Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2004
Light brown ale with a hazy cloud. Nose of malt and cardboard Sweet malt with some nuttyness and a light hops, but again, the beer is oxidized, with the stale cardboard coming out. Body is still nice and would be medium. adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - APR 6, 2004
Copperish, nutty brown in color. Has a honey nut smell to it with a decent head. Tastes of slight alcohol and malt. A better than average ale from a better than average brewer. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Chestnut and copper with almost no head. A nice combination of malt and hops. English Breakfast tea, honey, grains and pine. The body is fairly moderate with a clean finish. The flavors in this one are nice, however, it's just missing something and can't compare with some of it's siblings. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Nice abmer body and a thin head on it. Leafy hop aroma with malt in toe. Flavor is smooth, quite oily at first, and ends with a good crisp feel to it. FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 I have mixed feelings about Brooklyn. They make a couple of wonderful beers and then a bunch of uninspired ones like this one. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a murky brown color with a moderate tan head that lingers. There is a strong floral hop scent. The flavor is strong and sour up front and lingers with maltinesss. There is a malty aftertaste. It smells better than it tastes. An acceptable basic ale but nothing more.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Poured light amber with a nice thick foamy white head. Aroma was malty and slightly sweet. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Slight bitter finish with mild hop tones. This was a very enjoyable beer. Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2004
Draught at the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY.</br> Deep amber colour with a beige head. Vanilla malt aroma. Served way to cold to enjoy properly. Moderate, smooth palate easy drinking. Needs more malt flavour to compete but the vanilla is a good first step. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Pours a translucent ruby-brown with a tall ecru head. Nose seems dominated by malt. The taste is sweet. There is a caramel taste to go with the malt and I cannot detect much in the way of hops. There is a sort of bread dough taste to it as well. The finish has some light bitterness to it but leans towards being semi-sweet. There is almost a plastic or synthetic aftertaste to it which detracts from what is otherwise a good beer. UNCCTF (578) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2003
The best thing about this beer was the balance - the malts and hops offset each other perfectly. It just needs a little bit more overall "umph." haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Cloudy, dark copper pour. Thick off-white head. A fruity nose, somewhat faint, but some hops can be detected. Hoppy flavor, hint of orange. Quite smooth and very drinkable. Pretty decent! I enjoyed this. Bought this bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, VA.