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Brooklyn Extra Brune



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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
January 2008 release of the Brooklyn Brewmaster Reserve series. Brooklyn Extra Brune is a Belgian-style dark abbey ale, brewed in the style developed by Belgium’s Trappist monasteries. Its rich, plumy, raisiny flavors are derived not only from Belgian yeasts, but also from imported Belgian dark “candi” sugar syrup. This syrup is ultra-caramelized, lending both flavor and color to this copper-brown beer. The yeast gives the beer a fruity/spicy complexity, which starts slightly sweet on the palate, but dries into the finish. This is a perfect beer for winter foods – game meats, lamb, stews, and rich cheeses. Malts: European Pilsner malt, Belgian “Special B”. Additional sugars: Belgian Dark Candi Hops: German Perle OG: 19.2° Plato ABV: 8.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Drauhgt at Black Tiger, NYC. Amber color, offwhite head. Fruity aroma, banana, pine apples, peach, slightly spicy, raspberry notes and some smoke. Malty, spicy flavor, banana notes and some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Growler from Party Town. Poured clear dark rubt color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex caramel malt, tart fruit, banana and bubblegum aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium creamy almond head. Aroma of clove, banana, earthiness, toasted malt, and faint plastic. Flavor of rye, light smoke, dark fruit, candi sugar, and caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2008
Draft at DRE. Deep copper toward brown pour with off-white head. Nose is banana, clovey spice, some cobwebby yeasty malt. Tastes malty with a solid banana and clove flavor underneath.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Growler from Bowery Whole Foods. Deep hazy ruby tinted brown beer. Thick white head. Aroma is herbal with loads of banana and a soft caramelly malt base. Thin Belgian malts. A touch of smoky phenols and honeyed sweetness. Fairly smooth palate, wheaty spiciness and a banana-loaded sweetness. Clovey spiciness and some light chocolate. A bit peppery with a sweet nutty finish. A bit too much banana and it’s strangely thin-bodied. Going blind I’d call this a weizenbock, but the folks at Brooklyn say it isn’t, so we’ll go with that. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9136) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Draft @ Rustico. Dark tawny murky brown colored body with a toast/tan colored head. Direct brown sugar/toast/trappist-like yeast heavy nose: clove, raisin, toast, dates, etc. Flavor is slightly sweet, chewy, a little gritty - tastes of brown sugar and cherry malts, some booze for sure, more apparent than 9% should be, but overall a pretty damn tasty dark Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2008
On Tap at Oldsmar Tavern. Pours clear copper with lasting light tan head. Nose of fruity esters mostly coming from dates, cherries, raisins and prunes. I also get a din of caramel running in the background. The flavor is much like the aroma with neutral-ness to start. The flavor builds into distinct raisin, cherry, prune and date notes. There are also background notes of sweet malts and caramel floating around here and there. Flavors could be melded more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 18, 2008
On Tap at Blind Tiger (NY)
Appearance: Clear amber brown with medium light – fine creamy top 3+
Nose : Wheat grain with brown malts, spicy black pepper like finish.7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied with short carbo burst , middle was surprisingly shallow. Caramel malty sides with spiced typical to Belgian ales accents. Its lightness contribute do its decent drink ability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a chestnut brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was lightly sugary and had a hint of roasty malts and ripe fruits. The flavor was bitter, sweet and sugary with notes of chocolate, tasty malts, and hints of ripe fruits - mostly cherry and pear. The finish was long sweet chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Draft at Hotshotz in Indy (snifter): Reddish coppery hue with a small head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toasted bread, candi sugar, raisins, light hop and herbal vapours. The taste starts syrup and sweet with a spicy and earthy background. Slightly bitter and medicinal as well. The mouth feel is smooth and lush, oily and a tad dry on the finish. Not too bad but slightly underwhelming, expected more.

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