The gently carbonated beer pours a cloudy golden color with a bright white, one-finger head that sticks around for a bit. The aroma is bright and floral, the German and Czech hop varieties standing out more than the malts. On the tongue, though, at least after the initial bite of the hops, it's the pleasantly bready malts that take over, eventually giving way to a lingering bitterness. Gold Standard clocks in at just over 6% ABV, so it's certainly pretty drinkable. It's no small feat that this beer is a worthy addition to the generally more challenging Brewmaster's Reserve series while also being as a approachable as it is.
Gold Standard will start showing up on tap at many of the city's better beer bars over the next couple weeks, so be on the lookout. For now, take a look at photos from last night's event...
Brooklyn Brewery Launch of Brooklyn Gold Standard Export
Photos by Cody Swanson of Brooklyn Brewery event launching their new beer.