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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2006
Clearish honey color. Smells like crisp apples. Fruity undertones. Good foamy head. Nothing special really, but good to drink if you don’t want to think about the beer you are drinking. It had an apple Jolly Rancher taste with no apple flavor if that makes any kind of sense at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours a nice clear amber. A touch of malt. Medium carbonation. Refreshing taste. Not earth shattering but a refreshing good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fisler (213) - Bamberg, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CharmCityCrab (210) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma is dry and woody. Taste is a good balance of dry rustic malt and bitter malts with a kiss of citrus. Taste is actually a little hoppier than a Boston Lager, and I think the malt mix here better. I’m a fan of Boston Lager, but Bookyln takes this one by a little bit on taste. Unfortunately, in many area anyway, this costs more, so Boston usually wins the battle to wind up in my fridge. Finally on sale for less, though, so I revisited the Brookyln Lager for the first time in 6 or 7 years. They should make an effort to match Sam Adams price wise- it’s clearly the market they are going after outside of New York/New Jersey (Where it’s a local beer), displaced people from the New York area (Taste of home?), and the foreign markets that years of reading beer forums have indicated that these guys like to export to (I guess having an American craft beer from Brookyln creates prestige for stores and those drinking it in some countries overseas, and being in a zillion different countries even if only in token amounts creates prestige for the beer). I mean, those three audiences they are targeting aren’t small. It’s a business model. But if they could bring down prices just a little bit, they could be competing for fridge space in the refrigerators of Americans who just want a decent craft lager and don’t have any nostalgia for New York or Brookyln or anything. I don’t think most people who drink Sam Adams Boston Lager give a fig about Boston.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2010
A solid American lager; pours light amber with a rocky, frothy white head. Aroma of piney hops and sweet malt; flavors are well-balanced between light and carmel malts. Straightforward and well-crafted, nothing fancy but pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Im glad this is going to be a regular beer from the lcbo. This is one of the best lager ive tried. Pours amber with a big white head. I like the strong presence of hops (especially for a lager) which leave a nice bitter after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Unexpectedly caramel/orange body, moderately carbonated, with a filmy off-white head. Sweet malt, light esters in the nose (apple and sweet potato), floral as well. Tea-like flavors, earthy, woody, with a drying finish. A nice effort, but I find it to be a bit too dry and lacking in the thirst quenching department.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingofCastle (207) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 bottle: Reminds me a lot of JR Brickman Amber. It has that sharp almost apple taste. Feels more like an IPA it is so bitter. I wish this had more malts or sweetness to round out the finish. Give me a Headstrong any day. However, this is a beer you can really settle into with some spicy food. It will stand up against some serious flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
pour rich golden with a decent but collapsing foam, quite active carbonation. The aroma is hoppy with some malty bready notes and this one goes down easily. the flavour is subtle malt with some hop highlights..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2008
12 ounce bottle. Copper in color, white foamy head. Grapefruity and hoppy. It nice. I think I would like it more when it gets warmer out. Nice carbonation...just right. Lots of great flavor. Nice beer.

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