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RATINGS: 2445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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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3.6
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.

3.9
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2008
From Løvbjerg, Aarhus Bottled Beautiful orange-copper colour with distnct white head. The malt suits the hopping well

3.9
wyzzywyz22 (2752) - 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
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
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 (1199) - 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.


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