Brooklyn Brown Ale, an American Brown Ale by Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown Ale is an American Brown Ale brewed by Brooklyn Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a mug from a 12 oz. bottle.

Packaging art for the Brooklyn Brown Ale by Brooklyn Brewery

Packaging art for the Brooklyn Brown Ale by Brooklyn Brewery


The brown ale pours a clear, chestnut with an inch-thick cap of cream-colored foam that reduces slowly. Generous patches of lace coat the sides of the glass.


The aroma is faint with a scent of mellow pine and caramel.

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The palate has some of the expected flavors like caramel, nut, and chocolate. Finishes dryly with a herbal hop bite.


The feel has a medium body and moderate carbonation.

Label art for the Brooklyn Brown Ale by Brooklyn Brewery

Label art for the Brooklyn Brown Ale by Brooklyn Brewery


The presentation of the Brooklyn Brown Ale is spot on but the flavor was overly-hopped for my tastes. It’s certainly palatable but you can find better Brown Ales out there.

Recommended Pairings

Brooklyn Brewery recommends the following food pairings with their Brown Ale: steaks, burgers, stews, barbecue, roast pork, venison, and sheep’s milk cheeses.

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