1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

Not Rated.
Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

3,144 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,144
Reviews: 1,162
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 88
Gots: 423 | 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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Brooklyn Lager Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,144 | Reviews: 1,162 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Screwball
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of bobbo_
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Farky87
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Jsan
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Tank77
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of hlaus
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of wighty
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of rev_jimmy
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of buffalobeerfan
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -38.3%
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.

Photo of traumaqueen
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Dokteravalanche
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of mikepcarney
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JLapadura
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JustOneMorePlz
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of bstevens736
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of gcgarcia
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jmcgahran1
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of tonyf55
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle into a Sam Adams "perfect" pint glass.

Visual (4.5): A very good looking lager with a foggy amber hue, it has a slight opacity that gives it a rusty orange color. A nice, tight, and lasting single finger head that left a perfect lacing on the glass as it slowly receded. Lots of carbonation bubbles floating sporadically throughout the body of the beer. Just fantastic.

Aroma (4.0): The scent really hits you with a sweet, nutty malt balanced by an apple aroma (aroma hop?). Nice fragrance that brings out the balanced malt body in the taste.

Taste (4.0): a real grainy malt base that hits with toasty, nutty flavours and ends with a slight molasses sweetness that is odd in a lager, but reminds you of its "amber" name. Hop flavours are a nice balance, with a mild, fruit bitterness that lets the malt take centre stage.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Brooklyn gives their lager a real smooth, creamy feeling by mellowing out the carbonation on the pallet. Carbonated enough to give it a nice texture, but calm enough to tickle the tounge rather than stampede across it. Medium body with a nice finish that is lightly chalky on the back of the mouth.

Overall (4.5): Overall, Brooklyn lager is my favorite amber lager out there, and may even be my favorite lager. I love the sweet malt backbone that contributes to both a lovely aroma and nice balanced taste. Warm, creamy, and malty enough to compete with an amber or brown ale and it looks great in a glass.

Photo of snowsurfer422
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of stouty5
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,144 ratings.