DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Unexpected. Aroma is sudden and unexpected as soon as i open the bottle, floural hops and grapefruit. Taste is similar with enough malt to balance it out nicely making this a very drinkable and enjoyable, what i would call pale ale rather than lager. Wetherspoons now sell it so winner all round.
snclrlws (19) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought this beer on the recommendation of my liquor store owner, and have regretted the decision ever since. Unbalanced hops, an unenjoyable bitterness, and a watery palate combine to render this beer virtually undrinkable.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle from peckhams] Pours dark brown with a moderate head. Aroma is sweet fruitymalts with some breadish notes. body is light and it has a little bitterness in the finish.
SSSteve (3899) - - SEP 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 re-rate - malty but very hoppy aroma. amber colored with a large off-white head. flavor is awesome with lots of bready malt and tons of hops. perfect balance. very nice beer.......
9/8/05. malt aroma. amber color. fresh hops with a good malt balance. this is an excellent beer and a favorite from this company.
ForzaDHophead99 (3) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice carmel color and a sweet white head fill the eyes while the powerful dry hopped aroma fills your nose with joy.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep rich color for being a lager. Rocky offwhite head. Hoppy aroma springs out of the glass. Drinks more like an ale than a lager. Smooth maltiness with a goodly amount of hops. One of the better lagers I’ve sampled.
thedm (5006) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 30, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of light brown colored foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated caramel brown colored body and a very good lacing. The aroma was mildly malty and the mouth feel was mild with a tingly smooth start. The flavor was mild and slightly off with sweet malty notes.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a small sized off-white head that was creamy and smooth, small, medium and large sized bubbles, sparse lacing, transparent, carbonated, and a copper hue. Malty, caramel, hoppy, and sweet nose. Flavor was malt, caramel and hops. Smooth palate. Light-medium body.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden amber, a little darker than expected for the style. Fresh hops and sweet malt on the nose. Medium-light body, flavors of citrusy hops and buiscuity malt; dry, crisp finish. Doesn’t have the smooth texture of some lagers, and I don’t know if I’d identify it blindly as a lager. Drinks more like a light American pale or amber. I’m consistently pleased with Brooklyn, and this is a tasty take on the style.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Light amber color with thin head. Not much nose, but got a whiff of hop spruce and malt. Fairly hoppy flavor with some caramel undertones. First fe sips were good, but the flavors wane quickly. Moderate carbonation. Overall, not much character and a bit pedestrian. Put in perspective, though, it’s a much better lager than the macros.