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RATINGS: 2400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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."


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habdul (3) - CANADA - SEP 22, 2007 does not count
I love this beer! I’m partial to Lagers and Pils yet I do enjoy the extra character a pale ale has....this beer is the perfect beer for me! Full flavour, beautiful head for a lager that melts away into a nice cover that laces the glass all the way down....nice caramel color. Taste is full, feel is nice and it leaves a sparkle on your tongue. This along with Christoffel Blond are my 2 favorites amongst the beers I can get in my region. This is a nice step above Sams and IMO much better than Urquell or Czechvar. Highly recommend!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 On tap at Beerbistro. I don’t really like lagers, but maybe I’ve just drank the wrong kind. Nice hoppy aroma, and a taste of hops, fresh fruit and malt. Very pleasant. I’ve since bought a couple of bottles at the LCBO and it worked well paired with a thai red curry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - SEP 21, 2007
In glass on tap. Excellent lager. This has some character to it with a rich golden hue and pleasant hop aroma. A touch more thickness than many lagers with a good balance. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4833) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Finally some charcter in a lager. Nice head that stays with the brew. Goldish color and clear. Nice hop smell, crisp and fresh at the back of the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 20, 2007
12 oz can. Another of my "I haven’t rated this yet???" beers. Golden brown with a huge off white head that disintegrates rockily. Rather hoppy nose - citrus and grass, sweet malt. Light to medium bodied, the sweet maltiness comes through in the flavor, well balanced by floral and grass flavors. Some dry bread notes. Very flavorful, damn pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
355mL bottle: Clear amber body with one finger tan head and that distinctive cask-conditionned effervescence. Aroma of sweet roasted malts and floral hops. Flavor is rich, robust with peppery notes, resembling ale more than lager. Well rounded, bitter dry finish. Whomever enacted the prohibition obviously never had a Brooklyn Lager!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Had this on tap. Pours a medium brown without much of a head. The aromas are hoppy, with a bit of malt. Taste is pretty hoppy and bitter, but with a pretty light and watery body. A pretty basic beer, but better than most other basic beers. Has average or slightly below average qualities in every area. Drinkable and consistent, but I’ll only get it if the only other things available are other crappy american lagers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2007
12 ounce bottle from my SS summer 07
Crystal clear copper with a lasting off white head.
An overwhelming perfumey hop aroma with a scant amout of malt.
The hop flavor in the beer is just not really what I was looking for. I wish it was a bit closer to neutral. Again, it comes off as perfume for flower petals, with toasted malt in the trail position. Strong bitter finish.
Medium body with active carbonation. and a dry finish.
Cartainly a better option than a lot of beers, but not something I really like to have again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
bottle. no hops in the aroma but very light malt. more malt in the taste and a litle something else but not much on hops. nice easy drinking

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2649) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Bottle. What the aromas in this beer lack in complexity it makes up for in balance. Malts have a moderate roasted smell, hops smell of pine and herbs, and a light earth smell for the yeast, with brown sugar and a very light note of apple. Head is creamy/fizzy white with no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is a clear amber/tan. Flavor starts moderately acidic and finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, dry/watery with a lively carbonation. Nothing fancy, just a good drinking beer.


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