beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich amber, which is darker than most lagers, with a decent white head. Light fruity nose. Nice strong hop presence in the taste, which was surprising for a lager. Very enjoyable and easy to drink!
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a light amber with a decent white head that dissipated quickly. Iíve liked Brooklyn beers so was excited to try this one. Some malt in the nose, but I sense more hops than anything else. Not bad, but unexpected. Nothing about the flavor stands out, basically a middle-ish malt-hop flavor with some extra bitterness in the dry end. Not bad, but this is my least favorite Brooklyn beer.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle-Pours a nice amber/orange color with moderate head. Hoppier than I expected for a lager, guess thatís the "Pre-Prohibition" recipe. I didnít really taste any malt flavor to balance it out, just a long hoppy, dry, metalic aftertaste. Donít understand all the buzz about this beer, just seems average to me. Didnít find it very refreshing.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is full for a lager, closer to some brown ales Iíve had. Kinda nutty, malty. The taste is where you can tell itís a lager. Malty, slightly dry, but not corny like cheaper lagers, surprising dry hop bitterness at the end. Overall very pleasant. Goes well with pizza, too.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12z bottle. Clear, sharp and a nice golden glowing hue. Sweet, apply, fruity, citrus hop nose. Sweet smooth and a great hop bitterness. Classic! Honey! Ambrosia!
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Light amber. Nice head that stays. Characterful hoppy aroma. Hefty amounts of piney and floral hops. Lively carbonation gives the beer a bubbly apperance in the mouth. I like the aroma a lot better than the flavour. Flavourful, but perhaps a tad monotonus. The malts are subdued and do not balance the hops. Dry aftertaste. These pre-Prohibition beers are so much better than our modern lagers. I’ve tried the New York Lager from NÝrrebro Bryghus and I still prefer theirs to this one.
Nejhleader (1307) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
for a "lager: this bad boy is pretty hoppy. A slightly floral aroma. When was brooklyn the brewing capital of the east coast? I need to check that one out.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Brooklyn Brewery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Clear amber beer having small white diminishing head and spare lacing. Average carbonation. Fresh hoppy aroma. Light-to-medium bodied that starts with light sweet malt and tongue lashing hoppiness. Finishes dry with long lasting hop bitterness. This beer is more of an IPA than Brooklynís IPA! This is a good drinkable hoppy beer. Hopheads take note.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 This beer is good, but what the heck is pre-prohibition about it? Pre-prohibition lagers are made from 6-row and corn, which this has neither. And they didnít use cascade hops, which dominate this beer. Good, but a big fat lie.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grapfruity, piney aroma is nice, with a clear orange pour and some sort of head. Flavor is pretty much nowhere though, with no finish and only moderate flavor up front. What is there is a touch malty with decent american hops flavor.