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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,733 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,733
Reviews: 1,132
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 65
Gots: 171 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998)
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Reviews by scootny:
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scootny

New York

4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Still a favorite of mine after all these years. This was a staple in my apartment when it first came out. Still like to have it on hand. Huge head that towers over my glass, four fingers plus. Clear reddish amber with mild carbonation. Lots of lace clinging in clumps and rings. Smell has lots of yeasty bread with toasted malt graininess. A nice bit of floral hops and light citrus. A hint of earth sneaking in. Taste is solid with a good balance of malt and hops right up front. Caramel sweetness is couched in malt. A bit of biscuit and a touch of sourdough. Firm hop bitterness balances beautifully. Finish is long and dry with an earthy/citrus hoppiness. Just a touch of citrus and hop oil lingering. Feel is smooth and crisp with a mildly effervescent carbonation that is spot on. Just a great overall beer. Super drinkable with an ability to be a gateway beer while at the same time offer all a sophisticated palate could want. Proud to make this one review number 500.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 00:53:33 | More by scootny
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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).

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,733 ratings.