Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Ratings: 2,730 | Reviews: 1,132 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cratez:
4/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured out of a 355ml bottle into a Murphy's pint glass.
Appearance: golden amber body with one finger of yellowish, cream-coloured head. Sticky lacing covers the entire glass while drinking.
Smell: fruity and floral Cascade hops, toasty malts, and yeast.
Taste: citrus, caramel, toasty malts, barley, and a dry hop aftertaste. For an amber lager, I was surprised by the strong hop presence in this beer.
Mouthfeel: silky upfront with a tangy, dry, and balanced hop finish. Smooth and crisp.
Overall: this is like a better version of Sam Adams Boston Lager. A superbly drinkable brew with hops all over the smell, taste, and finish. The head retention, lacing, and mouthfeel are excellent. I wish more beers were made like this in Canada. Until that happens, the LCBO should keep Brooklyn Lager in their lineup!
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2009 19:26:03 | More by cratez
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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.