RATINGS: 2451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeprck (24) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Crisp and refreshing, this is a good everyday beer. Not the most spectacular looking in the glass, but it has a nice taste of the hops without being real bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
Fresh aroma of hops and malts. Flavour is mostly hop yet not bitter at that. Clean and refreshing but not a lot beyond that, really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Pours a light copper color, with a medium, well-retained light tan head. Pretty big malt character, with a good amount of spice in there too. Mild hops are also present. The taste is mild as well, a little bit grainy, some malt and hop presence but neither is overly up front. Just a slight little bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste has a small tidbit of spice left on the palate. Decent I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mhot55 (99) - USA - JUL 29, 2007
On the whole, a drinkable beer. Little bitter (hoppish) for a lager. Has more malt taste than normal lager also. Decent beer, nothing great. I agree that it is a good session beer."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (7210) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2007
As far as lagers go, its not a bad beer. But the plain taste of the lager makes me feel like this is a "go to" beer when you are in a NY hotel and its the only thing on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Sampled at LCBO Summerhill Beer Festival, Toronto ON. A bit dark for a lager, and a bit too strong/bitter too. The blonde that poured it was sure excited about it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (3086) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 Fad. Mget lkker lager. God balance imellem umlen og malten. Samtidig utrolig smagfuld i forhold til procenterne. Alt i alt meget anbefalelsesvrdig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6472) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Draft pint, Russels, Bloomsburg PA. Pours a clear dark amber body with an off-white head that left some light lacing. Malty aroma with some light caramel and toasted notes. A hint of butterscotch and some light floral hops. The flavor is pretty clean, with biscuity and toasted malt, a hint of sweetness up front, lightly bitter on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate soft carbonation. A little sticky sweetness and a hint of graininess on the finish. Overall, a pretty decent beer, a nice compliment to the medium rare burger I was having.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3267) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle with expiration date of Oct. 07. Pours a rich copper color but almost no head. Smell a hint of malts and a little fruity. Fresh and mild, not overpowering. Tastes a bit hoppy. An above average brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 surprisingly red/brown. guess i was expecting a pale lager. smell is surprisingly malty considering that, but mostly subdued. flavor is similar, but pretty balanced and drinkable. i like it.

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