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RATINGS: 2453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
Bottle, Carringtons, Didsbury, Manchester. Pours a copper colour with an off white head. Sweetish aroma with elements of malt, hops and caramel. Malty taste, decent body. Slightly bitter, hoppy finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 pours almost a coppery colour with white head. goes down nice. a solid hoppiness Has a nice (albeit short)finish which makes it very drinkable. Good flavour. not overly bitter and not too sweet. a solid brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2008
341mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours dark gold, with a large off-white head. Soft malty aroma. Flavour of dryish malt with nicely assertive hops (with just a touch of citrus in the opening).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
Draught at the Magician, New York City. This was served too cold, of course, but its still a classic beer: full-flavoured with a nice sweet malty base and a long, dry finish. I had this several times on my recent visit to New York and it made me wish (and I know that this is sacrilege for a Camra member) that there were decent keg beers widely available in the Britain so I wouldnt have to drink John Smiths or Guinness when I go to bars with no cask beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours a clear reddish amber with a thick creamy white head. Aroma is honey with a bit of hops. The flavor is malty with a nice little hop kick to it. Somewhat grassy on the finish. Pretty decent lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
Not usually a big fan of lagers, but the extra hops in here really make it pretty good. Grassy and slightly sweet with a toffee malt flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1194) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 3, 2008
Fairly nutty with a nice malt base that was fairly sweet but not overly so. A good amount of hops as well. Very solid business.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2008
12oz bottle: Poured a golden honey color with a suitable white top. The aroma is a delicate balance of honey and caramel malt and grassy and piney hops. Soft and inviting. Drinks easy with a subtle dose of sweet malts and rindy hops. Finishes slightly bitter and leaves me wanting more. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2647) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Clear amber body with an appealing, frothy off-white head. The aroma is more hoppy (flowers, mostly, but also notes of orange peel and grapefruit) than malty (caramel, baked cookie), but presents both. The flavor is lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Moderate acidity. Finishes with a slight sourness in addition to a mild bitterness. Dry. The medium body has lively carbonation and a watery texture. Reminds me a bit of Sam Adams Boston Lager, but more flavorful and a richer body. Nice lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2008
bottle. average off-white fizzy head (dissapated quickly and fully) into cloudy amber body. good lacing present. aromas of caramel and light hops. flavors are lightly sweet and lightly bitter throughout. dry texture. average carbonation. duration of finish was short. easy drinking good stuff.


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