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RATINGS: 647   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at the Sussex Arms, Twickenhamd Green - Jan ’12. Poured to a mahogany brown colour, red tinges when held to the light and a small white/beige head. A malty aroma greets the nose along with caramel and light hopping. In the taste, malts, a little dried fruit, caramel/toffee and a little warming alcohol especially in the finish. Mouthfeel is of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation and fairly drinkable and smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown and red with a thin head. Aromas are weetabix and citrus with floral notes. Chocolate with some herbal notes. Flavours are sweet chocolate and weetabix malts with citrus and raisins. Quite plummy and fruity on the finish. A decent winter brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2008
This brew is a mostly clear deep mahogany color with a medium and creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and fruit. Medium body with flavors of malt, brown sugar and caramel, plus some soft fruit. The finish is malty with a hint of hops and spice aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a nice and fluffy, just off-white head and a clear chestnut-amber hued body. Aroma is fruity (darker fruits, plums) and decently estery, with notes of brown sugar, caramel and leather. A little bit of spiced cake too. Taste is a bit bitter up front followed with fruit, caramel and straw. Medium to sharp bubbles. Somewhat light bodied for the alcohol. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7829) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
Bottle. Brown body with small tan head and a little bit of lacing. Modest malty aroma with light caramel malt and a tangy malt note. Flavour is similarly malty with a distinct biscuity malt that I associate with the Marris Otter malt. Very light caramel notes, light bitterness in the finish keeps it from becoming cloying. Pleasant but straightforward brew. Bit light to be called a scotch ale in my opinion. Courtesy of HogTownHarry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton, purchased and consumed 17-01-10 Colour is edging towards copper a bit of a head but never lasted long enough for me to take any further detail. Some chewiness and there is caramel amongst the spicefest, touch nutty and malty. Its fine. A6 A4 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Dark amber colour. Off-white head. Lively condition. Some light spices o the nose. Also some caramel. More of the same on the palate. A little sweet on the palate. Quite tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7150) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Tap at the brewery, 17/12/11. Mahogany with a thin cream lid. Light vegetal matter, nuttiness, Minstrels aroma. Alcohol showing; weak squashy dried fruits, fig. Dab of walnut-like oiliness, fizzed up. Slight and pleasant....but more significantly, I have finally, unknowingly netted the Nessie of beer styles- A SCOTTISH ALE!!! Seriously, WTF? If this is a Scottish I’ve tasted thousands.


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