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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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deliriumfest

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on 1/12/09

Poured an golden copper color from a 12oz bottle. A one finger white head appeared and then quickly vanished. Aroma is that of honey, malt, and spice and taste is clean, sweet, and grainy - great hint that is in fact a lager. Goes down smooth and finishes dry; very easy to drink. This is one of my favorite lagers because it has more taste than traditional macro/import lagers. A great entry-level craft beer that can be enjoyed again and again even by a discriminating palate. Haven't had this one since last summer in NYC so it was great to finally try it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 03:30:57 | More by deliriumfest
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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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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

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Norway

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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United Kingdom (England)

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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -20%

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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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United Kingdom (England)

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,736 ratings.