Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This beer pours dark brown with a nice fine tan head that quickly dissipates. It has a nice aroma and smells like a good brown ale should. You get nuts, toast, and cookies.
The taste is nice, but doesn't quite live up to the nose. You get some grain and some biscuit flavors. I didn't get any chocolate or coffee flavors at all (okay with me, but the label boasts these). It's malty, but not overly sweet. Some hops kick in at the end, assisted somewhat by the carbonation.
I think the brewers tried to liven up this style a bit by trying to give it some porter-like characteristics. I'm not sure they were successful. This brown ale is very good, but a little too thin and bitter to be great.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2011 20:46:20 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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
82 out of 100 based on 1,768 ratings.