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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,961 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,961
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 36
Gots: 102 | 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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Gator_Nation

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-06-2014 00:30:52 | More by Gator_Nation
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joegard

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2014 00:44:03 | More by joegard
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

07-03-2014 04:45:55 | More by 57md
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Vestlake

Alabama

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-02-2014 22:46:43 | More by Vestlake
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chrismia

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-02-2014 19:33:02 | More by chrismia
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DuffDaddy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-02-2014 13:31:26 | More by DuffDaddy
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beaguinaga

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-01-2014 21:13:54 | More by beaguinaga
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +24.8%

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.

07-01-2014 16:20:58 | More by woodychandler
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Soterios

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-01-2014 11:54:41 | More by Soterios
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sanford_and_son

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-30-2014 21:08:12 | More by sanford_and_son
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-30-2014 18:10:48 | More by smartassboiler
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Gorriti


3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-29-2014 21:33:15 | More by Gorriti
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J702

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2014 05:47:01 | More by J702
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SavvyStudent

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2014 20:53:52 | More by SavvyStudent
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agp59

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-28-2014 13:25:32 | More by agp59
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slym

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-27-2014 21:54:43 | More by slym
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-26-2014 02:42:49 | More by hopley
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vecet911

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-26-2014 00:47:36 | More by vecet911
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Bieniek30

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-24-2014 02:14:40 | More by Bieniek30
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ElijahRivera

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-22-2014 01:03:34 | More by ElijahRivera
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juanny

Minnesota

3.51/5  rDev -3.3%

The brown ale had a pleasing dark brown color with respectable foam retention. The aroma was very mild, but a nice malty-chocolate combo. The taste was great! More noticeable coffee and chocolate notes that I have tasted in a brown ale before and a great heavy dose of the malt. This sounds more like a stout, but Brooklyn made their ale more drinkable with a background of hops, a reasonable alcohol content and a mouthfeel that is certainly full-bodied, but not overly thick and exclusively wintery. A solid brown ale in my book.

06-19-2014 19:23:36 | More by juanny
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JadeImports-Bahamas

Bahamas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-19-2014 03:46:58 | More by JadeImports-Bahamas
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-19-2014 02:24:36 | More by wrightst
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heliocopter

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-18-2014 22:34:11 | More by heliocopter
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Alex-Alkis

Sweden

3.72/5  rDev +2.5%

06-18-2014 21:24:07 | More by Alex-Alkis
Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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