Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by divineaudio:
3.43/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
a - a pretty standard golden amber. decent one finger head, though not very thick or foamy. leaves very little or no lacing in the glass after drinking.
s - upon opening you will immediately notice a nice floral hop smell, however this dissipates fairly quick once poured into a glass.
t - slightly bitter and a bit malty, though a bit more complex than most american lagers that i have tried.
m - medium bodied, not too light, not too heavy. a little more carbonated than i would like though.
d - goes down pretty fast and easy, you certainly don't want to let this sit around long enough to warm up. the fairly low alcohol content means you could have quite a few of these in a night before you really notice it.
While I'm not usually a lager fan, this one was a fairly pleasant break from my usual stouts and porters. If I found my options limited at the liquor store (as was the case when I picked this up), I would probably buy it again, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to get it.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2010 04:11:33 | More by divineaudio
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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 2,724 ratings.