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Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,820 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,820
Reviews: 1,139
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 69
Gots: 211 | 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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Burt

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-18-2011 22:25:35 | More by Burt
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

11-18-2011 22:21:24 | More by PthPndr
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nitro0292

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

11-18-2011 21:38:09 | More by nitro0292
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Stankonia

Idaho

4/5  rDev +7%

11-18-2011 18:14:45 | More by Stankonia
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tylmorelli

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

11-18-2011 15:55:12 | More by tylmorelli
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kckclassic

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

11-18-2011 15:23:28 | More by kckclassic
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tmarq9

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

11-18-2011 02:32:57 | More by tmarq9
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

11-17-2011 21:45:07 | More by tclapper
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suspect

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a plastic 24oz cup.

A: Beautiful crystal clear copper color. Aggressive pour leads to a fluffy white 2 finger head that disappears after a few minutes.

S: Hop notes on top of a malt backbone. Slight yeasty notes as well as some grains and fruit.

T: Malts and hops flip flop from the nose with the wonderful caramel and two-row malts coming through brilliantly with hop bitterness added in for good measure.

M: Light body, perfect carbonation. Aftertaste sticks for a minute then leaves you wanting more and more.

O: Excellent lager. Probably one of the best lagers I've ever head. Extremely drinkable, could easily pop a sixer without thinking too hard about it.

11-17-2011 19:17:27 | More by suspect
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

11-17-2011 15:29:44 | More by MerkurKing16
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sobeleg

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-16-2011 23:40:20 | More by sobeleg
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BranfordBound

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from a 16 oz can into a shaped pint.

Pours a light amber color with a mild head of almost two fingers. Mild lacing and mild carbonation.

Smells of herbal and earthy hops with some fruity and sweet malt to mix things up.

Like the nose is alluding to, this is a pretty balanced beer, although it errs on the side of malty. Sweet malts with notes of fruit and caramel are restrained by an herbal and resinous hop note that breaks up the monotony of typical amber lagers.

A bit on the wet side, surpisingly medium bodied.

For some reason, there's something about this beer that doesn't make it great. Perhaps the malts are too strong or the hops are too bitter and generic, but this is just a good/ok beer and nothing exceptional. Worth drinking over a Boston Lager, though, maybe even a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

11-16-2011 22:46:22 | More by BranfordBound
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zalapski18

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

11-16-2011 05:36:05 | More by zalapski18
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

11-16-2011 05:21:13 | More by Neffbeer
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-16-2011 05:13:56 | More by jeffthepony
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jrutigs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-16-2011 04:10:19 | More by jrutigs
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Tamarack22

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

11-16-2011 04:05:51 | More by Tamarack22
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-16-2011 02:35:50 | More by victory4me
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

11-16-2011 01:12:33 | More by RyanPS
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

11-15-2011 23:56:17 | More by HopStoopid120
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/copper color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of bready and toasty malts with some floral and grassy hops and some light caramel notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice sweet malt character to it with some floral/earthy hops bringing a slight bitterness and has a slight fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

11-15-2011 22:21:29 | More by SebD
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2011 22:16:24 | More by orangesol
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

11-15-2011 22:10:35 | More by BeerMe42
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

11-15-2011 21:17:42 | More by doucmehu
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

11-15-2011 16:32:39 | More by mjtiernan
Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 2,820 ratings.