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Brooklyn American Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here in New York City, things are complicated, fast and loud. So sometimes we want a nice beer that's simply tasty and refreshing. Brooklyn American Ale is easygoing, versatile, and dependable. It's a beer you and your friends can hang out with, no matter where you're from. Try it alongside pizza, burgers, spicy foods, sharp cheese, or just another bottle of American Ale.

Added by tempest on 05-02-2009

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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Feel_the_Darkness
4.56/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillK1
4.43/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty and earthy aroma with a scent of biscuit malt and grass. Malt scent of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, cracker, and toast with some yeast. Malt hints of grass and subtle citrus. A solid balanced aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and earthy balanced taste with notes of biscuit malt and grass. Malt notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, cracker, grains, and toast along with yeast. Moderate hop notes of grass and light citrus. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and smooth.

Overall: A solid balanced Pale Ale. Nice biscuit and caramel notes.

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Photo of Caveworm
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn American Ale | Brooklyn Brewery. Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, this beer's head is 2.5 fingers thick, with spottier lacing, and a clear medium lighter golden amber body.

Smells like an earthier malt backbone amidst subtler pine&citrus hop notes.

I taste a very well balanced blend of what I'd just mentioned in the aroma, with a slightly more pronounced malt element. Clean and easy-going all in all.

The mouthfeel here is lighter with mild carbonation. Crisp, clean, and quenching.

I'll give Brooklyn American Ale | Brooklyn Brewery an overall rating of 4. A very sessionable APA that has quite the "craft gateway" potential to the uninitiated.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely golden colour with one finger off-white head which coats the glass as you drink.

Nice citrus hop aroma.

Quite a thin mouthfeel, slight citrus flavour with some sweetness. I Also pick up a hint of ice-tea. Nice.

This is a proper session ale, I can imagine knocking back copious amounts of this. There are more flavoursome examples to be had but this one has its place.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of scootercrabb
3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a small tasting glass.

A: Amber colored with a very mild chill haze. Head settles out quickly. Pencil lines of lacing.

S: Floral, grapefruit, citrus peel. Cracker and grain malt undertones with a drizzle of caramel.

T: Follows the nose. Hops lead with floral tones and peaks of citrus flavor. Grapefruit, candied orange peel. Malt undercurrents of drizzled light caramel, grain, and cracker. Quick and dry finish leaves cracker and floral hops to evaporate off of the palate.

M: Light bodied. Soft and creamy malt texture is scrubbed away by the aggressive, fine carbonation bubbles.

O: Straightforward, sessionable, light. Simple, but pleasant enough. Perfect to drink at the backyard party while you're playing horseshoes or some such lawn game.

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Photo of cdub70085
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A friend shared a few bottles of this export-only beer. The label reads it's a mix of chinook and cascade hops for Sinebrychoffin in Finland. This beer reminds me of an English ESB (with American hops). There's a mellow caramel and bread crust malt profile followed by bigger pine and citrus hops with a herbal twist from the chinook. Very tasty and drinkable. This a great session ale I wish we had in the U.S.

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3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a very thin cap; OK lacing;

S: grainy with a hint of spice;

T: balanced between earthy and grainy from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end; aftertaste tips to grainy;

O: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy drinking; refreshing; would pair well with food; for a low ABV beer, the hops and malt are well balanced;

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootny
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden liquid with a Huge white head and a ton of lace. Lovely. Nose is earthy and citrus. Light sweetness. Taste is light malt sweetnes with an earthy and citrusy hop combination. Notes of caramel and bread. Feel is crisply carbonated and refreshing. An easy drinking brew with a low abv that allows long hours of session drinking. An excellent beer for days when things have to get done, you're hangin' in the backyard grilling, or as a hot day thirst quencher. Not earth shaking but solid brew that you can hand to a macro swilling friend and watch the lights go on. Nice.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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Brooklyn American Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 128 ratings
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