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Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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2,370 Ratings
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

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Added by purplehops on 06-10-1998

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Ratings: 2,370 |  Reviews: 959
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3/5  rDev -17.4%
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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Photo of kew
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Lang44
1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
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 -1.9%
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 -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2" velvet foam beige head with pretty good retention. The boday is a dark burnt umber brown but held the light its a transparent rich amber. Both the smell and the taste are a nice roasted malt. Body is fairly light. I'm not really getting any sort of hops or bitterness from it. To me this is a fairly typical brown, middle of the pack.

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Photo of ADZA
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper hue which leaves a two finger head and nice lacing,the smell is sherry,dark fruits and chocolate,the mouthfeel is just under medium bodied and very sessionable with tastes of chocolate coated cherries,caramel,dark berries and finished with a nice expresso finish and overall its nice and very sessionable without being great cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of pvsob
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Brown, cola-like color with a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing.

S- Chocolate, weak coffee, toasted malt, baked goods, light toffee, chocolate covered raisins, and little to no hop aroma.

T- Taste is close to aroma, but with a less pronounced chocolate flavor and more of a hop flavor in the finish. Some fruitiness is present as well. A very balanced brew.

M- Medium feel with moderate levels of carbonation.

O- Well done Brooklyn. This is a very good Brown Ale and worth a try. Cheers.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: Pours a nice brown color that is clear and has a large amount of carbonation bubbles and a two finger head that is medium tan and is quite frothy, lingers nicely and leaves a great amount of lacing
S: chocolate and coffee malts at the forefront and also a slight sweetness
T: coffee malts hit first then it backs off a bit on the intensity and kind of slides gentle off the back of the palate with a slight sweetness, great complexity
M: medium carbonation intensity, then moves into a nice silkiness, drinks relatively thick, and leaves the mouth surprisingly dry
O: a really great representation of the style really has a great complexity and tastes really nice, Brooklyn kills it again

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,370 ratings
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