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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle. Copper-brown, with a thick, loose, off-white head. Spicy aroma, with a evident alcohol. Medium body, with a heavy malty flavor that fades into a metallic finish. No alcohol in the taste. A bit too spicy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8956) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Draft from DRE. Medium brown pour with aroma of caramelly malt, some brown sugar, nutmeg, hops. Tastes caramel malty coupled with slight brown sugar and X-mas spicy notes, and a twinge of finishing hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5367) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle. Malty and lightly herbal nose with caramel and a touch of dust. Looks to be the he redder side of amber combined with the browner side of copper, with a short tan head. Crisp mf and a medium body with light alcohol. Cherry accents on the thick layer of malt, caramel and light earth, definitely chewy. Light nuts and red berry. Light, natural fruity sweetness with really no bitter- or sourness. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2007
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark coppery orange color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is loaded with malts and some spices. Flavor is sweet and malty at the beginning with a slightly smokey and roasted middle and some caramel and bitter hops at the finish. Slightly tinny.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2007
12oz bottle. Translucent brown-red color with a medium sized rocky white head. Rich malty aroma, caramel and toffee, with a heavy buttery diacetyl component. Ruddy caramel, mild toastiness, and a mellow earthen tinge in the flavor. Faint smokiness in the finish with residual stale caramel. Large diacetyl buttery pantina that threatens to overshadow the more delicate flavors. Mouthfeel is a rich medium, somewhat chewy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2007
12 oz bottle. Very nice pour with good head retention and a nice copper color. Nose is very distinct with malts coming through nicely. Flavor is of malts with a nice roastiness. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 22, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Medium, orange-red appeance; soon headless. Candied cherries and sugar in the aroma; sticky sweet. Overly sweet, dried fruit in the mouthfeel: cherries, candy sugar, and some spice. Medium, sugary finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of earthy sweet caramel malts with some English hops. Body starts mildly sweet and fairly full with toasted malty notes, earthy, musty hops and light citrus along with some buttery character. Not the best Scottish ale, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salsgebom (20) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Despite some of the previous comments, I thought this was a great example of scottish ale. Too often, ratebeer members compare every beer with high gravity monsters and consider anything under 8% ’boring’. I have read a lot of literature on scottish ales and have brewed several traditional recipes and they ARE rather uneventful. Nonetheless, they’re a great easy-drinking beer with delicious smokey malt flavors and the Brooklyn Brewery did a good job with this one. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Date: 11/9/2006 (Best by April/2007) This is a copper colored ale with orange highlights. The bouquet is very woody with a hint of mushroom and top soil. Malt is certainly the focus of this brew. As the beer warms a pleasant fruitiness comes to the surface. Overall, this is a nice winter warmer without being overly sweet or full. The six pack I purchased is very fresh and many of the blah FX Matt house characters are subdued.

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