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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhliesen (771) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle-The brew was a deep copper color with a small, almost medium head that would make reappearance after reappearance, the brew also had a good amount of carbonation. The aroma was almost non existant with a touch of malt. The flavor was mostly malty with some undertones of cinnamon. The finish is sweet but it drops off a cliff, there really isn’t any finish to speak of, kinds of ruins the good taste. Asheville Market, 1.70

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Six pack from Total Wine, $8.69 Sweet caramel malt aroma. Flavor is decent and not too far from style for a Scotch Ale. A little more hoppy and less sweet than most. Earthy hops and peat. Dry on the finish. Not Brooklyn’s best offering, but also not in the bottom of the heap. A decent winter ale, though not really a ‘warmer’ at 6% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle from Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn. Deep clear red with fluffy head. Nose has sweet gummybear hoppiness, syrup and malts. Flavor has incredibly juicy and mouthwatering hops with full maltiness and some sugary sweetness. More sweet than bitter. Nicely warming alcohol, altho not too up front. Good and tasty! I’d have this again.. and again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Pours clear amber brown color with slight offwhite head. Aroma is malty and earthy hops. Flavor a bit watery, brown sugar, cloves and other spices, roasted malt. Overall, just so so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Everything Brooklyn puts forth is well worth having; this is not their best offering but still worthy of a go. Appearance: reddish bronze, hazy, with a thin head. Nose: Raisins, brown sugar, faint alcohol notes, a warm comforting aroma. Taste: brown sugar, honey, roasted nuts, salt, malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Palate: Warming, fizzy, and smooth Overall: *Very* good, but could be better on the finish -- it just seems to drop off without saying goodbye, although it dos pleasantly warm the throat. At 6%, it is slightly reminiscent of a weak barleywine with a Scots twist. Great with food -- caramel popcorn with nuts, and with pecan pie. I imagine it would be stellar with hearty winter foods -- savory stews, rich roast with gravy, a baked ham, or anything that has caramelized onions.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
This is a malty, sweet, biscuit tasting beer that is delicious and goes well with hearty wintertime foods (i.e. beef stew, soups, etc.). There is nothing really outstanding about this beer, however it tastes good and makes a good session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2007
12 oz, bb Apr-08. Copper-brown with a large head that lasts well. Nice toffee-caramel and slight peat aroma. The flavor is a nice reversal: the dry, spicy-earth flavors tame the sweet caramel notes well, and a hint of alcohol is thrown in. Medium body is smooth, slightly watery, has a kind of nasal tingle and a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown red bodyw ith nice head. aroma is smoke, peat malt. Flavor is bitter, rich malt, smokey, light chocolate. Nice mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2007
The pour was a clear dark amber with a tight, white head. Some lacing. The aroma was malt, caramel and cinnamon. Possibly some thin nutmeg. The flavor followed suit, with the spicy caramel malt leading the way. The body was on the thin side and the finish was just OK. Another ho hum winter warmer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2379) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2007
the beer is not what one would expect given the noteriety of the brand. surprised that i again found fault with the 2007 brew as well. guess no one is perfect. may i suggest purchasing a single to find out for yourself?

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