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RATINGS: 2421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of carmel and citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and light citrus with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle sample at a beer festival in kibbutz Ma’abarot, May ’08. Deep golden with a small white head. Aroma of slightly floral hops. Flavor starts sweetish with some malt, caramel and bready notes, and and finishes bitter and hoppy, a bit sharp. Medium-bodied. Rather nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Beer poured a golden amber with thick white head. Aromas of hops, flowers. Tastes like caramel malt and hops. Touch of bread dough. Best lager beer I have ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
On tap at the Field House in Phila. Dark but clear mahogany color with firm head, nice looking beer. Mild malty aroma, a hint of hops. The flavor was doughy and caramel malts without being too sweet. The malts were well balanced with earthy and bitter hops, but not overpowering. Medium body, well balanced flavors, and a dry finish made this a very drinkable and enjoyable quaff. I hope it is as good from the bottle as I plan on buying a case. Well done lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 Bottle. Aroma is a bit bitter with some fruity notes. Pretty dark amber color. Taste is fruity with a bitter finish,cheap and good lager. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tylerss20 (101) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Guy at Jasper’s in Nashua recommended this as complementary to Sam Adams Lager. Doesn’t quite measure. A little hoppier than I like, and seemed fizzy to me. I am not a Vienna aficionado, so take with grain of salt. But in my humble opinion, it’s a rare case of the mainstream Sam actually being better than the micro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rizk (36) - central florida, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 12 fl oz. hoppy with hints of caramel. pours a clear amber with a white frothy head. pale larger. i think i detected hints of chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
A dark amber colored lager with large bubbles and a medium beige frothy head. Great nose! Bready, some caramel malt, and hoppy aroma. O... its a vienna that makes more sense =p. Toasty, slightly burned, caramel malt flavor with a modest hop bit. Very sweet and bitter. Doesn’t come close to Eliot Ness in terms of character or balance. The malt is almost syrupy. Tastes like an English lager more than a Vienna.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Amber pour with nice off white head, slight lacing. Bready nose with some floral/herbal/grassy hop shining through. Flavor is big on the noble hops, mild citrus, bread crust on the finish. Smooth medium body. Very drinkable and much better than their ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - APR 29, 2008
On tap at Laguardia International terminal before going to Paris with Rebecca. Brooklyn Lager is a very nice amber color with a light-orange head. The aroma is full of hops with a nicely tinted caramel background. The flavor is very well balanced with hops and sweet malt. This is a very nice beer.

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