Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager
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Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

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Ratings: 3,667 |  Reviews: 1,242
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4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is the color of a new penny. Poured into a Long John Silver's glass mug, the head seemed reasonably solid.

Relatively muted nose, some citrus and geranium and yeast.

While I heartily enjoy this, it doesn't taste to me like a lager at all. I am more reminded of the old, classic Ballantine Ale that I had been drinking since college, or better yet, the Ballantine IPA that you'd see every once in a while. I haven't had a Ballantine Ale in several years now, and the last one I had seemed somewhat diminished from my memory.... or maybe it's just me.

At any rate, that's the point of immediate comparison. This has a big hop flavor, with both bitterness and hop nose in evidence, somewhat geranial and citrusy but not nearly as offensive as Cascades usually are. (Northern Brewer, maybe?) If you are a hophead you will probably enjoy this.

What malt is there is mostly noticed in the aftertaste, a bit of sweetness, not a whole lot of grain.

If you are a hophead you will probably like this.

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3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden-copper hue with a very thick, frothy, white head that slowly dissipates down the glass leaving a nice trail and ending in a huge frothy persistent lace.

S: Sweet malty aroma with a caramel background followed by floral hops.

T: Similar to the smell sweet caramel malts meets floral hops to create a smooth refreshing brew.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent lager by Brooklyn Brewery. Nothing spectacular but something I would grab at a bar if available.

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 57.6% out of 100 with 3,667 ratings
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