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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,141 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,141
Reviews: 932
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 44
Gots: 215 | 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

No notes at this time.
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of SerendipitousTaster
2.04/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am new to this forum and wish that I could post reviews privately as it is not my intention to influence or inform others but to remind myself. I am not a beer tasting expert and do not know the proper etiquette or vocabulary.

This said, I found the Brooklyn Brown Ale to be pretty in the glass when poured. The color is rich and the head sturdy. I was disappointed though by the thinner than expected and less full bodied flavor overwhelmed by what seemed to be too much carbonation for this brown ale. The ale left only a slight bitter aftertaste on the palate but a less than satisfying overall taste and experience.

I will not purchase in quantity but would drink if offered or even order as the first beer in a steak or barbeque restaurant if better options are not available.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of tobelerone
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking chestnut brown brew with good clarity, a big fluffy white head that has solid retention. Bubbles look a bit soapy; lacing is patchy,clinging to the sides of the glass here and there. Mildly toasty aroma with hints of nuts, cocoa powder, and coffee.

Flavor has a nutty, toasty malt character with coffee and cocoa notes and a very restrained hop presence. Dry finish without much bitterness. The flavors are fairly subtle and don't have much staying power in the palate, but they are pleasant enough.

Medium to slightly light body for a brown with carbonation I found to be a bit overly assertive.

This is a beer with some appealing flavors but for my money could use the volume turned up a bit and the carbonation dialed back. A smoother, creamier mouthfeel would aid this one greatly.

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB FEB 2013

A: Pours a mahogany/ruby red color with 2 fingers worth of tan head

S: Some light roasted malts along with coffee and nuts are at the forefront, with some notes of fruit and chocolate as well

T: Follows the nose. Decently roasty. Fruits are more up front, along with the nuts and coffee. Chocolate is more towards the back again. Hops come through towards the back with the chocolate

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A really nice brown ale with complexity and full flavor. Easy to drink and very accessible. Nicely done

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very odd beer from a usually reliable brewery. I think it looks fantastic, just like a brown ale should -- a very dark mahogany brown with a creamy head that lingers. Unfortunately the nose is just routine: some cherries, some chocolate reminiscent of very rich sweet milk chocolate, a whisper of hops. The flavors are even more restrained than the nose -- chocolate malt and some hops, mainly, with a very light cherry finish. This beer is interesting in that I think the problem lies in a criteria I usually blow past when I do one of these things -- the mouthfeel. I think the beer is so disappointingly light because I think the mouthfeel is too light, like most brown ales it does better with a heavier mouthfeel (to support the stronger flavors). Not Brooklyn's best.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,141 ratings.