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Brooklyn Hand & Seal

Brooklyn Hand & Seal

Rated 3.240 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  American Barleywine

13.3% Alcohol by Volume

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In the 20th season of his reign, the year Anno Brooklynius 26, our Brewmaster brought forth a new wonderment for the People. Barleywine-style ale, once the exclusive drink of British nobility, would be produced anew in Brooklyn. Linking together their twin brewhouses, the Brooklyn brewing team toiled a great many hours to create the most robust beer they had ever produced. Then it was set to rest for months in casks of Bourbon oak, and finally refermented in the bottle. The result is one of the richest, tastiest beers to ever emerge from our brewery. The deep flavors of floor-malted Maris Otter barley shine through layers of vanilla, coconut, toast and floral notes given by aging in Four Roses bourbon wood. Hand & Seal is complex without being perfumey, subtly sweet without becoming cloying. Its naturally gentle carbonation suits a contemplative drink. The size of the bottle connotes a spirit of generosity, for it is an ale to be shared with friends and family. At dinner, you will find it a fine partner to pates, game meats and sausages and a wonderful accompaniment to cheese. And if your evening should involve much laughter around a fireplace, all the better. Hand & Seal is ready to enjoy now, yet good things shall also come to those who cellar it. Hereupon witness our Hand and our Seal, both of them demonstrations of our promise that this fine ale shall be worthy of your table and all the brilliant times you bring to it. So say we all.

ID: 63339 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 5 years ago

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Overall Rank14682
Overall Percentile69.2
Style Rank269 of 424
Style Percentile36.6
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score3.6
Average Score3.600
Weighted Score3.240
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.6 5 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    PINT tasting. Light hazy red copper color, small tanned foam remaining. Sweet aroma with clear bourbon notes. Sweet apple in taste, again strong bourbon tones present. Complex taste. Not overwhelming sweet this one, good. (Arnhem 201605)

  • CYBERCAT 10271 reviews
    rated 3.6 5 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours clear mahogany with a decent buff head. Fruity aroma has a caramel underpinning but no hint of the alcohol. Flavor, though, has a noticeable alcohol nip, as well as fruity, caramel and malty notes. Texture is rather thin and lacks good fizz. Oh well. Signed, sealed, delivered, hand it to Brooklyn!

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