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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,922 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,922
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 90 | 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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rallyr32

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-03-2012 00:16:30 | More by rallyr32
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dextermcgurk

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

07-08-2012 01:26:36 | More by dextermcgurk
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-24-2011 07:13:21 | More by jophish17
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-22-2012 14:23:21 | More by skaboom420
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BlackDrongo

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

03-22-2012 22:52:08 | More by BlackDrongo
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

2.53/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A nice 3 finger deep tan head shows fat bubbles and decent lace after a strong pour. The body is the blackest brown you can get, only showing hints of brown around the edges. Nose is a soft roasty malt feel with a zesty nutty backbone. Oddly soured malt feel enters the mouth with a slight shock. This does mellow out quickly though. The what rawness comes through all over the palate. The overall taste is a little sour dominate and not quite developed. Lacks the even richness of what I would expect from a brown ale. Mouthfeel is soured and sharp. Not all that enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2007 00:44:31 | More by SPLITGRIN
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david18

New York

2.53/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Eh. This is a bad example of a bad beer. I like brooklyn because it's local but i'm not sure about this beer. I typically don't like brown ales to begin with but this one really has nothing to distinguish it from anything else. Color, smell and flavor are all nothing to get excited about.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 21:32:10 | More by david18
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Naes

New York

2.58/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A dark brown ale with a tan head that has good retention and lacing.
The aroma is roasty and has chocolate tones.
Its flavor is grainy and nutty with a mild hop presence. There is also a slight coffee/chocolate presence near the finish.
Mouth feel is light to medium bodied and mildly carbonated.

This beer has an additional flavor that I can not put my finger on that does not agree with me.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2006 04:46:23 | More by Naes
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head that leaves little lacing.

Nose is almost non existent, maybe a little malty

Taste is not much better, some subdued malts...very bland

This is one smooth drinking beer, but it does not do much for the senses.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2010 15:05:14 | More by FLBeerGuy
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fattychubs

North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Somewhat brown but with very red highlights, served with a short tan head, that leaves a patchy lace over the top. Aroma was sweet malts, but I smelled a little hop which didn’t seem characteristic of a brown ale. The taste started with mildly sweet malts, a small hint of coffee, but moves to a spicy bitter hop flavor, and ends slightly acidic with a crisp hop finish. Body was barely medium.

It just seemed very different then what I am used to in brown ales, not very sweet, very hoppy. As it warmed up the hops dominated even more and I liked it less. Not horrible though, just not what I was expecting.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2003 19:15:02 | More by fattychubs
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JDV

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to davehoward for the bottle! Pours a dark brown color with ruby edges on the glass. Light tan fizzy head. Smell is toasty, semi roasty malt. Hint of chocolate and coffee round it out and a mild roastiness is present in the taste as will along with a slight sour bitterness. Very thin body I thought. Not bad, but just not impressive especially for what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2008 19:50:27 | More by JDV
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praufs01

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Clear brown color with a creamy off-white head.

Aroma – Light malt and bread smell.

Palate – Medium body with light carbonation.

Flavor – Sweet malty up front that quickly diminishes to a metallic (iron like) aftertaste.

Final thoughts – Quite smooth and easy drinking. I’ve had much better brown ales.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 15:40:22 | More by praufs01
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SisuPride

Tennessee

2.7/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bought a bottle of this when I was in New York City and slipped it in my suitcase. The beer poured a pretty brown as described with a highly carbonated head that dwindled away quite rapidly. Overall the beer lacked taste and mouthfeel. It was missing the thicker body and taste I have come to love in brown beers. I had not had this beer for a couple of years and now I remember why. Better to me than a Budweiser but rather low in the pecking order of brown ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 03:00:07 | More by SisuPride
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katdaddy210

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer in a 12 oz bottle. Brewed in Utica(hate when they fool ya) as said on the label. Also noted that the label read that this Brown is hoppier then its British counterpart, I was dissappointed in that statement. So I moved on hoping for the best. Cracked the bottle, and got a wiff on hops over all. Pours a deep rich brown with nice head fading down the pint glass. First taste was that of hops, bitter on the back of the tongue moving to a carmel malt taste. The hops(as you can see I can't get over) seemed to overpower what I thought was going to be a great Brown. The mouth feel was lighter then that of a Brittish Brown, not one bit creamy. A little weak and dissappointing. Overall, not what I had imagined. I was looking for a great session beer, and got what seems to be a overhyped over hopped typical micro. I will pawn the rest of the case off on some company, maybe that will make them leave earlier.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2005 20:16:48 | More by katdaddy210
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heygeebee

Australia

2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Beer Cartel.

Pours a very deep cloudy brown, with a one finger off-white head. Some lace.

Aromas of brown sugar, treacle, caramel.

Taste is a watered down version of aromas. A little roast malt but overall quite sweet. Minimal hop presence. Have to say at the end of bottle - moderate flavour levels overall..

Mouthfeel is a let-down. Very watery indeed.

Overall, OK - but won't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 07:16:09 | More by heygeebee
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

12-28-2012 05:46:06 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

12-08-2012 15:32:24 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Cresant

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Smith tulip. Dated best by 1/07. A vigorous pour resulted in three fingers of beige head. The body was bright, clear and amber/brown in color. The lofty head collapsed within minutes. Some splotchy lace remained.

Smell was Bread. Walnuts and caramel.

Taste was mild and chocolaty. Moderate hops flavors accented the malts but stayed in the background. Alcohol flavor appeared later.

Mouthfeel was rather thin. Smooth, rounded.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 16:01:42 | More by Cresant
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memphischas

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

04-23-2014 22:18:31 | More by memphischas
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1BadblueSS

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-27-2013 17:54:18 | More by 1BadblueSS
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Bito401

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

03-02-2013 22:33:23 | More by Bito401
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

03-05-2014 00:09:43 | More by khargro2
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

10-28-2013 01:19:32 | More by DelicateDelirium
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

12-16-2011 03:42:48 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish nut brown with a thin tan head. No lace. Smells of caramel and molasses.

Taste is a bit one dimensional. Caramel malt and some hops in the finsih and that's it. No depth or richness to the malt and I just don't think the hops mesh well with it. It's a little thin. Not too enjoyable this one. I'll give this Brooklyn offering a miss.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2005 01:51:23 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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