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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (18949) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby, rich creamy head. Spicy cardboardy nose. Sweet and medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Some fruits, evident blunt crystal malt character, lots of paper mash. Fairly low bitterness. A style of beer that solely relies on malt character, and in this case that malt character happens to be simplistic and harsh. A huge let down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle at New Beer Distributors. Pours a nice deep amber color. Tastes malty, spiced and has notes of sweet dark fruits. Overall pretty nice for a Winter Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
The bodyís a reddish chestnut and for a brief while it sports an off-white head. Itís a straightforward brew, sweet and malty with a touch of woody bitterness in the finish. Uncomplicated, but tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2007
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, sweet, almost like a mild scotch ale. Taste: sweet and malty, but with an off metallic flavor, and stale malts. not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2007
NIce looking copper ale with light head that fades after a minute or two. Smells nice and hoppy with some malt and walnut. Tastes like Iím sucking a copper penny. A little sweetness as it warms up to combat the metallic taste. Thin on the palate, but not watery. Not a terrible beer, but wishing I didnít buy a 6 pk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2007
This is a sparkling red ale with a decent khaki head that lasts pretty well and leaves great lacing. The aroma is of deep sweet malt touched with grassy, floral hops. The body is quite full and it has a creamy mouthfeel. There is a slight astringency on the finish. The malt is almost tart and itís well bittered. It tastes like a good Scottish ale. There is a bit of alcohol rumble at the end. I had to have a second one right away!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Clear copper pour, diminishing beige head. Malty aroma with notes of fruit†(sour cherries), caramel, cake, bread and tin. Sweet flavor. Lightly bitter in the end and through the finish. Smooth with syrupy feel in the finish. Medium to full body. Doesnít seem earthy enough nor chunky enough for the style. Still enjoyable as a winter ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Ugh not a good one. Poured a dark amber/orange color with okay head. Aroma was very piney. Flavor was much the same with some caramel and some type of spice that overwelmed me. Very thin mouthfeel almost watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear bubbly copper-amber with an average size lasting off-white head. Aroma of slightly toasted caramel malt, grain, light hops, a hint of maple syrup and spices -- not bad. Flavour of caramel malt, quite grainy, some spices and nuts and a significant amount of alcohol in the lightly bitter finish, more then there should be in a beer thatís only 6%. Medium bodied. Itís alright, nothing special but itís decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2007
From notes. Pours a dark copper, with a one finger head that fades quickly to a thin ring. Despite just having a thin ring of foam, thereís quite a bit of lacing left on the glass. Smell; very sweet aroma up front, and mildly fruity. Thereís not much of a peat or smokey quality in the aroma, but still not bad. Taste; sweet caramel malts, with a little bit of brown sugar are the dominant flavors, as well as a mild earthiness. In the finish thereís a little bit of a spicy hop bite. Mouthfeel/Drinkability; mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a low carbonation, giving this a rather smooth feel to it. Drinkability is good if you can handle your beers on the sweet side. For me, I would only be able to have one at a time due to the sweetness.

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