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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Nice malty brown ale. Pretty powerful and comlex. Nice cremay and roasted flavour. Long lasting bitter palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5550) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2004
Bottled at DBF 2004. Brown with a chocolate-aroma. Rather lively with a sourish, spicy and chocolate-flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10141) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
Bottled @ DBF2004: Dark red/brown coloured. Chocolate brown head. Malts and fruit accents in the aroma. Flavour has notes of cocoa, malts, some hops and a slight fruitcharacter. Ends up light bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Pours dark with a small brownish head. Nutty aroma, with flavors of nuts, toffee, and malt. A bit like Newcastle, but more refined, and, in my opinion, better. Worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2004
Pours a rich brown color, like warm chocolate. A light, foamy head with an strong toffee and smokey aroma. Tastes like an unsweeted, slightly bitter melted toffee, nutty chocolate mix. A little bitter, but very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2004
Dark ruby brown with a white creamy head. Malty aroma of burnt sugar and toffee. Malty flavour with notes of almond, toffee and burnt sugar. Medium bitter finish with a hint of almonds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
This was a very tasty brown ale, with just enough to satisfy and tease your palate to want another glass. Nice deep dark brown appearance with a puffy tan head. The flavor is lightly nutty upfront and in the aftertaste, with some rich chocolate and cocoa and a little bit of toasted coffee taste in the finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2004
(draught) deep brown with light brown head that faded quickly. Nutty malt aroma. Slightly sweet roast malt flavor with hints of coffee.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
TAP-Brown ale, with a faint malty aroma. Very nice nuts in the mouth with caramalized malts, slightly acidic, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1270) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 The Brooklyn Brown poured ruby-brown with a big, fluffy, light brown head that showed excellent retention.

The aroma was nutty chocolate with a slight fruity hop note.

It was medium bodied (a little on the thin side) with nice carbonation. The taste was a surprisingly big fig flavor initially with lots of chocolate and nuttiness. It had a crisp, very subtle bitter, and slight metallic finish.

Overall, a nice, drinakable brown ale. It reminded me of a cross between a New Belgium Abbey and a porter. Thanks to Probiere for the trade!


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