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RATINGS: 2385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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."


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5503) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2016
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint glass. Best by August 2016. Courtesy of my Uncle from New York. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, wheat, some citrus, a little corn. Tastes of light citrus, wheat, malt, a little corn. Light body with a dry finish. Good lager.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1486) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2016
Kind of a bogus review--I have notes from a quick trip to New York, but I can’t really read them except low 3. Certainly didn’t stand out, but nothing in the notes to say it wasn’t good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottm2588 (164) - SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle on the train home from PNE vs QPR. Aroma is is caramel, brown sugar, citrus. Taste us big sweetness, caramel, hoppy dryness. Hand down the best lager I’ve tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DylansDad (569) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2016
toasty malt and bread crusts at the front. Lime-like citrus then follows through to the back with earthy hop bitterness. Finishes fairly dry, dusty and slightly spicy. It’s unlike any other lager I’ve drunk, but there’s nothing showy or flahy, it’s a solid meat-and-potatoes beer done really well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (2324) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
Orange color with white head. Aroma is malty, earthy hops. Taste is malty, earthy-hoppy, but no caramel or other standard amber flavours. Refreshing, low carbonation. Admittedly good and well-balanced. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduhbertin (2) - - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
Vienna clássica e deliciosa. Aroma floral com amargor médio e agradável. Boa drinkability e ótima experiência!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NJBarstool (20) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2016
It’s a Lager by name. It tastes much more like an IPA to me. The bitterness is atypical in this style. I can see it’s popularity, but when I drink a Lager I expect it to be a little more rounded out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grunf83 (16) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 14, 2016
Very complexed lager. Amber to copper color, white head. Start is loaded with malt, sweet, dry aftertaste.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SONOFWODEN (12) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Too light, too crisp, over carbonated. Never again. I will go back to Yuengling.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (1095) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Clear copper color with foam layer. Decent malty nose. Calm earthy hoping, surprising fresh malt and a sweet finish. Light dry and malty aftertaste. Very well balanced.


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