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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

392 Ratings
THE BROS
89
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice caramel and toffee aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 22:10:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First off- "Happy Birthday Brooklyn Brewing!" Twenty-five years of brewing excellence places the brewery at the leading edge of greatness in the craft beer communities. The beer that commemorates it all is a scaled up version of their flagship Vienna Lager.

Opening with a deeply caramelized coloration, the dark amber lager looks like winter honey with its redish orange tint and supreme clarity. A separation of liquid and froth leads to a mid-statured head to cap the beer through half the session and spotting the glass with lacing froth. The beer's appearance is somewhat strained for those big lagers, especially seeing that its strength topples the range for traditional Dopplebocks, this is acceptable to me.

Medium strength aromatics are spicy, malty, and fruity as the scent of rum-soaked fruitcake comes to mind. Malty rich with bread crust, honey, and slight caramel. Strained fruit notes of dates, red apple, and mild fig fit nicely with alcohol notes of spiced rum- equipped with cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper.

Flavors are spicy-sweet, lead with the barley sugars of light caramel, honey and toasted grain. Semi-dry bread flavors deliver a finish of spiced sweetness that's cherry-like, cinnamon-infused, and rich with alcohol and nutmeg. Its dry and spicy taste is remarkable as an Imperial Lager, however it lacks the complexes malt richness of traditional Dopplebocks.

Spicy-sweet to start, the lager's body is semi-malty but boarderline hot in finish. Its middle is lacking the 'fatty' richness that true Dopplebocks deserve. Its dryish middle exposes rough grain character later as the would-be savory lager attempts to close.

Where the "Imperialized" lager is fortified and quite characterful in its own right, any threat to link it to Dopplebocks will render it inferior. Instead, the "doubled" character of Brooklyn Lager is a drier strong lager with toasty overtones and honey sweetness. Its a charming ale- considering its origins. But Brooklyn Brewery's silver anniversary beer deserves a better showing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 05:30:49 | More by BEERchitect
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metter98

New York

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface along with lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrus from the Cascade hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with notes of caramel and toasted malts as well as a slight amount of bitterness. Hints of spicy hops are present in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer can be considered more of a "souped up" version of Brooklyn Lager as it drinks quite easy for a doppelbock; it seems lighter in body compared to other beers in the style and masks most of its alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 01:10:04 | More by metter98
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager
750 ml., corked & caged
$14.99 @ Wegmans, Malvern, PA

Appearance: Hazy, deep amber-russet brown body beneath a short head of off-white foam. The head holds fairly well, then drops to an average collar and whispy syrface covering.

Smell: Malt & hop. Caramel & spicy. Herbal/leafy hops.

Taste: The flavor, no surprise, mimics the aroma. Floral and spicy hops hit right upfront atop caramelish malt, and hold across the middle and into the end where the bitterness rises and the hop flavors begin to fade. There's a lot of malt that clings to the palate, keeping the bitterness there, and it's a long, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly full. Moderate carbonation leaves it smooth and creamy.

Overall: Solid components of malt, hops, and body/strength.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 14:51:08 | More by NeroFiddled
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, festooned with a mind-bendingly artsy label courtesy of one Fred Tomaselli.

This beer pours (carefully, at first) a hazy, bright medium copper-amber hue, with three fat fingers of tumultuous, thickly foamy, and moderately creamy ecru head, which leaves some random swaths of wispy cloud lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of crisp, sharply biscuity, toasted pale grain, mild tart citrus rind, wet ashes, a bit of dried-out pine needles, thin butterscotch, and a floating metallic edge. The taste is lightly toasted multi-grain bread, faintly caramelized toffee, buttered biscuits, a mild, but steady grapefruit and orange peel fruitiness, subtle pine resin notes, and a middling undercurrent of softened metallic booze.

The carbonation is up for anything, and sort of fizzy to boot, the body a sturdy medium weight, and not particularly smooth in the face of those bubbles and skulking, if still sneaky, alcohol. It finishes rather short on the off-dry side, most of the sweetness having bled off, leaving us with a continuing barrage of dry, goodly grainy, biscuity, and toasted malt.

