Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Ratings: 2,726 | Reviews: 1,132 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sirwootalot:
3.74/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into an English pint glass.
Smells subtle and bizarre - I'm having a very hard time thinking of how to describe it, but it's not a bad smell. Something like fresh hay bales, sourdough bread, or horses. It's a beautiful pour, with a chunky 1.5" head that quickly subsists to a patchy, soapy consistency.
The taste is very mild, and almost just like the smell - definitely hay, wheat, and a touch of baker's yeast. The aftertaste is fruity and delicious, *exactly* like canned peaches. THis is extremely drinkable and refreshing; it goes down in gulps, not sips, and is one of the only beers I've ever had that felt like it actually quenched a thirst.
Overall, this is a paradoxical blend of "not that special" and "completely unique". I could and probably will crave this on a hot, humid day.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 03:43:08 | More by Sirwootalot
More User Reviews:
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 2,726 ratings.