Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.63/5
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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:
This is the award-winning original American brown ale, first brewed as a holiday specialty, and now one of our most popular beers year-round. Northern English brown ales tend to be strong and dry, while southern English brown ales are milder and sweeter. Brooklyn Brown Ale combines the best of those classic styles and then adds an American accent in the form of a firm hop character and roasty palate. A blend of six malts, some of them roasted, give this beer its deep russet-brown color and complex malt flavor, fruity, smooth and rich, with a caramel, chocolate and coffee background. Generous late hopping brings forward a nice hop aroma to complete the picture. Brooklyn Brown Ale is full-flavored but retains a smoothness and easy drinkability that has made it one of the most popular dark beers in the Northeast.

Added by purplehops on 06-10-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,942
Reviews:
959
Ratings:
2,380
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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66
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Photo of Sulty
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattie83
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.52/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidalanfletcher
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Platonis
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of janubio
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
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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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of s4s
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rclangk
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaskell33
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
2.72/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a very dark brown, nearly black color, with a small, fizzy head. The aroma offers up coffee, dusty chocolate, and black currant. The flavor starts with stale coffee and chocolate, followed by an oaty cookie flavor, like a chocolate hob nob, as well as graham cracker, with just a touch of smoke on the end. The mouthfeel is very light. Overall I found this an unokeasantly stale, oddly smokey and roasty brown ale. Maybe I just prefer creamy browns, but this was not working for me.

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2.14/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,380 ratings