Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.63/5
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2,388 Ratings
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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:
#38,619
Reviews:
961
Ratings:
2,388
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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67
Gots:
394
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Photo of cyclone
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

"Best by November 2015"; drank 9/5/15 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/purple appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge khaki head; frothy lace.

Coffee, caramel & pickle juice notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Caramel & pickle juice flavors, in equal measure. Tough to drink; I couldn't get through 12oz. I've had my last.

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

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
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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3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sulty
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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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

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

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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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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

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

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

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

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,388 ratings