Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by BrownNut:
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Dark copper/caramel. Great head.
S- nice, malty, yeasty, and a fresh note
T - Slightly acidic in a citrusy way without tasting of citrus. Not what I was expecting from a brown ale. Looking at a page of other people's reviews on this, nobody else has said this. Something wrong with mine? Not sure. Otherwise a very slight roasty grain taste.
Aftertaste - Pretty clean. Faint roasty grain taste on the exhale. I'm left with a tart mouth.
M - Mostly neutral except an oddly localized and interesting tartness at the very tip of the tongue and inside the lips. Makes me want to purse my lips in the angry child configuration.
O - A pleasant and interesting beer. More sour and tart than I want from a brown ale, but still good. The tartness is just so surprising and unexpected. It's sort of a novelty. I could see myself ordering it now and then if it were on tap at my local, just for the peculiar and distinctive experience of it.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2012 02:25:05 | More by BrownNut
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3.86/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Brooklyn Brewery has yet to go wrong in my book, with some solid lagers and pale ale family offerings tried to date. Here we try the brown ale, a reddish brown brew with a few fingers of frothy tan head, poured from the bottle into an English pint glass. This one has a nice malty aroma, brown crust, light molasses, and dark fruits with a fragrant cola-like brown spice, herbal licorice, and hints of citrus zest. The palate is also malt-forward, fruity, and spicy, with some orange and grapefruit rind from the more aggressive American brown ale approach to hopping. Tastefully done. Starts with some chocolate chips and light roast coffee, after which a plum and raisin-like fruitiness emerges, followed by cola and a tannic astringency like black tea. Moderately chewy but dries out the mouth a little, finishing long, earthy, and spicy ... Reminds me of an English pale ale or IPA in this regard. Well below a porter or stout in terms of roasted flavor but I appreciate the fruit and spice notes receiving top billing here. Brooklyn has a real knack for combining tactful but assertive flavor hopping with some great old world malt flavors.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 01:08:24 | More by CalgaryFMC
Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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