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RATINGS: 2494   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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3.3
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. Doesn’t 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
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
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
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
blipp (9171) - 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
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
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
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
draft at the metro. nice mix of malt and hops. Good crisp lager, but nothing special.

3.6
tlind2 (1708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2008
Bottle. A crisp, copper-colored beer. The taste is malty, with a generous dose of spiky hop flavor.

3.6
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 Bottle. Pours amber, clear, with a two fingered off white head int a Sam Adams lager glass. Aroma is a bit of sweet malt mixed in with a nice hoppy floral aroma, though understated. Flavor is nice and basic: very drinkable balance of malt, caramel up front fading into a nice dry, hoppy bite at the end. Versatile, drinkable beer.


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