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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForzaDHophead99 (3) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2005 does not count
Nice carmel color and a sweet white head fill the eyes while the powerful dry hopped aroma fills your nose with joy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 30, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Pours a med amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is of munich cookiness and floral hops. The flavor is very hop accented with some earthiness and a nice caramel bicuitiness. Med. bodied. The bitterness is med but higher than any other lager I have had. This is well balanced and an interesting American lager, so much better than Samuel Adams, I have to cringe every time I hear that they are the #1 craft brewer in the country.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Bottle. Dark amber, malty burnt caramel aroma, some hop aroma, very carbonated in mouth with toffee flavours, some hop toffee finish. Not too sweet thankfully 3.3/5 Re-rate. I love the hops on this now. Just wonderful. I don’t get the toffee so much nor was it over carbonated. I must like it as I bought two bottles in quick succession from Tesco.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
starts out Ok, with floral aroma and reasonable appearance with head. First sips fine, but tires quickly. Not so drinkable. Some bitterness and balance. Malts and Ok aftertaste but just damn boring

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Very excellent lager from someone who typically doesn’t enjoy vienna/pilsener/most lagers in general :) Excellent malts tasting of caramel, burnt sugar, and candy with a nice hop accent.

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