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RATINGS: 2281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2007
from notes taken during last 6 weeks orange glooming amber color head lets a nice withe slowly dissapearing layer,slightly offwithe the smell remembers me a bit "gewürztraminer"(sort of grapes),malty smell too,fruity with caramel tasts like grapes pears some hops,some swweetish-sourness aftertaste peaches,grapes,malt,,a bit of bitterness rather nice beer!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Tasted again 15/03/2007. 330ml bottle shared with 4 others at Island Bay. Great drop - nice balance of sweet juicy toasted malt and spicy hops. Dry hopping gives a slight chemical note to nose and astringency t palate. Too hoppy for a Vienna but fantastic as a complex good drinking beer. Quite well travelled but I’d love to try it fresher. Upped from 3.1 to 3.5. Tasted 12/01/2006. 120z bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington. Rich gold colour, bright, with a fluffy white head. Rich malt aroma, very continental, which reminds me of Sam Adam’s - those east coasters must love their Munich and Vienna malts. Woody hop spice: nutmeg, cinnamon. Dry in the mouth: sappy, toffee, toasty, slightly astringent, malt character, with more spice in the hop flavour. Medium bitterness. Medium-light weight and just a little overcarbonated. Crisp and snappy. Very good but it falls well short of blowing me away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Amber color with head that laces throughout. Aroma is rich and flowery with a sweet hint (honey?). Flavor is fresh hops and somewhat smokey, slightly caramel-sweet malt. Finish is bitter and very well balanced, medium bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5248) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma with a little bready yeast. Clear golden pour veers toward amber and has a creamy beige head. Taste is sweet and malty, some caramel and very light toast. Light body is actually kind of watery, nice squinch of bitterness at the back of the tongue, where light hops, herbiness, and a touch of spice converge. Clean and pure but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
12oz bottle, Pours your basic amber color no real distinction here, My first Vienna so I didnt know what to expect, Pleasantly surprised too Flavor was balanced and easy to drink. another great beer to sit down and drink anytime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a medium amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts and sharp hops. Flavor is well balanced, with a medium body. quaffable for a lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Light copper colour. Hoppy and malty aroma. Nice fruity flavour with a good flowery touch and bitter finish. Great Vienna!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Powerfull great cascade hoppy aroma with loads of flowers. Alas not spo great taste. Heavy bitter flavor, with no balance at all. Watery palate and lively carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Translucent amber body with around a half an inch of off-white head. Smells hoppy and roasty malty. Tastes hoppy and roasty, kind of citrusy sweet notes in the flavor too. Full-flavored and medium bodied. Not quite as crisp or clean as one might expect a lager to be, but a pretty tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour, large off-white head, bubbly. Dusty hoppiness, slightly fizzy smelling nose, slightly sweet malt. Very clean taste, bitter and slightly lively slightly fruity taste. Slightly floral and bitter finish, very clean, very easy drinking. Quite ok.

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