Crossroads Brooks Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
High quality English malts give this ale strong roast and caramel flavors. The malt backbone is balanced by American Cascade & Centennial hops. These hops provide a moderate to strong bitterness to balance the sweet & roasty malts, as well as a light citrus hop aroma.

Note: Formerly Wintervention.

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
A: dark amber color, slight off white head with fair retention. S: roasty malt, slight citrus T: roasted malt base and citrus hop. More bitter than many brown ales but it works. M: medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Grainy, Malty T: Grainy, Malty M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mild Bitter Overall, a decent malty ale that doesnt resemble a brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
This is a very nice brown, with plenty of roast but well balanced to over the top hoppiness or bitterness, not sweet at all some caramel comes out. i like. do you like a me?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Keg @ Barcade, Brooklyn (probably). The pourís light brown with a small off-white head. The nose is light pine, honey nut crunch breakfast cereal. The taste is marzipan, almonds, sweet brioche with a light bitter hop finish. Some pine needle. Medium body, active carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3017) - New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Draught from Barcade. Poured brown, kind of malty and some fruits. Ok but not too interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1704) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Growler provided by UDbeernut at my homebrew bottling party extravaganza this past week. Fresh from the tap that night. Deep tea brown in the glass with a decent light tan head. Hops helix about the beautifully balanced malts, voicing their input from time to time in waves of citrus and pine. Light bacon tone with caramel on top....whats not to love? Finish is slow and slick. Very nice.... Go Hutch!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at Crossroads. Pours a clear ruby brown with a medium sized beige head. Huge nutty malt, large toast and nutty roast. Tons of flavor, roast and toast. Nutty malt, long and earthy. Probably the most flavorful brown ale Iíve ever had. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Growler filled at Oliverís in Albany and consumed the next day. Pours a clear brown with red highlights that allows light to pass with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first third of the glass and laced the glass well. Pleasant aroma of pine with some citrus notes as well. There is some malt present in the nose as well. The flavor begins with malt and is quickly washed over by some lightly resinous piney hops. A bit of spice from the hops as well. Moderate bitterness at the finish lingers briefly beyond the swallow. Medium bodied. This is an enjoyable beer that I could drink all day. Actually, come to think of it, I did!

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