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RATINGS: 2001   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Just a wonderful, quietly delicious lager. Nothing about it begs for attention. It's just a smooth, crisp lager perfect for a hot Summer day. I bought a 6 pack of this stuff once a week one Summer when I was in college. Broke as I was, it had to be Brooklyn Lager and it was worth paying $7 a six pack for such an elemental pleasure. I have never tired of it and I can't recommend it enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2003
A very good lager. Deep amber pour with a nice lacing head around the glass. Aroma had hops which I thought was quite pleasant! Somewhat bitter with the taste, smooth, and a kick of hops which I enjoyed. Another good brew I've had from Brooklyn! Had this in the US Airways Terminal at Laguardia Airport (LGA).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3358) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at The Distillery - Rochester, NY] Very light aroma, nice deep amber color with nice lacing, small tan head. Wonderful flavor of fruit mixed with hops. Medium body with a slightly bitter twang to it. The finish is smooth with very little aftertaste. I did not know what to expect from it but I was surprised and pleased.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2003
I cracked this open expecting your standard piss-gold lager, and was treated to a fine amber bodied brew with a small tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavor is very nice, a touch of hops with a creamy malt backbone, which fades into a subtle and dry finish. A great surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2003
bright amber colour, moderate head, well-hopped, beautiful flowery and light buttery aroma, medium-bodied, slightly oily with a medium bitterness, the finish is dry with a flowery hoppiness - a very pleasant beer which I could imagine drinking on a regular basis (btw, this is a very free interpretation of a vienna imho)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Deep gold color. Fluffy white head. Citrusy hoppy nose with biscuity malt overtones. Assertive hop flavors are well balanced by the strong malts. Clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Small amount of citrus taste and a good thick head. Nice body for a lager. I really enjoyed this with some NY pizza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2003 On a warm Saturday afternoon in May, took one of those bikerides that took me a lot further than I probably should have went. During a much needed pit-stop, I enjoyed two excellently poured pints of this Lager accompanied by a heaping order of pommes frites with curry mayonaise. This is a filling and smooth, albeit pretty typical lager. Hints of toasted nuts and citrus. Hopsy, but not overboard. A little bite never hurt anyone. Good head and sweet aroma. Too bad the frites gave me indigestion on that long ride home! I've never been let down by a Brooklyn beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 Pours a medium orangish brown fluffy head that sticks around. Mild aroma of soft floral hops and dough. Flavor is of soft floral hops and a nice doughy malt profile. Near room tempature a slight caramel malt flavor comes in. The hops and malt are very well balanced. The palate is very creamy especially if you get some of the head in your sip. Medium-full bodied for a lighter lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2003
The term "Lager" is such a generic term to use on a label as I have seen it used for a range of styles, vienna to helles. It can be deceptive. Well this is a vienna, deep gold in color with a creamy substantial head. Floral hop aroma with some orange and pine. A sweet malt taste with a dry slightly bitter end. A nice taste but seems to lack body for this style.

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