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RATINGS: 1761   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaedde (4) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005 does not count
The American brew I ever tasted (apart from "Budweiser"). What can I say? I was possitively surprised! I have since tasted several other Brooklyn brews, but the Brown Ale is my fave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
Never got around to rating this before, because I knew I would have it again! A fine brown ale with a lovely chocolate maltiness and a nice American hoppiness. I have a feeling that you can’t really go wrong with Brooklyn Brewery - Garrett Oliver knows his stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2005
Beautilful color, nutty, malty flavor. Nice bitterness to round it off Creamy, rich mouthfeel. Excellent Brown ale that I would drink agian and again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown color with a moderate off white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, nuts and dough. Light chocolate and nuts in the flavor. Some mild floral hops balance. A very palatable brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Bottle, at home. Mahogano-coloured with light brown head, quickly and almost disappearing. Fair lacings. Aroma moderate of roated malt with notes of chocolate and coffee and hops. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium body, watery, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
i have definitely had better brown ales. lacking in complexity and depth and fairly easy to drink. nothing special here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2005
pretty good brooklyn brew, i’m not that big of a fan on brown ale, but this one is pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
Bottle. Quite tasty, but not overly complex. Nuts, chocolate, caramel. With some orangey, spicey hop characters. Tasty stuff, and a lot better, and less sweet, than other Brown ales, which i liked.

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