Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by SmashPants:
4.1/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: standard 355mL brown bottle, decent label - better than your standard macro.
Appearance: clear amber with a decent thick and hilly white head. Great retention and some lacing - unusual for a lager.
Aroma: fantastic aroma - smells much more like a pale ale than a lager. Some light pale biscuit malts, but dominated by a wonderful combination of pine, citric and floral hops. Very inviting.
Taste: not much deviation from the great aroma. The hop flavours do eliminate the undertone of malts, however.
Aftertaste: lingers well too. I'm really starting to think this has been labelled incorrectly as a lager. It's coming across more and more as a pale ale.
Mouth feel: medium bodied, with lower than usual carbonation.
Overall: this beer was a complete shock - I was expecting a standard American lager without much flavour, but this delivered a properly good, interesting pale ale / lager cross. Impressive.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2012 05:40:06 | More by SmashPants
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 2,728 ratings.