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RATINGS: 2002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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."


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linnet (1088) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2008
pours a big off white creamy head amber colour, looks very appetizing. Aroma is very floral and fruity with notes of malt and hops. It has a medium body with distinct biterness and a quality that i can’t clearly describe, but I love it! mouthfeel is rather sparkly, but it goes together perfectly with the flavour. If I had to choose a beer to drink for the rest of my life this would be it!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
As far as lagers go, this one is absolutely the best I’ve had. Just a clean, crisp beverage; you can’t really go wrong with one. Trust me, pick up a 6er or head down to the brewery on Friday night.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pershing (475) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Now this is what a real lager should look and taste like. Pours an orange color with an off-white head that sticks around. Perfect malt/hop balance that has a clean semi-dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2010
12 oz. can poured into a pint. Nice amber pour with moderate head. Excellent flavors. Well balanced lager. Just hoppy enough for that great tangy flavor. Definitely a great everyday beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint. Appearance: Clear, light copper with thin but sustained head. Light lacing. Aroma: Fairly dry, with toast, caramel, cherry and floral and citrusy hops. Taste: Nice malt backbone of toast and caramel with almost no sweetness. Hops are quite apparent and include nice floral notes from the noble hops as well as an unusual blast of citrus due to the cascade hops. Great use of dry-hopping for a typically simple lager. Palate: Moderately high carbonation with a fairly light body. This is a very crisp, clean and dry beer; quite simply, perfect for this type of beer. Overall: Other than a couple Pilsners out there, this is about as good as an everyday lower alcohol lager can get. This should be bigger than Sam Adams Boston Lager. But New York is always better than Boston, right? Just kidding, I am from Minnesota and really couldn’t care less about the rivalry.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bosta (110) - SLOVENIA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle. Nice copper-golden color with head of white foam. Mild sweet aroma. Medium bodied, medium bitter and very light sweetness. Well balanced and very refreshing. One of the best lager I had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoveDarkBeer (9) - West Bromwich, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
Very weird beer this one. Im not a lager drinker of any kind but make myself look foolish there but saying i love Brooklyn. Its nice rich almost fruit cake like smell/aroma. Bit of a let down in color but least its not "amber gravy" Rich full light slightly more of a smoke to it than a normal beer of its kind. Very nice bottled or on tap.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
A solid lager, one of the best with a decent distribution (which sadly doesn’t reach KS). A great session lager, malty and slightly thick on the palate. A nice hoppy zip. Tried with Nick at DMK burger in Chicago, 2012.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ladyhops (43) - - NOV 19, 2012
Very fresh, light, crisp, and satisfyingly dark. Basically all that the Nordeast vienna wants to be. Fresh aroma, albeit light. Amazingly rich aftertaste and a warm amber color.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (233) - - OCT 13, 2013
Impressive aroma and taste. Hops aftertaste like in best pale ales. Strong aftertaste.Probably best lager.


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