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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."


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - 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.

4.6
   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

4.6
   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.

4.6
   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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eggraid101 (9) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013 does not count
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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilsnerrogge (2488) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2002
Fruity, full of flavours, a bit sweet. Long aftertaste.

4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlkoutDrunk (7) - CANADA - JUN 9, 2007 does not count
stong cedar wood smell. very robust flavor. nutty, crisp very smooth with little after taste. bitter sweet. Excellent beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 On tap... golden brown with a off white head. Fruity and distinct aroma. Love the hoppiness in this beer. Nice fruity flavors. Subtle touch.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 Really enjoy this lager. Everything a lager should be. Fresh and crisp with a flowery and flavorful finish.


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