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RATINGS: 2062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottle pours a fiery orange, translucent, small fizzly white head, soft carbonation, with fairly attractive carbonation.   Minor oat/barley like aroma, with hints of wheat bread.   Semi-sweet on the tongue, malty, slightly bready, and a bit oily.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a bit more of a soft hop background.   Not bad, but wishing it was a bit maltier.   Thanks goes out to radiomgb for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bladerunner17 (6) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005 does not count
Had on tap at Park Slope indie-rock venue, later found six-pack in local supermarket. Being from Brooklyn I felt I had to try this beer, and I wasnít dissapointed. Tap has slightly better aroma than bottled, both had a translucent amber appearance, and a better flavor than I expected though again tap wins over bottled. Finish was ok, may have lasted a little longer than desired but overall this is a good choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Golden yellow colored, with active carbonation and a medium foamy head, this was a classic looking lager when poured into a Pilsner glass from the signature minimalist Brooklyn styled brown bottle. The aroma indicated presence of sweet honey and caramel malt and noble grassy hops in this beer, and after the first sip I could tell that it did not lie. Medium bodied, bready, sticky, creamy, and slightly salty, this is a moderately flavored, crowd pleasing lager with enough character, and hoppy bite, so that it would not disappoint even the seasoned beer connoisseur (among whose ranks I would not place myself, I might add). Worth seeking out if in the mood for some simpler pleasures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 (12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with shadey, thanks Shane!) Not just your generic lager, this one has a lot of flavor. A toasty, malty, somewhat sweet flavor is nicely balanced by a mildly bitter hops, which prevents the palate from getting too sweet and tiring. But as the beer finishes, it takes on more characteristic flavors of a lager. It starts off nicely, but doesnít finish as well. Malty, lightly sweet nose smells a bit like an Oktoberfest. The color is light amber and slightly cloudy. Smallish off-white head fades to a rim after a bit, and thereís only a few specs and dots of lace on the glass. So donít let the label fool you, this is much better than a generic lager. That fact may account for what I think are inflated ratings. In the end, itís still a pretty average microbrew with some "lagerish" tendancies in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Almost clear amber color with thin white head. Aroma of toffee, like an English ale. Decent body with moderate carbonation. Flavor of caramel, malt and hops with a somewhat harsh bitter finish. My bottle is a bit oxidized but then Iím a good distance from Brooklyn. This beer is particularly good when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2004
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourment, consumed in a hotel room in Fredonia, NY. Deep gold with reddish ruddy hints, fluffy lasting head...biscuity malt and light herbs in the nose...fresh grassy character in the body, some orangy sweetness, biting dry late hoppiness, very full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Amber-brown with a tan head. Sweet smelling, hoppy, citrusy. Taste is slighgtly malty, with some hop character as well... in fact, lotsa citrusy hop character towards the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Aroma of hops and some malt, dark amber, small custard head. Malt flavour with some hops afterward. Medium bodied, bitter aftertaste, seems like a Pale Ale? A nice beerm doesnít fit the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
clear golden orange, off white head. citrusy hop aroma with some freah bready malt and pine. juicy malt flavour support big orangy, tangy hop flavours. bitter floral hop finish. was excellent with a good burger. very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Looks, smells, and tastes like a lager should. Amber color with a light white head, the nose is malty, with a bit of yeast. Body is solid, with malt flavor giving way to a crisp, slighly bitter finish. I had this right after a bottle of Victory Lager, and this easily crushed Victoryís offering.

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