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RATINGS: 2325   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (430) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
355mL bottle: Clear amber body with one finger tan head and that distinctive cask-conditionned effervescence. Aroma of sweet roasted malts and floral hops. Flavor is rich, robust with peppery notes, resembling ale more than lager. Well rounded, bitter dry finish. Whomever enacted the prohibition obviously never had a Brooklyn Lager!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Had this on tap. Pours a medium brown without much of a head. The aromas are hoppy, with a bit of malt. Taste is pretty hoppy and bitter, but with a pretty light and watery body. A pretty basic beer, but better than most other basic beers. Has average or slightly below average qualities in every area. Drinkable and consistent, but I’ll only get it if the only other things available are other crappy american lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2007
12 ounce bottle from my SS summer 07
Crystal clear copper with a lasting off white head.
An overwhelming perfumey hop aroma with a scant amout of malt.
The hop flavor in the beer is just not really what I was looking for. I wish it was a bit closer to neutral. Again, it comes off as perfume for flower petals, with toasted malt in the trail position. Strong bitter finish.
Medium body with active carbonation. and a dry finish.
Cartainly a better option than a lot of beers, but not something I really like to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
bottle. no hops in the aroma but very light malt. more malt in the taste and a litle something else but not much on hops. nice easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Bottle. What the aromas in this beer lack in complexity it makes up for in balance. Malts have a moderate roasted smell, hops smell of pine and herbs, and a light earth smell for the yeast, with brown sugar and a very light note of apple. Head is creamy/fizzy white with no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is a clear amber/tan. Flavor starts moderately acidic and finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, dry/watery with a lively carbonation. Nothing fancy, just a good drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours an decent amber with slight foamy head. Nose of dry hops, some malt backbone. Palate mostly the same, finishes clean but a little more solid on the malt profile than most lagers. Nothing amazing, but good enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2007
12oz can. Pours hazy golden amber color with full foamy off white head. Aroma sweet malt and floarl hops. Taste nutty malt and hops with lite bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AMN (127) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Certainly has its own flavor and hoppiness. Acceptable, but leaves me wanting something. I couldn’t see this as my regular beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Rated while drinking: Pours a dull golden-orange color with a majestic off-white head. Big head. Smells of fruity hops and almost something spicy; maybe pepper. Great balance of malts and hops in the flavor, backed up by more hops near the swallow. Tasty! Smooth and crisp on the palate; makes you want more. Solid flagship beer for Brooklyn. Could drink this everyday with every meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaybreezy (5) - USA - SEP 14, 2007 does not count
12 oz. bottle. One of my favorites becuase of its exceptional balance. Aroamas of sweet citrus and sandalwood and yeast. Russetted orange color. Minimal, retreating head. This is deliciously hoppy for an American lager: flavors of grapefruit, resin, and malt tinges. The dryness of the flavor profile doesn’t compromise its robustness. Cheers!

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