Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. This is a special review for me as I am using this beer to compare it to my first homebrew (obviously a brown ale). I am going to include a review for my beer in parentheses below each category.
3.5 A: Dark brown. Hard to see through, but it is indeed quite clear. Poor to average head retention and minimal lacing.
(A: Hazy almost black color. Good head retention and an obscene amount of lacing. - 4.5)
3.5 S: Big nutty aroma. Dark caramel malts. Not much else.
(S: Not as strong as I'd like. Some nutiness and to a larger extent caramel. Also a tinge of alcohol. - 3.5)
3.5 T: Nut flavor dominates. Surprisingly not much sweetness as it has a minimal amount of caramel flavor. Good balance, though hop character does not distiguish itself much.
(T: Well balanced between hops and malts. Once again nuts and caramel. Alcohol to some extent. Pretty good overall. - 3.5)
3.5 M: Medium body, good carbonation, but not as creamy as I'd like.
(M: Heavy medium body. Perhaps a little under carbonated. Creamy and a bit chewy. - 4.0)
4.0 D: Not bad, sessionable, and no major weaknesses. Problem is that there are also no major strengths.
(D: Good enough to beat out any macro. I'm happy with the results. I learned a lot from brewing this and I'm confident that my next batch (a weizenbock currently fermenting) is going to kick ass. - 4.0)
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2008 00:33:15 | More by DavoleBomb
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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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