Brooklyn Winter Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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82
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1,122 Ratings
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Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brooklyn completely changed the recipe in 2006. It’s now a Scottish-style ale. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver explained to us that: “There are no spices at all. Good British floor malts and hops along with our yeast strain account for all the flavors. It has a Scottish-style cooler fermentation, which pushes malt to the forefront rather than fruitiness.” It was brewed with Scottish Floor-malted Maris Otter, English crystal malts, Belgian Aromatic malt, American roasted malts, American oats and hopped with Willamette.

Added by dedrinker on 11-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,122
Reviews:
480
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
138
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It poured a brown color with some light reddishness around the edges of the beer. The head is small and has a sort of creamish color to it. The lacing is spotty and ringy. It leaves a thicker foamy look where it is sipped. The smell is the malts. There is just a bit of caramel in the background. The finish has a bit of alcohol and toffee in it. The palate is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation and fairly drinkable and smooth. Overall, this is good for its style and good for me.

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Photo of GulDukat88
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakley
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of icemanls4
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PeteyPints
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LinksusMaximus
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingPurple
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spectre1966
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keith27614
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of briancathy
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Treated as a Scottish ale, this was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft hazy brown color with a thin white head. Light trickling lacing slides into the beer.
The smell takes some peat, light smoke, light caramel, a little bit of toffee and blends them nicely.
The taste wraps all of the previously mentioned flavors nice and sweet. It leads into a smooth aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was light bodied with a smooth smoky to wet texture. Malts slide across my tongue nicely.
Overall, nice Scottish ale, though some might call it "watery", I'd say it's a good food beer. Pretty sure I could come back to.

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Photo of couchsitta
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Prospero
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown with not a lot of carbonation. The smell has a good amount of nuttiness from the roasted malt with some nice sweet flavors like caramel coming through. The taste was sweet without being overtly heavy but was a bit more subtle with the flavor. Overall it was a nice beer but I wanted a bit more of the malt in the flavor.

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Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,122 ratings.
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