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Brooklyn Brown Ale, made exclusively with American ingredients, won Bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival in the Strong Ale Category in 1991 and in the American Brown Ale Category in 1992. Brooklyn Brown uses pale, crystal, chocolate, and black malts to attain a complex creamy texture. It is more heavily hopped than its British forbears.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Head dissipates quickly. Beatiful brown copper color. Malty not too hoppy. Wonderful find for $4!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2005
A lucky find for me -- although it was in its last month of shelf life :-(. Initial appearance was great -- although the head disapated too quickly for me. Taste was a wonderful rich malty flavor. Nice hop presence, but subdued as a brown should be -- much better than Newcastle in my book, but under Sam Smith’s. A great brew -- perhaps I can get a fresh batch and retry. Cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2011 Re-rate from Bottle: Roasted Chicoree, caramel and herbal hop aroma. Chestnut coulour, brown ring. Wellbalanced between roasted caramel sweetness, chocolate notes and grassy, herbal, light earthy hops. Quite chewy, sparkly mouthfeel. Earthy roasted aftertaste, dark caramel stays a bit longer. Original rating: Bottle 6 4 7 2 13 Red-brown, low creamy brown head. Spicy caramel and pine aroma. Roasted coffe and carbonized tastenotes on a light body, some hop bitterness - burned caramel aftertaste - flowery notes retronasal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2062) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle. Pours copper-brown with an off-white head. Quite the aroma: Hoppy at first, but quickly gives way for chocolate and coffee. Only inches from perfection; should have been a bit more powerful. Flavour is sweetish and nutty with hops and alcohol. Notes of coffee in the finish. Also slightly metallic notes in the finish. Palate is soft, albeit a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Draft - Very nice deep brown color with a nutty aroma. This beer had a slightly creamy, very nutty flavor. Mild hop aroma and flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Out of a bottle, aroma an interesting dark roast slight hop profile. Poured a cold coffee color, very thin white head. Taste was good, light coffee combined with a decent hops which keeps it pretty even. Palate okay a little watery. Overall a decent ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 On tap at Just Sports. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma of roast, nuts, caramel. Flavor is nuts, roast, and weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sregnar35 (1015) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Nice color, good presence, pretty good beer. Nice and hoppy, but still balanced well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnsofistaCat (239) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Very dark amber color. Nice sweet floral nose. Hoppy compared to English brown ales. This is no New Castle. Flavor a little thin and a little less malty then I expected. Just a tad more sour then I expected as well. On the back end, I picked up some classic brown ale sweetness. Not sure its hopped exactly right for my liking. Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
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.

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