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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
RW80 (802) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
355ml bottle Apperance: A nice amber with low off-white head, with a good retenion, leaving n minor lacing spots Aroma: Grass, Light Grapefruit, caramellised malts, biscuit, tones. Taste: Starts with grass and orange zest, caramellised malts a light sourness, with a night little floral fruity hoppy bitterness. thin body, average carbonation. Starts with caramel and finishes with anlight little bitterness fruity and floral hoppy tones. One of the best bers I had in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2465) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Classic Vienna lager from New York apparently made to a pre-Prohibition era recipe. Pours a warm and pretty orange blonde colour, clear with very quiet sparkling on tiny bubbles, under a creamy, dense, yellowish, quite stable head leaving attractive lacing. Aroma is on the weak side and mostly reveals American hoppiness, with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, caramelly malts, walnuts, biscuit, tobacco and perhaps a faint hint of iron. Smooth, slick palate with medium carbonation, soft onset of dried fruits and caramelly malts, nuttier in the middle, finishing in a citrus peel-like, somewhat peppery hop bitterness of relative length, through which the slightly toasted maltiness shows up as well. This style seems the bottom-fermented equivalent of the English pale ales and bitters, and this one is very true to it. Nothing extraordinary, just plain enjoyable. Could drink this all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
22-OCT-2014, bottle @Taphouse, Brooklyn Night. Very dark for a pilsener. Amber with low off-white head. Very hoppy, fruity. Nice malt balance. A Little sweetness. Quite bitter. Aroma much better than taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arek (206) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle 0,355 l, Burger Shop, Bournemouth, England, UK. Złote piwo z puszystą pianą oraz przyjemnym chmielowym aromatem. W smaku pełne, z wyrazistą, chmielową goryczką na finiszu

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (211) - ITALY - OCT 18, 2014
35 cl bottle. Amber colour with minimal white head. Fruity aroma, sweet nice bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xstream (173) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2014
Malty and fruity. Full body, sweet, light sour with creamy mild bitter grapefruity finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (964) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 0.33l bottle poured in a Pokal. A: Nice clear amber color with a 1 to 2 fingers foamy head. S: Fresh Hops (grassy perfume) and malts basically. T: Hops and toasted malts. Bit of citrus. Bit of caramel. Quite refreshing. M: Bitter "hoppy" start with a soft and clean end. Medium carbonation. Light body. D: High. Quite refreshing beer. Quite good Lager. Good quality as the other Brooklyns I’ve had. [ BA Review @ 2/19/2010 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fisler (58) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
Schön malzig würzig. Bitter im Abgang. Passt sehr gut zu italienischem Essen wie Pasta und Pizza. Sehr rundes Lager ohne zu Platt zu sein.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (229) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pours a deep gold with a decent head that quickly dissipates. Light and fresh aromas of: caramel, grass, dough, cooked vegetables, and vanilla. Perfectly balanced flavor with a finish that nods to bitter. An excellent lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (272) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2014
Nice amber coloured lager. Nice and hoppy. Light bodied lager. Pretty good for what is probably the grandfather of the craft beer movement.

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