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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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. 6.1%. From saveur-biere.com.
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head. Sweet malt, some spices, sugary sweetness and mild hops in the aroma. The flavour is malt, nuts, woody dryness, mild spices and mild hops. A bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (874) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Brown body with reddish hues small tan head. Nose is almost lager like, some light roast notes and some yeast. Reminds me a lot of German dunkel, Caramel, roast, low carbonation. ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (13039) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
355ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel orangebraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, leicht fruchtig. Geschmack fruchtig röstmalzig, nussig, Karamell, würzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear dark red color. The head is only a finger high, and cream colored. It’s texture and retention isn’t the best, nor is much lacing left behind. S: At first, there seems to be a suggestion of light spiciness. This quickly gives way to strong caramel notes, backed by the subtlest smokiness. There is enough here to make me enjoy the aroma, but not enough to blow me away. T: It opens up with a very light spiciness - it’s more of a suggestion than an actual note, to be fair. The caramel here is handled very deftly, gradually building in intensity without going overboard. In fact, a lot of the notes here seem to be subtle rather than bludgeoning - still, they’re defined enough to be prevalent to my scorched Earth of a plate. M: I really like how clean and crisp this is. Despite the sweet flavor, it’s well attenuated and dryish finishing. Despite that, it’s quite soft and creamy. The carbonation is rather soft, and fits well with its feel. O: This one is pretty damn tasty. I’d even suggest it exceeded my expectations. This is one I’d certainly drink again, if not buy by the 6-pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Rather sweet, almost sickly, lots of brown sugar, spices and a brown ale type vibe...not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4612) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2014
Dark brown with stable small head. Clean yeast underlying toasty and biscuit malts, with some residual clean sugars. Resin hops to balance only. Simple body, not quite as rich and layered as expected. Warming alcohol only, certainly not hot. Not as rich as I hoped. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1607) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Medium brown in color with a light head. No lace. Aroma is light caramel with a touch of roasted but. Taste is kind of weak with touches of caramel, roasted nuts, not bad but could be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (1325) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Pours a nice chestnut with a hint of red. Smell is malty, hint of soap. Taste is more spice than anything if you ask me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (560) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
BBD 3/22/14. Pours a clear nice red hued amber with a reasonable head and lacing that fades in 2 minutes. Light nose of molasses over dark fruit - plum with a touch of raisin. The body is medium with good carbonation. The mouthfeel is borderline smooth with a carbonation level above average. The flavor profile is weak - something a Scottish ale should never be. A weak hint of caramel malt and an alcohol presence is all there is over a very light sweetness. The finish is crisp, again, something a Scottish ale shouldn’t be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours a very pretty red with a decent light tan head. No lacing. Aroma is very slight, but very pleasant. Taste is ok. Very malty but still tastes kind of thin. Overall, very pleasant and good session beer.

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