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RATINGS: 2256   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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2007
This was a pleasent surprise Darker than I expexted, and more full bodied, as well. Nice toasty, spicy aroma, and a dry, toasty flavor. Perhaps a touch of nuttiness, too. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
Very ale like - a a good ale at that. Hoppy, dark, citrus touch and a really good bitter finish. Glad that this is available here in Toronto - it’s a really good lager (or ale).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2007
How this qualifies as a lager I don’t know. Looks more like an amber, hoppier than some IPAs and more bitter than your average ale. Still a nice beer with good overall balance and a nice finish, just don’t call it a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2007
Dark ruby red body with large two finger head that dont last long. Aroma is of flolary hops, i thought the aroma were little weak. The flavor is mostly of flolary hops to, som maltiness are noticeble. The palate thin with fizzy carbonation. This beer is wery hoppy and not very balanced betveen malt and hops, but it has a nice flavor still. Dont drink it if you dont like very hoppy beer.s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2007
Definitely malty, but I think what goes awry here is that the hops destroy a lot of the qualities one might look for in a vienna. I’m not too familiar with the style. I have had the Eliott Ness and it isn’t this. Otherwise the appearance and the aroma are excellent. The taste is overhopped for a lager -- uh -- a vienna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Pours an amber-orange colour with a lot of thick, rich head, that lasts and leaves some major lacing on the glass. Aroma is of hops, that’s pretty much it. Taste is immediately hops, at first I was wondering if I’d been tricked into drinking an IPA or APA or a bitter, but then the malts eventually kick in during the finish and after taste to add some balace. Enjoyable, but I wish the malts weren’t so subdued by the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Floral hops and breadlike maltiness dominate the aroma. Appearance is an appealing reddiish brown. Flavor has some sweetness, and a little more hoppiness than I expected. The finish tends to klinger, with some bittering hoppiness. Light to medium mouthfeel. Good beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 Rated 2007-07-03 - Pours light amber with a fully receding off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, and earthy hops. Taste is lightly sweet, doughy, with nice hoppiness. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Enjoyable.
Ar 6 Ap 4 Ta 7 Pa 3 Ov 13

Rated 2010-09-06 - Pours amber with a mostly receding wispy off-white head. Notes of sweet toffee, floral, earthy resinous hops. Medium bodied, lightly resinous with lively carbonation.
Ar 6 Ap 4 Ta 6 Mf 3 Ov 13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2481) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
Orange-amber in colour, long lasting off-white coloured head, great lacing. The aroma is hoppy upfront - some citrus, more floral - some bready malts and caramel sweetness. The flavour is very fresh and hoppy, very floral, lots of citrus bite, caramel malts, moderately bitter. Chewy mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes long, some hop, medium bitterness, dry. This is a hoppy Vienna, I quite like it.

355ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario for $12.40 a 6-pack.
Opened on March 1, 2007
Best before December 2007.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
Tasty. Pours amber with small white head, strong enticing aromas of malt and fruit. Tangy, malty and fresh tasting, good mouthfeel, hops in finish. Excellent lager!

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