Brooklyn Brown Ale

I can't seem to find any notes on the beer attached to this date. It's possible I exclusively used it to cook: Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Beer.


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Today I drank a bottle and used a bottle to make another batch of Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Beer.

I wrote: "This Brooklyn Brown Ale smells sweet. Tastes dark like a stout? Oh. I know, it has a delicious malty flavor. I like beers with a strong malty flavor. I really like it." 4:39PM

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The Brooklyn Brown Ale tastes flavorless compared to the New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout. Of course I already know I enjoy this beer, but I'd have to say the Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout is just that much better. 10:33PM PT


I wrote: "Brooklyn Brown Ale. I drank it from the bottle. It's sweet. It's quite sweet. The taste changed as I drank it. It gradually became less sweet and less delightful. It tasted more strange. I didn't finish the beer, not because it was bad, I was simply too tired to drink the rest." 4:37AM ET



I wrote: "This Brooklyn Brown Ale is slightly sweeter in taste than the Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale. I recall using this beer for cooking sausage. It's delicious." 7:18PM ET


Brooklyn Brown Ale

Relevant Links:
Brooklyn Brown Ale (Brooklyn Brewery Website)
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My Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Beer post


Website Information:
This is the award-winning original American brown ale, first brewed as a holiday specialty, and now one of our most popular beers year-round. Northern English brown ales tend to be strong and dry, while southern English brown ales are milder and sweeter. Brooklyn Brown Ale combines the best of those classic styles and then adds an American accent in the form of a firm hop character and roasty palate. A blend of six malts, some of them roasted, give this beer its deep russet-brown color and complex malt flavor, fruity, smooth and rich, with a caramel, chocolate and coffee background. Generous late hopping brings forward a nice hop aroma to complete the picture. Brooklyn Brown Ale is full-flavored but retains a smoothness and easy drinkability that has made it one of the most popular dark beers in the Northeast.

Style: American Brown Ale
Malts: British Two-row Malts, Belgian Aromatic Malts, American Roasted Malts
Additions: Contains wheat
Hops: Willamette, American Fuggle, Cascade
Alcohol by Volume: 5.6%
IBUs: 30
Original Gravity: 15.5° Plato
Calories: 190
Food Pairings: Brooklyn Brown Ale is particularly good with steaks, burgers, stews and barbecue, where it can put its caramel flavors to work with the caramelized flavors in the meat. It’s also excellent with venison, ham and roasted pork, which engage the depth of malt character. Well-aged cheddar, Gouda, Gruyere and sheep’s milk cheeses will pair up nicely.
Availability: Year-round
Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs; 24/12oz bottles

2012 World Beer Championships: Silver Medal
2010 World Beer Championships: Silver Medal

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