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Brooklyn Winter Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Winter Ale

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1,086 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,086
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 20
Gots: 100 | 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 Jsonta
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
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
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of connor4835
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
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%

Photo of Thedrizzle
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of JMills52
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dren74
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of microbrewlover
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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.

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DaveBlack
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of LouieBreschi
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Tom_Gilman
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mavigo
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

Photo of dankjohn
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of timmynyc
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,086 ratings.