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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,914 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 88 | 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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heygeebee

Australia

2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Beer Cartel.

Pours a very deep cloudy brown, with a one finger off-white head. Some lace.

Aromas of brown sugar, treacle, caramel.

Taste is a watered down version of aromas. A little roast malt but overall quite sweet. Minimal hop presence. Have to say at the end of bottle - moderate flavour levels overall..

Mouthfeel is a let-down. Very watery indeed.

Overall, OK - but won't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 07:16:09 | More by heygeebee
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dasenebler

Maine

2.1/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12oz, best before July 2012.

Rich, dark chestnut, very clear. Nice creamy head and solid retention.

Aroma has some toasty, lightly roasty malt, a lot of off yeast character, and oxidized notes.

Flavor is oxidized, but some nice maltiness shines through with notes of toasted bread, toffee and chocolate. Pretty bitter and dry. Slightly acidic, and not very clean in the yeast department. Can you say INFECTION? Mouthfeel is very drying, with smooth medium carbonation.

So this is supposed to be good until July 2012? Really? God only knows how rank it'll be by then. Best rethink your packaging code, Brooklyn Brewery. Oxidized and infected is not a great combo, especially four months before the best-by date.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 23:52:45 | More by dasenebler
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Nikki


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-03-2012 20:32:24 | More by Nikki
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onetodave

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-03-2012 19:34:45 | More by onetodave
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bckayaalp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-03-2012 02:52:13 | More by bckayaalp
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yeep


4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-02-2012 16:41:58 | More by yeep
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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2012 20:53:24 | More by brandonasplundh
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-01-2012 05:56:02 | More by BugTownPub
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DarthNerdus


3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to glass. Decent enough beer, not a personal favorite. Smells particularly sweet, with a strong caramel scent. A clear dark brown appearance with a nice head that gives way to a ring around the beer. A nice taste as well, sweet a first with a very strong bitterness ending with nutty notes. Distinguishable coffee flavors. Overall a decent beer, but I’m not fond of the bitterness and be careful what you eat with it! Anything sweet before or during ruins it.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 05:12:25 | More by DarthNerdus
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shortkut

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-28-2012 04:20:51 | More by shortkut
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Deep brown mahogany with a small white head.

S - Roasted malt, milk chocolate. Mmm.

T - Heavy presence of burnt roasted malt. Sweet toffee and milk chocolate flavors come through. Overall has a wonderful flavor.

M - Smooth, medium-heavy in body. Average carbonation.

O - Nice offering from Brooklyn Brewery. Flavor is complex and pleasing. Drinkability is high.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 03:23:12 | More by mooseo
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-26-2012 22:48:47 | More by Danobold
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johnkyoungoh

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-26-2012 22:35:09 | More by johnkyoungoh
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loved this pour. Nice dark, but not black with a creamy head.
As soon as I put my nose into the glass, I could pick up aromas of banana and pineapple, so sort of tropical in a way.

The first sip was full and big.. Right balance of malt and hops.
The finish was just as good as the start.

Each sip after that was as good as the first one. I enjoyed the bold, yet approachable way this brew came across. At first I was expecting something to really be up front and in your face. Which I do enjoy with many brews.

But this one started to be in your face, but mellowed as you took the first sip and enjoyed the rest of it.

A nice one

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 04:50:32 | More by rdilauro
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ardy007

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-26-2012 04:42:01 | More by ardy007
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-25-2012 21:35:41 | More by weaselchew
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-25-2012 18:44:02 | More by SHCC
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AMiz602

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This looks very, very dark, almost stoutish. The head, like most Brooklyn brews, is choppy and doesn't retain itself for very long. The smell is very strong sweet, nutty almost with hints of honey.

The taste right of the the bottle is crisp, malty-sweet, with a bit of nuttiness. However, as the brew warms up it loses some of its sweetness, and becomes a little more bitter. Goes down a little dry, and would make a nice pairing with a meat dish.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 02:46:44 | More by AMiz602
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cjtwigger

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-25-2012 01:19:47 | More by cjtwigger
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-24-2012 22:57:46 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-24-2012 21:16:39 | More by HamGlade10
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chilly460

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cola brown with finger of off-white head. Good retention and nice lacing to the bottom.

S: Get lots of sweet medium roasted malts on this one, some caramal sweetness for sure. Has a clean grassy hops aroma in the background as well.

T: Quite a bit of that caramel sweetness comes in immediately. The profile is quite sweet overall. Not much nuttiness that I like in Browns. Hop character picks up and finishes well.

M: Fairly standard here, it is a solid medium body and carbonation.

O: Solid, but unexceptional, brown ale. Bit on the sweeter side then standard, IMO, but it's a nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 02:16:12 | More by chilly460
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ZekemusMaximus

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-19-2012 19:16:30 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2012 04:11:34 | More by zeledonia
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served with a clear, darker shade of brown body that had some ruby highlights...the head stood one finger tall and was off white in color...recedes to a thick cap and only leaves light lacing

S - A little on the lighter side...nutty with some sweeter caramel and toffee notes

T - The flavors were very well balanced on the palate...the beer opens with some roasted malt characteristics that give off some a brief chocolate flavor...the chocolate actually comes back stronger in the finish...a nuttiness comes across the palate once the roasted malts are finished...that leads right into a sweet toffee flavor that pairs well with the nuts...a sweet, roasted chocolate flavor finishes the beer

M - Medium bodied...a touch on the sweeter side but very balanced and well rounded

O - This was a nice surprise...Brown Ales are hit or miss for me and this one was a hit...nicely balanced with chocolate, toffee, and a nuttiness leading the way

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:28:53 | More by thain709
Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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