Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

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3,260 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,260
Reviews: 1,187
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 102
Gots: 551 | 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

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Ratings: 3,260 | Reviews: 1,187
Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This lager pours darker than expected, with a nice amber colour and quickly dissipating head. It smells good, perhaps a bit metallic, but that could have something to do with how fresh it is. It is very tasty - just enough body and sweet malt to set it apart from other lagers. The hops are not pronounced, but that is not a bad thing whatsoever. A quality lager, to be sure.

Photo of interzen
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml bottle served in a tulip glass

Look: Quite a bit darker than I expected a lager to be, but then I'm a lousy judge as it's not really my style of choice. Clear, almost coppery with a lot of off-white head - as in, two pours to get it all in the glass. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Has that slightly fruity/resiny aroma of hops, but it's more or less overpowered by a sweet malt/yeast vibe. Hints of burnt sugar and toffee, but not much.

Taste: Slightly sweet, oddly, malt up front with hops in the aftertaste. There's a bit of hop bite, but mainly this is very much toffee/malts up front kind of beer.

Feel: Quite smooth and creamy - doesn't have the astringence that some lagers
have. It's different, I'll give it that.

Overall: Not my thing, I'm afraid - lagers in general don't do it for me, but as such things go this isn't bad. Glad I tried it, but I doubt that I'd go out of my way to have it again.

Photo of lelepat
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another nice brew from New York

Photo of Fortheloveofthecraft
4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best lagers ever!

Photo of beerinabottle
4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A nice if not extraordinary lager.

Photo of GStone899
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of GFM
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Restaurant tap poured into weizen glass. Light Amber color. Very light, quickly dissipating head. Not much lacing. Has a crisp feel but not much body. Middle of the fairway lager taste. Probably a top quartile American lager. I prefer it to Sam Adams. (8.0)

Photo of martinstannard
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasty, slightly hoppy. Zingy tasty.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: toffee;

T: sweet malt all the way; a touch of bitterness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: a little boring; not much complexity;

Photo of kds2437
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Blah is my review dude.

Photo of joe12pk
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I don't understand why this is rating so high. I found it drinkable & refreshing, but nothing to write home about. Maybe I got an old one.

Photo of EConnOG
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Out the bottle.five words

Photo of DaveBar
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a nice white head that stays for a minute or two.

S- Excellent little malt hop base. Super good yeast

T- Pretty good for a lager. Has a ton of body and bite. Like this a lot.

M- Pretty creamy. Nice for a lager.

O- Pretty good and will buy again. Like the blend that really accentuates the overall level of beer. Not their best offering but for a lager is very good.

Food Pairing

This nice little lager went well with...... Grilled cheese with tomatoes and onions grilled hard with butter to form that nice hard crispy layer of brown goodness


Photo of rossniemi
1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

Not great

Photo of Gajo74
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw like yellowish/gold color. Thin white lace dissapeared quickly. Not much hop aroma, taste of malt, bready, light bodied, light hop flavor. A nice, refreshing, not to complex lager for when you want a change of pace from the heavier stuff. A solid session beer.

Photo of DonWeymouth
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Very British much like Old Speckled Hen ... simple lager with malt and more hops than usual.

Photo of dorianmarley
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Massive, massive head, with an almost salty malt smell.

Taste is mostly sweet malt, with some crusty bread.

Mouthfeel has some nice oil slickness. Mild carbonation.

Overall, this is a great American session.

Photo of 18CGL
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Solid lager. Best chilled. Nice consistent hoppy flavor throughout with a very smooth finish.

Photo of Wobbly
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Very solid amber lager. One of the best I have tried in the U.S. Not a style I usually go to, but this one does the trick.

Photo of barczar
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

Fairly nondescript aroma, with a caramelly malt backbone and a dry, lightly bitter finish.

Photo of denver10
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%

Pours a dark caramel-amber with minimal off white head. Disappointing appearance overall. Aroma is toasted bread, some caramel, lager yeast (as it warms) and hints of some earthy hops in there. Flavor follows suit. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, solid lager. Reminds of Great Lake's Elliot Ness but the less sweet of the two options. Would drink again but happy I only grabbed a single and not a full sixer of this.

Photo of Ashed27
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

My personal go-to beer. Its nothing crazy, no over the top hops or malts. Just a tasty, drinkable, good beer, especially when you're not trying to drink bud products or natty...

Photo of Gavin203
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Good but simple, this is a beer I'd reccomend to someone if I'm trying to steer someone clear of bud or coors

Photo of VicBorghiani
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours a medium brown with medium sticky head,aroma is somewhat hoppy. This is a complex brew, in my opinion has a hoppy taste but still a very smooth taste. Overall, very filling beer indeed and i think it would go great with a backyard bbq

Photo of sonersekmen
5/5  rDev +34%

Must be taste with grilled steak !

Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
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