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RATINGS: 2296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2005
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 didn’t use cascade hops, which dominate this beer. Good, but a big fat lie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
Everything about this beer was a pleasant surprise, from its mid amber colour and sweet malt aroma to its intense bitter finish. Interesting and refreshing. I wonder if Asda, where I bought this bottle, could be persuaded to ship other Brooklyn products to the UK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2005
Just when I thought I was over lager altogether ... This is a damn fine example of the style. The best looking lager I’ve seen, with a rich amber inner fire and a creamy head. A good hop/malt balance adds to the character on drinking, and it finishes strongly with a pleasingly dry fruitiness about it. Why can’t we get lagers like this on tap in the UK instead of the succession of Carlings, Carlsbergs and Stellas that dominate?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Very nice color and lingering head. Aroma is nice with maltiness. Taste is very good but with some coppery metallic aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Very nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured slightly hazy amber-gold, not much head. Pleasant amount of hops, fair amount of mildly oaky sweet light roast malt. Taste is more hoppy than malty, where the aroma was on the sweet side, the flavour is more bitter. Decent linger, average body for the type, almost astringent mouthfeel, gets a little "dishwatery" by the end of the bottle. Definitely not a pale lager, this is the bitterest "Vienna" I’ve had - and very good at that, although the finish doesn’t hold up too well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle.Amber. Quickly dying head. Strong taste of hops and smell of flowers. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 IT was another Lager in the festival, but it was not discusting as most macro lagers, I liked it so far, but it was mor elike a light Pilsener. Like El Salvador’s.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2005
This is one of my favorite lagers I have ever had. It has a nice color with a decent head. The aroma has a lot of hops. The flavor is strong and lasting into the very nice bitter aftertaste. This is a great beer to go all night with. And it goes very well with my favorite scotch, THE GLENLIVETT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour with a decent sized white head. Floral hop aroma. Nice malty taste with some hops and caramel. Long bitter finish. Nice fullish mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

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