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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

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2,828 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,828
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 69
Gots: 216 | 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 tcsather:
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4/5  rDev +7%

11-03-2012 19:00:37 | More by tcsather
More User Reviews:
Photo of 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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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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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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4/5  rDev +7%

11-07-2012 13:54:37 | More by Turbo
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-03-2014 17:47:12 | More by Hoppin_mad
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3.43/5  rDev -8.3%

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

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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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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New York

4/5  rDev +7%

10-23-2013 00:27:32 | More by SkiBum22
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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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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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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-30-2014 14:52:04 | More by kcc
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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-08-2012 22:29:41 | More by markallmon
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-14-2014 23:51:18 | More by SD-Alefan
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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


4/5  rDev +7%

02-09-2014 14:01:41 | More by Custom151
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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-27-2012 02:18:58 | More by MJLatimer
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-02-2014 03:48:53 | More by Shagator
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4/5  rDev +7%

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