Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Appearance: Pours a nice brown color with a red hue. Maybe youd call it auburn or amber. Good two finger, off white/kaki head. Fantastic lacing!
Smell: Nutty. My very first thought was of Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale, I think because of the nuttiness and the vanilla. The aroma was also malty creamy and robust.
Taste: The taste is a bit malty with hints of bread, caramel and nuts. The taste is very straight forward, pleasant and rather boring. Its very typical Brown Ale (but better than average), very good. Boring is not always bad. In this case I think it is good. Even though the taste is not complex it makes for an extremely easy to consume beer.
Mouthfeel: Very clear maltiness. Full and creamy with a medium weight.
Drinkability: This is a VERY sessionable beer to me. Extremely drinkable. It is inoffensive in every way; it is balanced, sits light in the stomach, low ABV, and it is not very interesting so there is nothing to think about except putting another down the hatch. This is a beer I could drink all night. This is a beer that your macro beer drinking friends would easily accept. It would be a suitable choice for your next party.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2005 07:57:42 | More by Phatz
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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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