Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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83
good
2,361 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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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:
2,361
Reviews:
956
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
377
For Trade:
2
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Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This ruddy brown ale smells of toasted malt and chocolate and tastes of dark chocolate, toffee, and malt. There is something missing in the backbone of this brew. It's a little off and a shows a little flat. A little too heavy on the chocolate in toffee in my opinion which drowns out the essence of the brew. Medium bodied. This beer finishes leaving me thirsty and I think thats because of the added flavors which compliment less and dominate this drink.

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KGBlikesBEER
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKotch
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sulty
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattie83
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidalanfletcher
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle Hum, NYC. Deep, opaque richness in color w/quickly dissapating head which leaves a slight lacing araoma, while chilled, is alluring, as it bodes of rich toasty malts with a hint of vanilla. Nicely balanced flavor. Doesn't so much hit all the points as alludes to them. This is more a temptation than a thing.

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Photo of nobledust
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Platonis
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of janubio
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a brown reddish colour, with a medium off white head that leaves a good lace when fades. Aroma of chocolate, some coffee, dried fruits. Medium to light body, standard carbonation, palate is rich and very creamy. Taste of chocolate, dried fruits, notes of coffee. OK.

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Photo of Griphon
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wpreynolds
1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of s4s
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rclangk
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.3/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Another taste of the "excessive hops nation".

This brown ale had a very good taste, right out of the bottle. Satisfying. But as I drank each additional sip, I began to notice an aftertaste of unknown taste. It was sort of smokey or bready or some extra taste like that. Not bad, but it did not add anything good to the taste. There certainly was the ever present hops taste, but not as much bitterness as I have found in others (ie - Sierra Nevada and Sweetwater put 17 lbs of hops in each bottle - YUCK!!!) and that was a welcome improvement.

The beer sells itself with the note on the bottle that tells you to look for the "chocolate and coffee" tastes. Really? I have eaten chocolate and drank coffee. They aint there. I did taste a small - SMALL - taste of what I would call dark chocolate, or maybe more exact - bakers chocolate. It was bitter and reminded me of that chocolate taste. Not what I need in my beer. If I want a chocolate taste, I know where they sell chocolate bars. I'll get one.

Brewers - Please just make beer. Stop all the floral, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, HOPS OVERLOAD, nutmeg. rosemary, tumeric, etc., etc., etc.,etc., etc., etc.,etc...............................

No, I will not buy this one again. It was better, but not something I care to drink again.

Time to get back to German beer and their care and love of making beer, real beer, that tastes like beer.

Wow. Imagine that "crazy" idea.

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iz-GOod
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 2,361 ratings.
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