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Brooklyn Winter Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 18
Gots: 39 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-02-2006)
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-02-2014 18:58:58 | More by LXIXME
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-01-2014 15:08:02 | More by wisegreensoul
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avas

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

04-30-2014 03:06:50 | More by avas
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -13.1%

Review from notes

Brown, but with deep ruby/garnet hues when held up to the light. Cream colored head that retains decently. Deep caramel, hint of raisins. Touch of cocoa. Bitterness in the finish, but really no hop flavors at all. Mineral flavor. Smooth and prickly.

04-29-2014 04:06:30 | More by DmanGTR
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-18-2014 16:23:21 | More by Mini4x
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-17-2014 23:05:24 | More by SkinniePost
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-15-2014 02:33:28 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, raisin, plum, apple, molasses, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, raisin, plum, apple, molasses, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, raisin, plum, apple, molasses, brown sugar, light roast, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/yeast balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Scottish ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

04-11-2014 00:56:22 | More by superspak
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krampert11

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-10-2014 06:10:34 | More by krampert11
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New York

5/5  rDev +38.9%

04-09-2014 02:01:13 | More by spazx
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tmaury

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-03-2014 16:50:14 | More by tmaury
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-03-2014 02:01:50 | More by devilfluff
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-30-2014 19:50:53 | More by ShepardCommander
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.4%

03-29-2014 16:00:01 | More by carolinared
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StuyBeerGuy

New York

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

I bought this winter season beer on sale because the store must have found a few crates in a corner during spring cleaning. Initially, I was hesitant that they must have been on sale because brew aficionados would not purchase them otherwise, fortunately, the taste proved I just happened to have found a good deal.

The beer pours thick and has a slight white head. While I enjoyed the burnt toffee smell my nose could just barely discern. The mouthfeel feel is front heavy and short with powerful malt flavors reminiscent of a light Scottish ale. The burnt toffee notes linger on the palate pleasantly.

03-28-2014 19:48:15 | More by StuyBeerGuy
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Mtn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-28-2014 04:24:52 | More by Mtn
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caseyrobertson

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-25-2014 02:04:13 | More by caseyrobertson
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-14-2014 04:29:09 | More by tbone64
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-12-2014 01:26:07 | More by Zetcha7x
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-08-2014 20:22:15 | More by Karibourgeois
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-03-2014 20:45:50 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-28-2014 01:28:49 | More by Gww1864
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_phil_d

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-24-2014 05:18:30 | More by _phil_d
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-23-2014 17:01:25 | More by Andy_Luft
Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.