beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with beige head. Carbonation is clearly active even before sampling. Nice carmel and nutty aroma and flavors, and some more subdued, possibly English, hops. A bit too much carbonation in the mouth with the bottle I had. Good brown ale, and Im guessing with the right pour draft, the mouthfeel would be a lot better for me.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur brune marron, grosse mousse beige pale. Noisettes brunes grillées, poudre de cacao, mousse de tourbe. Les aromes donnent aussi une vague impression de sel. Levuré et monotone, noisettes et encore des noisettes, le côté grillé (faiblement brûlé), ressort plus vers la fin et nous rappelle une touche de fumée. Texture farineuse, corps plutôt mince, finale sèche. J’avoue ne pas avoir beaucoup d’intérêt pour le style. Échantillon, mondial de la bière, Juin 2005.
Rastacouere (6142) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep rusty copper, beautiful light brown head, lasting and leaving honest traces on the glass. Tart biscuity nose, both earthy and gingery. Thin peat slices and fresh cereal notes makes you immediately think of their regular lager with darker malts, the yeast impact is marginal. Both roasted and toasted malts procure sweetness and dryness interplays in mouth, but while the overall balance is alright, the global interest is not particularly high besides the lightest smoke touch. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
asheft (2599) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[from a bottle at "the Mondiale"]
Clear, orangish-brown with a filmy tan head and a nice ring. Candy/oxidized aroma with plum and tobacco notes and some fruit--apple(?). Raisiny tobacco flavour with a little bit of toasted malt and toffee. Also a blend of bittering from dark malts and hops gave a nutty, sherry-like finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Very nice.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish nut brown with a thin tan head. No lace. Smells of caramel and molasses.
Taste is a bit one dimensional. Caramel malt and some hops in the finsih and that’s it. No depth or richness to the malt and I just don’t think the hops mesh well with it. It’s a little thin. Not too enjoyable this one. I’ll give this Brooklyn offering a miss.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I adore Brooklyn Brewery. As does most other people I know. The brown ale is -of course- no exception. It’s beautiful to look at with it’s deep brown color and creamy head. And the hops and malt even eachother out in a harmonious, quite bitter, balance. Yummy! On the neck-label, there’s an invitation to come visit the brewery. I definitely will next time, I’m in NYC.
leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from "The Offie", Leicester. Dark brown and red with a bubbly beige head. Aromas are sweet and malty, bready yeast, mellow berries and hints of chocolate. Flavours are sweet cookie malts with chocolate and some roast coffee. Quite yeasty with some fruitiness. Very smooth on the palate with fairly dry hops on the finish. Better than Newky Broon.
pman (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I once lived within walking distance of the Brooklyn Brewery and for some reason this was the one that I drank the least. I drink it a little more often now, even though lots of local stores suddenly increased the price by $3. I can imagine having a bottle of it with a slice of pecan pie, as the chocolate hints would go well with the pecans.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights. Thck tan head. Very malty tasting, with toast, bread, caramel and molasses appearing amongst a smorgasbord of dried fruits. Raisin, cassis, and plum. A touch of nuttiness also adds complexity. Has a touch of citrus and spicy hops rounding off the sweet malts. Great brew.
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Major’s Steakhouse. One of the finest beers I have had the pleasure to meet. Small, tan head on a mahogany body with fine carbonation. Crisp, medium body. Nutty, malty, with enough hops for chacter but not to become assertive. Not a hint of "burnt" malt harshness or heaviness either. Compiments hearty food beatifully. BUY AGAIN? Oh, yeah