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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,915 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,915
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
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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doktorhops

Australia

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite impressed with the Brooklyn India Pale Ale and it's remarkable restraint for an American IPA. So it was with much enthusiasm that I purchased the Brown Ale for review, cursing the tariffs that make Aussie imported beer drinkers pay prices that would make American drinkers have coronaries, along the way.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Deep, but clear, topsoil coloured body with a 0.5cm khaki head. Very much a brown ale in a literal sense.

S: A nice hit of toffee malt comes to fore, with some sugar plum sweetness in the middle and an earthy hop note to finish. It certainly makes for a salivating aroma.

T: Flavour is dry, drier than the Sahara. There is a toasted malt base with a minimal dark fruit sugar centre, nuttiness towards the end, and a long dry finish. It's a bit one dimensional in that respect actually.

M: Mid to light body with medium carbonation.

D: Maybe I've missed something but I believe there could definitely be more flavours at play with this brew and I can't help but feel that Brooklyn (yes, the entire borough) has understated this beer overall by not bringing out more sweetness and hop bitterness, at least have two flavours wresting for control of my taste buds dammit. If you want a damn dry brew then this is your man... or woman (if we're assigning genders to beers let's be PC about it).

Food match: Dry turkey would be a mistake, apart from that though anything is fair game(meat).

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 09:22:52 | More by doktorhops
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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,915 ratings.