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RATINGS: 1785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle. A rich dark brown coloured beer with a nice white head. The aroma has malts, fudge and chocolate. The taste also has malty character together with some coffee and ample hops for a brown ale. A nice tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Bottel. poured a dark brown, thus the name. Taste was a bit dry, nose was weak, some malts and a touch of yeast. Little head. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle. Dark red/brown colour and yeasty aroma. Nice taste of roasted malts and some coffee notes. Average palette and aperance but try to forget that and taste and smell it instead. More of this...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
Bottle. Rich creamy head. Dark mahogany beer. Aroma is slightly sour and yeasty with roasted malt notes beneath. Very assertive malt flavour. Almost porter-like. Corree and nuts, certainly some woody notes. A strong bitter finish reminiscent of the sourness in the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2005
on tap at Calcada in Newark, "summer suds" event. clear brown color, light tan head, sort of foamy. aroma is pretzels, raw peanuts. flavor is light banana, a little crisp hop. bitter and tangy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle @ Medelhavspärlan, Stockholm
Red/brown. Malty butterscotch aroma with a slight fruity background. Sweet and malty still with a buch of hoppiness in there. Chocolatey and a light sourness (as in Old Ale sourness). Biscuity aftertaste with a lot of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
grabbed a glass of this from the pub location in newark airport (and almost missed my flight as a result). smell was malty and chocolatey, coming off a dark brown, clear body with a big white head. flavors were mostly malts and sweet chocolate with some grassy hops coming in late. the aftertaste was much stronger in the hop department, the malts didnt linger much at all. it wouldnt have been worth missing my plane for, but it was still good.

   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 (6301) - 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.

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