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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,020 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 3,020
Reviews: 1,148
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 77
Gots: 308 | FT: 1
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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1/5  rDev -73.2%

phishinNYC, Jul 23, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.2%

Bobobrown, Aug 29, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.2%

RickHuisman, Oct 04, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.2%

sinibomber, Jan 19, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

Lang44, Jan 16, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

Not great

rossniemi, Sunday at 10:26 PM
Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.65/5  rDev -55.8%
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.

B967ierhunter177, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of RoyalT
2/5  rDev -46.4%
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.

RoyalT, Apr 10, 2010
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

mctizzz, Nov 23, 2011
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

Vinicius, Mar 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

chillwave22, Aug 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

JBoyne1970, Aug 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

ChainChompsky, Oct 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

sansho, Feb 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

SickNukes, May 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

jimilayne, Nov 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

chefduff2, Jan 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

Starks, Sep 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

noahsiegel123, Aug 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.4%
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…

rickyleepotts, Jul 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

michaelsmith11, Sep 29, 2013
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2.08/5  rDev -44.2%

dertyd, Oct 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of SPLITGRIN
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%
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.

SPLITGRIN, Oct 01, 2007
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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 3,020 ratings.