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Tuesday, August 11th 2009

Brooklyn Lager (16 oz.)
(Brooklyn Brewery)

Brooklyn Lager is truly one of the few American lagers that I really, really enjoy. What you see here are both 12 and 16 oz. cans of an American lager that makes 99.99% of the macro-canned lagers look and taste like crap. 

From the Brooklyn site:

"Brooklyn Lager, the Brewery's flagship label, is New York's "hometown" beer, brewed to a pre-Prohibition recipe that dates back to the days when Brooklyn was the brewing capital of the East Coast. Brooklyn Lager has won numerous awards."

Here we go...

Pour – a nice, deep, dark amber color. Hey, its not pale yellow and almost clear! The head on this is so thick and fluffy it really is a sight to behold. It leaves quite a bit of lacing along the inside of the glass. Great looking beer in a glass, from a can, the bottle or on tap. You can't go wrong.

Aroma – quite hoppy for a lager in my opinion. Lots of noble hops going on with some nice floral notes. There area also some hints of honey and some caramel. Nice rich malty aroma as well.

Taste – crisp, refreshing and delicious. This is what a lager should taste like! I'ts got a nice delicate hoppiness to it that gives it a nice bitter and sharp finish that combines nicely with the carbonation level and dryness from a lager. 

Overall - this is an excellent lager that has taste, body and complexity. Brooklyn has done good by putting this offering this in a can.

Would I buy more of it? - definitely.

Note - Brooklyn cans their famous Brooklyn Lagerin both 12 and 16-oz. cans and are now canning their Summer Ale as well. Perhaps more are on the way? We'll have to wait and see...

Can Scale:
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Brooklyn Lager ~ 16 oz.
Style: American Amber/Red Lager
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn, New York  
United States  
Container: 16 oz. can
Malts: American Two-Row Malts
Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Vanguard & Cascade
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: ???
Date: August 11th, 2009

Posted by Russ

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