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RATINGS: 2272   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a clear copper with a frothy ivory head. Light lacing. Smells of grassy malt and light citrusy hops. Grassy malt and bitter hops. Light fruitiness from the malt. Persistent low level herbal hops. Lightly sticky mouth and long longering bitterness. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 25, 2006
(Bottle from Julio’s Liquors) Pours a deep amber with about 2’’ of biscuit head that drops to about 1/4". Good-looking beer. Aroma is quite hoppy - flowery and fruity. Mouthfeel quite smooth and full. Decent lacing. Initially has quite a more flowery and less fruity hop taste, very much like an IPA. Remains quite hoppy and bitter but some caramel begins to emerge. Bitter finish. Gosh this seems like an IPA, curious to know why they made it so hoppy. A good beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
shoc (4) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2006 does not count
Had it on tap, in bottles and at the Brewery. When it first hits your mouth, you think it could be beer. Then the overwhelming flavor of rubbing alchohol hits. I am amazed I can still see. I will never understand how such an otherwise decent brewery can produce such an offensive lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle 0,33l. Starting beer in a tiny beer samling session together with Rune at Järnvägshotellet in Kiruna, Sweden. Clear golden brown. A pretty lasting tanned head. Hoppy aroma. Fruity flavour. Ending in a pleasant bitter lasting aftertaste. A bit unbalanced but a very good lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9366) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 355ml bottle (Alc. 5.3%) sampled with Finn at Järnvägshotellet In Kiruna (13.07.2006). Nice appearance with a lasting white foam over an amber coloured content. Hoppy aroma. Flavour of sweet malt, fruit and hops. Sharp bitter finish. Lively carbonated. Medium bodied. Very much like a pale ale, so this is my best lager so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (496) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 355ml bottle. Pours amber. minimal, off-white head. Malt aroma, hoppy taste. Similar to an IPA. Re-rate. Tap - Jan 2010. Crisp, fresh and more complex than your average lager. Excellent. Will come back to this review...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2006
pours golden, light orange, aroma is flowery hops, biscuit, malts, Taste is smooth with a light malt presence and a dry, crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
bottle, almost no head to this, malty aroma, nice and fresh flavour, hoppy which was good and a dose of bitterness at the end. have to search out some more brooklyn beers, haven’t seen many here in the uk

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Aroma: fruity, lovely hops, full-bodied malt, vaguely musty. Appearance: almost clear amber, some whiute, yellowtinged head that quickly lowers. Flavor: bitter, full-bodied thanks to some swetness, hoppy afterbitterness. Palate: just right carbonation, rich, refreshing, a little slimy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle. Really aromatic, fruity hoppiness in the aroma. Good bite, hop dominated taste. Nice, prefers this to a lot of other beers.

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