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RATINGS: 1773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 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 (1028) - 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 (240) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
[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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
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.

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