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RATINGS: 701   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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, Id call it a safe bet. Balanced and nice, but nowhere near perfect.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheKernOwl (203) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Familiar toffee from Maris malts; perhaps raisins a slightly toasty, slightly herby quality. Smooth, clean body surprised this has no wheat in it. Mild bitterness; feels a little hollow for a winter beer; slightly sweet end (like Nutella) - and just a hint of speculoos mild ginger biscuit. Altogether bready. Very bready. Bread upon which Maris Otter malts have been spread. Bread with a little Nutella at the end. Thinly sliced bread, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marstonlad (787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2016
On tap @ Linko, Helsinki. Pours fairly clear copper with a medium-sized, dense head with good retention. The aroma features toasty, nutty maltiness with a touch of dark fruitiness. Taste is medium sweet, containing mostly malty notes but with some fruitiness also appearing; bread, nuts, raisin. The palate is medium-bodied and very smooth. Mild hoppiness. Quite decent sweetish winter ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (6688) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Draught @Oljenkorsi, Helsinki. Copper color with a thick off white head. Caramel malty, bready aroma. Flavor has caramel, sweetness, nutty notes, bread. Basic. Thin.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nurmis (471) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Tap at Henrys Pub Helsinki. Creamy beige head, dark amber colour. Aroma has caramel, malts, some notes of hops. Light bodied, bit watery. Medium to heavy sweetness, really light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4442) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2016
12 oz bottle dated BB April 2012 served in a snifter in April 2012 (from notes). Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-mahogany with a modest and short-lived off-white head. Light lacing. Smell: Subtle aroma of caramel malt and brown sugar with vague grain backdrop. Stronger and more appealing with some warming. Taste: A nice, if rather simple, malty flavor. Hints of caramel, brown sugar, and multi-grain bread. A subtle hop contribution thats lightly spicy and woody with a mild bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Smooth. Well-chosen medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. O: A well-crafted brew that seems reasonable to label "Winter Ale", but that veers from typical Scottish Ale in the direction of a brown ale. Fine session beer, if the 6% ABV is kept in mind.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpkeskinen (491) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Draught. Nice, soft taste with sweet, fruity flavours. The colour is reddish brown. Quite alright!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Andy_ (1061) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2016
tap @ Naamat
Clear copper to mahogany beer with blonde head dissolving soon leaving a ring. Aroma has caramel and vanilla. Flavor ads some sweet berry jam. Medium and slick palate with quite strong carbonation. Finish has mild bitterness. Aftertaste has spices, vanilla and caramel. Finally a Scottish Ale tick, and all RB style ticks. What an unsurprising beer, what an unneeded beer style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (5929) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Tap at Pub Graali, Oulu. Colour is light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, chocolate, some candies and roasted malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (1416) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Tap @ GP Kaleva. Pours pretty clear amber, small head. Caramel, bread, spices in the aroma. Malt, some spices, caramel in the flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ration (2153) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2015
101215. Tap at public corner, Tampere. Pours clear amber with a nice small head. Aroma toffee, malts. Slightly sweet medium body. Ok.


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