Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brooklyn Lager

My world is all akilter! I don't know what's happening!

I don't like Brooklyn beers! The majority of my experiences with beers brewed in this city have been less than delicious.  I've made my opinion on this subject quite clear.  Read about it here, if you're interested.

And now I've liked two Brooklyn Brewery beers in as many days.  I'm officially freakin'.

But this is a good thing, is it not? I think so.

For months I've been face to face with the Brooklyn Lager taphead during my weekly Wings and Beer date night with my hubby. Finally, I succumbed.  I had a pint.

Not really expecting to like it but feeling determined, I took a sip and was like, "Wait. What?" And then I said, "Hubby, try this." And he was like, "Wait, What?" And then I was like, "This is actually good."

Huh? What do you know?

How cool is that?  ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

Brooklyn Lager (5.20% ABV) is an American amber lager brewed with caramel malts and then dry hopped.

Served in a shaker pint, the lager is a somewhat hazy golden amber with a finger of bright white foam.

The aroma is malty with a burst of hoppy goodness.

The taste is a nice bite of grapefruity hops overlaying a pleasantly sweet undercurrent of caramel hops. This is enhanced by a mild hit of subtle spices. The sweet and bitter are well balanced.  The finish is crisp with lingering hoppy bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium and smooth.  The carbonation is just right.

Brooklyn Lager adds an American twist to a classic Viennese style.  It is tasty and drinkable.

Overall: very good.

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