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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1356) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Amber-brown with a tan head. Sweet smelling, hoppy, citrusy. Taste is slighgtly malty, with some hop character as well... in fact, lotsa citrusy hop character towards the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Aroma of hops and some malt, dark amber, small custard head. Malt flavour with some hops afterward. Medium bodied, bitter aftertaste, seems like a Pale Ale? A nice beerm doesn’t fit the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
clear golden orange, off white head. citrusy hop aroma with some freah bready malt and pine. juicy malt flavour support big orangy, tangy hop flavours. bitter floral hop finish. was excellent with a good burger. very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Looks, smells, and tastes like a lager should. Amber color with a light white head, the nose is malty, with a bit of yeast. Body is solid, with malt flavor giving way to a crisp, slighly bitter finish. I had this right after a bottle of Victory Lager, and this easily crushed Victory’s offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3234) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Clear, pale amber-brown body with a good head. There’s a slight tingle in the nose. The flavor has a slightly bready malt. This is extremely drinkable and actually not a bad beer by any stretch. I actually preferred this over the disapointing Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7439) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
One of the best lagers I’ve tryed. Has a real good malt, something like cornflakes is in the aroma and flavor. Nice large white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Bottle - thanks to slob. Wow, this is a lager? Pours nice amber with a small white head that diminishes mostly and leaves some lacing. Aroma is more pale ale-ish, sweet maltiness and plentiful hops. Flavor is rich and full, lots of toasty, slightly fruity malts and bouquet of tart, citrus and herby hops. Light to medium body and gentle, creamy carbonation. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23307) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
Golden colour with a little white head. Fine aroma of malt, hops and aromahops. Good malty taste with lots of hops. A very good lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2004
On Tummits tap At Summitt’s Wayside Taven during the Brooklyn Brewing Tasting...Nice full body for a Lager...Plenty of caramel malts to this one...Lcking a bit in some hop characters but maybe not for the style...Definite session brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Pours a beautiful sparkling amber with a small, but lasting head. Nice malty floral aroma. Taste has notes of caramel, toasty malts, toffee, floral hops and some citrus qualities. Has the perfect amount of sweetness with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Great malty body - full and creamy on the palate with lively carbonation. Great lingering sweetness. Good head retention. I’m impressed.

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