Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.2/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into my Pig's Eye Pub pint glass.
A: Pours a nice coffee brown which turns garnet colored when held up to the light. A 1/4 in. tan head of carbonation fades pretty quickly, leaving behind some thin lacing. Great, rich, brown ale color.
S: Sweet malts and a chocolate-nut aroma are present here. There is something mildly metallic or herby here though.
T: Tastes of sweet, roasted nut malt blended with some coffee notes. It's almost like a hazelnut coffee beer. Aftertaste is pleasant enough, though a bit too sour perhaps, for some unknown reason.
M: This is a medium-bodied brown ale; heavier than Newcastle, but lighter than DFH Indian Brown. Not overly carbonated, which is a plus for this brown ale, given its richer flavor.
D: It's slightly better than other brown ales I've had in terms of a fuller flavor, but it's a sort of too filling for a brown as well. Low enough ABV to enjoy as a session, but the flavor would stack against my will to keep downing it. Good for 2-3 in a row.
Overall, not a bad brown ale at all. Brooklyn is pretty much good at everything they do, and this is no exception. I do, however, prefer Wolaver's Organic Brown as an American Brown, but the style is better than English in my opinion, which tends to be a bit too nutty. Would probably pick this up again.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2007 02:57:38 | More by Gambrinus1184
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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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