Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by briman:
3.18/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours dark brown, almost a deep copper, and clear, with a small tan head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is mostly caramel, with maybe a hint of a roasted malt in the background. No clear hop contribution.
Flavor follows aroma being mostly caramel, but picking up just a faint roasted note as it warms. No hop flavors, or bitterness to speak of.
Medium body, with moderate carbonation. Had this one once in a bottle a while ago, and was underwhelmed, so I was hoping a draft sample would prove to be better. As before, though, I found this to be too basic, and somewhat bland. I don't get any of the coffee, chocolate, or hop elements described in the literature for this beer either in the bottle or on draft.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2010 02:19:47 | More by briman
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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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