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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,894 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,894
Reviews: 915
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 32
Gots: 78 | 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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jonziefle

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a dark brown, garnet color, clear. Very little visible carbonation. One finger khaki head, with decent retention. No lacing.

Smell: Roasted and caramel malts, with some nuttiness and biscuit. A hint of dark fruit and citrus hops down deep. Moderate sweetness.

Taste: Roasted malts, with a light chocolate nuttiness. Dark citrus hops again way in the background. Not overly strong, but not too weak.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation bite and a smooth finish.

Drinkability: A very good brown ale. Much better malt and hop balance than most of this style. Very good flavor and malt profile without being too grainy.

Buy Again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 02:27:39 | More by jonziefle
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Pours a muddy brown with a finger of head that dissipates rapidly. The nose has mild bready notes. The flavor follows the nose almost exactly. The body is not quite as hearty as the best versions of this style.

This is a sessionable - if not quite remarkable - offering.

Serving type: bottle

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It must speak volumes about my dedication to both CANs and AIPAs that it has taken me over 2,600 reviews before I have gotten around to this one. I am trying to reduce my backlog of bottles so that I may resume The CANQuest (TM) in earnest. Please bear with me in the interim.

From the bottle: "Brewed in New York"; "Ruby mahogany in color, Brooklyn Brown Ale is richer and hoppier than its mild and malty English forebears. Chocolate and coffee flavors punctuate the roasty malt background. Brooklyn Brown is brewed with malted barley, hops, water, and yeast, and will taste best before the freshness date indicated."

Chez Woody's kitchen is much like the alley at the beginning of each episode of "King of the Hill" - nothing happens until the CAN is cracked, the bottle cap is popped, the keg is tapped and pouring, etc. The bottle is like my Old Lady at this point - sweating in anticipation of my touch and ready to pop. Boom! The rush of liquid into my glass was fascinating, creating a big, rolling pseudo-cascade as I watched. Like most males, I am a very visual learner and I was transfixed by the creation of two-plus fingers of dense, light-tan head with great retention. I held it up to the naural light of the day to behold and I was not disappointed. I fully agree with "mahogany", but I might substitute "garnet" for "ruby" (SRM = > 27, < 34) as I need to put my own stamp on this review. Otherwise, I might just do a cut 'n' paste and call it a day. Did they mention clarity? No. I will classify it as "button-bright" and leave it at that. The nose was malty, sure, but cut with a minty, grassy hoppiness. Remind me, why have I not reviewed this until now? Mouthfeel was full and creamy and the taste was like Baby Bear's Brown Ale - just right! The malt was present, but not cloying and the hops were in the mix, but not overwhelming. I have had English Brown Ales that were sickeningly sweet and American Brown Ales that caused me to wonder if the brewer knows when to take his foot off of the gas when it comes to hops. Finish was smooth, semi-dry and eminently drinkable. I do not often drink Brown Ales, but when I do, Brooklyn Brown is my choice. Stay crazy, my friends.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,894 ratings.