Brooklyn Winter Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.18/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
BBD 3/22/14. Pours a clear nice red hued amber with a reasonable head and lacing that fades in 2 minutes. Light nose of molasses over dark fruit - plum with a touch of raisin. The body is medium with good carbonation. The mouthfeel is borderline smooth with a carbonation level above average. The flavor profile is weak - something a Scottish ale should never be. A weak hint of caramel malt and an alcohol presence is all there is over a very light sweetness. The finish is crisp, again, something a Scottish ale shouldn't be.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 20:55:46 | More by tillmac62
2.98/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12floz. bottle. Gordon´s Thistle glass. Reddish amber color, ruby tints to the light & chill haze appearance. Tan froth & close crown showing fairly good retention & leaving lacing on sides. Intense caramel malt, toffee & candy aromas, hints of sugar cane & molasses. Sugary & toasted upfront. Light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Watery & sugary with a low herbal bitterness in the middle. Dry sweet/bitter finish & slight herbal liquor notes on the aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 00:45:33 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Had a pint on tap at The Park in Long Beach, N.Y.
Appearance: Deep amber with a very light head that disappears almost immediately. It's an attractive beer. Lacing is minimal.
Aroma: The nose is very faint. There almost isn't one.
Taste: Very easy-drinking caramel maltiness. Some toasty and bready notes. It's enjoyable but doesn't leap out at you; basically a decent session ale.
Mouthfeel: This is probably its best feature. Very inviting and easy on the palate.
Overall: I have no idea why this is marketed as a "winter ale," because there's nothing wintery about it other than that it's dark in color. It basically a straight session amber ale. I don't have much experience with Scottish ales, but this one does fulfill the expectation of being malt-forward and not super hopped. I enjoyed having this on tap but I can't say I'd jump at the chance to have it again unless it was the only craft offering at a bar.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2014 04:49:16 | More by illpass78
Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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