Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by jackndan:
3.33/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Brooklyn Lager: From a twelve ounce brown bottle.
Looks great: deep reddish tan color, fairly clear with just a wee bit of haze. The head was not huge, what there was almost seemed like a white/gray color, kind of unusual actually. Left some foamy lace down the side of the glass.
The aroma was light, clean with just a hint of caramel malts.
The taste was very carbonated, if you know what I mean. I can imagine this being a fine session beer, because it is lightly bodied, nicely balanced, and quite frankly, does not have an overwhelming amount of flavor. Sweet malt and then a cleaning swipe of hops, and a lingering sweetness. But flavor, well it tastes like a Yuengling. Not at all unpleasant, and one I can see drinking when Im going to have more than one (Ok, 5), but as a nightcap, it leaves a little bit to be desired.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2004 04:00:43 | More by jackndan
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 2,732 ratings.