Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by phiberoptik:
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a root beer brown, deep color with hints of light coming through. Frothy, three fingered head that hangs around a while. 3-4 sips in and the lacing remains.
Malty, earthy aromas. Toffee, hazelnut, faint hops, vague coffee aromas, and brown sugar.
Smooth flavors. Sweet but with lots of roasted notes of grain, nuts, and coffee. Remnants of some hop flavor across the middle with little to no bitterness in the finish.
Slick, mouth coating, great carbonation. Frothy in the mouth.
Very easy to drink and one that could be enjoyed in multiples. Nothing about this screams amazing, but nothing screams red flag either. A good example of an approachable, enjoyable brown ale.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2013 02:39:18 | More by phiberoptik
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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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