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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
January 2008 release of the Brooklyn Brewmaster Reserve series. Brooklyn Extra Brune is a Belgian-style dark abbey ale, brewed in the style developed by Belgiums Trappist monasteries. Its rich, plumy, raisiny flavors are derived not only from Belgian yeasts, but also from imported Belgian dark candi sugar syrup. This syrup is ultra-caramelized, lending both flavor and color to this copper-brown beer. The yeast gives the beer a fruity/spicy complexity, which starts slightly sweet on the palate, but dries into the finish. This is a perfect beer for winter foods game meats, lamb, stews, and rich cheeses. Malts: European Pilsner malt, Belgian Special B. Additional sugars: Belgian Dark Candi Hops: German Perle OG: 19.2 Plato ABV: 8.5%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Draft, at London Grill, Philadelphia. Poured medium amber with a moderated sized tan head. Aroma was sweet, with notes of candi sugar, spice, yeast, and some herbal character. Sweet caramel malt flavor with herbal and yeasty nuances. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Draught at Tylers. Pours a cloudy muddy brown with a thin white lace. The bartender (trying to be nice) served it a pint glass. Oh well. Nose was banana, spices, belgian yeast, caramel, tobacco. Flavor is similar to aroma, and sort of reminds me of Aventinus. Kind of watery towards the end and the alcohol shows as it warms. Pretty good, but theres plenty better american belgians on the market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
On tap at Rich Os - Pours light amber with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma of bubble gum, cotton candy, caramel, toffee. Taste is estery, caramel, spice, apples, and toffee. Medium to full bodied with lush carbonation. I really liked the mix of the caramel and fruity esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2008
On tap at the Columbus Bar. Reddish brown with a thin offwhite film for a head. Drier ginger to fruity Belgian like nose. A bit of berries? Soem spice. Thinner, fizzier mouthfeel. Dry fruity spicy cinnamon with some ginger spice. Small alcohol, dry lingering spice. Id drink it again if I saw this on tap!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Draft. Pours a medium brown with a full head. The aroma had hints of Belgian candied sugar, roasted malts, and dark fruits. A very smooth flavor with hints of caramel, sugar, spices. Medium body. A very well done beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Sampled on draft at Zenos in State College PA this beer poured a chestnut brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was lightly sugary and had a hint of roasty malts and ripe fruits. The flavor was bitter, sweet and sugary with notes of chocolate, tasty malts, and hints of ripe fruits - mostly cherry and pear. The finish was long sweet chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Handbottle from Ty5592, thanks dude! Poured a deep brown color witha amber highlights and a thin tan head that receded quickly. Strong aroma of candi sugar, bubble gum, plums, raisins, and a hint of clove. A smooth entry with light spiciness leads into a spicy middle with a light yeastiness and undertones of bubble gum and fruit (light banana) and finishes dry with just a hint of smoke. Relatively full on the palate, nice drying finish. Alcohol wasnt very detectable either. Overall, a nice treat. Thanks again Ty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cellardoor (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Draft at CB Six. Darker amber in color with a slightly speckled medium brown head which wisped away rather quickly. Smelled slightly sour with some spiciness. Tasted nice with a full mouth of toastedness puntcuated with some sourness. Finished with a distinct taste of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2008
On tap at PCBF 2008. Amber in color with a little white head. Fruity estery aroma. Banana and clove notes. Malty and fruity flavor. Spicy notes. Finish is spicy. Thin bodied. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Drauhgt at Black Tiger, NYC. Amber color, offwhite head. Fruity aroma, banana, pine apples, peach, slightly spicy, raspberry notes and some smoke. Malty, spicy flavor, banana notes and some hops.

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