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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

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3,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,181
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 94
Gots: 455 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

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This review is from memory of my most recent experiences with Brooklyn Lager.

I last enjoyed this beer directly from the bottle. But if I recall correctly from previous experiences, it was of a light amber color with a decent head. The most dominant aroma is malt. This beer is nice and clean tasting, as a lager should be, but then, going against the grain, it has flavor. You can taste malt and there is a decent amount of hop bitterness. If I had to have a (somewhat) widely available lager beer, this would be my choice.

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Poured from a bottle into a vasse, the beer is an orange-copper coloring with a sparse, uneven filmy covering. Aromas of roasted grains and floral highlights. Flavors are rich, roasted, and slightly tangy, with a biscuit and toast backbone and some juniper highlights. Roasty and tangy aftertaste, with a sharp, light, and crisp finish. Easy to drink with full body and flavors. Good.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quick review tonight: lots to do. But what better way to liven up a long, dull night than with some BEER?!

Bottom of the can says “OCT 2011,” so I’m hoping that means when it was canned (which would put this at just six months old).

A: Looking good: yellow-orange/light amber body with a superb white head. The foam on this sticks up to a full two fingers, leaving lacing in sheets as it slowly settles; looks pretty spirited, with a moderate amount of bubble floating up through the body.

S: The aroma was instant as soon as I cracked the can: bright, citrus hops. Lemon, grapefruit, raspberry, and a wet-hopped-style pine scent cover the majority of the nose. Some great lager grains are there in equal numbers, too, throwing down pie crust, cinnamon apple, lemongrass, and a big gust of barnyard/straw. Finishes with a short-lived mineral and metal character.

T: Bright and tart – hops are there in force – with grapefruit and lemon. It’s clean, not sugary or thick in its fruitiness. It is a little astringent, though it still shows it in a light way: sweet yet puckering, it reminds me of some sort of slightly sour orange candy (those sour gummy worms comes to mind). Malt is toasty and amber in its profile, grounding the palate with buttered rolls, toasted bread crust, and straw influences. Aftertaste is dry and piney, thick enough to render the end of the drink heavier than the start.

M: Fizzy and powerful out of the can, but much more smooth and drinkable from the glass (which I prefer). It works well with the mouthcoating effects of the palate’s finish, coaxing you to take drink after drink.

O: I have to say, I do love lagers. And this one was definitely enjoyable…I’ll have to check out Brooklyn more often from now on. Tasty beer, for sure.

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