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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,817 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1817
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 06-10-1998)
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Reviews by Thur123:
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Thur123

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a very dark brown red color with about one finger worth of head. The carbonation judging by the head seems good but the look of it is slow. The smell is deeply roasted malt with a sweet chocolate edge along with a burnt smokiness that's very faint and also a toasted bread smell. Little sweetness in the smell but a very good balance all the same.

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The flavor is roast-like without being harsh or grating in the least bit. The mellow malt sweetness really comes up under the roast flavor and the chocolate provides a bit of bitterness as well as complexity to this malty goodness. A kind of sharp breadiness comes in towards the end as well. Overall a very nice drinking brown with subtle complexity and all proper flavors present. Drinkable and thought provoking for Brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 20:15:13 | More by Thur123
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Poured a hazy brown with a medium thick light tan head. Light toasted malt aroma. Flavor was slightly nutty with a little bit of sweetness and just a little hint of tartness. Thinner in the body. Overall, not as rich and robust an offering in the brown ale category as others.

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You can feel all these in the taste too but the thing that is evidenced here actually is the hop.
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Had this at a friends house before enjoying some burgers on the grill. Not usually a big brown ale fan, but Brooklyn puts out some quality stuff. I love the freshness date on the bottle; thanks Brooklyn!

A: deep brown with a cream-colored, billowy head.

S: lots of sweetness from roasted malt. A dash of buttery caramel, too.

T: Like a Brown Ale should (i.e. sweetness followed closely by a touch of bitterness from the hops. I would've put a scoop of good vanilla ice cream into my glass if I had been thinking of it.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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