusing on topics unrelated to Hammarby Sjöstad. Other symptoms include dry mouth and deep thirst.” Now there’s good news - we can help you! Our new Brewmaster’s Reservebeer is Hammarby Syndrome, a robust ale that will transport you directly to the seaside of old Stockholm. It’s brewed from a large proportion of spelt, an ancient wheat-like grain that was once a mainstay of Scandinavian beers. To the spelt’s distinctively nutty flavor, we’ve added another old Swedish beer ingredient - spruce fronds. They add a tasty citrusy pine note to a full-bodied, lightly fruity strong ale that’ll keep you warm until the spring sunshine comes to the rescue. More importantly, it’s great with hearty cold-weather food, and it’ll make you feel like you’re in Hammarby until you can come visit us there yourself.

ID: 56780 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank31111
Overall Percentile36.8
Style Rank637 of 731
Style Percentile12.9
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score3.5
Average Score3.200
Weighted Score3.100
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    On tap @ Sunspot, Knoxville. Lightly hazy golden reddish pour, short head, some lacing. Honey wheatish aroma, spices, a hint of smoke and spices, a bit grainy, some breadiness. I dig it. Different.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 5

    A reddish amber colored beer with a small, two fingered off white, sudsy textured head rising all too briefly above. There is no lacing. Some piney spruce in the nose. Honey sweetness in the tasting. Light bodied.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Tried this on tap yesterday at the Wayside Pub in Lake Jackson. It pours a reddish brown tinged body with a off white cap that settled quickly. Aroma is very malt forward, grain, bread, some sweet fruitiness , some odd funkiness and booze. Mouthfeel was full and sticky. Flavor is grainy, bread, some caramel very slight fruit presence and the funk was there. Overall it was just o.k. the odd funk kinda spoiled it a bit for me.

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