Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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2.88/5 rDev -25.8%
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.
01-11-2014 04:04:35 | More by RickS95
3.06/5 rDev -21.1%
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.
11-19-2013 15:08:21 | More by stakem
3.15/5 rDev -18.8%
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.
05-14-2013 09:40:17 | More by ADZA
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.