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RATINGS: 2411   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle - surprisingly good, considering the style. Amber to orange body with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma and a touch of spice hops. The flavor matches. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2344) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2007
Light orange in colour with average carbonation. Well balanced aromatics with lots of grassy and slightly citrusy hops mixing with a bit of both sweet and dry buscuity malts. Hops forward in the mouth with a nice grassy, spicy, and floral flavors... good firm bitterness too. The malt elements re-appear on the back end with a bit of light toast. Refreshing, but still has loads of character. One could win over a patio full of macro lager drinkers with this beer. Big thanks to pootzboy for the bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle. So it’s nice that the LCBO is carrying this as a regular item. I’ve had it a number of times since it’s release about 3-4 months ago. Pours a shimmering clear copper body with a large foamy white head slowly receding. Pleasing aroma consisting of mild grain sweetness and fruity, kind-of leafy hops. Solid body structure with bready type flavours up front and then leading into twangy hops. The finish is again a bit astringent and bready. A nice well-crafted brew to keep around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2007
can from Greens in ATL. Honey aroma, with some citrus notes. Dark gold/orange color with a thin but steadt white head. Malty but still has a good hop presence, especially for a lager. At first I thought it was going to be so malty that it feels heavy? But then there is a sharp crisp flavor, either from the lager or the hops or both. Complex but still greatly refreshing, easy to drink in the Florida heat, if only we could get it down here!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Dark, hazy golden-orange color. Thick, foamy, sticky off-white head. Sweet citrusy, grapefruit, caramel aroma. Flavors were nicely balanced between sweet malts, citrusy/grapefruity hops, caramel, and brown sugar. Soft, sticky mouthfeel that finishes very dry. Really good, well balanced, complex and interesting stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerphilosophy (14) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Quite simply one of the most pleasurable beers to drink. Probably the hoppiest lager I’ve had in a while. I drink this all the time. One of the few beers that can mix great taste with a "i could drink 8 of these" drinkability

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2007
I had this on tap and I have a funny feeling it was either a bad keg or dirty lines as it had an odd odor and a very bizarre taste. I will have to try again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Golden color with foamy light-tan head. Has sweet (like honey) and hoppy aroma. Nicely balanced and finishes with a lingering bitterness. By far the hoppiest and most flavorful lager I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Pours a light amber color with one finger head. Not much aroma here, a little malt and a little floral. Taste is spicy hops with some lemon. Finish is dry and bitter. Biterness does not make me want to take another sip. Not my idea of a sessionable beer. I would pick it over the macros but probably will not seek this one out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
[218-20060303] 355mL. Sweet citrus hops and lightly earthy aroma with hints of apple and lychee. Clear, light amber orange body with a small off-white head. Very grassy hops flavour with a bitter aftertaste, subtle apple lychee fruit. Medium body, fairly smooth. Nice hops, great blending.

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