A pretty approachable, taste-wise, dopplebock, the typical sickly pale malt and astringent booze character more or less absent here. The drying tact works to counter those admittedly stereotypical impressions, and the extra (and duly restrained) American hoppiness works well in the service of balance. A concept that one (myself included) may not preserve should this bottle be seen through to its illogical end.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 23:37:58 | More by biboergosum
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a dark orange color with a big rocky white head on top. The lacing on this is impressive, the retention a is good too. The smell of this is grassy, with some roasted notes. The taste is also grassy but has a nice caramel malt flavor and earthy. There is also a subtle fruitiness to it also. The mouthfeel is smooth, nicely carbonated and very drinkable. Overall this is honestly a really nice beer. I would buy this one again if the mood struck me.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:40:20 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed copper with a lasting thin head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel/toffee, rum-like fruitiness and spiciness with mild earthy notes.

The taste is of caramel/toffee, spiced rum, nutty malt and dried fruits. Finishes with a touch of alcohol warmth and mild sweetness.

It is smooth with alcohol well-integrated.

A well-done doppelbock in the traditional style similar to Paulaner. A nice representation and a dangerously drinkable brew!

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 18:41:05 | More by jwc215
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: amber in color with a thick 3" head that slowly falls to a thin head. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel, bread, and a hint of earthiness rise from the glass into the nose.

Taste: nice malty profile with caramel, bread, grass, some soft fruit tones, and an earthy and mildly floral hop presence. Alcohol is unnoticeable here despite the high alcohol levels.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body. Light crispness throughout. Aftertaste is long as the bready caramel flavors linger on the tongue.

Overall: a very enjoyable and easily drinkable anniversary beer from a great brewery. Definitely worthy of a try if you see it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 14:52:58 | More by Gavage
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a great beer, surprising choice for a big anniversary style wise, maybe because lagers usually aren't this exciting. this pour is absolutely gorgeous, clearish medium amber to brown in color, much darker than expected, with a robust white head that's light as a cloud and long lasting. fancy lacing trails behind on the edges after each sip, a real looker this one is. a nose of sweet and dry malts, covering a broad range of color depths. minerals and sweet red malts, lighter wheat and biscuit characters too. some awesome lager yeast that has an almost tartness, not quite bretty but almost as out there. real different! some dried fruits are tasted, as is a light sweetness and caramel flavor I taste no booze at all. surely not a traditional dopplebock, this sort of defies all style conventions. carbonated very brightly, without much weight to it at all despite the normal density of a dopplebock and beers this high in alcohol more generally. a luxurious and fancy brew quite worthy of any celebration. I really enjoyed sharing this bottle with my brother.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 21:24:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 03/23/13 notes. Had this on tap at Proletariat in NYC on St. Mark's Place.

a - Pours a clear reddish amber color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like the normal Brooklyn Lager.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, wheat, and bready malts. Pretty nice, and similar to the normal lager, with a little more fruit and hops.

t - Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Loads of citrus hops, fruity malts, bready malts, grains, wheat, some floral notes. Hoppier than the normal lager.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Little alcohol presence, and pretty easy to drink for 9% ABV.

o - Overall a solid beer; not a doppledock, but basicaly a slightly better version of their normal Brooklyn Lager. More fruity malts and citrus hops to it, I'd suggest checking it out if you like their lager. Would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2013 14:34:32 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with great label art and hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a cork acquired at Twin Liquors and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high; I like a lot of Brooklyn's work. 9% ABV confirmed per the label. The presentation is great; it's a good looking bottle. Reviewed as a doppelbock because the label claims it's "brewed to a doppelbock intensity." I don't see a best before date.

Served cold, straight from me fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Cork easily pops out by hand. No liquid surges out. Carbonation seems to be good; perhaps it's due to the bottle re-fermentation.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a 2.5 finger wide head of biege-khaki colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Complexion is somewhat soft. No real lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is quite good for the ABV - about 5-6+ minutes.

Body colour is a clear copper of above average vibrance. Translucent and transparent. No yeast particles are visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Overall, it looks a bit lighter than most good beers in the style. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: True to style, it's heavy on the malts. Sweet German malts including munich, Vienna (okay, it's Austrian...) and biscuit malts. Honey, toasted grains, light caramalt. Surprisingly fruity, actually. Apple and pear. Maybe even fig? I do get a vague fruitcake vibe from it. Hop character is generic and floral. Overall, it seems too sweet, which has me concerned.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

An approachable aroma of mild strength.

