Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by dougbassett:
3.13/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
One of the "1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die" -- #6 for me.
A seemingly omnipresent beer in the NE and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US, almost any bar or six-pack store in the area with pretensions to stocking any kind of quality beer at all will surely be stocking this. Brooklyn Lager is a hard beer to review because while I think it's not very distinctive at all in a lot of respects, it's a strangely likable beer anyway. I think of it as a good session beer -- if I'm in a situation where I'm likely to be having a few beers -- watching a boxing match on tv at a bar or something -- this is definitely one beer I'd reach for.
But as for appearance, it pours a reddish-gold with a head that satisfyingly lingers. The nose is okay but really nothing special, sweet malt over cut grass and maybe some herbs. Mouthfeel is light and maybe a bit too effervescent for my liking. The flavors are mainly just hops, with a pleasant but non-distinctive bitter finish.
It is what it is; it's hardly a classic. But it does what it does pleasantly enough and I confess to having a soft spot for this one.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2012 21:30:20 | More by dougbassett
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3.78/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at LaGuardia airport in New York into a stein.
A-My pour arrived with about one and one-half fingers of sticky, off-white head. Lacing was chunky at first. The beer is light-golden in color with a bit of active carbonation visible in the clear liquid.
S-The aroma is mild as you would expect. I smell some toasted bread, biscuit, and a bit dry, grassy hops. Pleasant and simple.
T-The taste tracks the smell mostly. The beer is pleasantly crisp, not quite sharp, but certainly not a sweet, malty monster. There is some grain flavor, toasted bread, biscuit, and hints of hoppy bitterness on the finish.
M-The body is medium to light with crisp carbonation of average strength.
O-A simple but enjoyable beer. This thing won't take you away from your Pliny or BCBS habit, but if you need a decent, easy drinking beer at the airport bar, this is a good choice.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 22:23:53 | More by spoony
Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
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