This beer is cloudy, which was unexpected, but could be described as amber gold or tan in colour. It has a very fine foam, which lasts, and a delicate floral and hop aroma. Definate hop and citrus freshness on the tongue, the beer is a complex mix of taste, each adding to the freshness of the beer. A mellow aftertaste of hops and butterscotch leaves you wanting more. This is a satisfying beer to drink on its own, or with smoked foods where its freshness would enhance the taste.
The label states that this beer is brewed as part of a revival of the pre-prohibition all-malt beers. From the taste it is a winner and easy to see why you would have bootlegged this in those days.
The Brooklyn Brewery has a range of beers; the Brooklyn Lager is its first and top selling lager, which bodes well for the others as this lager is certainly not the dull taste of mass produced American beer. I look forward to sampling the others in the range, when I can find them, and reporting back.
Note: There is the option to visit the Brewery on Saturday afternoons. Not easy if you are in the UK, but a must-do if you are in the NY area.
|Region:||America, Brooklyn, NY|
|Contains:||Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast|
|Closure:||Bottle Top, 355ml|