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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Clear brown with lacy head. Some sour/ozone notes in the aroma. Thin bodied, fruity/sour acidity without much sweetness, some roasted malt aftertaste.

3.1
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours dark amber. Light aroma of malt. Decent roasted malt flavor, otherwise not much going on. Pretty unremarkable.

3.1
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Not a bad winter beer, very malty and sweet, some spice notes detected, some hops but not very present, if you like very malty sweet beers give this a try, pretty much what I expected from Brooklyn, nothing fantastic though.

3.1
two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a dark golden color with an off white head. Aroma and flavor of subtle malt and spice.

3.3
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours dark red-brown with a small white head. Mainly caramel and some spices, maybe nutmeg on the nose. Initial taste is sweet fruit with lots of malt. Also pick up some brown sugar and an assortment of holiday spices. Lively carbonated with a syrupy texture. Medium to full bodied. As it warmed and I got to the bottom of the glass I could detect some alcohol in the finish. A nice beer during the cold months.

2.8
superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
i find these scotch ales fall between two stools really. not a bitter not a stout. this one pours a really deep red almost brown. big bubbled head that receded quickly. very sweet taste: figs and dark fruits. leaves a cloying sticky sweetness in the mouth.

2.9
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2013
The nose is a little messy... caramel, malts, roasted malts, coffee, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, molasses, and even some smoked wood. But I’m intrigued. Unfortunately, the taste delivers little more than a very average ale with malty bitterness and a bit of sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel is weak, with a thin-to-medium body and shy carbonation. This could have been better.

3.2
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Nice Scottish ale without a lot of character, but a who lot of drinkability. Decent selection for a holiday party, I’d call it a safe bet. Balanced and nice, but nowhere near perfect.

3.4
QuezXLV (423) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
I've amber color and a bit fizzy in the palate. Nice taste but I've had much better of this style. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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bconch (422) - - JUL 31, 2012
Taken from old notes. Nose had almost a sourness to it. Not sure if bad bottle or not. Taste is sweet malts. Finish is dry and sweet.


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