Brooklyn Winter Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Winter Ale
1,123 Ratings
Brooklyn Winter AleBrooklyn Winter Ale

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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

A clear brown color that resembles dark maple syrup with a small whitish head that doesnt last very long or leave much evidence of a head behind. Some visible carbonation as well.

Smells like its gonna be a nice smooth drinker. Sort of sweet, malty, some caramel and brown sugar. Not a very potent aroma, thats the downfall.

Taste is a little stronger than the smell would lead you to believe. It also has some spice in the flavor that the nose doesnt really showcase so that was a surprise. Other than that it has those caramel malty sweet tastes that almost has a little bitterness at the end.

Heavier side of medium body with a high level of carbonation that makes it seem a little lighter and more crisp.

Overall this is a good beer. The availability is nice but its nothing outstanding, the price could come down a tad.

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

Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a thick head that fades to a one-finger head. Aroma is strong and malty with peat and smokiness showing through. A bit fruity as well. Taste is nice and smoky upfront and it seems to hold, carrying to the aftertaste as well. A second sip detects the hops underneath and some fruitiness/bitterness. Tastes like a scottish ale for sure. No need for spices in this winter ale.

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

Poured a medium, clear copper with a fairly large light tan head. Nose was mostly malt, some crystal, maybe some biscuit/toast. Medium body. Balance definitely toward the malt--probably overly so. Fairly clean. Sweet finish that dominates the mouthfeel. Bit of creaminess there as well. Drinkability is good but I think a little more balance would make it better.

A solid effort but not really one of my favorite winter/Christmas ales.

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Brooklyn Winter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,123 ratings
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