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RATINGS: 2389   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1337) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2007
A nice surprise actually. It is definitely better than any other style of lager that I have had. The color is a bit darker, which is nice. The malty taste is very noticeable. It hits you mainly in the aftertaste. The beer goes down smooth, not too thin for a lager actually. I think that this beer, if not eaten with anything, can leave a weird after aftertaste in your mouth. The taste is solid and very nice, but not too complex. This beer is mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1629) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 24, 2007
bottled. Wow, nice surprise. Excellent malt and hop bitterness, incredibly balanced for a straight forward beer like this. Refreshing with a very hoppy finish. Excellent session

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3718) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle - 341ml. Pours a light amber body with average carbonation and a decent off-white foamy head. Lovely malty/hoppy aroma that carries oaky, piny, flowery and fruity (mainly grapefruit) notes. Taste is sharp and well balanced. It is dominated by hoppyness and ends with a dry bitter finish. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 Bottled 355ml. Pours a light orange amber beer. Nice unexpected color. Wonderful crystal malt aromas, reminds me somewhat of Samuel adams boston lager. Some eucalyptus? Sweet malt, excellent. Flowery, some caramel. Dominated by the hops. Good hoppy taste that can’ t quite match the aromas. Apricot, peach flavors. Dry finish. An excellent lager! Rerate: Definetely a very good beer. Staying with the initial rating of 3.6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3312) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2007
12oz brown bottle. Orange gold colour with a full fluffy head, leaves some sticky lacing. Slight floral hops scent with background malt. Flavour has a lot of malt, citrus/apricot/fruit notes, finishes with some grassy and floral hops. A dryier finish, medium body with light carbonation. Good drinkability, great hot weather beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle.33cl. Pours dark, hazy orange with off-white head. Flowery hoppy lager aroma. Grassy and piney hop aroma. Medium body, bready malt notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7763) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2007
Bottle. Bronze coloured with a decent off-white head that left some lacing. Aroma of floral hops with a touch of sweetness. Flavours of grassy hops with some summer fruit. Finish was nice and dry. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9027) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2007
Clear bright bronze, yellowish rocky head with decent retention. Soft toffee and faintly floral aromas. Same flavours roll into the palate with a dry finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlruthven (600) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Very good lager. Poured a surprisingly amber hue, with decent head. Nose is very floral, with some hops, malty balance. Taste reflects the smell, again much more floral and spring-time-ish than I expected. Very good session beer; highly recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2007
6 pack bottles. Surprised how amber it was- thought it would be more a yellow shade. A small head remains for a long while, good lacing too. Starts sweet, ends with a lingering bitterness. More body / complexity than I was expecting- I enjoyed this beer.

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