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RATINGS: 2486   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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tylerss20 (101) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Guy at Jaspers in Nashua recommended this as complementary to Sam Adams Lager. Doesnt quite measure. A little hoppier than I like, and seemed fizzy to me. I am not a Vienna aficionado, so take with grain of salt. But in my humble opinion, its a rare case of the mainstream Sam actually being better than the micro.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rizk (36) - central florida, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 12 fl oz. hoppy with hints of caramel. pours a clear amber with a white frothy head. pale larger. i think i detected hints of chocolate

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
A dark amber colored lager with large bubbles and a medium beige frothy head. Great nose! Bready, some caramel malt, and hoppy aroma. O... its a vienna that makes more sense =p. Toasty, slightly burned, caramel malt flavor with a modest hop bit. Very sweet and bitter. Doesnt come close to Eliot Ness in terms of character or balance. The malt is almost syrupy. Tastes like an English lager more than a Vienna.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Amber pour with nice off white head, slight lacing. Bready nose with some floral/herbal/grassy hop shining through. Flavor is big on the noble hops, mild citrus, bread crust on the finish. Smooth medium body. Very drinkable and much better than their ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - APR 29, 2008
On tap at Laguardia International terminal before going to Paris with Rebecca. Brooklyn Lager is a very nice amber color with a light-orange head. The aroma is full of hops with a nicely tinted caramel background. The flavor is very well balanced with hops and sweet malt. This is a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mclovin80 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
One of the best lagers on the market. Good malty taste. Not too smooth but not too bitter. Better on tap, but still very good in bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (9000) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with a fluffy and long lasting off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, almost caramel, and some light floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, a light note of wood, and floral hops in the finish. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 25, 2008
Off-white head is medium and bit heterogenous, leaves small lacing. Color is faintly hazy, yellowish copper. Aroma is very nicely bloomy hoppy, toffy and a bit berried. A bit berried flavor is sweety malty and very much flowery hoppy for a lager. Nicely bitter. Quite light-bodied and tingly carbonated palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2008
12 oz. bottle on 4/23/2008. Very attractive tawny amber body with a firm, well developed off white head that leaves behind some thick bands of lace. Maltiness in the aroma comes through as dark toffee and caramel, complemented by a distinctly floral hop aroma. Medium body with an effervescence to match, and a round, smooth mouthfeel. Fairly assertive bitterness for the style, but the malt base provides sufficient balance. Finishes nicely dry and fairly clean. Certainly one of the better Viennas, at the hoppy end of the scale for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
draft at the metro. nice mix of malt and hops. Good crisp lager, but nothing special.


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