Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by wjimson:
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this at Chaucer's in London Ontario. Had a small sample of this beer before I got two pints it. The smell is freshly herbal, such that it also lingers in the aftertaste of the beer. Served in its own glass with a 2cm head. The first sip gave strong hints of malt, which of stings the back of the tongue with the metallic taste. The bitterness is strong and sharp and lingering. Taste like an American pale ale or IPA. Despite the strong taste this beer is very drinkable, with a semblance to iced tea.
I wish they would sell this beer in bottles at the beerstore. If not, i would just have to return again to the pub for the beer on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
06-15-2007 16:39:14 | More by wjimson
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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 2,733 ratings.