Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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83
good
2,360 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 06-10-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,360
Reviews:
955
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
377
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Beginner2
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing wrong with this ale... but it could be more distinct. It could be closer to my bias of the malty, fruity ale; but that probably would take away from its dry aftertaste.

Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
MJ's 1999 edition have it 3 of 4 stars reviewing it as having become "more chocolatey, but is still nutty and dryish."

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Photo of The_Chewlord
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mtn
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daigakusei11
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jtw21
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spike
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of redbarnbikes
3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertas
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ritwingr
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mdlucas1
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 2,360 ratings.
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