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Brooklyn Winter Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,074 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 20
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-02-2006

Brooklyn completely changed the recipe in 2006. It’s now a Scottish-style ale. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver explained to us that: “There are no spices at all. Good British floor malts and hops along with our yeast strain account for all the flavors. It has a Scottish-style cooler fermentation, which pushes malt to the forefront rather than fruitiness.” It was brewed with Scottish Floor-malted Maris Otter, English crystal malts, Belgian Aromatic malt, American roasted malts, American oats and hopped with Willamette.
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Photo of HamdenHector
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: clear; deep amber in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thick collar; OK lacing;

S: sweet, caramelly malt;

T: earthiness and non-descript sweet malt from start through the finish; almost no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation; dry finish;

O: OK; a little blah;

Photo of PGT
1.88/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Skunk beer compared to my favorite Belhaven or Grants

Photo of Boto
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Bubba Gump NYC: This one poured a crystal clear amber color. There was a very small head that didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. Some spiciness and malts, but no real sweetness to the aroma. Decent enough taste. Somewhat dry, malts, spices. Pretty smooth. Not bad.

Photo of colbster92
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefjohn15
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickMax
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Herze
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supra97
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RexBanner
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joegallows
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsonta
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adamjhepler
1.84/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Pretty average at best, just not the biggest fan. Respectable but not enjoyable. After slowly drinking it i taste the overused winter taste notes that bore me.

Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very even winter ale. Very enjoyable.

Photo of drews240
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpolewan
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of connor4835
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeff_ODell
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of barneysdad
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of anvilx
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of LeahM
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Goro326
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.