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Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.09/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: a dull orangish color. nice clarity. and a white head that leaves nothing behind

Smell: grassy, and caramel malts.

Taste: an odd, unbalanced mixture of sweet caramel malts and grass. way too sweet

Mouthfeel: light and good, but leaves a lingering sweetness that doesn't bode too well

Overall: I am hoping this one is bad tap lines. I was at a bar that wasn't the most craft friendly. other than that i found it to be on the verge of undrinkable

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, can't believe I haven't reviewed this one before.

A - pours a nice yellow color with a good head

S - nose is sweet, grainy malts and a nice spicy, grassy hop profile. It also smells like the yeast strain that is detectable in most of their stuff.

T - taste follows the nose better than expected. Starts off with a little spicy citrus flavor that moves on to the malt base - a nice amount of cereal and grain malts in the malt bill. A spicy, citrusy, grassy hop finish rounds it off. Really nice lager!

M - full, well carbonated

D - really solid lager here. For some reason this is distributed to Guatemala - this must have been the 100th I've have since I have been down here. Easy drinking, refreshing lager, yet flavorful enough to keep me spending more and more on it. For hot, sweaty NYC days to lakeside views in Guatemala, I recommend this one!

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick head with medium retention.
Delicious citric aroma of oranges, grapefruit, slightly toasted malts, vanilla, herbs and floral hops.
Taste follows nose, nice flavor of non-sweet oranges, floral and herbal hops, and tea. Dry with a medium bitterness aftertaste which was attenuated by its lingering citric notes.
Light body with good carbonation.
This beer is perfectly balanced. I wouldn’t expect that much from a lager. This is close to expiration date maybe that is the reason to seem to be better than the last one I tried. And definitely better than their Pilsner version. Very flexible beer, works as a session or for enjoying it slowly.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep amber color, great clarity. The off-white head is creamy and very persistent, displaying great retention. A blanket of lacing coats the glass.

S: Layered grainy scents, hints of caramel and bread. Hop scents are largely floral with a lemony citrus zing. Tea and orange marmalade. Very clean.

T: Caramel and toffee. Grain and husk. Sharp hop bitterness cuts through the malt. Oily, lemony, floral, orange peel. Dry, grainy malts resurface. Very clean finish with dry grainy malt and a lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Full and very creamy. Lush and pillowy. Crisp, biting carbonation. Good.

O: A good all-purpose beer, but not one that will hold the attention of the seasoned beer drinker for very long. Very well crafted, and the hop bitterness saves it from being overly dull. It's reliable and simple, but not particularly exciting.

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
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