Grovlam (4247) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Brown and clear like colour a sparkling look. Initial appearance of head was medium. Aroma was like the Brooklyn Lager and IPA very hop flowery and spicy, yeast in the sniff. Some notes of malty caramel and roasted notes can also be felt. It has some dry catachrestical but not as much as the other two that we could compare it with. Favour was light bitter-sweet. Medium bodied with a light bitter sweet finish. In some ways more balanced between the bitter and sweet notes then the Lager and IPA. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2006
(Bottle, BB 02/07) Pours a mahogany body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of cola, toastiness, and caramel. Flavor of nuts, dark malt, caramel, and toastiness. An easy drinker. DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Dark brown with a deep red hue. Darker than some of the other brown ales from the area. Lots of hops lead to a strong tasting ale with lots of flavor. Good Beer. tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Dark brown with a dark red tint, medium beige head. Nice chocolate, coffee malt flavor, this is what you would expect from a Brown Ale. Very good beer. cab (866) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle. Deep brown color, nice texture. intens flavor for a brown ale. Nice cafe beer.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle - aroma is chocolatey and quite hoppy. Quite unexpected for a brown ale. A very nice, deep brown body that shows purple through light - I love that. A creamy beige head sits atop. Chocolate is at the front of the flavor. The hops make a surprisingly dry finish. A very nice example of a style that is not one of my favorites. I could drink a few of these, though, with no complaints. Crit (4007) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
Gorgeous sparkling reddish brown. Thick lasting creamy beige head.Light pleasant malt nose. Interstingly blended complex malt palate. Good Belgian lace. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. Decent aroma but good look with decent head that stays. Good flavor that has a nice malty aftertaste and body to it. Very smooth for the style. themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Pours a very nice chocolate brown, with a coffeen latte-colored head that seemed to die in a hurry. Looks beautiful in the glass.
Then the hops aroma hits. The hops, for me, absolutely overwhelmed any other aroma and flavor in this. No subtlety, complexity, nothing. Just hops up front, hops at the back, and hops in the middle.
Good mouthfeel, nice texture though, so if super-hops is your thing... mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2006
This is exactly what I envision a brown ale should taste like. It is thick, creamy and malty. The ale is nice and hoppy and pours a nice happy brown color. So far, this is my favourite of the Brooklyn beers that I have tried.