Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Ratings: 2,733 | Reviews: 1,132 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LPorter33:
3.45/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
Single bottle from Martignetti's, Best before April 06.
Appearance = Pretty color, bright, amber, transparent with some bubbles coming up. Not much head all though and some pretty weak lacing.
Smell = Smells bitter and hoppy with some pine undertones. Not malty at all. Smells much more like an APA. weird.
Taste = Not bad. Refreshing and relatively light. Good malt aftertaste comes in. Initial flavors are floral and hoppy. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. It's well balanced though. Too flat though. Mouthfeel feels thin and weak; this is my only real complaint with this beer.
Overall = Nothing spectacular or unique. Doesn't really remind me of the lagers I've tried before, although it is a different style. Comparing this to most lagers it kicks butt. On it's own it's still a decent beer and is pretty drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2006 00:48:56 | More by LPorter33
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4.2/5 rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Rated to enjoyment, not to style.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a 1" thick, rocky head with great retention. Significant visible carbonation. Lacing goes all down the sides of the glass.
Aroma: Fruity, tropical, grapefruit; malty background. It's those Cascade hops! Smells great, but doesn't seem like a Vienna lager.
Taste: Dry, clean arrival, bitter and clean across mid-palate. Dry, hoppy finish. It could use a little more malt, but it is a lager, not an ale, after all.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, good carbonation.
Overall: Really pleasant. Because this doesn't quite seem like a Vienna lager, what with the strong American hopping, I'm not going to rate it as one (BJCP does not have a category for American Amber Lager - that's a problem...). This is a beer I could come back to again and again. It is a well-structured, balanced, hoppy craft lager. Easily one of my top five beers of all time. Clean, refreshing, and remarkable (but not a Vienna lager).
Serving type: can
07-29-2014 01:42:42 | More by SaltofOH
Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,733 ratings.