Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by cottonkoozie:
3.15/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
A - Deep brown color with nice head and decent retention. Lacing is okay.
S - Not a lot of smell. What smell i can pick up is a good balance of malts though.
T - Some bitterness up front, followed with malts and finishing very sweet, with a bitter after taste. Nothing great, nothing bad, the finish is a little too sweet for my liking though. Pretty average.
M - Good level of carbonation, not too light or heavy, nice feel.
D - The sweet finish is just too much for me, otherwise it would be fine.
Nothing really impressive to me about this. Not bad, but not something I would seek out or buy again.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2010 02:23:01 | More by cottonkoozie
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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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