Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Zimbo:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From the onset this is a beer which flatters to deceive. I want to really like it and it initially looks the part but in time it just doesn't deliver.
Pours nicely retaining a reasonably foamy top on top of a light copper colour with yellow and orange highlights. There's a firm spritziness to the body and while it gives the appearance of being rugged and assertive for what it is the bitterness is pretty lean and one dimensionable. There's also the faint trace of some skinny elastic faded brown rubber bands in there as well.
Little stays with you when you finish as the aftertaste is just a tad too short and thin. I think this suffers from being a beer which, if we are honest, exists outside a clearly identifiable style.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2011 20:30:45 | More by Zimbo
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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 2,730 ratings.