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Brooklyn American Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tempest on 05-02-2009

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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by TheGrunt:
Photo of TheGrunt
2.29/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was clearly a dissapointment. I like other Brooklyn products I've tasted and Local 2 is one of my favourites.

Appearance is not that bad, little haziness copperish color. I didn't get much foam after pouring.

Smell is rather unappealing, sort of damp. I can't quite locate the smell, but somehow it's not that great. Sure, some hops but frankly - IMO it smells bad.

Taste is also very unappealing. It's somehow metallic and very mild. No hops, malt, booze. Nothing. Very bland. Mouthfeel goes to same direction.

So, this beer probably goes nicely in bar with having nice time with friends and perhaps straight from the bottle. But from the "serious" beer tasting point of view, this is at most average beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tempest
3.83/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A friend shared a few bottles of this export-only beer. The label reads it's a mix of chinook and cascade hops for Sinebrychoffin in Finland. This beer reminds me of an English ESB (with American hops). There's a mellow caramel and bread crust malt profile followed by bigger pine and citrus hops with a herbal twist from the chinook. Very tasty and drinkable. This a great session ale I wish we had in the U.S.

Photo of Arborescence
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale yellow, bubbly. Pours a small one finger head that recedes very quickly.

Aroma: Flowery hops with a hint of honey sweetness. Refreshing.

Taste: Quite light, but rather drinkable. Has characteristics of a hoppy lager rather than an APA in fact. The hops give way to a light malty sweetness, with some citrus undertones.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, medium carbonation

Overall: It's okay, but nothing amazing. A nice session ale, which I've in fact often had in bars in Helsinki, as you can get it in quite a few places. Decent value for money.

Photo of dar482
3.66/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is quite a decent beer that Brooklyn has made.

The hop profile is quite smooth, so it almost seems like it adjunct with wheat. There is a light hop start and then it has a bread and caramel profile and has a really good smooth malty finish. The malty clean finish is quite nice.

This is a great summer beer. I do prefer more hoppy beers, but the smooth and wonderful malty clean finish is done really well.

Photo of Mypintishalffull
2.11/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this in a rare beer swap courtesy of Jay. Don't know what the American ale is supposed to be. I know Budweiser has one. Poured out like a deep orange amber color. Aroma was not there. No hops no malt it was like smelling water. Taste was the same. What was the goal here? Seems like it was to make a universal beer. It did not impress me. It looked like Brooklyn Lager but tasted like nothing. Glad I tried it but glad it's over too.

THANKS BUT NO THANKS

Photo of JRed
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours transparent orange with white head. Aroma of subtle spicy hop character, barley, and grain. Sweet malt towards the finish and a note in that malt that I am not a fan of. Maybe some adjunct possibly. Light in body and mouthfeel. Brooklyn's take on the American Ale is worth noting but I don't quite understand its purpose. A craft brewery putting money to make their product worse. Macro drinkers will keep reaching for Bud/Coors and Craft drinkers will try this once and then shy away from it.

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Brooklyn American Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.