Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.63/5
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2,377 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:
#37,159
Reviews:
959
Ratings:
2,377
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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Ratings: 2,377 |  Reviews: 959
Photo of EMH73
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark Amber with a half inch tan head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Not much to the aroma, some malts and nuttiness. Taste is a little on the sweet side for the style with caramel, sweet malts, nuts and a hint of chocolate. Light bodied, watery mouth feel, light to moderate carbonation. Overall disappointing.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Traditional optics. Aroma isn't very noticeable beyond just amber & dark malt. Taste isn't adventurous or anything but I thought it was fine, just malt & nutty flavors but nothing off or offensive.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I prefer a bolder tasty brown

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

20 oz Stout glass.
Smelled of light malts, a little chocolate, and mild coffee. Tastes of malt, coffee, and chocolate are thin, and balanced. A little on the dry side.. with a nice level of bitterness.

My 1st couple of drinks had an odd aftertaste, but settled down after that. I found this beer to be a bit underwhelming.

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Photo of Shanex
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Switz160
1.5/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of AnyaS
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cyrano41
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgiordano88
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KGBlikesBEER
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

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

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,377 ratings