T: Fruitcake and caramel on the climax are the first notes I notice. Sweet malts throughout, including plenty of caramalt, Munich malt, and Vienna malt. Abundant sugars. Honey. Toasty graininess. Hints of red apples and a kiss of pear. There's a pleasant fruity sweetness right on the finish, which evokes fruitcake and cherry. I don't get any spiciness or yeast character. Some alcohol is noticeable, but it's not a boozy or hot flavour profile. Hopping is floral in character and timid in strength. It's a light doppelbock overall, if that's really what it is.

Like most beers I review, it could use more complexity and subtlety. It's got a decent balance, but it isn't gestalt; still, there's cohesion. I like it generally.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Definitely overcarbonated. Has a thick full body. Lightly coarse and a bit rough. Wet. Unrefreshing. The mouthfeel suits the flavour profile in a general sense, but doesn't come off feeling custom-tailored to it. There's not a perfect marriage of texture to taste by any means. Decent presence on the palate. A bit sticky.

Not too acidic. Not oily, harsh, gushed, or hot.

Dr: A downable "doppelbock" from Brooklyn Brewing that will satisfy fans of the style. I'll kill the bottle alone without issue, but it does have a light alcohol presence that detracts from drinkability. I could see it aging decently for up to two years. I definitely wouldn't buy it again, but fans of the style ought to give it a go. It's more of a Vienna lager meets a doppelbock, but the result isn't bad. I wouldn't recommend it to friends, but it's a nice little beer for what it is. By no means a paragon of the doppelbock style, though.

C+

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 02:23:12 | More by kojevergas
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Billolick

New York

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Large bottle, caged and corked. No freshness info offered.

Pours murky brown, head is initially huge and al over the place, calms down to a thicker film and fine high lacing.

Spiced nose with cinnimon, red hots and alcohol

Malty, moderatly sweet, more spice, cinnimon and cloves, honey, warm alcohol.

Ehh, this one seems to be a bit of a mess. One and done fo sho...

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 00:32:27 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a stemmed strange)
A- This beer pours a clear slightly dense garnet-brown color with strands of tiny bubbles supporting an egg cream head that turns rocky after a few sips.

S- The cream and fruit ether turns into an alcohol smell in the finish with some green woody hop notes to it.

T- The dry woody malt flavor leads to a Noble hop bite in the finish. There is some sweetness in the finish with an alcohol heat lingering. As the beer opens there is more of a mineral taste and some watery notes that grow.

M- The light mouthfeel has a creamy fizz texture and some alcohol heat in the finish.

O- This beer is a bit odd in flavor and aroma. The light flavor has strange qualities to the malt and hops and the alcohol seems to grow and dominate the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 21:58:30 | More by rhoadsrage
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml brown corked and caged bottle. Vintage date on the label.

Hazed tawny amber, great looking head slowly subsides. Orage zest, mild resin, bready, malt sweetness, toasty, nutty yeast and hint of alcohol make up a pretty complex nose. Deep smoothness, slightly creamy chewy body. Big on bread, toasted biscuits, ample hoppiness, faint mint, orange pith, balancing bitterness, warming alcohol, spice, semi-dry grainy finish.

Very malty and very well balanced, all flavors seem to pop when they have to and everything seems to mesh well. Enjoyable to drink for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 02:19:09 | More by Jason
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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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear deep golden color. Smell of candied malts, citrus and sweet bread. Alcohol is present but not too strong in the aroma. In the taste, copious amount of bready malt and bright citrusy hops. There are some leafy, earthy, grassy flavor to the hops, which works really nice with the big, toasted, bready malts and lager yeast. Medium bodied feel with an even carbonation. Drinks smooth with little hint of the abv. Overall, this is a great lager, and worthy of being an Anniversary lager. Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 02:19:42 | More by Stinkypuss
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at State Line Liquors in Md, enjoyed for our 4th Anniversary chilled in a tulip and stemmed glass.

The color is dark amber with 3 fingers of light beige cream with average bead and spotty lace. The smell of malt is pleasant with light earthy nutty toffee smell with mild herbal hop ester and sublte scent of aclohol. The feel is mildly sweet with semi-high carbonation level and moderatly dry finish with mild alcohol warmth.

This tastes very nice chilled and has the mild nuttiness of pilsner malt with herbal hop flavors emerging more as it warms with some mild toasted and caramel malt which adds a light dried fruit element. The slight noble hop flavor brings a hint of lemon/floral to the taste which goes well with the toffee notes in the finish. Overall this is a unique strong dark lager with a blend of pilsner flavor and dopplebock which is very drinkable and quaffable with a nice balance of malt and bitterness with decent strength and complexity -well Done Brooklyn!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 18:56:16 | More by Slatetank
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Brad007

Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice copper color with a huge head into my glass. Doppelbock? Thought it was supposed to be a lager?

