Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.63/5
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2,380 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:
#37,921
Reviews:
959
Ratings:
2,380
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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66
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389
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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daigakusei11
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

See through brown, off white head. spotty lacing. Smell is bread crust, light sweetness some toasted malts. Taste is slight caramel, sweet malt, toasted malt and a tangy finish. Not much bitterness. Medium/Light mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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

Photo of life_of_agony
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtw21
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spike
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark. Darker than I was expecting for a brown ale. Almost black. Off-white head that rapidly reduced to nothing. Negligible lacing.

Sweet malts. Cherries. A little toasty. Nicely restrained.

Toasted coffee. Sweet malts again. A little chocolate. Very low hop profile. Subdued.

Thin mouthfeel saved somewhat by a decent level of soft carbonation. More like an English brown ale than an American brown ale? Body is not even medium.

A little disappointing. I'm a fan of the Brooklyn Brewery, and have visited it several times, but this brew came and went without leaving much of a trace. Not bad just a bit bland, even for what is supposed to be a restrained beer style. The mouthfeel in particular lets it down.

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3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of T-34-85
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: a dark, ruby red and purple combination. a slight dark brown color as well. tan 1/2 finger head with some mixed bubble sizes

s: sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, some fresh dough, and some roasted malt

t: taste follows the nose almost identically. caramel malts, a little roasted malt behind that, brown sugar, chocolate, and a sweet generic berry flavor. there is some chestnut flavor in here as well. finish is quite sweet, with just a tad of bitterness from the roasted malt

m: medium mouth, carbonation is pretty standard for the style. good mouthfeel

o: its an alright beer. a tad light in the flavor, which makes it very drinkable, but it could use to be a bit more robust in the flavors it uses. worth a try, but don't go out of your way for

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Photo of chiefbender
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertas
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ritwingr
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mdlucas1
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sokol_1993
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,380 ratings