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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 14
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
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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djre4orm

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

06-13-2013 18:17:18 | More by djre4orm
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

2/5  rDev -48.5%

03-21-2013 21:41:33 | More by sliverX
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osuskin

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

02-24-2014 23:43:00 | More by osuskin
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HookemHops13

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

09-28-2013 18:01:46 | More by HookemHops13
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deonreds

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

02-17-2014 10:38:37 | More by deonreds
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RickS95

Indiana

2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Classic look, if a bit light. Faded burnt orange pour. Just dark enough to keep light at bay. Fairly typical lager head, two fingers at pour, nice retention, lots of contrast between the uniform white bubbles and the orange beer. Moderate lace.

I was hoping for more in the nose. The nose picks up a standard issue pilsner, but instead of a floral citrus notes, it's very earthy. For an annivesary beer, I expected more.

This too was a letdown. Yes, there is flavor. But that's about it. No chocolate or roasty notes, again, par for the pilsner course with some savory hops. Fortunately, there is flavor, so it's not just a glorified macro, but it misses the boat for me.

Nothing to write home about. Very grainy feel with plenty of prickly carbonation. The bitterness is lingering, and very American macro lagerish. Light bodied. No alcohol presence whatsoever.

Overall, this was a huge let down. I'm not a fan of lagers and this is a perfect example. The majority of them taste the same. Despite some color and high ABV, it's hard to distinguish this from something you can find at Applebee's.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 04:04:35 | More by RickS95
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PopGun

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-07-2013 22:00:15 | More by PopGun
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-14-2013 13:12:28 | More by civicm87
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aranton

New York

3/5  rDev -22.7%

04-09-2013 01:36:25 | More by aranton
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-29-2014 21:44:06 | More by smartassboiler
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Jimbo4430

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

10-26-2013 21:08:14 | More by Jimbo4430
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-21-2014 12:46:18 | More by mklisz
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-15-2013 02:05:50 | More by AlexFields
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-05-2013 01:26:06 | More by Sonofalime
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-14-2013 21:11:27 | More by 604growler
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-25-2014 04:57:04 | More by brpendergast85
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duceswild

Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.7%

09-21-2013 15:34:27 | More by duceswild
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-02-2013 15:22:21 | More by JAHMUR
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1up

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-30-2013 12:14:50 | More by 1up
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BeerShoup

New York

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-28-2013 23:40:26 | More by BeerShoup
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GTB

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.7%

08-04-2013 19:00:57 | More by GTB
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.7%

08-26-2013 03:05:37 | More by KVNBGRY
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged offering poured into a matching Brooklyn snifter. The brew appears a clear amber color with 2+ fingers of pillow off-white head. The cap fades holding with thick patches of lace. Rising bubbles maintain the cap throughout the duration.

The aroma is strangely soapy upfront blending to citrus, catty and fruity/floral hops. A hint of carbonic and mineral quality is also present. A touch of fusel alcohol. Overall, the aromatics to this are underwhelming and a but distracting for the style.

The taste is mineral filled and carbonic. Hoppy with a citrus to grassy and fruity/floral quality. The alcohol is quite solvent with grassy to almost catty bitterness lasting into the aftertaste. There is a bit of dusty grain inclusion also present.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is dry and crisp but the flavors are really a bit of a turd for the style (even when looking at it as a double version of their staple lager.) It opens up off in aroma and decent in taste. As the experience continues the aroma gets better and the flavor gets worse. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 15:08:21 | More by stakem
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ADZA

Australia

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper hue with a creamy three finger head and lacing everywhere not very doppelbock looking but nice looking,the smell is sweet malts,brown sugar,raisins and some herbal earthy hops,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with minimal carbonation and has tastes of dark fruits,raisins,sweet malts and finished with a nice subtle dose of earthy hops to keep it real and overall it's no doppelbock to my liking but its really drinkable but wouldn't buy again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 09:40:17 | More by ADZA
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Kooz

New York

3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured with a nice, tight head and a brownish-amber color. Looks good. Smells of molasses and malt, but only faintly. Tastes pretty good, but a little too boozy. Slight maltiness but it's overshadowed by the alcohol. 9% is a bit too high for this brew. The mouthfeel is not what I expected. It was too thin and watery. It looked like it would be a good, full-bodied beer, but it was a let down. This was a nice beer and good for this round, but I am not impressed enough to recommend it or opt for it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 02:22:21 | More by Kooz
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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.