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Brooklyn Winter Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,092 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,092
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 20
Gots: 107 | 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: dedrinker on 11-03-2006

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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Ratings: 1,092 | Reviews: 483
Photo of JohnofUpton
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benloho
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kettle1
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, dark brown color with a half of a finger of off-white head that completely dissolved away into nothing, no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Very malty and bready, like freshly baked dark bread, followed by some brown sugar-like sweetness and some subtle hops.

Taste: Tons of toasted malt, like freshly baked dark bread, followed by some brown sugar-like sweetness, and some pronounced, but not overpowering, hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good beer, but nothing exciting. The beer has a nice balance between malt and hops and sweetness, but it’s pretty forgettable once finished. As a Brooklyn Brewery fan, I’m glad I tried it, but I probably won’t get it again, as there are much better Brooklyn beers out there as much better winter beers out there as well. That being said, I’d certainly not turn this beer down if offered and would certainly enjoy it.

Photo of ilthik
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was excited to try a Scottish ale from Brooklyn Brewery, but this left me disappointed. This is a light, bland ale without the bite I expect from this style of beer.

Photo of shellmate
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing and clean going down.

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brewqueno
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hotpauko
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Winter Ale brewed by Brooklyn Brewery. This brew has an ABV 6.10% The brew pours out a nice dark amber color with a small off white head. Brooklyn Winter Ale has a rich smell. It is full of flavors and sweetness. You pick up on some grains and malts in the smell of this brew. The taste is bold with flavor. Also in the taste , you pick up on malts and grains and some hops at the end. The mouthfeel is rich, bold , and smooth. This brew has a strong,bold aftertaste. There is a lot going on in this brew, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. Brooklyn Brewery did a nice job with this brew. I would get buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out of 5.

Photo of AirBob
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
2/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drain pour. Body and color of a soda, with sickeningly sweet nose and flavor. Honestly, I could barely stomach a couple of ounces. A pretty big disappointment from the normally solid brewery.

Photo of T-34-85
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of barczar
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Malty and sweet aroma, lots of caramel.

Slightly fruity character to go along with said caramel and some floral notes.

A little cloying, and the fruity character doesn't jive. Bubblegum esters emerge. Tastes medicinal.

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
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
1.93/5  rDev -46.1%
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 +0.3%
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
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefjohn15
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickMax
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Herze
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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