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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,733 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,733
Reviews: 1,132
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 65
Gots: 171 | 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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phishinNYC

Florida

1/5  rDev -73.3%

07-23-2012 13:02:18 | More by phishinNYC
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sinibomber

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.3%

01-19-2012 03:22:56 | More by sinibomber
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -60%

01-16-2012 18:46:46 | More by Lang44
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phishbone23

New York

1.5/5  rDev -60%

01-23-2013 18:42:06 | More by phishbone23
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.65/5  rDev -56%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a clear, pale gold with no head or lace. It's aroma is of fruit, bread, and caramel. The flavor is fruity with sweet malt notes followed by a hop bitterness that lasts from start to finish. The flavor is more reminiscent of an APA than a lager and leaves a lasting, dry, bitter, aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light. Brooklyn Lager is a mediochre beer, not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 12:23:55 | More by B967ierhunter177
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RoyalT

Ohio

2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

11-23-2011 15:46:01 | More by mctizzz
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Vinicius

Brazil

2/5  rDev -46.7%

03-29-2013 20:53:46 | More by Vinicius
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sansho

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

02-11-2012 20:37:48 | More by sansho
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.7%

05-22-2012 01:31:09 | More by SickNukes
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jimilayne

New York

2/5  rDev -46.7%

11-20-2012 02:46:01 | More by jimilayne
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chefduff2

New York

2/5  rDev -46.7%

01-06-2013 02:04:04 | More by chefduff2
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Starks


2/5  rDev -46.7%

09-28-2012 11:08:06 | More by Starks
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I have had this beer before. I have actually had this beer in New York City. Never been to the brewery before… but I wouldn't mind going. I love to travel, I love New York, and I LOVE beer! (Don't get excited… the beer is just okay.)

The beer smells like a lager. Makes sense… this beer is a lager. It has a weak carbonation on top, and sits like a pale in the glass. This beer does get better the warmer it gets. But the beer is an easy find, cheap, and not one that you want to sit around and get warm. At least close to room temperature. You get a hint of that carbonation on the palate, just as the flavor leaves. It's quick, slides down easy, and is a drinkable beer. Its a lager… nothing fancy about it.

I wouldn't buy this beer again, unless it was on sale. I mean, it's a typical boring lager. Brooklyn makes a LOT better beers than this. It's just okay…

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 04:23:58 | More by rickyleepotts
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michaelsmith11

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.7%

09-29-2013 03:02:18 | More by michaelsmith11
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -40%

12-08-2012 15:32:52 | More by Damian74Shensky
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours to deep honey amber body. Head is a short one finger of light tan fuzz. Nice woodsy hops meets wheat nose that is soft but appropriate. Mineral and nutty hints exist. Enters the mouth with a very sharp bitter soured feel. Reminds me of a Brittish ale. Mineral notes as well as raw wheat are present on the palate. Mellows a bit with warmth. Bitter feel really hangs around the mouth creating the mouthfeel along with an almost sour vegetable thing going on. Not really my thing.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2007 00:51:58 | More by SPLITGRIN
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -40%

07-17-2013 00:58:26 | More by mwbrady12
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Jenessa

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -40%

12-02-2012 04:23:51 | More by Jenessa
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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -40%

03-13-2013 23:51:38 | More by chippo33
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braican

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -40%

04-24-2012 22:05:05 | More by braican
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brilliantly clear deep straw color with a big bright white head. Good lacing. Sweet pils malt on the nose with a touch of caramel and floral hops.

Very interesting beer, not sure if im into yet or not. Slick mouthfeel with good carbonation. There's a strange sliced pickle taste to this beer, no lie. The bottle still has another 2 months before being out of code so it isn't old. Sweet and faint grainy malt bill up front. Some floral hop flavors kick in along with vigorous carbonation. Pickle flavor comes in around mid palate and finishes off the beer leaving a tinny and pickle aftertaste.

Unique but not sure if im down with this pickle taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 23:02:27 | More by jtierney89
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alleykatking

Indiana

2.35/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz bottle. Review from notes.

A- Light hazy golden amber color with this pour. More golden orange when this beer is held up to the light. One finger dirty white head leaves rather quickly. Nice ring style lacing left on the glass as drinking it.

S- Big sweet bready malts in forefront. Light notes of apple and darker fruits in there as well (raisin maybe?). Alcohol is present more so than any hops. This has a light cider smell to it.

T- Light hop bitterness in the front. Big alcohol taste in this. Malts come in midway and help kill alcohol taste with some sweetness. Everything is a mess with the taste.

M- Lighter mouthfeel. Carbonation is good with the style. Very dry in the mouth. Alcohol was the dominate feature left on the palate along with some darker fruits. Alcohol flavor in the aftertaste as well.

D- Might have been a bad bottle but this was a terrible lager. The style was wrong and it actually tasted more like an Old Ale to me. Might try again in the future to see if I had a bad bottle. I drank this all while think about drain pouring it the entire time.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 02:03:36 | More by alleykatking
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glasscleaner

New York

2.35/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Mix a little San Pellegrino bottled water into a Sam Adams Boston Lager,and the result's Brooklyn Lager.
BL's a starter craft beer to put drinkers on the road to something else.The flavors are not too pronounced,ABV's not high,there's a lot of carbonation,and as a session beer the price is a little high[bought a 12 pack at Rite Aid in Queens NY for $16.99,6'ers are $8.99 + in this area].
BL claims to have a "malty body",yet the "floral hops" dominate the relationship.Both need to be dialed up a notch to create lasting excitement on the palate.
Lightly refreshing,innocuous,mild,harmless are words which come to mind.A beer for when you don't want to drink "beer" only.
Those new on the scene might appreciate this briefly,but with more experience in the field they'll no longer take the Last Exit to Brooklyn.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 19:35:32 | More by glasscleaner
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

2.38/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poor head of less than a finger and went poof in about 15 seconds. Lace is splochy and no cling. Color is a 8 on the SRM beer color chart. Smells like barley, and wet wheat. Tastes are roasted wheat, malt, and yeast. Mouthfeel is adequate, but nothing special. Just does not have much going for, flavor just sort of sends me the wrong way.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 17:28:55 | More by beerprovedwright
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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
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