Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by mmmbirra:
3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
An old classic from my days in CT/NY. Found 'em for 2.35 euros at a local grocery store. The cheapest I've ever seen in Italy.
One and one half 12 oz bottles poured into a 0.5 liter mug.
Kind of a copper. Fairly clear. For some reason I remember it being redder, but still pretty good looking.
Some citrus and floral hoppiness in the nose, with a little toasted grain in the background that's not quite as rich as I would like.
The toast is a little more present in the taste, but still not where it could be. There's also some citrusy and herbal hops and a touch of bitterness in the back that keeps things dry and me coming back for more.
Real drinkable beer, smooth and perfectly carbonated. I've had countless bottles over the years.
I suppose I would prefer this style without the dry hopping and without the American hops, they give it a kind of bite that I'm not looking for in this style of beer. Without it, it would probably lead to a cleaner more malt forward amber lager, which is what I like these days. Keep the citrusy hops and the dry hopping for pale lagers, APAs and IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 15:14:08 | More by mmmbirra
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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 2,725 ratings.