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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,997 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,997
Reviews: 919
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 41
Gots: 121 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 06-10-1998)
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Photo of Danny1217
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color. A tan head with good retention.
The smell is very subdued. I'm not getting much here. A little bit of malty caramel. The taste is roasted with some caramel, toffee, and even some fruits. The taste is complex, it's just not all that great to me. Medium body and carbonation.

It's an all right beer, but not one of my favorites from Brooklyn at all.

Danny1217, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of DustinPurvis
4/5  rDev +10.2%

DustinPurvis, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Slipmthgoose
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Slipmthgoose, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of djwhit24
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

djwhit24, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Nolegirlmitch
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Nolegirlmitch, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut color with good clarity. Finger and a half of off white head. Very very still head. Sweet caramel malt on the nose with a touch of citric hops. A little nutty, pretty nice nose.

Medium in body, feels nice and full in the mouth. Sweet roasted malts up front flow into a rich roasted nuttiness. Stringy mouthfeel on the swallow. Good balance from the hops. Exceptionally smooth. Simple yet brilliant. Big good flavors that all work extremely well together with great balance. My only complaint is that a touch of dark fruit lies beneath it all but only if you really look for it. This fruit flavor doesn't go with the rich roast of the brew but it doesn't make itself known really. Lingering sweetness on the tip of the tongue and the lips.

Very good beer, I'm usually not a brooklyn fan but this was quite the brown ale.

jtierney89, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

freewill35, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

WritersBlock, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark, brownish, caramel amber with a thin lacing of brownish, soft head that has little retention

S - caramel, toffee and a citrus aroma that seems present in many of the Brooklyn year-round offerings

T - big roasty characters up front and throughout with some accompanying caramel, toffee, and nutty notes. There is a faint bitter hoppyness to the finish

M - medium bodied and smooth with a crisp carbonation

This is a decent, easy drinking, well balanced brown ale. I like the heavy roasted malt notes throughout. All around refreshing and enjoyable.

tdm168, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of dasunder
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dasunder, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a caramel like brown color, a touch darker with a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head.

S - Smell is mild yet sweet with some brown malt, a touch of sweet sugars and a little bit of hops.

T - Well for the price it was a nice brown ale. Brown malt is mild and not very chalky leading to a rather sweet drinking experience but with little cocoa or chocolate flavors it makes it fall far from an elite brew. Not bad though.

M - Medium and kind of chewy.

Overall not something I would buy again but a better than average brown ale.

DrDemento456, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Red-brown with tiptop clarity. Inch of head. Laces well. 4.0

Toasted grain and pomme skin. Well-kilned in the nose. Hearty. 3.5

Browned apples, generous toasted malts, herbal hops, nuttiness and grassiness. Bitter middle, tangy finish. 4.0

Medium body with some slickness. Lively carbonation. Very sessionable. 4.0

Elite brown ale. One of the best. 4.5

thecheapies, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of mcss
3/5  rDev -17.4%

mcss, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of jlordi12
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jlordi12, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of PeteTheBeerDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

PeteTheBeerDrinker, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -17.4%

jmathis, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

whatname, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

BeerOps, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

fionn13, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

rcjennings, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -17.4%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of mungus
4/5  rDev +10.2%

mungus, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of ForrestChess
4/5  rDev +10.2%

ForrestChess, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +10.2%

justinm4bama, May 31, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint.

Appearance: A very dark brown, still transparent with a 1/4" off whit to tan head.

Smell: light maple, almost bock-like. If there was a word that meant lighter than light I would use it this beer is really light when it comes to smell.

Taste: Malty, light barley and for a beer not very high on the ABV level you definitely taste the alcohol. I taste little maple and a notch sweet I truly like it.

Mouth: medium carbonation with sharp bubbles. It has an even better after taste but not the most lasting.

Overall: Having this on tap after finishing an incredible rib-eye and a great choice. On tap this beer was the right choice, have one one me. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, May 31, 2012
Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,997 ratings.