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RATINGS: 2495   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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3.5
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
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
Draught at the Magician, New York City. This was served too cold, of course, but it’s 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 wouldn’t have to drink John Smith’s or Guinness when I go to bars with no cask beers.

3.5
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
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
ketchepillar (1198) - 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
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
jcr (2705) - 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
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.

3.7
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 25, 2008
On tap. Pours copper with a frothy, foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts and hops. Taste of citrus and hops. Smooth finish. Very nice beer.

3.5
rds (230) - USA - MAR 23, 2008
A very flavorful lager, clear gold color, dry aftertaste. What a good lager could and should be.


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