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RATINGS: 2104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Brooklyn Lager, the Brewery's flagship label, is New York's "hometown" beer, brewed to a pre-Prohibition recipe that dates back to the days when Brooklyn was the brewing capital of the East Coast. Brooklyn Lager has won numerous awards. Wrote Michael Jackson in the Simon & Schuster Pocket Guide to Beer: "The dry-hopped, fresh, flowery, firm, flavourful, Brooklyn Lager **-*** started well, in 1988, and has gained in character since."


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 9, 2007
Dark colour. Bitter and flowery, quite full taste! Don’t quite know what to make of this, is it sweet or is it dry? But it’s good, that’s for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle. Pors golden amber with medium white head. Bready malt character with a little butterscotch. Still very dry with herbal hop aroma with a touch of apricot. Smooth with a fine bitterness in the finish. A very good lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Dark amber to copper color. Slowly diminishing taupe colored head. Decent lace. Lightly toasted malt with a mild fruit and herb hops component. Weak start with a gradual increase in malt flavor, with bread and light caramel tastes. malt is then reduced as the hops kick in and continue to add bitterness to the finish. Herbal and mild woodiness in the linger. A full lager, a touch too much in the pure bitterness, a start of the weekend, or just finished the lawn type brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2007
Bottled. Clearamber, small head, Distinct crystal malt aroma with some canteloupe-like hops. Fairly sweet with the expectedly clean, hard mouthfeel goes well with the flowery aromtic hops. Light-medium bodied, medium bitternes. Enjoyable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is malty but also smells of floral hops. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Starts out doughy and malty and then finishes grassy, yeasty, and a little bitter. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, slightly dry, finish. Overall, a well crafted but rather average Lager. A little too malty in the middle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
From a 12 oz. bottle with an unnotched freshness date along the right side of label. Poured a clear reddish amber golden with a foamy white head, small amount of laced sticking. Aromas of light bready malts, lemon fruitiness and floral. Good carbonation and a crisp, dryish, smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel. Tastes of grainy, soft bready malts, a sour lemon in the middle, a spicy hop bite at the end, and a dry grainy, bready finish. Very nice, quite quaffable lager, would go great with a sports on TV Sunday.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
What a nice surprise! This is a pale lager disguised as an ale - and very well so. Nice head and a rather dark golden color and the aroma has notes of fruit/aroma hops. The flavour has floral and fruity notes with notes of caramel and a nice hoppy bitterness in the long finish. A very nice lager indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2007
This lager pours a clear amber with a dense white head that mostly dissapates. It has a firm aroma of citrusy hops. The mouthfeel is light with almost no carbonation. It has a simple crisp hop flavor from start to finish. It’s almost like a lager version of a special bitter. Very simple and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Clear copper, with a loose, billowy off-white head that laces well. A very fruity, spicy hop aroma that definitely hint at a ale. Medium body and a good hop bite that pushes this lager above the competition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Pours a coppered amber with a nice beige solid head with decent staying power and nice lacing. The nose is delicate and floral. Creamy rich malt underneath. Really nice creamy full rich mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit much for a lager, but very nice in my opinion. Big rich malt, a big sweet, but not overpowering, toasted with good balance also coming from floral hops. It’s nice to see a lager with some real flavors to it. Very floral. The finish is floral, but the aftertaste comes back to the sweet and slightly fruity malts. A bit of alcohol for the ABV being so low. I’d buy this in a heartbeat for a party in place of Sam Adams or SNPA... this stuff is tastier yet not too big for the palates of most.


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