Brooklyn American Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of acurtis
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the center of the glass. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit malts along with notes of citrusy hops and caramel malts. Although no bitterness is present, the hops mask any sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very good balance between malts and hops and is extremely easy to drink. It would pair well with food.

Serving type: can

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

As down home as apple pie, sunday school and porch swings, the brewers at Brooklyn Brewing Company bring us a summertime beer that optimizes all of what's best about American ale, but in a calm taste and a somber body.

Beautiful and bright, the pale ale gleans with a light copper and golden austere. Its balanced bouquet is floral with orange blossom, grapefruit peel and grass clippings- all hop-derived, but the taste is dryly of graham cracker and lightly toasted granola.

With little traction across the middle palate, the toasty grains pull away from the palate as the hoppy flavors take control with citrus, grass and pine flavor. Trending bitter, raw and cereal-like, the beer's crisp taste finishes with nuances tea, caramel, citrus and iron.

Alas, the beer's body is medium but zesty. High effervescence pops off the palate and pushes the malt away from the tongue, leaving a sharp carbonic bite and a light alkaline taste in its wake. Trailing shortly with grain and grass, the finish is quick and refreshing- just light all around.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint bright yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy bright white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit + caramel malts with moderate aromas of floral + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + caramel malts with just a hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of floral + herbal hops and just a hint of citrus/grapefruit pith hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and well balanced, would be a beer that you could easily have a couple of during a single session.

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Photo of smithj4
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a golden yellow color with a sly transparency and a white foamy head. Quick dissipation. Barely any lace. The aroma was a some sweet corn and citrus hops. Sly sweet grains. The flavor was basically the same - sweet with a crisp refreshing citrus aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Low carbonation. Feels nice and smooth on my tongue. Overall, good APA that I could come back if necessary.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
3.83/5  rDev +14%
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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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of dar482
3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is quite a decent beer that Brooklyn has made.

The hop profile is quite smooth, so it almost seems like it adjunct with wheat. There is a light hop start and then it has a bread and caramel profile and has a really good smooth malty finish. The malty clean finish is quite nice.

This is a great summer beer. I do prefer more hoppy beers, but the smooth and wonderful malty clean finish is done really well.

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Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of jzlyo
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is biscuit malts, light citrus and English in character. The flavor is citrus, biscuit malts, mild English character, fruit and a mix of mild/medium bitterness and slightly tart in the finish.

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Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +19%
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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Brooklyn American Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.36 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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