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RATINGS: 2421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chicob (9) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2012 does not count
This accurate lager was my first introduction to craft beer. The Hoppy aroma and well balanced bitterness/sweetness make it my first recommendation for any new comers to specialty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
This is one of the best Lagers on the market. It is consistently smooth and flavorful while packing more of a punch than most beers in this category. It is as full bodied as a beer of this style can be and it works great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
easterrk (2) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite lagers. I have drinking this beer since my restaurant days in Norfolk, Virginia in the mid 1980’s. A great full bodied lager with great color and taste as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
Pours a deep tawny golden color. Thick, frothy head lasts a long time. Aroma of fresh hops greets the drinker (Cascades?). Wow! Very impressive lager! Well balanced malty to hops…maybe just a bit hoppier than expected. Reminiscent of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in style and flavor but better. The bottle calls this “The Pre-Prohibition beer.” If so, they knew what they were doing back then. It’s difficult to classify this beer to a particular style though. Definitely not a Pils and the hops are too evident for a Munich, Dortmunder or Vienna. Whatever it is, it is good. The amount of hops in this beer is on par with a fine American pale ale. Excellent job. I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDY8SYmqMDQ

Appearance: Golden/amber, 2-finger head dissipates to layering, great lacing

Smell: Little bit of citrus + astringent hop oil, raisins, new car tire rubber, toffee

Taste: Medium body, sweet malts, pumpernickel, rye, biscuit, dried apricot, nice crispness disturbed by light bitterness on finish, drinkable

Pairings: Barbecue

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thebeertaster (5) - - APR 3, 2012 does not count
One of the great sessionable beers. Does a little of caramel, hops, slightly dry and sweet. Just right if you want to have a few pints. Lovely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teckdeck2008 (25) - Bryan, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
rich smell, aroma of hops and dark fruit, has a smooth flavor of floral hops on the palate, has good body as well, rich after taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eggraid101 (73) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Tasted from a bottle poured into a glass, this beer is always a favorite. A great example of how a lager can be delicious without being boring ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilsnerrogge (2829) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2002
Fruity, full of flavours, a bit sweet. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
orimo (19) - tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 fabulous beer! i want to drink this at a hot summer midnight! this beer has peculiar smell. somebody might be poor at this smell. in this case, try cooled one.

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