DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 This is a damn fine beer. I wish I could get it at the local supermarket. If I could then this would be my number one beer in the fridge. Pours with a golden copper color and a tan puffy head. Head dissipates quickly but leaves a drop of lace behind. Aroma is sweet and malty with some hops on the back end. Flavor is slightly fruity for a lager, very malty and filling. Overall, everybody I know who has tried this beer has enjoyed it. It is smooth, satisfying, and delicious. If I knew this beer was so good when I lived in Brooklyn I might have never left.
Tried this again recently; this time on draft. I noticed that the draft version has a distinct malty, scotch character to it. The more I explore this beer the more I find to like about it.
Note: June 14 2007, Guess what? Lucky me, this beer is now available locally. As promised itís on the top shelf of my fridge in its new permanent spot.
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 ReRate -- Winter 2006 -- well maybe I was just hankering for a bit of hops in London, but this out of the bottle had a bit more to it. Reminded me a bit of a sam adams in its nice deepness and "american-ness." Hoppy lagers arenít bad.
Ehh... smell reminded me of a macro. Nothing here at all to make me want more. Very bland lager. (3/3/5/3/8)
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stuff! I have to say a surprisingly great Vienna from Brooklyn. Nice and smooth, red orange copper hues, serious satisfying malty taste for the style and just a hint of hoppiness to go with it.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown/amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of hops and malt.
Malty flavor that has a nice balance of hops.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: OK but a little thin. Mild hops with a faint malt follow. Iíll have to try it again - maybe I got a bad one.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Basically I found this one to be citrussy hops on bland malt. Clear orange with a white lasting head. Hoppy aroma and flavor, and what seams to be Cascades???. It is smooth and clean, but not really my thing.
HoosierDadday (13) - USA - JUL 12, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a fantastic beer. Brooklynís best, and thatís saying something. Quite possibly the best lager brewed in the United States
ToolHead (266) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35.5 cl bottle. Served in DBF 2004 sample glass. Dark gold. OK head. Fresh, hoppy aroma. The taste is dry and hoppy with a slight fruitiness. Easy to drink.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
You know what, For a lager, this is a pretty decent beer. I had this after waiting over 20 minutes at a local pub to get the barmaids attention. Though nothing would be worth that wait, it was a pleasant surprise. Great way to spend the last day of summer classes. No sleep til....BROOKLYN.
DocLock (7866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one was excellent! Pours dark straw with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, hops, and slight fruit and honey. The tastes hits the papillae with layers of malt, fruit, honey, and a slightly dry, earthy finish. This is a rock solid lager. If Bluebeard had this stuff at sea, he might not have killed so many hookers.