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RATINGS: 2386   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Clear copper, with a loose, billowy off-white head that laces well. A very fruity, spicy hop aroma that definitely hint at a ale. Medium body and a good hop bite that pushes this lager above the competition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Pours a coppered amber with a nice beige solid head with decent staying power and nice lacing. The nose is delicate and floral. Creamy rich malt underneath. Really nice creamy full rich mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit much for a lager, but very nice in my opinion. Big rich malt, a big sweet, but not overpowering, toasted with good balance also coming from floral hops. Itís nice to see a lager with some real flavors to it. Very floral. The finish is floral, but the aftertaste comes back to the sweet and slightly fruity malts. A bit of alcohol for the ABV being so low. Iíd buy this in a heartbeat for a party in place of Sam Adams or SNPA... this stuff is tastier yet not too big for the palates of most.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Nice, malty lager. Great refreshing drink, a little overcarbonated. Lots of mellow floral flavor - some nice hop essence, bittered really well. Would make a nice summer drink - overall a little bland but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is mostly fruity with some bready malts. Nice full flavour, dry fruits, honey and citrus. Decent bitterness, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LAC2007 (17) - Edgewater, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2007
A very complex beer. The first thing one notices is the flowery aroma of the hops. It is followed by a good balance of roasted malts (bread like flavor) and citrus notes. Although the beer is dry hopped it does not overpower the flavor. A very good beer to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2007
from notes taken during last 6 weeks orange glooming amber color head lets a nice withe slowly dissapearing layer,slightly offwithe the smell remembers me a bit "gewŁrztraminer"(sort of grapes),malty smell too,fruity with caramel tasts like grapes pears some hops,some swweetish-sourness aftertaste peaches,grapes,malt,,a bit of bitterness rather nice beer!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Tasted again 15/03/2007. 330ml bottle shared with 4 others at Island Bay. Great drop - nice balance of sweet juicy toasted malt and spicy hops. Dry hopping gives a slight chemical note to nose and astringency t palate. Too hoppy for a Vienna but fantastic as a complex good drinking beer. Quite well travelled but Iíd love to try it fresher. Upped from 3.1 to 3.5. Tasted 12/01/2006. 120z bottle from Rumbleís, Wellington. Rich gold colour, bright, with a fluffy white head. Rich malt aroma, very continental, which reminds me of Sam Adamís - those east coasters must love their Munich and Vienna malts. Woody hop spice: nutmeg, cinnamon. Dry in the mouth: sappy, toffee, toasty, slightly astringent, malt character, with more spice in the hop flavour. Medium bitterness. Medium-light weight and just a little overcarbonated. Crisp and snappy. Very good but it falls well short of blowing me away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Amber color with head that laces throughout. Aroma is rich and flowery with a sweet hint (honey?). Flavor is fresh hops and somewhat smokey, slightly caramel-sweet malt. Finish is bitter and very well balanced, medium bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5460) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma with a little bready yeast. Clear golden pour veers toward amber and has a creamy beige head. Taste is sweet and malty, some caramel and very light toast. Light body is actually kind of watery, nice squinch of bitterness at the back of the tongue, where light hops, herbiness, and a touch of spice converge. Clean and pure but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
12oz bottle, Pours your basic amber color no real distinction here, My first Vienna so I didnt know what to expect, Pleasantly surprised too Flavor was balanced and easy to drink. another great beer to sit down and drink anytime.

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