Friday, May 13, 2011

Beer of the Week (Vol. XCIX)

Ninety-nine beers of the week on this site, ninety-nine beers of the week…

Another edition of Beer of the Week brought to you by the capital folks at Glen Lake Wine & Spirits who help find the perfect selection of wine, whiskey, and beer for any budget.

This week we feature another beer from Brooklyn Brewery, this time their Lager:

Brooklyn Lager, the Brewery's flagship label, is New York's "hometown" beer, brewed to a pre-Prohibition recipe that dates back to the days when Brooklyn was the brewing capital of the East Coast.

Man, it sounds like Brooklyn was once the center of the universe. I guess to some people it still is.

12oz brown bottle. Same design as other Brooklyn Brewing labels this time with green theme.

Style: Amber Lager

Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%

COLOR (0-2): Nice amber color, deeper and richer than you typically find with lagers. 2

AROMA (0-2): Bready malts with hints of nutmeg and cocoa. 2

HEAD (0-2): Off-white color. Not much volume, but very thick. Good lacing. 2

TASTE (0-5): Starts with sweet malts and ends with a ripple of bitter hops. More hop presence than most lagers. Dry finish and light to medium bodied. Very drinkable. 3

AFTERTASTE (0-2): Pleasant and lasting. 2

OVERALL (0-6): Brooklyn’s Lager is a very solid beer that delivers well-balanced flavors along with the refreshing crispness that you expect from lagers. That combination makes it a good choice for a backyard barbecue beer. Definitely a recipe worth reprising. At $8.99 a six-pack, it’s priced as an above average craft beer, but it’s worth a whirl. 4

TOTAL SCORE (0-19): 15