Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz into duvel snifter
A - dark brownish black, with a small one finger white head, stays for a while, good lacing and retention
S - not a hevay smell, some choclatey and roasted malts
T - roasty and choclatey malts well balanced
M - smooth and easy to drink
O - very decent brown ale, solid winter beer

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of fastpass17
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of twowheelssoar
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PhilMcGill
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Schimms
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of aBeeraWeek
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A tan head fine sits around the edge of the glass, deep brown with hint of red when held to the light.

Smells mostly of sweet malts and toffee – hint of herbs and floral pine – quite an impact of hazelnuts.

Tastes mostly of rich coffee and burnt toffee. Also some pine floral hop after taste which is slightly odd – not so sure it really suits the style.

Medium body with medium to light carbonation. Finishes really well with a nice smooth velvet feel.

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Photo of sweisel80
4/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Misfit138
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Nice chocolate brown in color with a frothy tan head

S- Sweet toffee in smell with hints of nut

T- Mostly chocolate in front with hints of nut and roasty finish

M- Mostly smooth medium in body with light carbonation

O- Very solid brown ale, the roasty finish is bolder than most brown ales.

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Photo of JohannBock
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured into a mug glass. Pours a nice 1.5 finger head, tan. Pretty opaque for a brown ale but when the light does show through it is a reddish brown on the sides.

S: A sweet malty nose, has some copper tones to it, possibly a bit of carmel. There is also some toasty notes to it as well.

T: Rich malt with some copper undertones, some toastiness to it. Not bad but nothing to write home about.

M: Light carbonation that washes the flavors around nicely. Thickish mouthfeel but not sticky.

O: Solid beer, for the price point it's a good beer to have as a standby.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: rich mahogany colored body with a slightly dark copper/caramel looking head that doesn't last more than three seconds, some light lacing

S: malty and yeasty, some nuts involved, light chocolate

T: nuts and yeastiness, light roasted graininess

M: medium, fairly sessionable, dry aftertaste, bitter finish

O: just a tad above decent, but a bit too yeasty for a brown ale, unsure if I`ll come back to this

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, brown color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled nutty with roasty notes. There was a piney hop presence in the nose, too.

T - It tasted of nutty with sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Nice bitter, piney hop presence.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very nice brown ale. More hop bite than most of this style.

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Photo of BrownNut
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark copper/caramel. Great head.

S- nice, malty, yeasty, and a fresh note

T - Slightly acidic in a citrusy way without tasting of citrus. Not what I was expecting from a brown ale. Looking at a page of other people's reviews on this, nobody else has said this. Something wrong with mine? Not sure. Otherwise a very slight roasty grain taste.

Aftertaste - Pretty clean. Faint roasty grain taste on the exhale. I'm left with a tart mouth.

M - Mostly neutral except an oddly localized and interesting tartness at the very tip of the tongue and inside the lips. Makes me want to purse my lips in the angry child configuration.

O - A pleasant and interesting beer. More sour and tart than I want from a brown ale, but still good. The tartness is just so surprising and unexpected. It's sort of a novelty. I could see myself ordering it now and then if it were on tap at my local, just for the peculiar and distinctive experience of it.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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