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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle purchased at Vulcan Beverages, Birmingham, AL. Pours sparkling dark brown with an average creamy light brown head, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of butterscotch, honey and apple. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation and a creamy finish. Moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; sweet roasted caramel malt flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2007
(Bottle) Pours clear deep red. Mild roasted and some dark bread maltiness in the aroma with tiny notes of some funky fruits. Only a touch of spicy. Some dark syrup also notable. Malty flavour with a light sour sting that is almost a bit berry like. Also some notes of spicy hops, dark bread and a light roastiness. Finish is more sour-ish dry than bitter dry. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 12 oz bottle VIA trade (thanks to whoever sent this). Pours a clear brown with a tiny head. Nose is malty and toasty. Taste is malty, toasty and ashy. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Bottle given by shigadeyo. Aroma of malt and some spices. Pours a brown color with some reddish hues. Not getting a lot of the scotch in this. Allright i guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle: Clear copper colored pour with an off white head. Aroma, smoky, some fruits, some spice, and a bit of vanilla. Flavor, caramel, some vanilla and some spices. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Discofish (152) - USA - MAR 27, 2007
Pours a thin lacey head, light and malty, but undeveloped. Spicey notes fade into a smooth clean finish. Tasty, but a pretty tpyical lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3887) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle; nose is sweet caramel and spices, clear cherry walnut with a small tan head; flavor of caramel malt, light spices, with a vanilla note. Finish is spicy from the thin body!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a medium brown color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of light roasted malt with some subtle semi-sweet caramel malt. Taste is also dominated by the mix between light roasted malt and caramel malt. Body is thinner then I would have expected and no hops presence could be detected. I thought this one was definitely lacking character and end up being quite boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, 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.

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