Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by SuperSpy:
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into a pint glass. "Best before" November 2010 stamped on the bottle.
A - Super clear with a slightly darker than eggshell foam cap that was left behind when the head died rather quickly. A great ruby brown color. Almost frighteningly clear.
S - Caramel, sweet malt. Not a very strong aroma but sweet and inviting. Very good for the style.
T/M - Sweet caramel maltiness right up front that transitions into a mellow, slightly sweet nuttiness. Half a second later you're tasting a nice balance of american hops that goes right back to a sweet roasted malt finish. A very smooth beer with a great medium body and perfect amount of carbonation.
D - A great American Brown Ale. It goes down easy and has some great layers to the flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2010 00:31:33 | More by SuperSpy
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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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