Beer 266/365 – Brooklyn Brown Ale

Brooklyn Brown Ale

Style: American Brown Ale

ABV: 5.5%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: When someone asks me what a typical American Brown Ale should taste like, I would suggest Brooklyn Brown Ale

Will I be drinking this again: Very good for the style, and would definitely drink this again.

Grade: B+

8/1/2010: Brooklyn Brown Ale was one of the very first craft beers I ever tried. Sadly I don’t think I have had this since the years when I first started drinking craft beer (no earlier than 21 of course). Even though this only has the 4th most reviews for beers from Brooklyn Brewery, I would venture a guess that this is probably their best seller behind the Brooklyn Lager. What do you guys think? This is based on nothing other than my crazy assumptions.

There is not much nose to this brown ale, just a little bit of sweet malt. The flavor is lightly toasted malt, a bit bready, and a little nutty. A lot of “beer snobs” don’t like this beer because it doesn’t knock you over with flavor, but to me a brown ale really isn’t supposed to do that. The mouthfeel is a bit light for the style, but it goes along with the light flavors. Very drinkable and well carbonated. A very good gateway beer for your friends who might only drink “light” beers.

Picture of the day: Apparently Canadian children area bit more advanced than US children.