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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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3,199 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,199
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 94
Gots: 471 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

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Ratings: 3,199 | Reviews: 1,172
Photo of Pseudamon
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow... Beautiful Amber colour matched with a beautiful amber taste... Lovely... Would recommend....

Photo of jancona
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice transparent copper color - bit of off white foam and light lacing. Smell has a nice biscuit malt foundation with light caramel and some floral hops. Taste follows with a nice light carbonated feel. An excellent lager - very balanced, very session-able.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of my go-to beers for when people come over. Pours a nice deep yellow, almost orange with a white head that trails the glass. The smell has a nice balance of hop and malt with some light caramel scents. The taste is very refreshing with the malt in the beginning and then a finish of clean hops. Very refreshing and a great beer for any time of year.

Photo of ryanbp
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a simply astounding lager, exquisite and dee-lish x

Photo of DoubleJ
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been on Beer Advocate for 8 years now, but I have a confession to make; I have never had a Brooklyn Lager in my life! Living in California, I cannot find Brooklyn products, and I haven't been on the East Coast in six years. Why I choose Biermarkt Von Fass in Porto Alegre to pop my Brooklyn Lager cherry only Vishnu knows. On-tap (R$16.90 for 300 ml), on to the beer:

Brooklyn Lager is a dark amber colored lager, topped with a creamy head and outstanding retention. The aroma is clean, brings quick citric and toffee aromas to smell. With a taste, I learned how Brooklyn Brewery got its groove. This lager is not only with flavor, but is clean, light, and easy drinking. Highlighting the tasting notes are graham cracker, light fruits, and citrus. The beer is balanced as well. If I had access to this beer, Brooklyn Lager may even join my drinking rotation.

Photo of Urk1127
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

such a good beer. finger and a half head. Amber color head lasts throughout whole time but eased down to quarter inch. good lacing throughout. malty. little dry. smooth as hell. little bit of a hop bite. medium feel. I loved this. f or people who never had this it's like closer to a less intense Sam Adams I could drink this all the time

Photo of drmeto
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

-very nice floral hops with oranges and tangerines upfront
-middling caramel component
-well carbonated
-thin with light hop bitterness,oranges and grapefruit on the finish
Ive seen this categorized as a Vienna Lager,its not.
Theres a definite american touch to this and i love it.

Photo of Nmelione
2.87/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Ok beer to me, not the best lager i have ever had.

Photo of pat61
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It has a light bready nose with light grains and spice. It pours brilliant gold with a three finger fluffy, lacy white foam collar. The beer has a good malt backbone, mostly light bread and grain with an mild initial sweetness that dries out by the finish. The hops taste like they have been added in flavors with herbal and spicy flavors mingling with the balancing hop bitterness. A very drinkable, refreshing medium to medium light bodied beer with slightly above average carbonation.

Photo of larryarms847
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly amber/copper in appearance with a finger of of airy white foam that dissipates quickly, but leaves slightly sticky lacing.

Biscuits, caramel, roasted malt, earthy/floral, and slight notes of citrus.

Some resinous pine, citrus, and earthy hops are overpowered entirely by a sweet bready malt backbone with slight notes of roast and caramel.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, soft, very mild citrusy hop bitterness, and a sweet bready and toffee-like malt backbone.

Overall, a very good lager, but nothing that puts this ahead of the pack.

Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This lager pours darker than expected, with a nice amber colour and quickly dissipating head. It smells good, perhaps a bit metallic, but that could have something to do with how fresh it is. It is very tasty - just enough body and sweet malt to set it apart from other lagers. The hops are not pronounced, but that is not a bad thing whatsoever. A quality lager, to be sure.

Photo of interzen
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml bottle served in a tulip glass

Look: Quite a bit darker than I expected a lager to be, but then I'm a lousy judge as it's not really my style of choice. Clear, almost coppery with a lot of off-white head - as in, two pours to get it all in the glass. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Has that slightly fruity/resiny aroma of hops, but it's more or less overpowered by a sweet malt/yeast vibe. Hints of burnt sugar and toffee, but not much.

Taste: Slightly sweet, oddly, malt up front with hops in the aftertaste. There's a bit of hop bite, but mainly this is very much toffee/malts up front kind of beer.

Feel: Quite smooth and creamy - doesn't have the astringence that some lagers
have. It's different, I'll give it that.

Overall: Not my thing, I'm afraid - lagers in general don't do it for me, but as such things go this isn't bad. Glad I tried it, but I doubt that I'd go out of my way to have it again.

Photo of lelepat
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another nice brew from New York

Photo of Fortheloveofthecraft
4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best lagers ever!

Photo of beerinabottle
4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A nice if not extraordinary lager.

Photo of GStone899
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of GFM
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Restaurant tap poured into weizen glass. Light Amber color. Very light, quickly dissipating head. Not much lacing. Has a crisp feel but not much body. Middle of the fairway lager taste. Probably a top quartile American lager. I prefer it to Sam Adams. (8.0)

Photo of martinstannard
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasty, slightly hoppy. Zingy tasty.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: toffee;

T: sweet malt all the way; a touch of bitterness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: a little boring; not much complexity;

Photo of kds2437
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Blah is my review dude.

Photo of joe12pk
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I don't understand why this is rating so high. I found it drinkable & refreshing, but nothing to write home about. Maybe I got an old one.

Photo of EConnOG
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Out the bottle.five words

Photo of DaveBar
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a nice white head that stays for a minute or two.

S- Excellent little malt hop base. Super good yeast

T- Pretty good for a lager. Has a ton of body and bite. Like this a lot.

M- Pretty creamy. Nice for a lager.

O- Pretty good and will buy again. Like the blend that really accentuates the overall level of beer. Not their best offering but for a lager is very good.

Food Pairing

This nice little lager went well with...... Grilled cheese with tomatoes and onions grilled hard with butter to form that nice hard crispy layer of brown goodness


Photo of rossniemi
1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

Not great

Photo of Gajo74
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw like yellowish/gold color. Thin white lace dissapeared quickly. Not much hop aroma, taste of malt, bready, light bodied, light hop flavor. A nice, refreshing, not to complex lager for when you want a change of pace from the heavier stuff. A solid session beer.

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,199 ratings.