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RATINGS: 1950   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Brownish color with a head that was gone pretty quickly and was virtually nonexistant. Malty aroma with a bite of a hoppy in the flavor and the aftertaste. Pretty good, but not amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Dark color with off white head. Aroma of honey and hops. This was quite possible the best lager I have had, and i am not a huge fan of the style, try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1031) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Slightly hazy, deep gold in colour with a fine tight white head, that lasts. A big nose of malt initially, but a fantastic fruitiness from the hops comes creeping in.Quite a complex flavour with malt well balanced by a delicious citrus note from the hops. Have liked this for years, unfortunately not always available around here. A fine brew that has not diminished in character over the years, a treat!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 Fridge Temp. Aroma is toasted malt with coffee overtones. Creamy head diminishes. Amber in color. Cloyingly sweet to the point of unappetizing. Has a strong honeysuckle flavor dominating, reminds me of Bit O’Honey candy bar. Mouthfeel is light, watery with soft carbonation. Finishes as if you licked a spoon of honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Bottle at On the Rocks. Nice yeasty aroma with a fine amber pour that was suprising for a lager. The taste was also impressive with hints of honey, oats, and hay. Nice smooth mouthfeel and medium body. Needs a slight addition of malts but overall this was a great choice for the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2005
An easy drinking lager from a great brewery. Nice light brown color with a lasting head. This would be a great beer for a summertime cookout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Strong Cascade aroma/flavor similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which I do not care for. Other than that it wasn’t bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
poured amber with decent thicknexss of white head. very smooth, with good taste. hint of spice and citrus mixed with yeast and wheat. medium body and feel. Very SLIGHT alcohol burn. finshed strong and stayed around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottle pours a fiery orange, translucent, small fizzly white head, soft carbonation, with fairly attractive carbonation.   Minor oat/barley like aroma, with hints of wheat bread.   Semi-sweet on the tongue, malty, slightly bready, and a bit oily.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a bit more of a soft hop background.   Not bad, but wishing it was a bit maltier.   Thanks goes out to radiomgb for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bladerunner17 (6) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005 does not count
Had on tap at Park Slope indie-rock venue, later found six-pack in local supermarket. Being from Brooklyn I felt I had to try this beer, and I wasn’t dissapointed. Tap has slightly better aroma than bottled, both had a translucent amber appearance, and a better flavor than I expected though again tap wins over bottled. Finish was ok, may have lasted a little longer than desired but overall this is a good choice.

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