argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium light-tan head atop clear amber body. Aroma is sweet and malty, with a hint of floral hops. Taste has strong floral and earthy characters, along with some subtle biscuit. Medium sweet. Mild bitter finish. Solid English Pale.
Aurelius (4120) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perhaps my least favorite Brooklyn so far, which has been very solid to this point. Unpleasant bitter-style malt. Tart. Good looking light brown. Maybe a tad watery. Still better than midline.
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark brown (a chestnut) colour...very dark for a 'pale ale'. Somewhat sweet smell, but one similiar to an english bitter. A strong malty flavour, not much noticable hops. Somewhat sweet taste, but slightly overwhelming. A strong initial taste, but very thin and a very long bad tasting aftertaste.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes exactly like I thought it would: malty pale ale, something like an English pale ale with cleaner yeast. Lots of Maris Otter in the mouth and spice in the nose. Well brewed, but not my favorite flavors.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a amber color a malt smell. Taste is of malt and finishes with slight bitterness, but is a little watery for my taste. Overall it was pretty good, but a bit watery.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little darker than I expected from a pale ale. Nice ruddy color, decent head. Aroma of flowery hops but not like a big IPA. Taste is slightly fruity with a balance of hops. Kind of reminded me a a lighter, more bitter Fuller Vintage. And that says alot!
Frank (2830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a dark bar it appears a nice amber brown. Mostly diminishing head. Fruity, citrusy aroma. Light bodied. A touch of hops in the finish. Light on flavor but well-balanced and refreshing.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Truly an authentic English PA. Wow, those Maris Otter have that unmistakeable tang, even for a lowbrow palate like mine. I completely love that stuff. Same as in Swale’s Indian Summer Pale Ale, I believe. Yum. Hopped just right. In my opinion, with a beer like this it’s not...sweetish malt component plus (piney/citrus/fruity/earthy) hop component, the entire deal is unified. Delicious.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper to bronze color with a thick, creamy head that eventually dissipated. Beautiful. Nice blend of earthy and citric hops in the nose with the earthy Fuggles dominating slightly. Bready malts also evident in the nose. Nice, thick, bready malt flavors balance earthy hop tones very well. Quite chunky for an APA. Finish is pretty clean, with only a mild hop bitterness balancing the malts. I enjoyed this beer greatly.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. My first Brooklyn and I can only hope that this is just the beginning. Nice head, mellow flavor, and a fairly smooth finish. Only complaint is that it may be too smooth on the flavor.