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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (4360) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
thanks to mgermani for the bottle. Pours a dark mahoghany, small tan head. Nose is quite ntuty, and woody, somehwat earthy, with a touch of malt. Flavour is bitter, a tad wattery, some malt, toffee, caramel. Finish is a tad sweet, with a lingering bitterness. Hmmmm......not bad, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
Nose is treacle, caramel and toffee, ruby, pours a slim tan head. Flavour is woody, almonds, malt,caramel notes, butterscotch too. Medium bodied, sweet yet quite bitter. Good, but I always expect better from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 13, 2008
12oz Bottle. Rated Blind. Light algae nose. Minerals. A lightly sour yeast nose. Sourdough. Not inviting. Orange copper and sunset fire, clearish with a fast fading rim in white. Flavor is flat and has a distinct kiss of almond. Light nuttiness blends with multi-grain bread. The malt profile is decent. Respectable caramelization finds a home with a kiss of esters. Maybe a touch stale tasting. Im loving the real almond glow coming off the beer, but theres a lightly astringent yeast or grain husk cast that glows through. Hop finish is cheesy and doesnt display good ingredient quality. Some interesting character in there, but the beer has some faults. Body sticks a bit, but is right for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (7259) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 13, 2008
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Neat shade of bright freshly minted cent with darker light brown colors. Top it self was a bit pathetic , weak , fizzy tea like.
Nose :Nutty , woody , with brown malt behind. Earthy , black soil like hop. Not best combination of British trend with hint of German Alt.
Flavor/Palate : Initial short carbonation, citric woody middle with more of spiced brown malting at finish. Winter ale should have welcoming alcohol warmth. Brooklyn ale is slightly higher on alcohol but missing that welcoming feel. I could not escape notion of ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
Bottle. Good beer. Pours nice amber brown. Nice head. Caramel & light fruit (raspberry?) flavor. Not too spicy like most winter ales. Sweeter malts present in taste. Nice mouthfeel. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8405) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
Tampa Tuesday tasting night blind tasting, courtesy of Degarth. Pours brown with tan head. The aroma is full with rich caramel, mild peat and earthiness. Solid smelling ale in my opinion albeit a bit too mild. The taste is caramel heavy with caramel candy, mild earthiness and peat. The body is a bit thin. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrmac (334) - South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2008
Pours a gorgeous brown with a thin head. Smells of scotch, malt, and sweetness. Pretty good flavors of smoke, peat, and malt. Just the right amount of sweetness to balance things out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
pours a amber colour with a nice aroma of earthy malts, taste of a earthy flavour with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle Tampa Scotch Ale Blind Tasting. Pours amber with a small light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and light caramel. Taste is the same as aroma with a slightly earthy finish. Medium thin mouthfeel w/ a mild amount of bitterness and a lightly tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
deep orange amber, clear, moderate white head, poor retention. Caramel malt aroma. Caramel flavour dominates with a marzipan note in the finish becoming evident as it warms. Quite sweet, fairly simplistic.

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