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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow colour and a sparkling look. Initial appearance of head was medium. Aroma was hop flowery and spicy, yeast as the predominant notes. Favour was light bitter and dry. Light bodied with a light bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Had this on tap and poured to a golden colr with a thin white head.Had hints of lemon and malt and most definetly hops.Not too bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle best before Feb 07. Poured an amber color with a frothy off-white head that left lacing rings. The aroma was floral, citrus, and a hint of vegetables. The flavor was a nice mix of hops, caramel and floral. Medium body and bitter throughout. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
Pours a honey golden colour with a thin lace of head. Sharp, almost lemony hop aroma on the nose. More lemon hop flavors in the taste with a lingering sweetness that fades into sharp and pleasant hops. The tip of my tongue is tingling! Certainly a favorite for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
surf1284 (91) - USA - NOV 28, 2006
Brewed close in proximity to me, also a damn good beer. Prominent hops taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Can. Never truly tasted this from the can outside of the ballpark. Poured an amber color with a frothy mostly lasting off-white head. Dark bread/grainy malt and grassy hop aroma. Flavor of grainy cereal malts with a fair amount of hops in the back. A trace of soapiness noticeable. Light to medium bodied, slightly fizzy palate. Nothing exceptional considering what’s available on the market, but pretty good for a macro-craft beer in a can. I figure this is what good German-American immigrant lagers should have tasted like in bygone years.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Hmmm. Didn;t enjoy this one as much as some of the other raters. Seemed pretty middle-of-the-road unremarkable to me. Amber in colr with a small whitish head. Definite bit of floral hops in the nose, along with a dose of malt. Flavor was largely toasted malt with a fairly well-balanced hop presence, but a grainy quality that I wasn’t crazy about. Not a bad beer, mind you, but unexceptional. A decent offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Slightly hazy orange, with a medium, white head. This tastes a lot like Sam Adams Boston Lager to me, but hoppier. I’m kind of curious how it’s classified as a Vienna in the ratebeers database. Especially when you consider how hop-forward this beer is. Very nicely blended hops and malts in the taste. An enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2006
pours clear amber with a fluffy off white head that lasts forever and leaves great lacing. visible carbonation. aroma balanced light toasted malt and hops. flavor sweet toasted malt with a bitter hoppy backbone. finish bitter hoppy and dry. light and slightly floral. light bodied crisp. nice balanced surprisingly hoppy lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2006
bottle-thanks to vyvvy for the sample. pours medium orange with a small soapy white head. somewhat oxidized nose but just faint. mostly caramel malts, toasted with some sweetness from faiding hops? could be somewhat of an old bottle, but definately not past prime. flavors are lightly sweet, caramel, light cardboard, toasted grains-true to the style. really comes across pretty boring. maybe i need a fresh bottle. carbonation is ample and a little too much.

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