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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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We brew Brooklyn Winter Ale from heirloom Maris Otter malts to create a beer with roots in blustery Scotland. Brooklyn Winter Ale is richly malty, aromatic, full-bodied and perfect with stews, roasts and holiday dishes.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Name: Winter Ale
Date: 02/08/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

Appearance: hazy dark red, fine beige head, srippy streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with floral and earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nicely balanced with an earthly quality, touch of candy sweetness, nice spicyness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle best before April 2008. Pours a dark mahogany with a very small head. Hm, this stuff smells rather juicy, lots of berries, caramel, brownies. Flavor is leaning strongly towards malts, again nice and juicy. Some faint earthiness, tobacco, raisins, and sweet whisky is noted. I liked this one rather well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
12oz bottle purchased from Clarendon Wines in Boston. Pours a medium-dark copper with a bit of head. Decent malty aroma. Initial taste is of malts, but then leads to a slightly tangy bitterness to round things out. I was worried that this was going to be another all-malt-and-only-malt "winter beer" experience, and was happy that this offered a bit more.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (1999) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Pours a copper colour with a medium off white head. Aroma caries nutty, smokey earthy malt. Malt flavour, slightly nutty-spice, tobacco tones. Bitter hook to the finish. I

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1735) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Pours amber/brown, with a white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, nuts and fruit. Flavor is caramel, nuts, and malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
12oz brown bottle. Red brown coloured brew with a very creamy beige head. Leaves spotty, streaky lacing in the glass. Nutty and matly aroma with some caramel in the background. Favour has some earthy malt, toffee and some nuttiness. Aftertaste is earthy, with roast/dark malts, dryish and woody. Medium body, softly carbonated. Alcohol not really noticable in this brew. A decent winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours mahogany, with a medium off-white head, with decent retention and lacing. Aroma is malty, sweet with brown sugar and caramel, and a little fruity (raisin??). Flavor is similar, tasty brown sugar, caramel, and chocolate. Good malty mix. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmruth (25) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Amber in color with significant carbonation. The nose and flavor is sweet and slightly fruity. The body is light with minimal "feel", but still smooth.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Goodgrief (1863) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Jan. 2007 - Pretty deep brown color, but no head at all or lacing...like none at all. Egads, this beer does NOT smell good...like smelly rotten fruit. Ick...it tastes like rotten fruit, too. Sweet, but putrid. Who voluntarily buys this after having it previously?? Avoid like the plague!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Draught, 2012. Murky amber colour. Sweet with a figgy character. Too sweet and the phenols are too strong. Still not into this one.

Bottle, Brewery Creek, 2008
Gold-tinged amber-brown colour. It’s a really nice colour, actually. Weak head. Toasty, earthy nose with some brown sugar and tobaccoey hop notes. Heavily toasty palate with caramel & cheesy oxidized hop accents. Sweetish finish. Rather boring.


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