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Greengate Brewery
Middleton Junction
Middleton M24 2AX
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 6432487
Brewer: Giles Dennis
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Notes

Opened: 1828

U.S. Importer: B. United International

The recipe for Brooklyn Best comes from New York's Brooklyn Brewing.

Updated: July 9, 2017

Beer List


  • 11.50% abv.
    • Date: October 20, 2001 (#3950)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Flanagan's Stop and Shop, Appleton WI
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red, some haze, thick head. Very slight odor of oxidation, but still very pleasantly malty. Thick, much darker caramel character than 1999. Lots of oak character, raisiny, sweet and warming.

  • Old Ale
    11.50% abv.
    • Date: October 20, 2001 (#3949)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Flanagan's Stop and Shop, Appleton WI
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Bright red-brown, thick head. Mild dark caramel malt aroma. Thick, hugely malty, molasses, maple flavors. Vanilla. Drying and warming at the end.

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    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.
    • Date: June 28, 2003 (#4926)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Discount Liquor, Milwaukee WI
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep red-amber. Thick head. Caramel aroma with English grassy hops. Big body. Intensely caramelly. Toasty. Raisiny. Graham crackers. Phenomenally malty. Exquisitely malty. Hugely malty. Really malty.
    • Date: March 1, 2002 (#4250)
      Package: real ale
      Place: Real Ale Festival, Chicago IL
      Score: 20 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      (Primed with Lagavulin Malt Whisky.) Bright amber, no head. Strong aromas of vanilla and whisky! Big chewy body, fantastically malty, with loads of vanilla, some coconut, and some oak...and LOTS of alcohol!

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    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2002
    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.

  • Harvest Ale 2004
    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2005
    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2005 (Calvados)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2005 (Port)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2005 (Sherry)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2005 (Whisky)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2006
    Old Ale
    11.60% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2006 (Calvados)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2006 (Port)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer

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    Harvest Ale 2006 (Sherry)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer

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    Harvest Ale 2006 (Whisky)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer

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    Harvest Ale 2007
    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.

  • Harvest Ale 2007 (Port)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

  • Harvest Ale 2007 (Sherry)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2008
    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2008 (Lagavulin)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2008 (Port)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2008 (Sherry)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2009
    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.

  • Harvest Ale 2009 (Sherry)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

  • Harvest Ale 2010
    Old Ale
    11.50% abv.

  • Harvest Ale 2010 (Calvados)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

  • Harvest Ale 2010 (Port)
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    11.50% abv.

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    Harvest Ale 2011
    Strong Ale
    11.50% abv.

  • Holsten Export
    Dortmunder/European-Style Export
    4.70% abv.

  • John Willies
    (Special) Best Bitter
    4.00% abv.

  • Khukuri
    Specialty Beer
    5.00% abv.

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    Manchester Star Ale
    Old Ale
    7.30% abv.

  • Maypole Madness
    (Special) Best Bitter
    4.50% abv.

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    Moonraker
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    7.50% abv.

  • Ruddy Glow
    (Special) Best Bitter
    4.50% abv.

  • Scorcher
    (Special) Best Bitter
    4.20% abv.

  • Vulcan
    Herb and Spice Beer
    4.10% abv.