Wednesday, 14 April 2010
There have been rumours for some time now that Brooklyn Brewery was going to finally make it across the pond to us on draught. I'm very happy to announce that having watched with envy as Brooklyn Lager was launched in Northbar last week we at The Rake have the pleasure of launching Brooklyn Lager 'down south'.
What's the beer like? Well it's made with American two row malts, Hallertauer, Mittelfrueh, Vanguard and Cascade hops. It's 5.2% abv which means if you have a pint of it, it'll be 2.95 units. It's made in the Vienna style and pours amber coloured with a really good, clean white head. The Nose is quite biscuity with hints of Honey, Malt and hops.
The taste is really something else for a lager, it's bitter, not particularly dry but there's tonnes of hop content here to make the lager totally drinkable, this is probably due to the dry hopping technique that they've used to create the 'Vienna style'. However they have created this superb Amber Lager it's going to be a firm favourite where ever you find it on draught from now on.
It will be on the bar at The Rake from 5pm tomorrow(Thursday) and I hope to see you at The Rake for what promises to be a great night of Lager drinking!