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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,736 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,736
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 65
Gots: 174 | 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 cypressbob:
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle

Pours with a dark amber body, thick puffy slightly off white head. Some slight lacing

Smell is fragrant. Lavender aromas, fresh american hops, some rich crisp biscuity malt lingering in the background

Taste, crisp yet smooth caramel laden hops, some nice sharp slightly citric bitterness. Little bit of honey and fresh lavender from the hops, bit of biscuity malty backbone

A legend in the realms of the session beer. A superb lager, one I keep coming back to time after time

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2004 17:34:08 | More by cypressbob
More User Reviews:
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-02-2014 02:01:53 | More by ccurrid
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tvljr

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-01-2014 23:45:39 | More by tvljr
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MemphisSooner

Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear, fizzy orange amber with a nice white foam head.

S: Lager yeast, carmel malts, faint hop, sudsy

T: Caramel malts, smooth and creamy on the front, with a slight hop dryness on the back. This is the perfect beer with a grilled burger and fries on a hot day.

M: A little too carbonated, but super sessionable.

O: Confession - I love this beer more than I probably should. Nothing really blows you away, but this is a consistently solid, ever-so-drinkable lager. This is what adjunct macro garbage could taste like if any of the brewers gave a crap. While this beer isn't going to win any big awards, it is a great, consistent brew. Great job Brooklyn!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 21:17:38 | More by MemphisSooner
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-31-2014 22:35:51 | More by Tivlavrie
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2014 17:53:47 | More by Jack_Frost79
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Westyn

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

07-31-2014 17:53:08 | More by Westyn
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bejaranobio

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-31-2014 00:51:26 | More by bejaranobio
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andrewjdc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-30-2014 23:42:02 | More by andrewjdc
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-29-2014 22:18:37 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3/5  rDev -20%

07-29-2014 22:17:39 | More by Can_has_beer
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dansushi

New York

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%

07-29-2014 17:54:11 | More by dansushi
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MazdaGunner


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-29-2014 04:42:14 | More by MazdaGunner
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Moocawly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-29-2014 01:55:19 | More by Moocawly
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SaltofOH

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Rated to enjoyment, not to style.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a 1" thick, rocky head with great retention. Significant visible carbonation. Lacing goes all down the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Fruity, tropical, grapefruit; malty background. It's those Cascade hops! Smells great, but doesn't seem like a Vienna lager.

Taste: Dry, clean arrival, bitter and clean across mid-palate. Dry, hoppy finish. It could use a little more malt, but it is a lager, not an ale, after all.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, good carbonation.

Overall: Really pleasant. Because this doesn't quite seem like a Vienna lager, what with the strong American hopping, I'm not going to rate it as one (BJCP does not have a category for American Amber Lager - that's a problem...). This is a beer I could come back to again and again. It is a well-structured, balanced, hoppy craft lager. Easily one of my top five beers of all time. Clean, refreshing, and remarkable (but not a Vienna lager).

Serving type: can

07-29-2014 01:42:42 | More by SaltofOH
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Ericheik

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-28-2014 23:12:45 | More by Ericheik
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AlvinLin

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-28-2014 20:22:31 | More by AlvinLin
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Saksis

Norway

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-28-2014 19:45:33 | More by Saksis
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nikigava

Germany

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-27-2014 19:22:17 | More by nikigava
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Wiiinston

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-27-2014 14:48:14 | More by Wiiinston
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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-27-2014 00:32:28 | More by Theniz
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G_Est

Texas

3/5  rDev -20%

07-26-2014 22:59:51 | More by G_Est
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DamienI

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-26-2014 21:55:45 | More by DamienI
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Patitifa

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-26-2014 08:24:19 | More by Patitifa
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

07-25-2014 22:46:48 | More by BcOneSeven
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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,736 ratings.