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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,927 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 06-10-1998)
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BrownNut

Florida

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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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
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Appearance: VERY dark brown, not quite opaque. Slight reddish tint through light. Lots of effervescence and a rocky, tan head. Nice, frothy cap retention, lacing lasts & lasts.

Aroma: Caramel malts. Flinty, slightly roasty. Slight hint of fruitiness. Apricot? Pear?

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Mouthfeel: Solidly mid-weight. Astringent. Significant carbonation.

Overall: This is more what I think of when I think of a brown ale. In fact, this is nearly a porter. Very much like Turbodog, but less sweet, and having that Brooklyn ale yeast. They seem to have a house style. Interesting that this has a little wheat in the grain bill.

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A: A nice dark brown but has slight head and retention.

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T: Malty with a small amount of hop bitterness.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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