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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,036
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 39
Gots: 136 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +37.7%

wendymerissa, Mar 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

MrTinnedPEach, Nov 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

wyonono, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

fastpass17, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Wahoos88, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Dapperticus, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Kwak
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

Kwak, Nov 06, 2002
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Bmoyer0301, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

PaulieNumbers, Apr 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Presticle, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

andersen8185, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of JamesS
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!

JamesS, Feb 03, 2012
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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!

SouljaSaia17, Apr 23, 2013
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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.


Mypintishalffull, Jul 03, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Ally928, Jul 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

mccorjf54, Mar 10, 2012
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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.

WonderWoman, Dec 10, 2006
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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

AaronRed, Aug 24, 2001
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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!

roblowther, Aug 02, 2007
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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.

nortmand, Jun 13, 2005
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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.

mzwolinski, Feb 15, 2003
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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.

lsrose, Feb 12, 2011
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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.

markpiazza, Nov 13, 2008
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4.56/5  rDev +25.6%

CtheGeneral99, Aug 22, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +25.6%

Keiden, Oct 10, 2014
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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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