Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by NearerMyBeerToMe:
3.33/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours with an inch-deep head that quickly fades to a spotty, soapish off-white film despite a fairly high level of carbonation. Beer is translucent sienna in color with bronze highlights bordering on orange. Clean, somewhat dry nosefeel with light aromas of toasted malts. Smooth, not-too-sweet malt flavors share the stage with a surprising amount of hop bitterness. Surprising amount of overall flavor, actually... Mouthfeel is firm and hardly overcarbonated, with a nice bitter aftertaste that hangs around for several seconds after each swallow. There's not much going on here, but this would be serviceable for heavy session drinking. At any rate, I'd take this over just about any other standard American lager from a comparably-sized brewery.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2004 01:43:14 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
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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 2,725 ratings.