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RATINGS: 2325   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wild4mild (38) - USA - SEP 16, 2006
Bottle. Deep orange color with a rich foamy head. Nose of fruit and resin. Kind of hoppy for a lager, but not so much that it fatigues the mouth. Nice caramel roasted malt flavor with a hoppy finish. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2006
On Tap. Deep Amber, moderate head and good condition. Initial flowery hop aromas followed by a malty toast and bread note. Pine resin, hops and citrus notes in the mouth with some caramel malt and a long hoppy finish that dries toward the end. I added a slice of lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008
Sampled from bottle at River’s Bend on 9/1/2006 - Thanks Matt! I really enjoy all of Brooklyn’s brews which is why they are one of my favorites. Their brews are always aromatic, tasty, and true to the style. I feel that they are above average and worth trying at least once. For me, Brooklyn beer is what I usually go after when I need a good, somewhat unique, and relatively affordable 6-pack. Other than that, I will have to add more specific comments once I have a chance to really taste this beer again... Rating: 7 3 8 3 15 = 3.6

7/27/2008: Brooklyn Lager pours a nice golden amber colir with a ample carbonation and a foamy, lasting ivory-colored head. The aroma is malty and characterized by a floral aroma with some citrus to it as well. The flavor is very much the same with a lightly caramel maltiness balanced with a fresh, flowery and lightly citrusy hoppiness. In addition to the hop flavor there is also a good level of bitterness that helps create a delicately dry finish. This beer has a medium to medium-full body that is really smooth. Brooklyn Lager is very flavorful, crisp, refreshing, and extremely satisfying. I am always impressed by this and the other Brooklyn brews everytime is sit down with one to enjoy.

12 fluid ounce bottle (5.2% Alc. by Vol. / Best Before SEP 2008 1159) from tish. Thanks Tish! Rating: 7 4 8 4 16 = 3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear, oraney amber with a big creamy head of warm, orangey white colour. Great hoppy nose promising citrus and apples, but also bread. Flavours are bitter with citrus and apple hoppiness in the lead, giving way to balancing bread flavours towards the finish. Don’t let the Lager in the name fool you- this is a wonderful American amber ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
Amber with white head. Has more malt, hops and color than your average lager. Maybe this is how lager is meant to taste!?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Amber - Gold appearance - Strong Carmel and Hop blend. Slight bitterness makes it a little more complex than the avg lager. hint of fruit -- very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 First rating
鶣 ml bottle from Swedish Systembolaget)
Color is hazy amber, head is white to tan. Aroma is of clear almost heavy hoppy character, also Wiener or Münchener malty smell. Taste is heavy hops, medium high bitterness. Also mixed is the malty taste, it’s Wiener of Münchener, I can’t decide. Mouth feel is medium, rather high CO2 level. After taste is of the specific malt used. A really nice beer!

(On a restaurant outside of Stockholm)
On August 25, 2008
Clear copper color, white head. Hoppy and malty scent. Also sweet malty and bitter hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. I can drink this one a lot, taste nice!

(Bottle from Systembolaget)
On September 27, 2008
Blind tasting
Slight shady apel copper color, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy scent. A bit buttery and grainy, fruity hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Bottle at a blind tasting
On August 30, 2009
Clear copper color, off-whitehead. Fresh, citrus, grape, sweet scent. Hoppy, sweet, sugary, fresh taste. Medium mothfeel, medium low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2006
Pours a honey amber colour with a thin head. Mild caramel aroma. Light caramel malt with a medium bitter finish. An average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
Pours a darkish golden with a bubbly wite head. Floral and slightly grassy hops on the nose, with some light malt toastyness and a little corn. The body is a little thin, with some corn and some sweetness from the crystal malt. the finish is very dry and crisp. Its really isnt too different, but as far as your average lager goes its about as good as it gets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
The truth is I am really not a personal fan of this type of lager. That said, this is much better than almost any other American Malt Lagers that I’ve had. Appearance: This beer pours a coppery light brown, decent white head. Smell: Raw barley was the overwhelming aroma. There was also malts, and a bit of green (hops) in the nose. Taste: I found the taste to be a bit watery, with lots of empty space. Light malts up front with a quite hoppy aftertaste. Above average compared to American Macros but certainly not a very interesting beer in comparison to other craft beers or American All-Malt Lagers. Aproachable. Mouthfeel: A bit thin and watery; typical of an American lager but certainly nothing special in the mouthfeel (just okay). Drinkability: There is nothing very interesting about this beer but it is cool clear and refreshing, like water. It is definitely a significantly sessionable beer, with low ABV and no extreme flavors you could drink it all night; and still walk home (w/o stumbling). Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

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