Brooklyn Lager

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW                                                                                                                           The Brooklyn Lager is refreshingly simple and perfectly executed. Honey gold in color with a light, white head. This beer is medium bodied with refreshingly simple characteristics. It is so crisp and refreshing, yet if you allow it to build on the palate by letting it linger in the mouth, you begin to notice the subtle complexities of this rather simple style of beer. Caramel, malts, and an ever so slight floral characteristic from the dry hopping, make the Brooklyn Lager stand out from the rest in its class. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 92 points

Beer Advocate – 86 Points


Beer Selection –  Brooklyn Lager

Style – American Amber Lager

Producer – Brooklyn Brewing

Hops – Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Cascade

Malts – Canadian 2-row

Alcohol – 5.2%

Food Pairing – Caramelized onions over a beef frank, hamburgers, kabobs, or a game day feast.

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From the Brewery that created Brooklyn Lager

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.