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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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very good

436 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 14
Gots: 41 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

sliverX, Mar 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

osuskin, Feb 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

HookemHops13, Sep 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

deonreds, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of RickS95
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.

RickS95, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

PopGun, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

civicm87, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

aranton, Apr 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

smartassboiler, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Jimbo4430, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

mklisz, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Dbot, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

AlexFields, Mar 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Sonofalime, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

604growler, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

duceswild, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

JAHMUR, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

1up, May 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

BeerShoup, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

GTB, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

KVNBGRY, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of stakem
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.

stakem, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of ADZA
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.

ADZA, May 14, 2013
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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.