Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Admittedly, brown Ale is not my favorite style of beer. And beer from Brooklyn - the place not the brewery (read about it here) - are even less desirable to my palate.
But here's the bottle so I must drink it. It's like some kind of moral imperative!
Brooklyn Brown Ale (5.60% ABV) pours a rich reddish brown with a small head the diminishes rather quickly.
The aroma is nutty, malty and mildly hoppy.
The taste starts out with roasted malt, hazelnut and a touch of sweet toffee. A pleasant beginning but then there it is. That odd off flavor distinctive of beer brewed with the waters of Brooklyn. I don't know what it is, I don't know how to describe it other than blech.
The mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation.
This is not the best brown ale but it doesn't totally suck. Maybe it would be better if it wasn't for that undefinable off taste. I'd probably refuse it if offered to me.