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RATINGS: 701   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndresTM (434) - 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 Im 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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njnut (434) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Poured into english pint, a red brown with a pff white head. Some co2 but not lasting. Malt is the aroma and taste along with a sweetness and some cereal on the finish. A bit more watery than expected in a winter ale. Not bad,not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Ar: Malty, toasty, and some vinous fruit notes. Ap: Clear dark amber - small light tan head with poor retention. T: Sweet malt up front - raisin and pear - dark caramel sweetness on mid-palate - finish is lightly hoppy with slight toasted notes. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is lightly sweet. O: Hearty winter ale, solid and drinkable with some nice malt and fruit elements.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Nice Scottish ale without a lot of character, but a who lot of drinkability. Decent selection for a holiday party, Id call it a safe bet. Balanced and nice, but nowhere near perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
I've amber color and a bit fizzy in the palate. Nice taste but I've had much better of this style. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Pours a clear dark amber body with a thin white head. Butterscotch, earthy hops, raisins, sweet malts. Just okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Very bready aroma with caramel cereal tones. Deep red with just a few bubbles. Small bubbly mouthfeel with some deeper malty flavours and a citrussy zing. A little dull, although the flavours are good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redpooba (404) - Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Reddish brown with a light white head. The aroma is subtle like the air in a wheat field. The flavor is full bodies and reminds of a peaty scotch more than a winter ale. Overall it is very smooth and well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 10, 2014
Pours dark translucent brown. Almost imperceptible spiced aromas. Tastes of malty bitterness with hints of cinnamon and tarragon. Not a very interesting Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass. Pours a deep ruby red-brown, clear, effervescent, with a persistent, fluffy off-white head. Nose is a bit roasty, a bit of breadiness poking through, some fruity esters. Flavor is mildly roasty, bready, breadcrust, and some definite dark fruity esters. Finish is a bit odd, very estery, a bit roasty. Mouthfeel is smooth, softly carbonated, medium bodied. Nice enough beer, but not the best in the pack by a stretch.

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