Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown reddish color with a two fingers head with low retention.
Malty and grainy aroma with hints of English hops.
Nutty and lightly spiced flavor on a malty caramel base. Hints of pine, guaranĂ¡, roasted coffee and chocolate. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation.
Not extraordinary but this is tasty brown ale. A notch above average for the style, more hoppy and less sweet.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From twelve ounce bottle freshness dated to September 2013.

Scent is bready and sweet. Pours deep ruddy brown with large beige head that lasted a moderate time. Head falls to light film with spotty lacing of glass.
Taste is initially sharp almost medicinal but quickly converts to s slightly sweet nutmeg clove vibe. a lot of roasted flavors, coffee. Hoppier than English versions I've sampled.

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Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,376 ratings
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