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Matt - October 7, 2006

Brooklyn Lager

Brooklyn LagerIt is absolutely unbelievable that we haven’t reviewed this beer until now. We have had the pleasure to taste over 200 beers, some quite hard to find, and here we are just now commenting on a quality brew that has been available at our local grocery store for years. This Brooklyn’s signature brew, created well over a century ago. I guess when you find something that works you stay with it, and stay with it they did. This beer has a rich, malty mouthfeel and the coffee flavors are balanced with a hoppy effervesence. It is similar to english-style lagers, but with less of a metallic aftertaste. This makes it less abrasive and more drinkable. This brew has class written all over it from packaging to the beer itself. It’s simple yet sophisticated so if you’re looking to drink a few leisurely beers reach for this lager from Brooklyn.

Ben - September 22, 2006

Brooklyn Oktoberfest

Brooklyn OktoberfestThis pour produced the frothiest head thus far. This beer is riddled with bitter sweetness but the berry flavors do linger like they do with the Sam Adams. The metallic undertones stand out between sips and accentuate the hoppiness I think Brooklyn was going for. I have much respect for this brewery so my impression may have been skewed in the positive direction. This may not be the best beer of the evening but I feel it is the “boldest”, most manly beer of the 5 reviewed. While I can see myself drinking some of the others at social events I think I would reserve this brew for my favorite past time, relaxing on the couch watching football. -Matt

In my opinion, this is probably the most refined and least accessible Oktoberfest brew thus far. The pour on this one is typical of the genre, but the aroma has some interesting characteristics. While there still exists the malty sweetness, there is also a noticeable presence of dark cherry and even a bit of grape. In the mouth, this one is much smoother in the front of the mouth – hardly any burn. Through the mouth the beer is complex, moving from a light sweetness to a sharp bitterness and then to a more subtle sweetness of dark fruit on the back of the tongue. While there are a lot of flavors involved, they all melange wonderfully for a smooth and refined interpretation of this genre.