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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,923 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,923
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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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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

Taste: Tart & roasty arrival; tart & astringent. Tilted slightly toward malt on balance. Goes fruity mid-palate, then tart & astringent roasty finish.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,923 ratings.