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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,819 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,819
Reviews: 1,139
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 69
Gots: 211 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998)
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
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ThreeWiseMen

California

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%

Wiseman Zach brought this back from his trip to Rochester. Thanks bud!

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: A half inch of soft, glistening, foam sits atop a crystal clear, amber body. Carbonation looks pretty fierce, and head retention is excellent. Surprisingly nice lacing for a lager, too. I'm impressed.

Smell: Sweet, clean, malt and citric hops. Lager yeast and toasted malt aromas come out more as the beer warms, though the lager yeast aroma is pretty light overall. Pleasant and enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.

Taste: Mild lager yeast and citric, grassy hops peak through a sturdy, wholegrain base. Grains are very present upfront, but the hops and carbonation lead to a nice sharp finish. The yeast flavors pick up strength in the aftertaste. I'm really enjoying this beer so far.

Mouthfeel: Malty, crisp, clean, and not too light. The aftertaste is mild, but long-lasting and tasty.

Drinkability: This is a great lager! It would be one of my go-tos if it was available out here. Thanks again Zach.

01-15-2010 01:52:21 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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oberon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Was suprised at the great appearance of this one great golden color,wirh a great foamy head.Had freas mowed grass fruity amoma almost like a IPA.One of the hoppiest lagers I have had if not the most.Refreshing quaffer with some substance,I can see why alot of people give this brew good marks.

02-06-2003 08:04:11 | More by oberon
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

Pours a nice amber/copper, ample head....floral & fruity nose....the taste was again fruity with more hop character than i would have expected...fresh, lively mouthfeel, somewhat creamy....more like a pale ale than a lager i would say but quite drinkable nonetheless

02-24-2007 18:36:09 | More by Popsinc
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RoyalT

Ohio

2/5  rDev -46.5%

Appearance - This was a light yellow in color with a modest head.

Smell - The aroma here is overly grainy and rough. It smelled more like an adjunct macro than a quality beer from BB.

Taste - Very disappointing. The grain was cheap and just wouldn't quit. From beginning to end this beer left a foul, graining taste in my mouth.

Mouthfeel - This was light-bodied and watery with a fizzy carbonation that made me think I was drinking a wine cooler.

Sinkability - Well I couldn't really pour this in the sink because I was at the pub, but I was drinking it so slow that the barmaid came over while I still had half a pint left and asked me if I wanted something else. I have had so many good beers from this brewery it's hard to believe that this came from the same place.

04-10-2010 10:02:08 | More by RoyalT
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Turbo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

11-07-2012 13:54:37 | More by Turbo
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-03-2014 17:47:12 | More by Hoppin_mad
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%

A: Brownish lager with a single finger head and
good lacing. Head retention left much to be
desired.

S: Malty with hints of alcohol and grain.

T: Malty brew with a grainy aftertaste.

M: Thin with little to no character provided by
the carbonation.

D: This far surpasses your macro lager but
leaves me wanting more in a lager from this
great brewery.

06-13-2009 03:42:00 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Brooklyn Lager 5.2% alcohol. Got this one gallon growler from Brewers Pizza Orange Park Florida. $20... a tad pricey anyways.
Growler pour into pint glass.

A- Pours a deep amber fluid that has perfect clairity. Produces a tight bubbley head leaving excellent lacing behind.

S- Slightly citrusy and floral... strange for a lager. Small amount of carmel malt scents in the nose as well.

T-M- Taste is refreshing and definitly different than most lagers i've had its almost a pale ale taste upfront. Fresh citrus and lemon hops upfront with a mild but malty backbone of carmel and toffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and lightly carbonated leaving no reason to hate.

D- Drinkablity is great and easy at that. Its a drinker and alot of at that! Cheers!

06-18-2010 03:01:53 | More by wesbrownyeah
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

10-23-2013 00:27:32 | More by SkiBum22
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humanfactor

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -29.1%

Well, if there was a score for the beer's branding I would have given it a 5. In fact the branding was so smart that I initially thought there might be some large brewery (e.g. AB, Coors, etc...) behind this label, so I was initially cautious about drinking the stuff.

I think it possessed some good characteristics:
- nice clean citrusy aroma
- very nice color
- a healthy head
- very drinkable

But I think it fell flat in the taste department. By no means was it bad... but it seemed to lack a personality in it's flavor... a very neutral experience... like the Switzerland of Lagers.

I checked out their website. Looks like a nice bunch of people running/working at the place. I also see their other creations are very well rated. I may try some of their other offerings.

05-05-2010 02:21:54 | More by humanfactor
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SIRIUS2

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Orange-gold in color, clear, with a frothy white head. The head reduced but didn't dissipate completely, leaving a thick uneven layer of bubbles. Good lacing.

S: Heavy of pale malt with significant, but not overbearing, hop notes. Other items on the nose include light yeasty & bread grain type aromas.

T: Heavier malts than I would expect in a lager, but for the better. The balance is very good with a bit is a split in flavors - light and caramel malts at the onset, diminishing to the lighter hop bittering toward the finish. The finish is a bit thin and lingers to mild hops and eventually clean.

M&D: The mouthfeel is rather a bit toward medium at first but sort of finishes with a bit watery. This isn't a bad thing, in fact it works well with this brew. The carbonation is very light, matching everything well. I nice lager, very enjoyable, and one I would drink again anytime.

04-14-2008 23:27:00 | More by SIRIUS2
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kcc

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-30-2014 14:52:04 | More by kcc
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newk340

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%

A: a light translucent amber color, a fizzling white foam that receded quickly.

S: some hop character is evident with an overshadowing of malt.

T: a somewhat bready taste that is laced with the sweetness of hops.

MF/D: nothing special in the mouth, neither heavy or light. a great sessionable summer afternoon beer.

09-12-2010 01:01:33 | More by newk340
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markallmon

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-08-2012 22:29:41 | More by markallmon
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-10-2013 05:39:36 | More by danthehopslamman
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

12onz Amber bottle with freshness date.

Appearance: Light brown ,golden color color.

Smell: Maltness and some sweet flavor

Taste:Medium body, Malt very clear in the there,some kind of sweet flavor and some kind a spices in there.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability : Very nice in the mouth can go with this beer again.

10-05-2007 08:07:20 | More by BeerDreadz
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-14-2014 23:51:18 | More by SD-Alefan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-24-2014 18:13:20 | More by DaftPatrick
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-24-2013 00:21:08 | More by csmartin6
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Custom151

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7%

02-09-2014 14:01:41 | More by Custom151
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Todd

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with a clearly marked best before date, and ingredients (water, malt, hops, yeast).

Appearance: Clear golden-straw colour with a fine white head.

Smell: Very fresh, clean, with hints of malt.

Taste: A light, smooth malty flavour. Splashes of lemon sourness and a distinct hop bite.

Notes: Good drinking all around. This is a traditional lager, with all the characteristics one would expect from "The Pre-Prohibition Beer" as it states on the label.

02-11-1998 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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MJLatimer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-27-2012 02:18:58 | More by MJLatimer
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Shagator

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-02-2014 03:48:53 | More by Shagator
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bellce0

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7%

12-25-2013 00:04:19 | More by bellce0
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-10-2012 07:29:34 | More by TimoP
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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
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