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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Light brown/amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Malty flavor that has a nice balance of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottled: OK but a little thin. Mild hops with a faint malt follow. I’ll have to try it again - maybe I got a bad one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Basically I found this one to be citrussy hops on bland malt. Clear orange with a white lasting head. Hoppy aroma and flavor, and what seams to be Cascades???. It is smooth and clean, but not really my thing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoosierDadday (13) - USA - JUL 12, 2004
This is a fantastic beer. Brooklyn’s best, and that’s saying something. Quite possibly the best lager brewed in the United States

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2004
35.5 cl bottle. Served in DBF 2004 sample glass. Dark gold. OK head. Fresh, hoppy aroma. The taste is dry and hoppy with a slight fruitiness. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2004
You know what, For a lager, this is a pretty decent beer. I had this after waiting over 20 minutes at a local pub to get the barmaids attention. Though nothing would be worth that wait, it was a pleasant surprise. Great way to spend the last day of summer classes. No sleep til....BROOKLYN.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2004
This one was excellent! Pours dark straw with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, hops, and slight fruit and honey. The tastes hits the papillae with layers of malt, fruit, honey, and a slightly dry, earthy finish. This is a rock solid lager. If Bluebeard had this stuff at sea, he might not have killed so many hookers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Amber colored with little head and a hoppy aroma. Not a bad flavor for a lager, the hops are there, as well. A decent beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4789) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2008 Third attempt at rating. First one I was out to lunch. Second improved after a pint at the map room. Read "Beer School" and had to re-visit. Lasting fair head with a bit of lacing. Dark amber. Don’t get a lot of aroma but this is a nice aggressive hopped beer. Tasty dark caramel malt with a peppery finish and after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2004
Amber coloured. Rather hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour. Dry finish. Fruity and flowery notes.

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