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Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

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2,104 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,104
Reviews: 924
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 41
Gots: 174 | 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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3.63/5  rDev 0%
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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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as part of a mixed 12pk at Market Basket in Somersworth. Pours a clear dark-copper brown with pretty much no lasting head to speak of. Coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel comprise the aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a strong herbal hop presence. Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Not bad. Reminds me a lot of some of the older craft beers and of the brown ales I used to drink when I lived in Maine years ago. Delicious.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 120z brown bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pretty average. Surprisingly clear. Decent little head.

S: Some nuts and a little bit of a toffee and leathery smell in a good way. Pretty mild though.

T: Light roasted nuts, Light roasted oats or grain, some light complexity. Malty with some sweet sugars.

M: Pretty thin for a brown ale, but I am am still getting into this style, so I may be wrong. Definitely kind of creamy which I like. Not much carbonation. Somewhat of a quaffer.

O: A fair to good beer, just not as multi-dimensional as I like in my brews. However the semi-low- ABV and easy drinking might make it a good choice for a dinner party or cookout. I might throw one in a mix-n-match 6-pack from time to time.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brooklyn Brown Ale - my first Brooklyn beer I believe so time to judge them all by one beer! Just kidding of course...

Appearance - A low to medium brown that looks pretty standard for the style. Nothing amazing but a nice hue to it.

Smell - Hops, Nuts, and Barley. The smell is on, but missing a couple of interesting notes and it seems to go away quickly

Taste - I was hoping this would taste like it smelled but it has a lot of copper/metal taste to it. Also the nuts do come out but fade quickly

Mouthfeel - I really wanted more carbonation here and a bit less of the metal aftertaste. Not terrible but not good

Overall - This is a decent beer, and a decent brown ale. Its smooth enough to be drank by the handfuls but the aftertastes keeps me rating this one low

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,104 ratings.