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RATINGS: 1828   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imradioboy (23) - USA - AUG 22, 2004
Nice smooth ale. Has a sweet, nutty aroma and taste to match. It also has that great malty flavor taht I like. I am a big fan of this beer and its sister brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Brown/amber color,small off white head that faded quickly leaving a slight bit of lace behind.Nice malty caramel aroma with a slight hint of hops in the background.malty and buttery up front with a nice light hop taste and a bit of caramel and or toffee.Not over whelmingly fantastic but a decent brew non the less.Well worth having a few more around for later sampling.Thanks go to Shadey for sending this fine brew my way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Draught at Blind Tiger Ale House, New York.
Dark brown colored beer with a medium off-white head. Little weak but nice and sweet aroma of rye and some brown sugar. Roasted malt, hops and light spices in the flavor. Nice and easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Has a nutty sweet smell to it. Tastes the same and is quite smooth and nice for a brown ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2004
(on bottle) I believe that brown ales are quite difficult to judge, it´s a big group. But I can see why this is very popular. It´s nothing special, nut-brown color, nose of dark malts, and a small hopping in the end. It´s just that I can´t put my finger on anything special; a good mainstreemer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2004
brown colored with a small tan head. smells nutty and fruity. smells like a typical brown ale. taste is malty nutty and a slight thin, but its still very nice. i keep looking for a brown ale that can stand up to rogues, but i cant seem to find one. this is still a pretty nice brown ale, and hey its actually legal in this state.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2004
Brown color with a small brown head. The taste is sweet, malty with a light fruityness. Features a complex malt pattern. Nicely blanaced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 07.28.04 Bottle. Pours a reddish brown the color of the label, go figure; big head. Aromas are sweet malty and a bit on the sour side with some roasty qualities. Flavor is uninspiring and disappointing. Only hints of nutty malt, lots more hop bitterness at finish than I wanted when I ordered this brown ale. There is an odd acidic tartness to this beer that just doesn’t work for me as it competes with the expected chocolate and caramel.

re-rate 02.27.05
Well, I have had this a number of times in the last few months and it turns out i really like it so I need to bump it up a few points. The sourness, it turns out, is most welcome and actually seems to help temper the sweet, nougat flavors. Very nice nutty, lingering finish. Hints of American hoppiness in the background that set it apart from the mundane of the style. Definitely complex.

Original score: 6-4-6-3-11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Dark amber pour, hops really stand out in the aroma and taste. I can’t pinpoint the flavor on this one but the hops stand out with moderate carbonation in the swallow and a bitter bite at the finish. Very drinkable, and enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2004
brown color, med tan head, dark but not thick, slight hops. good, i would go back to this one again

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