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RATINGS: 690   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndresTM (402) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2013
The nose is a little messy... caramel, malts, roasted malts, coffee, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, molasses, and even some smoked wood. But I’m intrigued. Unfortunately, the taste delivers little more than a very average ale with malty bitterness and a bit of sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel is weak, with a thin-to-medium body and shy carbonation. This could have been better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (192) - - NOV 26, 2015
I had it from the bottle. The taste is sweet malt, bread, spice, and alcohol. It’s smooth and has a hoppy hint to it. It stayed drinkable as it warmed. This was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (521) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Tap@klubi. Amber color with a medium white head. Taste is malty with quite long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus and some fruity hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Brown clear body, qhite head. Aroma has some chocolate and metally malt. Bit bread. Flavour adds berries and nuta and more malt. Quite sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bawelt (188) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2015
Au premier abord, elle est très engageante : plutôt épaisse, on sent de la matière. Le nez envoie un peu d’alcool et pas mal de caramel, on croirait presque une barley wine. En bouche, on ne retrouve pas du tout cela : belle attaque caramel, un peu fumée. Mais aucune longueur, fin très déséquilibrée où un houblon légèrement amer reprend le dessus et écoeure. On sent un fond légèrement épicé qui équilibre pas tellement le tout... A oublier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2015
8/X/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ Uncle Babe’s Burger Bar (Gent) - BB: 29/X/15 (2015-1463)

Clear reddish brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, dried fruits, some caramel, malty. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: very malty, metallic, green banana, bit watery, more metallic, bit fruity. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, malts, sourish touch, bit nutty, some toast, watery, caramel, little roasted. Pretty light and watery for a winter ale, if you ask me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3909) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Tap@opusk. Brown amber clear. Malty aroma, slight nutty toffeish, with just a hint of herbs. Med bodied, med bittered, malty bit esb-y. Soft smooth. Clean ok, bit weakly flaviured, ordinary though.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (691) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
12oz Flasche. Dunkelbraune Farbe mit beigem dünnen Schaum. Das Bier duftet nach Malz, Toffee und Trockenobst. Geschmack ist süsslich malzig. Etwas alkoholisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
355ml bottle. Murky brown shade. Can barely manage a head. Aroma is smoky malt with some fruity character lurking. A lot of earthy toffee flavours on the tongue. Quite sweet. Suitably wintery I guess but just felt a bit lacking somehow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8796) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
Clear, rich redcopper colour; medium, cream-amber head, not very lasting; Leafy, bready, nutty. This smells like an Urbock all the way. Slightly sourish, quite leafy. Malt underneath, but hardly any sweetness, even not warming up. Dried red fruit, faintly pharmaceutical. Not really well bodied, more attenuated than Bock would be. Needed a good Brooklyn one, after the Blast(ed) disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, malty, sweet, some alcohol. TASTE: very sweet, malty, some alcohol warming feeling. Good winter beer I think. Not really my style though.

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