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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhoebeDog (5) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2003 does not count
Not enough good browns available in NYC - this one nails the style and is nice and fresh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Pours a rich dark caramel brown, with a thin, creamy, lacing off-white head. Aroma is nutty with some chocolate and hops notes. Very rich, dry flavor: nuts, chocolate, caramel bread, and a hint of dark fruits at the end of the sip. Medium hops. A very nice brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Deep brown color with a small white head. little head retention. Initial malt flavor very toasty. Hop after taste very pleasant. Great Brown!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Copper brown beer that poured with a minimal head. Looks like it may have been off white in color. The aroma is sweet and nutty, inviting you to take a drink. The atse exhbits a strong citrus hope note, then the malt, somewhat dry background. As the beer warms, chocolate notes are evident on the finish. The mouthfeel is solid and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Copper-brown with a sweet caramel aroma and a sturdy head. Starts with a rich, malty nose and some fruitiness. Almost overpoweringly malty at first. There is plenty of chocolate and caramel in here, with hints of raisins, nuttiness, and a bit of hops. Long, malty, sweet vanilla-like finish. Not too sweet and fairly complex. Let it warm a bit before drinking to expand its flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Appearance: Brooklyn Brown pours a clear reddish brown color. The head is medium sized and white. It quickly disappears. Aroma: The smell is of toasted nuts & malt. Flavor: This brown ale is quite a bit more hoppy than most. However, it's nicely balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1more4dessert (329) - Upstate, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2003
dark brown with tan foamy head, had on tap, found it a little sour. Definately a brown on the hoppy side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6149) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Head is initially average, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, nuts, caramel), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery (almost velvety) texture, lively carbonation. Acidity almost gets out of hand, perhaps thanks to the PNW hops (though it really doesn't smell like them), but doesn't. Otherwise, this is almost on the level of Rogue's Hazelnut. Not as big and bold, but a very solid brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2003
The label says "mahoghany" and I must agree. Disappointed with the lack of head, but it's still a good looking beer. Ever so slighty overbalanced towards the hops; I was getting a nice astringency but not too much nutty sweetness. Medium body, solid finish. It's a hit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Traditional garnet red, deep auburn pour of a brown ale. Very nice lacing. I smell flowers, but not much else. I hope it doesn't taste like flowers. Hmmm, actually it doesn't taste like much initially. Kind of acidic on my tongue, with a mild nutty, malty finish. I guess I am not really impressed. I enjoyed the Smutty Nose brown a lot more.

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