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RATINGS: 2399   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 13/20
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Pours darkish golden with a decent sized head. Aroma of caramel with some fruitiness. Nice palate, finishes a bit dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Honestly, I had been avoiding this beer for a little while. Usually the flagship beers for any individual brewery seem dull and boring. I really expected a lot less from this. Fist I was highly impressed with the head formation and glass lacing. It has head similar to some Belgians I have had. The taste was heavy on the amber malts and caramel with a bit of bitterness to balance out, even if was a bit over bitter for the style. The only thing that really spoiled it for me was the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2008
I had never tried this, and was pretty happy to see the six pack cans. Medium towards light amber, very nice head. Aroma very citrusy with some malt in the back. Nice malt flavor, sort of has that "built up" malt flavor you find in some Czech lagers that supposedly comes from the decoction mashing. No clue if they do decoction mashing for this or not, but who cares, they got a nice flavor! The finish is citric hops, out front and bitter. Very pleasant, much more ale-like in some ways than I expected. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - JAN 20, 2008
Rich amber color, decent head. Beautiful boquet of several fruits and flowers. Generous amount of hops nad malt for a lager. Complex and balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2008
The best part of this beer was the billowing head. Very pronounced maltiness and more hop bitterness than was expecting. There were some butterscotch flavors that I didnít like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2008
nice fresh bottle for the first time, after only having had stale bottles a couple of times years ago. smells like a cask bitter - sulfur and flowers with crystal malt. pleasant biscuitty malt, quite long on palate, with salty, substantial flowery bitterness. some fruitiness in aftertaste. tastes much more like an ale than a lager, but a good ale. quality session beer. i could drink a lot of this stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
Dark amber with tiny head. Aroma is light malty with fruity notes. Flavor has fruit and caramel notes with a mild hoppy end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Pours darkish golden with a decent sized head. Aroma of caramel with some fruitiness. Nice palate, finishes a bit dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - JAN 12, 2008
Pours amber with tight, white, lasting head. Caramal malt and floral aroma maybe honey too. Pleasant on the palate with the full malt, brown sugar flavour and enough bitterness to carry it. Simple but not too simple. Itís hard to find good american beer in shops in the UK and in the abscence of good APAs, this lager can work as a less hoppy alternative.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12 oz.bottle. Pours Amber with moderate off white head with good lacing. Nice lager malt nose, a touch of caramel and some slight earthen hops. Good malt character, caramel with some fruity esters. Clean, crisp hop finish with little to no after. A well done lager. Tasty and highly drinkable.

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