Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by ColdWaffles:
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint.
I've always been a pretty big fan of this beer as something to just kind of kick back and enjoy a single serving with a nice meal. Take that as you will.
Appearance: Deep, dark brown ale with a creamy, tannish head. The head will lace the glass, and a small amount of it sticks around for most of a bottle.
Smell: Malty smell. You may pick up a toffee-esque smell too. Not particularly strong. Smells kinda how it tastes, if that makes sense. Which leads us to...
Taste: This is a malty, toasty, nutty beer. It doesn't taste like coffee, but it would be a solid replacement for a cup of coffee with a meal. It's not a very strong beer, and its flavors are a little more subtle. For what its trying to do, it is fantastic.
Mouthfeel: Hits it on the head here too. Creamy, not too heavy and with a reasonable amount of carbonation that helps make this a really easy drinker.
This is probably the least offensive beer one could imagine, and there is absolutely no problem with that. Not for people looking to be adventurous, but a solid, enjoyable beer. Since I'm writing this around Christmas time, I can't help but recommend it in holiday settings.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2012 21:21:10 | More by ColdWaffles
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3.76/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a muddy brown with a finger of head that dissipates rapidly. The nose has mild bready notes. The flavor follows the nose almost exactly. The body is not quite as hearty as the best versions of this style.
This is a sessionable - if not quite remarkable - offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 04:45:55 | More by 57md
4.53/5 rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It must speak volumes about my dedication to both CANs and AIPAs that it has taken me over 2,600 reviews before I have gotten around to this one. I am trying to reduce my backlog of bottles so that I may resume The CANQuest (TM) in earnest. Please bear with me in the interim.
From the bottle: "Brewed in New York"; "Ruby mahogany in color, Brooklyn Brown Ale is richer and hoppier than its mild and malty English forebears. Chocolate and coffee flavors punctuate the roasty malt background. Brooklyn Brown is brewed with malted barley, hops, water, and yeast, and will taste best before the freshness date indicated."
Chez Woody's kitchen is much like the alley at the beginning of each episode of "King of the Hill" - nothing happens until the CAN is cracked, the bottle cap is popped, the keg is tapped and pouring, etc. The bottle is like my Old Lady at this point - sweating in anticipation of my touch and ready to pop. Boom! The rush of liquid into my glass was fascinating, creating a big, rolling pseudo-cascade as I watched. Like most males, I am a very visual learner and I was transfixed by the creation of two-plus fingers of dense, light-tan head with great retention. I held it up to the naural light of the day to behold and I was not disappointed. I fully agree with "mahogany", but I might substitute "garnet" for "ruby" (SRM = > 27, < 34) as I need to put my own stamp on this review. Otherwise, I might just do a cut 'n' paste and call it a day. Did they mention clarity? No. I will classify it as "button-bright" and leave it at that. The nose was malty, sure, but cut with a minty, grassy hoppiness. Remind me, why have I not reviewed this until now? Mouthfeel was full and creamy and the taste was like Baby Bear's Brown Ale - just right! The malt was present, but not cloying and the hops were in the mix, but not overwhelming. I have had English Brown Ales that were sickeningly sweet and American Brown Ales that caused me to wonder if the brewer knows when to take his foot off of the gas when it comes to hops. Finish was smooth, semi-dry and eminently drinkable. I do not often drink Brown Ales, but when I do, Brooklyn Brown is my choice. Stay crazy, my friends.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 16:20:58 | More by woodychandler
Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,894 ratings.