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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Silver Anniversary LagerBrooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager

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very good

392 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: palma on 03-05-2013)
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Reviews by kevanb:
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3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, poured into a Brooklyn tulip.

The beer pours a a light amber red color, hues of burgundy and mahogany, clear complexion with a bone colored head, very billowy that rises about 2 fingers high before receding slowly and leaving a small amount of sticky lace behind. The aroma is of rich malt, toasted grain, biscuit as well with some light spicing and stone fruits at the finish. Not as robust or assertive as many others can be, but it's tame and balanced. The flavors are in line, lots of grain, ranging from light biscuit to toasted malt to rich, sweet dark grain, with a bit of spicing and crispness and a touch of pluminess is detectable at the end. The alcohol is hidden wonderfully, but again, the flavors are on the tamer and simpler side and don't really pop out. The mouthfeel is good, very full bodied, coats the mouth well, carbonation is very present but not abrasive, the finish is lightly creamy with a little zip from the bubbles.

Verdict: A very pleasant beer from Brooklyn, but nothing too bold here. The flavors aren't overly rich or powerful and nothing is too assertive, one of the more gentle and delicate beers I've had of any style for 9.00% and that was to my enjoyment. Definitely worth checking out for anyone who likes a good lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 23:16:38 | More by kevanb
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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a special treat for me. I bought this bottle around the end of 2013 and its been sitting in the fridge until now.04062014.

A- Hazy, unfiltered,orange-copper color. Big foam and then dissipates to a quarter inch film.

T- Sweet malt all the way until the end for a long lasting dry after taste. A small hint of hops.

M- medium body and low carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable.

O- fantastic brew. Very enjoyable to drink. First serving I drank just for enjoyment and second one I had with food and I still felt the warmth of the alcohol.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer entices curious brew fans with the hypnotic label and keeps their attention after the top pops off satisfyingly. When poured into a big pint glass the beer comes to life with a surge of dense white foam that dissipates slowly with concentric layers of lace along the sides demonstrating the mature qualities contained within the bottle. After finishing this beer I am anxiously awaiting the next anniversary batch from Brooklyn Brewery.

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03-28-2014 19:58:41 | More by StuyBeerGuy
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear as a copper penny (SRM 11-14) with a two-inch off-white foam. The head has longevity and leaves dense patches of lace on a hand-blown pilsner glass.

The aroma is sweet and fruity with a mix of caramel and a few spicy notes.

Quite sweet, with toasted malt and spices. Light to modest bitterness on entry that builds into a long finish. The character is relatively simple.

Watery texture and fizzy carbonation in this light-to-medium bodied beer with alcohol about as expected.

This Doppelbock was enjoyable on its own, but improved when paired with charcuterie.

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03-16-2014 22:24:56 | More by SLeffler27
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Label is numbered 0433. Intriguing artwork on the front.

A: Hazy, orange-red body. 1+ finger of off-white head with good retention. Light lacing.

S: Spicy, slightly musty Belgian-type yeast. Light fruity notes with touches of peach, pear. Bread, biscuit. Honey. Candi sugar.

T: Fruity malt and toasted notes initially. A moderate hop bitterness develops for balance. Finds its way nicely to a surprisingly dry finish. Some lingering nuttiness & light bread in the aftertaste. Alcohol presence is soft for 9% ABV.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Smooth and rich - accentuates the malt qualities in this brew.

O: I read "lager" on the front and "doppelbock strength" on the back. There's definitely some Belgian yeast-fueled fruit as well. It's a well balanced, tasty hybrid that makes for a Silver Anniversary beer worth celebrating.


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A: HUGE head on this beer. 3+ fingers, off-white and leaves behind lots of lacing. The beer itself is copper and surprisingly clear.

S: Bready malts, quite a lot of orange peel, raisins, and a hefty amount of alcohol to round it all out. The aroma is quite powerful, you can smell it as soon as the bottle is opened.

T: After the aggressive aroma, the beer itself if a bit of a letdown. The flavor brings biscuity malts, alcoholic esters, and actually a lot more hops that I was expecting. It drinks surprisingly easy, and seems to get better with each sip.

M: medium body, slightly chewy, with a lot of carbonation.

O: I wish i would have bought another one of these to lay it down for a while. The beer is good, but I feel like it needs to finish rounding out and developing flavors. that being said, the flavor is good, and it goes down easy.

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02-12-2014 00:56:35 | More by DaveBlack
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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
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