Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.13/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Single bottle (best by 12/2009 date) poured into a tumbler.
Appearance: Amber colored, but more on the orange shade of things. Slightly hazy. Poured a 1/4" persistent white (shade of orange in there) head with lots of lacing all over the glass as I drank it down.
Smell: Some malt, some mild floral hops. Subdued overall. Is that the bottle date though?
Taste: Well balanced. The malt comes up at the beginning of the sip, then the hops; not too bitter, not too strong. The hops do have some hints of orange to them, but with a pleasant bitterness. The beer finishes bitter, but then leaves a nice malty aftertaste in the mouth. Every now and then on a larger sip I would get something a bit more sweet in there with the other flavors I'm describing.
Mouthfeel: Just right in the carbonation dept., perfect level of thickness and liquidity going down.
Drinkability: I really enjoyed this one. For a beer 1 month past its "best by" date, it's very sessionable and makes me want to have another one. Makes me wonder how better it would be before its date. Went well with a mild curry dish for dinner.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2010 23:55:14 | More by damndirtyape
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 2,733 ratings.