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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,969 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,969
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 36
Gots: 105 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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My74elite

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Jumski

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-24-2012 03:06:55 | More by Jumski
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erha2

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +24%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-21-2012 15:08:32 | More by robnolan
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-19-2012 16:44:37 | More by Ohiovania
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-19-2012 03:26:32 | More by shortedits
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Reviewed from about 100mL left after using the rest in a lamb marinade (but that's another story). (oh OK, you asked; it worked really well in the marinade)

Dark-brown colour, clear with an orange tinge at the edge. Head is pale beige, foamy, with decent density. Retains with large bubbles. Not bad at all.

Coffee and medicine on the nose. Pepper, cherry and a touch of caramel for sweetness, maybe some vanilla as well. Spicy, roasty, sweet. Pretty much all you could want from a brown ale.

Taste has similar characters, but a bit more subtle, not as pungent. Chocolate, coffee, bit weak on the front-to-mid but gets more roasty and spice towards the back. Cloves on the finish and a touch of black pepper. Subtle, but nicely constructed palate for a well-balanced Autumnal beer (that's "Fall beer").

The body's there, but still feels a little thin and over-fluent. Bit of piquancy at the back.

Nothing too exciting, but it strikes me as a fairly quintessential brown ale, an archetype even. Plus it's really well-made and drinkable, so yeah, good work Brooklyn.

05-19-2012 02:41:46 | More by laituegonflable
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-17-2012 03:30:05 | More by CarolinaKev
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set49

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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smi

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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sauron681

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours light brown, with medium carbonation and a good head that leaves too quick for a brown, ok on the lacing.
Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Very clear and clean, medium mouthfeel.
Tastes of burnt toffee, caramel malt sweetness, with light astingency. Finishes dry with slight coffee hints

05-10-2012 02:29:59 | More by sauron681
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%

On-tap at Old Chicago

Pours dark-brown amber with a two finger off-white head. Smells like a red ale but with some roasted characteristics. Taste is different than what I expected, overripe pears and apples are the most predominant, finishing with roasted hazelnut. Mouthfeel is great, smooth and it's body feels fuller than it is. It is dry, tho.

Quite enjoyable.

05-09-2012 06:12:58 | More by jimmah120
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The_Revisionist

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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New Jersey

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,969 ratings.