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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

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2,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,124
Reviews: 928
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 44
Gots: 200 | 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:
Beer added by: purplehops on 06-10-1998

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint.

I've always been a pretty big fan of this beer as something to just kind of kick back and enjoy a single serving with a nice meal. Take that as you will.

Appearance: Deep, dark brown ale with a creamy, tannish head. The head will lace the glass, and a small amount of it sticks around for most of a bottle.

Smell: Malty smell. You may pick up a toffee-esque smell too. Not particularly strong. Smells kinda how it tastes, if that makes sense. Which leads us to...

Taste: This is a malty, toasty, nutty beer. It doesn't taste like coffee, but it would be a solid replacement for a cup of coffee with a meal. It's not a very strong beer, and its flavors are a little more subtle. For what its trying to do, it is fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Hits it on the head here too. Creamy, not too heavy and with a reasonable amount of carbonation that helps make this a really easy drinker.

This is probably the least offensive beer one could imagine, and there is absolutely no problem with that. Not for people looking to be adventurous, but a solid, enjoyable beer. Since I'm writing this around Christmas time, I can't help but recommend it in holiday settings.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before March 2013. Pours crystal clear reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, biscuit, toasted malt, roast, light coffee, toffee, herbal, and light dark fruits. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of chocolate, caramel, biscuit, toasted malt, nuttiness, toffee, roast, light coffee, and light herbal spiciness. Slight herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, biscuit, toffee, toast, nuttiness, and light herbal on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance, complexity, and robustness; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice brown ale! Nicely robust and full of balanced flavors; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,124 ratings.