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

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Added by purplehops on 06-10-1998

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clearish red-brown colour with a foamy, rocky, tan head. Good head retention.

Mild nutty, sweet malt aroma. Some breadiness. Mild earthy hops.

Moderately malty with a minerally dry note. Earthy hops. Understated but nice enough.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Okay.

A decent Brown Ale but it lacks depth a punch. Okay.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Typical Brooklyn Brewing style label nothing really special but nice looking and classy.

Appearance - Pours dark brown in color with amber tones with a 1 1/2 finger tan brown light airy head that dissipates slowly into a frothy covering. Decent lacing. Fair amount of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - Smells of chocolate coffee malts with an undertone of roasted nuttiness and caramel.

Taste - Tastes of toasted nuttiness and roasted chocolate and coffee. Very light hop bitterness with toasted toffee hints on the finish. Flavors blend nicely.

Mouthfeel - Lighter carbonation leads to a low medium bodied mouthfeel.

Drinkability - Very drinkable. Smooth and surprisingly refreshing for a brown ale.

This was a good brew overall. I thought the flavors blended well and did the smell profile. A good early fall choice if you are in the mood for a brown.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it at Brooklyn Brewery.

Brooklyn Brown pours a brown chestnut, amber hues. There's just a thin cream colored head, retention doesn't hold very well. There's an aroma of toasted bread and chestnut, leaning towards more nuttiness. The flavor is a bit more powerful, and adds a healthy swirl of caramel to the nutty notes that carry over from the nose. Almost chocolate-y. There's a sweet, cream edge to it, adding definition and form. Lightly carbonated, but is enough to keep the beer from turning syrupy. Better than most browns I've had, but it does represent more of an amber than a brown ale. Definitely can drink this several times.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark-brown with medium carbonation. It resembles most brown ales, with the exception of being somewhat darker.

S: Smells of dark, roasted malts. The smell is not overbearing, though; it's much more subtle than other dark ales (i.e., more subtle than stouts and porters).

T: Caramel and chocolate dominate the flavor. Note that these flavors are no where near as powerful as in other dark beers, such as stouts and porters. This is good if you want a dark beer that doesn't overwhelm your taste receptors.

M: Pretty light-feel for a dark beer. It goes down smoothly despite the carbonation.

O: This beer is good if you want a beer consisting of dark, roasted malts but something that isn't too overwhelming. Good for watching the game or relaxing on a Sunday afternoon.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 2,356 ratings.
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