Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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83
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2,366 Ratings
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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 06-10-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,366
Reviews:
958
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
381
For Trade:
2
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Photo of nortmand
4.62/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First- I'm pretty sure this is the best brown I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. So complex, but at the same time quite easy drinking.
Pours reddish brown, with a white head that goes away pretty quick.
Smell is deep, rich and chocolate. Quite impressive. There is a slight floral hop aroma in the depths of the nostrils. Very faint, but there nonetheless.
Slight acid up front, rounding out into sweet chocolate tones by mid tongue. There is an end bitterness that lingers on the tongue for a bit. All of these flavors are pronounced, but none of them overpower one another. Quite well done.
Silky mouthfeel supported by an appropriate carbonation.
As you can see, I'm quite happy with this beer and find it quite drinkable. Goes great by itself and even better with well made food.

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Photo of lsrose
4.6/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was a couple months past the best by date, don't know if that influenced the taste.

This beer poured a decent head which dissipated fairly quickly leaving some lacing.

The aroma is pleasing but hard to put a finger on with maybe a toffee smell.

I tasted several cocoa, toffee, and coffee notes throughout each drink. It was pleasing from the start to the finish with a decent mouthfeel. After each drink the beer was lively and some head would come back.

I really like this one. Had several great tastes and good drinkability. I will be getting more.

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Photo of mzwolinski
4.59/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this beer. It seems a lot more assertive than most other browns I've tried. Vey dark amber/ruby in color, with almost no head at all. Aroma is dominated by rich caramel malt, with a nuttiness than becomes more assertive as the beer warms. The flavor is quite terrific. Starts with a sweet caramel malt, develops some chocolatey notes mid-palate, then gives way to a satisfyingly bitter hop finish. Just when you think it's over, a surprisingly roasty aftertaste kicks in, lending an extra dryness to the finish and leaving you yearning for another sip. Medium-full in body, this was quite an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of CtheGeneral99
4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Keiden
4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Punkiz
4.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markpiazza
4.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just tried this beer tonight. It was at a place called paddy's irish pub in rochester, NY. Had a couple of the brooklyn brown ale on tap. I thought it was awesome. Very smooth brown american ale.They sell it at our local wegmans. Wegmans Just opened a couple isles full of micro brews in rochester. There must be at least 200-300 different beers.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Imbiber
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask-conditioned from a freshly offered firkin at the Savoy Restaurant's annual cask event (Manhattan).

Deep brown with an energetic light tan head. The enticing aroma was malty and slightly perfumed. Flavour was predominately malty but with hops balancing out the taste stability well. Natural carbonation from cask-conditioning tickled my tongue, and the maltiness made this beer tantalising and ever so slightly 'chewy'. The dry, moderately malty finish complemented the taste experience.

A great beer for trying cask-conditioned if you get the chance; bottled Brooklyn Brown - much more common obviously - is good too but never as great as a fresh cask.

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Photo of LannahC
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbgbslev
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of jdrankin
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Izzi
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of beoirific
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of tubeyes
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Kelrel9
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Gator_Nation
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of BrokenKey
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Josh24
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of dc4three
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of kegerator
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very nice brown ale.
pours a brown/mahognay color with hints of ruby when held to the light. it develops a nice 1 inch head that dissipates at a medium rate
aroma of sweet caramel, chocolate notes and slight nut with a faint but noiotced hop aroma.
taste was carmel malts with hitns of chocolate and nut.
mouth feel is creamy, smooth and coats the tongue well.
very nice brown.

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Photo of zapahoppa
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of bark
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is deep brown-red. The finger thick head is firm, off-white and compact. Lots of lacing.

The smell is fresh and fruity with some roasted notes and a tarty hint. Very elegant.

The taste is fruity and a bit sweet. Hints of caramel, raisins, marzipan and cherries. Overall the flavours are very balanced with lots of character. Notes of cream, but no diacetyl. The bitterness is medium, as is the body. The aftertaste adds some mild sourish-bitter notes with a fine blend of American hops.

The carbonation is strong and fresh. Lots of small fine bubbles. Stronger than expected, but it works.

A very nice beer: Refreshing, drinkable and complex at the same time!

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 2,366 ratings.
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