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Brooklyn Winter Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Winter Ale

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1,076 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,076
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 20
Gots: 89 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

This brew pours a brown color but turns ruby red when held up to the light. There is a small off-white head which sticks around for a while, no lacing but good carbonation.

The smell is rich with sweet and roasted malts as well as peat moss. The brewer states that there are no spices in the beer; they have achieved the smell of spices with the malt they used; good job.

The taste follows the nose with first sweet then roasted malts, mostly sweet, then a thick bready and chewy peat moss taste. The brew tastes spiced however the brewer states that there are no spices in the brew. There a just enough hops on the back end in order to keep this beer from becoming too sweet. There is no alcohol taste leaking through but there is a "warming" effect nonetheless.

Overall this is a plain but delicious beer to have on a cold winter day like today.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.76/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Got a single bottle of this from Discount Drinks in Farmington Hills. Pours a clear ruby-amber color with a short tan head that dissipates fast. Medium amounts of lace. Smells of caramel, oak, honey, yeast, whiskey, wood. Tastes relatively sweet, a bit bitter, tinges of spice, wood, booze. Dry, medium bodied, and has ample amounts of carbonation. Overall, this was pretty good, I've always been a fan of Brooklyn Brewing but I only liked this one, I didn't love it.

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3.52/5  rDev -1.7%

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Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,076 ratings.