RATINGS: 2440   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."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Haslinger (916) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Solid malt taste, good aftertaste with some caramel. Good solid feel to the this one. Liked it would buy again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Date: 06/08/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, scattered lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with touch of breadyness made sweet by light caramel and balanced with light floral hops,
Flavor: dry malt flavor, caramel malt is kept dry by floral and earthy hops, building bitterness, long biter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2008
12oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours copper with a one finger off-white head. Smells of caramel, biscuit, and grassy hops. Taste is caramel and dough. Finishes clean, lightly bitter, with some metallic element. It left some pretty incredible lace all the way down the sides of the glass, nice enough to rival some of the best Belgians. Pretty good session lager for the warmer months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2008
pours brilliant copper color with medium white head. aroma is overwhelmingly hoppy, especially for style. very nice floral hop flavor with a farily complex malt backbone. drinks almost more like a light ipa than a lager....really yummy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2008
12oz bottle. gold color with a small white head. light hops floral whiskey aroma. hop taste with hints of malt and caramel. K-6.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2009 Bottle. Pours a amber gold body with a thin top. Aroma is pale malt, subtle fruits, and a moderate hop bittering aspect. Drinks pretty easy, with a strong hop kick to finish this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NDbeerdrinker (167) - West Islip, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber color with thin head. Aroma is not very strong, but is pleasant with slight citrus aroma. Equally malty and hoppy and easy to drink with a slight toastiness. Very good beer and something that I could drink everyday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1768) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Tap at Rustico. Clear, dull orange; thin rimmed white foam. Sweet, herbal aroma; floral honey, grass and leaves, orange, cinnamon; even keeled malt and hop presence, refreshing and sweet. Fairly basic crisp malt flavor; light iced tea, biscuit, cinnamon, honey; crisp cereals and earthy noble earthiness. Bitterness is citrusy; malt bill full and rich. Medium palate; moderately carbonated, fresh and forward. Satiating and charming, warm, refreshing example; spot on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Draft @ Rustico. Pours a clear, deep golden-amber color; very light tan head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing, coating the glass; a gorgeous pour. Solid amounts of tea, toasted malts, and earthiness / red fruits in the aroma; crisp, toasty, tasty nose. Medium mouthfeel: toasty malts, red fruits, and some soft brown sugar upfront; solid levels of carbonation; chewy, toasted malts and crackers and earthy hop bitterness; very drinkable. Medium finish: bread, earthy bitterness, and crisp crackers; some slight fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmacrock (4) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2008 does not count
I am so glad that Brooklyn Lager is available again here in the Chicago Area. A great lager. If you have not checked it out, check it out now.

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