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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,923 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 91 | 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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wendymerissa

Florida

5/5  rDev +37.7%

03-18-2013 04:37:42 | More by wendymerissa
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +37.7%

11-21-2013 06:37:06 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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wyonono

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +37.7%

12-11-2011 00:05:49 | More by wyonono
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fastpass17

New York

5/5  rDev +37.7%

01-26-2012 22:15:40 | More by fastpass17
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Wahoos88

Virginia

5/5  rDev +37.7%

11-17-2011 00:37:34 | More by Wahoos88
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +37.7%

07-31-2012 02:04:09 | More by Dapperticus
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Kwak

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Verry good brown ale.

Nice thick head rich and cremy.
Full body nice color deep dark hue.
Taste very brown almost like a catchers mit goes down
smooth verry dry.
Good after taste. somthing to look fowerd to at the end of the
glass

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2002 08:45:59 | More by Kwak
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +37.7%

12-01-2011 19:48:30 | More by Bmoyer0301
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PaulieNumbers

Virginia

5/5  rDev +37.7%

04-04-2013 04:31:13 | More by PaulieNumbers
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Presticle

Florida

5/5  rDev +37.7%

02-18-2012 18:43:59 | More by Presticle
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andersen8185

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +37.7%

11-21-2011 16:10:14 | More by andersen8185
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JamesS

Indiana

4.88/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an excellent brown ale! Poured a wonderful deep brown with great head and good lacing throughout. A wonderful deep and dark malty aroma, with wonderful woodiness and roastiness. It's a great ent-draught flavor, with a deep dark malty tone and wonderful slight earthy finish. Goes down deep and thick, quite wonderful indeed!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 18:30:23 | More by JamesS
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

4.86/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: This beer pours a very deep and dark amber/ mahogany color with a thin but really creamy, off white film that just blankets the top. Very nice looking beer!

S: Aroma is of roasted malt and barley with signatures of coffee and vanilla. There is a small presence of hops at the end.

T: I get an initial coffee flavor that is followed by vanilla and oak. Roasted malts come through in the middle of the tongue, finishes with dry hops and yeast.

M: Initial pour had lots of carbonation but settles down as the beer warms. Rich, creamy and smooth ultimately defines this dark bodied beer.

O: This Brown ale is a lot darker and thicker than most other brown ales I have had. The creamy and smooth texture combined with the balance of flavor really makes this a complete Brown Ale. I got this in a mix-a-six, but would by a 6 pack all by its self. One of the best Brown Ales I have had thus far!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 03:15:20 | More by SouljaSaia17
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Mypintishalffull

New York

4.8/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First beer from Brooklyn that I tried. Poured with deep red color almost brown. Deep deep red. Head faded into little bit of foam. Aroma fantastic. Deep figs. Cherries. Fruit. Some hops. Then the taste. Great coffee flavor and roasted chestnuts. Some biscuit flavor. Love it here. Mouthfeel great like silk. Man this is a winner. First zbrooklyn beer but won't ne my last.

BROWN ALE FROM BROOKLYN YES PLEASE

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 03:18:35 | More by Mypintishalffull
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Ally928


4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

07-28-2012 04:50:20 | More by Ally928
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mccorjf54

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

03-10-2012 21:35:33 | More by mccorjf54
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WonderWoman

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this at an informal brown ale tasting and I chose this as the winner in my book.
Poured a dark mahogany with a tiny rim of head.
The smell was wonderful. French roast coffee, roasted sticky malts mixed with minor floral hops.
I enjoyed the sweet malt tied with dark fruits much like figs or slightly green plums when tasting. It ended with a mild citrus note. Once it warmed hazelnuts surfaced just adding to the already wonderful flavors.
It had a thin minor syrupy consistency with moderate carbonation .
This was great beer. All the subtle flavors worked marvelously together.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2006 22:20:18 | More by WonderWoman
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AaronRed

New York

4.7/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very mellow, great malt flavor. Has enough hops to keep it interesting

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2001 18:56:06 | More by AaronRed
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roblowther

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark brown, more so than I'd expect for the style. Hazlenut and roast dominate the smell. The flavor follows suit. Coffee roast dominates but it gives way to a subtle malt that banishes any thought of bitterness. Wow. Really, truly impressive. Mothfeel is silky and ribbon soft. Just enough carbonation to add interest. Drinkability? Barkeep, hit me again!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 23:38:44 | More by roblowther
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nortmand

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First- I'm pretty sure this is the best brown I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. So complex, but at the same time quite easy drinking.
Pours reddish brown, with a white head that goes away pretty quick.
Smell is deep, rich and chocolate. Quite impressive. There is a slight floral hop aroma in the depths of the nostrils. Very faint, but there nonetheless.
Slight acid up front, rounding out into sweet chocolate tones by mid tongue. There is an end bitterness that lingers on the tongue for a bit. All of these flavors are pronounced, but none of them overpower one another. Quite well done.
Silky mouthfeel supported by an appropriate carbonation.
As you can see, I'm quite happy with this beer and find it quite drinkable. Goes great by itself and even better with well made food.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2005 00:03:08 | More by nortmand
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mzwolinski

California

4.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this beer. It seems a lot more assertive than most other browns I've tried. Vey dark amber/ruby in color, with almost no head at all. Aroma is dominated by rich caramel malt, with a nuttiness than becomes more assertive as the beer warms. The flavor is quite terrific. Starts with a sweet caramel malt, develops some chocolatey notes mid-palate, then gives way to a satisfyingly bitter hop finish. Just when you think it's over, a surprisingly roasty aftertaste kicks in, lending an extra dryness to the finish and leaving you yearning for another sip. Medium-full in body, this was quite an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2003 18:05:13 | More by mzwolinski
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lsrose

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was a couple months past the best by date, don't know if that influenced the taste.

This beer poured a decent head which dissipated fairly quickly leaving some lacing.

The aroma is pleasing but hard to put a finger on with maybe a toffee smell.

I tasted several cocoa, toffee, and coffee notes throughout each drink. It was pleasing from the start to the finish with a decent mouthfeel. After each drink the beer was lively and some head would come back.

I really like this one. Had several great tastes and good drinkability. I will be getting more.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 00:25:25 | More by lsrose
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markpiazza

New York

4.58/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just tried this beer tonight. It was at a place called paddy's irish pub in rochester, NY. Had a couple of the brooklyn brown ale on tap. I thought it was awesome. Very smooth brown american ale.They sell it at our local wegmans. Wegmans Just opened a couple isles full of micro brews in rochester. There must be at least 200-300 different beers.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2008 00:27:55 | More by markpiazza
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kush6875

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very nice beer! good any time of year. has more body and flavor compared to new castle. purchased a six pack from a local six pack shop. can easily drink 5 or 6 in session! next time i will definately pick up a case. would also like to try this one on tap!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 22:13:16 | More by kush6875
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pgroove

New York

4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew has quickly become my favorite in the Brooklyn line, which, by extension, makes it my favorite beer in the whole entire universe. Yeah. Soooo, it's packed with flavor and is medium to dark in color. Some say it's drinkability prevents it from being a session beer but I disagree. Drink it, and drink lots of it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2005 03:59:34 | More by pgroove
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