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Brooklyn Winter Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

962 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 962
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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cmq103

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-20-2014 22:49:55 | More by cmq103
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bryc9194

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-18-2014 21:50:37 | More by bryc9194
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nycsportster

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-10-2014 17:01:43 | More by nycsportster
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-10-2014 00:04:00 | More by TEdubbaD
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-09-2014 14:09:04 | More by Aisha
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flyingPharmacist

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-08-2014 00:59:17 | More by flyingPharmacist
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

02-07-2014 23:11:05 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

02-07-2014 02:16:14 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

02-06-2014 20:55:46 | More by tillmac62
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-04-2014 17:09:58 | More by WVbeergeek
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.98/5  rDev -17.2%

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.

02-04-2014 00:45:33 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-02-2014 02:01:14 | More by paulish
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D_Girg

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-01-2014 19:25:41 | More by D_Girg
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

01-30-2014 17:01:56 | More by Navalartichoke
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-30-2014 03:50:37 | More by foghornleghorn22
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-29-2014 23:00:57 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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John_Squires

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

01-29-2014 06:11:59 | More by John_Squires
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2014 01:06:24 | More by LoudRed
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-25-2014 17:49:52 | More by bacher468
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mtnwesdew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-24-2014 12:13:35 | More by mtnwesdew
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illpass78

Maine

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

01-23-2014 04:49:16 | More by illpass78
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mcdsports

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-23-2014 04:13:09 | More by mcdsports
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-23-2014 00:48:07 | More by buzzy
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-22-2014 19:30:13 | More by dmk91
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-22-2014 00:06:41 | More by beerme626
Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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