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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,958 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,958
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 35
Gots: 100 | 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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New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-15-2014 03:16:36 | More by kkazemi
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New Hampshire

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%

Bottle from Harvest Market.
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a decent sized bubbly off white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Aromas of caramel and brown sugar with a hint of chocolate and a bit of minty earthy hops to balance. The flavor is malty sweet with just enough earthy hop flavor to balance. Nice malts caramel and hints of chocolate round this one out nicely. Medium body and level of carbonation. Its been a while since I've had a brown ale, but this one is quite serviceable.

06-14-2014 03:16:43 | More by johnnnniee
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-12-2014 17:26:18 | More by dcmchew
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District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

The core Brooklyn lineup, by my experience, consists of absolutely solid executions of styles. Nothing overly imaginative, just very strong representations of what a certain type of beer should be. The Brown Ale lives up to this reputation.

This Brown ale is rich in chocolate/coffee malty goodness, which is present throughout the nose and the body of the beer. It manages to retain a thick and chewy feel without compromising its drinkability, clocking in at a surprisingly low 5.6%. The real surprise within the Brown Ale is the actually high degree of hoppiness within the beer (for the style). One could easily go on drinking without ever really noticing the work behind the scenes being done by the earthy British style hops - they are just that well balanced and blended into the overall profile of the beer. As a result, the Brown ale is malty and chewy, while also remaining low-alcohol and surprisingly crisp- the handiwork of the aforementioned hops.

Like most Brooklyns, is it the best type of the style you can find? No. Yet the Brown Ale remains a very tasty beer and a strong representative of the style.

06-11-2014 08:17:02 | More by tarik-the-magnificent
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2014 18:48:17 | More by coobstar
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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass at Estelle's.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown amber color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Some roasted, toasted, caramel, hazelnut, chocolate notes with earthy hops in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with mild bitterness in the rear. Somewhat tasty.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty standard brown ale.

06-10-2014 00:07:05 | More by Flounder57
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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured into a glass.

A-Deep dark brown, almost black, with a 3/4 in tannish head forming at the top

S-slightly sweet, hints of coffee/chocolate

T-roasted malts, caramellowy nuttiness

M-medium bodied, nice and smooth

O-Great brown ale, deep and rich flavors

06-09-2014 00:44:17 | More by BrettMRogers
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-09-2014 00:16:57 | More by LMH88
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New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Smell: sweet biscuity malt
Appearance: beautiful rich dark auburn color
Taste: nice rich malt comes through with a balanced light hop bitterness in the finish.
Overall: this is a great, well balanced beer. Deep, rich, malty with a nice bitter finish. Solid beer, definitely worth a try.

06-07-2014 05:14:03 | More by Ale_Dog
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-05-2014 02:18:12 | More by DougGilley
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-01-2014 22:51:59 | More by scripna
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New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%

Overall: This is a classic brown ale that is more winter than Autumn. In that way, this beer is deep rather than crisp like some brown ales, and rich rather than sweet like some brown ales. A brown ale to measure other brown ales by

A: a deep brown, cherry wood pour with a nice foamy head

S: Roasted malts with some sweetness and caramel

T: boozy, rich, with malty thickness and depth. Very smooth tasting - full of nutty, brown sugar, biscuit flavor with more than subtle chocolate and coffee on the finish. Very nice

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth and good for sipping

06-01-2014 03:28:47 | More by tkdchampxi
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-31-2014 14:38:02 | More by cathomae
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-30-2014 20:06:13 | More by Canada_Dan
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3.91/5  rDev +7.7%

A: a little hazy; mahogany; tan head that faded quickly; left a rim of creamy bubbles around the edge of the glass; no lacing;

S: Roasted malts, a little cola, a little molasses

T: Hops come through in the taste; some nuttiness, a little malt sweetness; dry finish with a little bitterness;

M: Medium bodies; nicely carbonated; crisp

O: Well balanced; a really nice brown ale. One of my favorites.

05-26-2014 04:07:40 | More by HamdenHector
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-25-2014 10:57:07 | More by innominat
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2014 03:05:40 | More by JT99125
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2014 00:28:27 | More by gshackles
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-23-2014 19:56:06 | More by KevMo84
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-21-2014 12:30:20 | More by mklisz
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-19-2014 01:36:08 | More by CAD22
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-18-2014 15:58:32 | More by ariceclemson
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-17-2014 12:36:57 | More by Phoneguy
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-17-2014 00:33:36 | More by tpauer
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-15-2014 02:53:06 | More by Joel12
Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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