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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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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from about 100mL left after using the rest in a lamb marinade (but that's another story). (oh OK, you asked; it worked really well in the marinade)

Dark-brown colour, clear with an orange tinge at the edge. Head is pale beige, foamy, with decent density. Retains with large bubbles. Not bad at all.

Coffee and medicine on the nose. Pepper, cherry and a touch of caramel for sweetness, maybe some vanilla as well. Spicy, roasty, sweet. Pretty much all you could want from a brown ale.

Taste has similar characters, but a bit more subtle, not as pungent. Chocolate, coffee, bit weak on the front-to-mid but gets more roasty and spice towards the back. Cloves on the finish and a touch of black pepper. Subtle, but nicely constructed palate for a well-balanced Autumnal beer (that's "Fall beer").

The body's there, but still feels a little thin and over-fluent. Bit of piquancy at the back.

Nothing too exciting, but it strikes me as a fairly quintessential brown ale, an archetype even. Plus it's really well-made and drinkable, so yeah, good work Brooklyn.

laituegonflable, May 19, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light brown, with medium carbonation and a good head that leaves too quick for a brown, ok on the lacing.
Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Very clear and clean, medium mouthfeel.
Tastes of burnt toffee, caramel malt sweetness, with light astingency. Finishes dry with slight coffee hints

sauron681, May 10, 2012
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3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Old Chicago

Pours dark-brown amber with a two finger off-white head. Smells like a red ale but with some roasted characteristics. Taste is different than what I expected, overripe pears and apples are the most predominant, finishing with roasted hazelnut. Mouthfeel is great, smooth and it's body feels fuller than it is. It is dry, tho.

Quite enjoyable.

jimmah120, May 09, 2012
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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,997 ratings.