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RATINGS: 2378   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 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
Slight hazy honey-gold amber hue, with a small beige head, floral hop and toasted malt nose, with a citrus fruity note,with some toffeeish and biscuity accents, with a hint of bready dough in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty and biscuity malt character,with a nice flowery hop citrusy note hint of toffee too, leading towards a hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle. Crystal clear amber color with a decent white head and nice lacing. Excellent aroma of hops with sweet malt. Good toasted malt flavor underneath the considerable hop presence. After tasting this at the Emerald Coast Beerfest I had to bring some home. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 8, 2007
I had this one on draft at the Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Nice hop aroma and attractive amber color. The taste was very hoppy and really appealed to me. The drinkability was very high. I would recommend and will definitely have again, and I’m not a huge fan of lagers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
candlejack (6) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2007 does not count
eh, it was an ok beer. had it on a full stomach, the head didnt last long. ididnt wow me at first, but when i got halfway through it i started to appreciate it more. it was better then most lagers ive had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Golden amber color, with two fingers of fluffy, white head. Already I can sense that this beer is no ordinary run-of-the-mill lager. The aroma is pretty consistant with that of a pale or amber ale. Very hoppy. Grapefruit, other citrus. Some malts as well, although nothing stands out overall there. The flavor also seems less like a lager and more like an ale. Light hoppiness, which means the standard array of citrus notes and some malts, too. Watery body, very refreshing with a pleasing aftertaste. A very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2007
Clear amber with a good sized head. Medium body. Very clean flavour, sweet with caramel/toasted malt, well balanced with a good hit of hop bitterness. Straight-forward and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Amber color. Great long lasting head. Very hoppy for a lager. I am not sure I have tasted a better lager.

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