TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brooklyn Lager pours to a beautiful deep golden color with a thick white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this is very nice with a good balance of grassy and citric hop aromas and crisp and biscuit like malt aroma. Brooklyn Lager is hopped with both Hallertau and Cascade hop varieties. The palate is firm with some good pale malt flavor, a touch of malt sweetness, and a clean and smooth body. Three malts go into this beer including 2 row pale, caramel, and carapils. Brooklyn Lager finishes with more crisp and biscuity malt flavor up front, then ends with a grassy, citric bitter hop bite, that balances this beer out very nicely.
This is a well done lager that is brewed from a pre-Prohibition lager recipe. Its not my favorite craft golden lager on the market, but this beer, like all Brooklyn products is rock solid.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a thin creamy white head. Aromas of of honey, toffee, yogurt and some delicate hoppy notes. Taste is hoppy with some nice bitter citrus and tarte malt characteristics. Finish is lemony and slightly tarte.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a sweet reddish amber color, and leaves a thin white head that disappates quickly. The smell is very malty with caramel aspects that give hints of honey and lemon. The taste of this lager is crisp and refreshing the sticky sweet malt weighs on your palate in a good way and there is a lemon wheat flavor on the palate that makes this a balanced refreshing brew to drink all day def session quality.
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Sweet corn and peach aroma. Orange amber with moderate head. Slight sweet peach and malt flavor. A bit on the sweet side but overall okay.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bought by accident, surprisingly pleasant. hoppy citrust aroma, hoppy flavor. very interesting for a lager. Then again it’s not your usual cheap lager w/ adjuncts. good for it. there is stll some unpleasant bottom fermenting "tin" flavor to it, but good for something billed as lager... it’s even coppery with a nice head and some lacing
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 Bottle. Pours golden with a thick off-white head that lingers awhile. A nice hoppy floral/citrus scent. Similar flavor, with more hops than most lagers, hints of yeast and maybe a very vague maltiness, and a dry, rather bitter finish of grapefruit hops. Medium to light body, but slightly too carbonated. Overall not a bad lager.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn’t real enamored with this selection; however, lagers are probably my least favorite style, so that may be why. A clear golden pour with an off-white head. A hint of a floral in the nose and some wood on the palate. Also a dry character and a hair too much carbonation. It may be a better selection for the summer.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark, hazy orange with off-white head. Flowery hoppy lager aroma. Flavors are mostly flowery/grass/straw, with malts sort of taking a backseat. Hints of yeast and hops. Satisfying lager, but too low on the malts.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured a light amber with a medium head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and pine notes. Flavor was a bit of caramel and hops.. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.
beerbill (3331) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich amber, which is darker than most lagers, with a decent white head. Light fruity nose. Nice strong hop presence in the taste, which was surprising for a lager. Very enjoyable and easy to drink!