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RATINGS: 1952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1894) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sourish and hoppy. Flavour is sweetish with a rich hoppy bitterness, which lingers for a good time; not really wellbalanced, but rather provocative. I like that - go get ’em tiger!!! Still quite drinkable, though, and by far the best lager I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 Rerate:Big floral and citrus hop bouquet with nice round underlying toasty, biscuity malt profile. Clear deep golden-copper body is topped by a generous and constantly replenishing white head that laces well. Bready malts are apparent without overpowering sweetness. Bitterness is pronounced yet balanced and floral and citrus notes linger. Dry medium body with lightly prickly and very refreshing effervescence that lasts throughout. Really a good solid American lager. It has notes of a vienna but a pedigree all its own. Lager glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Toby’s, Aug-08).

Original Rating (7-4-6-3-14=3.4): Bready, biscuity malts are apparent in the nose with some herbal hop notes. Clear copper-amber with a thin, white head that recedes to ring. Moderately bitter with light herbal, minty hop flavour and some grainy malts. Bready/biscuity sensation in the nose is much less apparent in the fairly sweet, though dry flavour. Medium light body is somewhat watery though carbonation is decent. Sampled at Mondial de la Bière 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
Couleur ambrée d’apparence claire, faible mousse blanche ne couvrant pas tout le dessus du verre. Une touche de grain est présente, surtout diacetyl en aromes, beurre et butterscotch semblent masquer la présence des autres éléments. Grain frais et herbes en bouche, le beurre est toujours présent. Texture allant vers l’aqueuse, corps mince, carbonatation offrant un bon support et semblant approprié au style. Échantillon, mondial de la bière, Juin 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
I had this draft in New York. Surprisingly enjoyable with a simple cheese burger. Enough malt, full hoppy bitterness, and a great creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly enjoyable for a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Clear light amber body, gentle off-white head. Very toasty caravienna reminiscent malt. Minty fresh cereals, cane sugar and vegetal undertones contribute to add some depth to the mostly sweet aromas. A slight buttery aspect matches the light woody dryness well to my taste and somehow, vienna malt seems to pair with butterscotch pretty well to develop a grainy dryness that strikes more as fresh cereals, nutty and bready than anything else. Very lagery body, slightly watery yet with an oily aspect and pleasant low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2005
Poured darker gold, with a lasting white head. Aroma is quite hoppy and floral, with some decent biscuity malt to back it up. Very refreshing hoppy flavour, and not all that thin in body either. Nice session lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5484) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle Golden amber, lacing tanned head. Fat grassy and piney hop aroma. Medium body, bready malt notes, the hops from before - feels a bit light on the tip of the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2825) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
Aroma:caramel and ggood hops flavor.... Appearance:orange,ligh head... Flavor:malt caramel good bitterness..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (761) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2009 A great beer, great hoppy aroma with a balanced malt taste, very enjoyable. POurs nice a dark, full of life and ready for action. One of the best lagers out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Poured a clear brassy color with a moderate, sudsy cap of foam. The nose was of toasted caramel and floral hops with a small snap of citrus notes as well. The taste stated malty and clean with a hearty dose of toasted caramel and spicey, floral hop accents. The end brought a tea like hop character evening things. The feel was medium to light. A touch of copper sealing a well integrated mix of dry caramel and German hops in the finsh. A well made all purpose lager.

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