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This beer is described as an American Amber Lager, but I have seen it categorized as a Vienna lager as well. For a lager, this beer is quite flavorful and smooth. It tastes almost like it could be a pale ale. It has a creamy medium-body and smells like caramel malts mixed with a nice floral hop feel. She pours a slight hazy amber golden color with a frothy eggshell head, which remains loyal throughout the beer.
I was quite impressed by this this beer with its sweet smells of larger malts and hints of spice and caramel. Overall, the beer has a very nice malty backbone with a decent about of caramel. About mid-palate you start to taste the floral hop flavor and is finishes with a dry clean bitter hop taste that does not linger on the tongue. It's incredibly smooth and very refreshing. It's something that you could easily drink a lot of. I recommend this beer to anyone who is looking for a good lager.
Beer Description from Brewery
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.