FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 I have mixed feelings about Brooklyn. They make a couple of wonderful beers and then a bunch of uninspired ones like this one. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a murky brown color with a moderate tan head that lingers. There is a strong floral hop scent. The flavor is strong and sour up front and lingers with maltinesss. There is a malty aftertaste. It smells better than it tastes. An acceptable basic ale but nothing more.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured light amber with a nice thick foamy white head. Aroma was malty and slightly sweet. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Slight bitter finish with mild hop tones. This was a very enjoyable beer.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY.</br> Deep amber colour with a beige head. Vanilla malt aroma. Served way to cold to enjoy properly. Moderate, smooth palate easy drinking. Needs more malt flavour to compete but the vanilla is a good first step.
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent ruby-brown with a tall ecru head. Nose seems dominated by malt. The taste is sweet. There is a caramel taste to go with the malt and I cannot detect much in the way of hops. There is a sort of bread dough taste to it as well. The finish has some light bitterness to it but leans towards being semi-sweet. There is almost a plastic or synthetic aftertaste to it which detracts from what is otherwise a good beer.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The best thing about this beer was the balance - the malts and hops offset each other perfectly. It just needs a little bit more overall "umph."
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, dark copper pour. Thick off-white head. A fruity nose, somewhat faint, but some hops can be detected. Hoppy flavor, hint of orange. Quite smooth and very drinkable. Pretty decent! I enjoyed this. Bought this bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, VA.
freekyp (1484) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Reddish brown with full off white head. Slight orange/grapefruit in nose. Not thick bodied, and very refreshing. Similar taste characteristics to Magic Hat #9 but less prominent in the grapefruit department. Hops are subdued. Pleasant fruity aftertaste.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Although i prefer an APA over an EPA i felt this was true to the style. Dry, medium body, slite bite. A good epa all around.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This beer smells and tastes like an English ale, with just enough of that American hop bite. Somewhat chewy malt medium body, very drinkable, a good ole' beer.
crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
enjoyable! poured a nice dark amber color with very little head. Had a smooth, but under-hopped taste. Its mild bitterness was accompanied buy sweet notes. It finished smooth and not dry, a nice summer beer.