Brooklyn Brown Ale

Brooklyn Brown Ale

Rated 3.650 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  Brown Ale

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Richly mahogany in color, Brooklyn Brown Ale is richer and hoppier than it's mild and maly English forebears. Chocolate and coffee flavors punctuate the roasty malt background.

ID: 2151 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank1441
Overall Percentile97.2
Style Rank18 of 1096
Style Percentile98.4
Lowest Score1.6
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.677
Weighted Score3.650
Standard Deviation0.494

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clear dark ruby red/brown with small light brown foam head. Aroma is caramel, some floral. Taste is like any other brown, nothing outstanding. Short aftertaste. (Copenhagen 201405)

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    355 ml capped bottle, as a 5,6 % ABV. Poured in a half pint glass a clear and reddish-mahogany coloured Brown Ale with a one finger beige and fine foamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. Poor lacing. The aroma is solid roasted malts, caramel, notes of roasted coffee beans, riped dark fruits. The flavour is roasted and caramel malts,bready, dark chocolate and a touch of smoke. The mouthfeel is quite thick and fulled. The texture is oily. This medium to fulled bodied Brown Ale has a dry roasted malts and light bitter finish. A pleasant and flavourful Bristish Brown Ale in a convincing Eastern U S interpretation. Good job !

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Had this one carefully tucked away in the beer cellar for a while, and will want to revisit it fresh. Murky brown color, most of the carbonation gone, just a trace of lace on top. Very sweet raisin and caramel aroma, but a more balanced flavor juxtaposing sweet and dry elements: raisin on the one hand, wood and nuts on the other. Still a bit of tingle to it, medium body, and some lace on the glass.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 2.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Poured into a glass and just like the label read it's brown. Light coffee and chocolate taste with a good head. It was just a little bit sweet with a good malt finish. Bet it would taste good with a piece of pie.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not seeing the 97/98 percentile scores. Maybe it was a lil too cold. Came across as a decent brown. Caramel and light roasted coffee with hints of chocolate. Average body, with a pleasant aftertaste.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    An enigma, this one is. It's tasty, and sweet one moment, then turns on you like a Scorpio woman. Reasonable mouthfeel, but a lingering bitterness I didn't really enjoy. A beer that helped get us out of the dark ages, and worthy of classic status, even if it is a brown ale.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    This is the best brown ale that I've had. That being said, it is still a brown ale. Let's face it. It's not the most popular style in the world. Everything about this beer is spot on for a brown. The pour is thick. The appearance is a little flat. But the aroma and flavor are superb. Not to beat a dead horse, but it's just a brown ale.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Tried at KnoxBeerCrew and Bearden Beer Market small tasting to welcome Brooklyn to East Tennessee - finally. Medium clear brwon pour with ample off white head and delicate lacing. Nice lightly roasted malt aroma, with a very slight near-burnt toast quality, lightly sweetened malts, a touch of dark chocolate and a very slight smidgen of weak coffee. Taste mimics the aroma, with the malts the aggressor, and nice earthy hops light bitter and linger to offset any sweetness. Nicely done - Welcome to East Tennessee, Brooklyn!

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This poured a brown color with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, nutmeg, and chocolate. The flavor is a bit sweet with more toffee, chocolate, and caramel. The aftertaste is also rather sweet. Overall a nice brown ale.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Nice top, good aromas, great flavor. The best by date was a month old, but still this was an excellent brew. Well balanced , and chocolate and roasty as promised. Not any hops i could pick up from bitterness.Will highly recommend. Now to find some on tap.

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