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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boxen (7) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2006 does not count
Very sweet, malty, round taste. This beer was a happy surprise; I really enjoyed it. Good with pizza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2006
This has caught me by surprise, a nut brown lager with a lingering hoppy taste characteristic of an English ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2006
I’ve got to say, this is a tastey beer. Seeing it anywhere and everywhere I went in NYC I was half expecting it to be weak and watered down ... what a plesent suprise! Had a nice lagar-esque flavor but with both malts and hops. Which is wierd becaus eI often think of lager as beeing rather tasteless. Hops are what make this beer good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 11, 2006
This one takes a little getting used to. Nice fizzy head and some decent hoppiness. Solid 3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow colour and a sparkling look. Initial appearance of head was medium. Aroma was hop flowery and spicy, yeast as the predominant notes. Favour was light bitter and dry. Light bodied with a light bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Had this on tap and poured to a golden colr with a thin white head.Had hints of lemon and malt and most definetly hops.Not too bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle best before Feb 07. Poured an amber color with a frothy off-white head that left lacing rings. The aroma was floral, citrus, and a hint of vegetables. The flavor was a nice mix of hops, caramel and floral. Medium body and bitter throughout. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
Pours a honey golden colour with a thin lace of head. Sharp, almost lemony hop aroma on the nose. More lemon hop flavors in the taste with a lingering sweetness that fades into sharp and pleasant hops. The tip of my tongue is tingling! Certainly a favorite for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
surf1284 (91) - USA - NOV 28, 2006
Brewed close in proximity to me, also a damn good beer. Prominent hops taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Can. Never truly tasted this from the can outside of the ballpark. Poured an amber color with a frothy mostly lasting off-white head. Dark bread/grainy malt and grassy hop aroma. Flavor of grainy cereal malts with a fair amount of hops in the back. A trace of soapiness noticeable. Light to medium bodied, slightly fizzy palate. Nothing exceptional considering what’s available on the market, but pretty good for a macro-craft beer in a can. I figure this is what good German-American immigrant lagers should have tasted like in bygone years.

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