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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

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2,126 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,126
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: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Brewery makes some solid beers, usually nothing spectacular mind you, but always good beers for sharing with others.

Its brown ale is no exception, offering a much lighter, more drinkable brown ale than is often found. This style can lean toward either over-carbonated Coca-Cola or a thicker, maltier beer. Brookyn's Brown falls somewhere in between and it's a nice middle ground.

The appearance and smell are average: dark brown with decent retention, though barely cloudy enough and the aroma needs a bit more waft -- presently its closest to potatoes.

But the taste has a studied simplicity to it, mostly of unsalted peanuts and buttered starches. The brewery deserves points for not making the beer overly sweet.

This is a nice brown ale to try for someone stretching out their beer palette.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

My first from Brooklyn.

A: Pours a nice brown color with very thin white head. Reduces to a smaller cap very quickly

S: Smells raisiny and malty. Not much to it

T: I'm immediately hit by the intense amount of carbonation before I taste anything. Tastes a bit toasty and a bit like caramel. Almost a bit like leather? Not as big of a taste as I was expecting, definitely the weaker of the two brown ales I've had tonight. Aftertaste doesn't linger.

M/D: As I said, maybe too much carbonation.

Overall, not bad. I'd still like to try their other offerings.

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,126 ratings.