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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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2007
355 mL bottle. Pours a clear amber with a moderate head. Aroma is of sweet malt with a bit of grassy hops. Taste is moderately bitter, with a bit of an apricot sweetness. Bitterness makes for a clean finish with little aftertaste. Overall, described as a lager, but sure is tastier than any of the macros.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
On tap, in a bottle, I think I’ve even had it in a can. It looks beautiful, a clear amber with minimal head. You can smell the hops very strongly. Speaking of hops, it’s a bit too hoppy for a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2770) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2007
A beefy, hoppy lager. If you’re going for lager, this one is it. More body, more aroma, and more hops than what you would expect. This one makes for a great barbecue or shrimp boil if you are into that sort of thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2007
Better than an average beer, but thin and a little watery, hoppy for the lager style of beer. Not a bad beer, but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2007
Better than most standard lagers. Typical malty flavor, but very hoppy for a lager. A bit on the thin and watery side. A boring beer, but easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2332) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2007
aaahhhh the beer of my homeland! tucked away in the craziness of my beloved nyc -the center of the earth- is one of the best lagers in the world. taste of beer, hops, a layered effect of flowery sweet clean and genuine flavors. not too sweet! a touch of bitter just to open up your imagination. "yeah cousins" you are back in new york now! genuine body because that’s how it’s brewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2007
On tap at Mile Square in Hoboken. I’m not much of a lager guy to begin with, so i suppose i already came into this expecting not to like it that much. However, the taste is there. Not too much else to say about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magtek32 (76) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2007
355ml bottle. Pours a light copper colour with a small off white head that deminishes quickly. Sweet aroma with notes of malt, hops and caramel. Taste is slightly less sweet than the aroma with a nice bitter finish. very smooth with good carbonation. a top notch lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Golden color, small white head. Very nice for a lager. Hoppy flavor, slightly malty, very drinkable. Another good Brooklyn effort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - APR 23, 2007
WOW! This is one nice "lager"---it tastes more like a pale ale to me. Very nice to drink on a hot day. Thank you NEW YORK!!!

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