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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,124 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,124
Reviews: 928
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 44
Gots: 198 | 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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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%

Photo of dougbassett
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a mahogany-brown colored brew with a two finger cream colored head. The head fades fast to a medium cap that persists. Once the cap fades rather slowly a light level of lacing is left on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell. Mixed with these are notes of chocolate and a coffee aroma. Some sweet caramel joins the darker aromas and with a light bitter herbal aroma rounds out the smell.

Taste – A roasted malt and chocolate flavor greet the tongue. Some light coffee flavors are present as well but are gone rather fast as some molasses sweetness more toward the middle of the taste comes to fruition. While the taste sweetness in the middle, it ends up bittering more toward the end as some of the bitter herbal hop flavors detected in the nose come to the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was a little bit on the higher side. Not the best for the roasted and darker flavors, and may have been better suited with a creamier and chewier body.

Overall – I am not really a huge fan. The flavors never really meld well and the transitions are quite abrupt.

Photo of hardy008
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut brown with a 3 finger tan foamy head with good retention and lacing. I can detect cherries, caramel, and some chocolate in the aroma. Smells like this should be slightly sweet.

Tastes like I thought it would based on the aroma. Cherries, caramel malt, and some chocolate. Neither the taste or the aroma are very strong, which is too bad. What I can taste is good, but there isn't enough flavor to boost the score to a higher level.

Light bodied with soft carbonation, and a slight aftertaste of cherries. This could be a very nice beer, if the taste and aroma were stronger.

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of mick303
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark mahogany brown. Light head of light tan which recedes pretty quickly.

Nose has coffee and malt notes. Slight roastiness, overall full.

Taste has a roasty malt character but an annoying bitterness. Dark chocolate, coffee flavour, but also a bit of a surprising lightness. Hops are present and give a bitter edge, but it doesn't seem to work as well as it could.

Mouthfeel is medium-full, body is initially thick, but it trails off. Carbonation is appropriate to give a bit of crispness. Aftertaste is medium, slightly malty, a bit cloying.

Its good beer, but I thought the profile on the palate was a bit disjointed, and suggested room for improvement. Overall, a good standard brown ale.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,124 ratings.