Mildly sweet malt greets the nose. I would say caramel. Still manages to be crisp and fresh. I think I get it now. Think of Brooklyn Lager but brewed to doppelbock strength.

Sweet, crisp, caramel essence greets taste buds. Refined. Totally concentrated on the malt. I'm not sure how else to describe it.

Alcohol warmth slowly creeps back up the throat. Everything seems sweet and "chewy" at the back as well. A nice contrast.

Definitely a great way to celebrate a silver anniversary. Might want to put a bit of age on it in order to mellow out that warmth.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 00:12:03 | More by Brad007
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/17/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, orange zest, grapefruit, pear, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, pine, light nuttiness, and floral/yeast earthiness. Very nice and unique aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, orange zest, grapefruit, pear, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, citrus, pear, floral, toast, brown sugar, light pine, brown bread, grass, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice and unique doppelbock style. All around nice balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the alcohol level. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:52:18 | More by superspak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear light amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some copper + garnet red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thick film, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and toasted malts along with lighter aromas of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of toasted and caramel malts with just the slightest hint of sweetness. That is followed by lighter flavors of pine and spicy hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness that lingers for just a short while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: A little hoppier than I was expecting for the Doppelbock style but still relatively easy to drink and enjoyable. Reminds me somewhat of the Brooklyn lager...

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 23:47:58 | More by dbrauneis
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 21/7/13

A hazy orange amber, loads of tiny bubbles moving suspended particles, finger of cream colored foam leaves a couple partial rings and lots of random lace

S more hops then I was expecting with some citrus peel and chewable vitamin C pills, bread, brown sugar, herbal notes and a little wet wood

T rinds still strong, not as sweet as the nose, still hoppy with some dry cereal

M leaning towards full, gritty on the gums, with a nice bitter snap and rind lingering on the finish

O perhaps I should re-visit dopplebocks because other then some bready notes this wasn’t what I was expecting but I rather enjoyed it

Thanks Trevor and Mike for sharing, an interesting brew that went down a little to fast considering how strong it is

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:07:53 | More by wordemupg
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: no head really on a hazy orange amber body. scattered lacing

S: dark breads, caramel, orange peel

T: bready and caramel malts, resins, candied orange, spicey hops with a metallic and boozy finish

M: medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: relatively simple but easy to drink. The carbonation was a little too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:05:12 | More by kylehay2004
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a thick, fluffy, pale buff head. Aroma has a strong and somewhat sweet fruity overtone atop malty and subtle caramel notes. Bold flavor builds fruity, hoppy and caramel notes on a malty core. Fruit sweetness and hoppy bitterness balance each other very nicely. Firm texture has a decent amount of fizz, and goes down smoothly but leaves a fair tingle. Happy Anniversary, Brooklyn!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 02:23:48 | More by Cyberkedi
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle pours a nicely clear copper color with a large cap of light beige head. Retention is nice as is the lacing.

Nose is...different - honeyed grains as opposed to toasty, lemony hops as opposed to grassy. Probably would not have guessed doppel.

It is hoppier than I thought it would be...maybe more maibock than doppelbock. I can see the comparison to an 'imperial Brooklyn lager', though it seems to have more of a lemony hop bite on the finish. Not bad, but tell me why I paid 13 bucks for this?? They should have released it in six-packs for the same price.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 22:35:08 | More by twiggamortis420
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pretty slick looking cage and corked bottle into a stemmed pilsner glass, the beer is a slightly hazed, rich, amber-caramel coloring with a thin, foamy, big bubbled, off-white head that sits a solid half an inch. Steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout the body. The nose is rich, with a nut and fig sweetness that has a roasty overlay. Flavors are smooth and rich, with a fig and date backbone supporting a subtle booze highlight and roasted notes. Very layered and dynamic. Bready characteristics provide a solid base for the rich, sweet flavors. The aftertaste is rich, nutty, and slightly boozy. Solid, mid-body with a definite crisp, clean ending any Lager should have. Very easy to drink, despite a slightly elevated ABV. Tasty beer...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Serving type: bottle

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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.