Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Mancer:
2.68/5 rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
This beer poured amber in color with a 2 finger high off white head. For the most part, the head dissipated slightly and remained for most of the beer. Additionally, the lacing was everywhere and remain on the glass when the beer was finished off. The initial smell of the beer was hops, Barley, and a bit of alcohol. The initial taste of the beer was a quasi sweet barley. The beer finished like a wheat beer. Overall it had a light body with medium carbonation.
My conclusion is this, if you're stuck in a room with the big brands or a bottle of this, you take this, but if you had a craft beer selection, then you don't pick this.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2010 21:43:14 | More by Mancer
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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.