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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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very good

432 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 432
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

BamfBacon, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ChaseBacon, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

wrightst, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

DBow, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SocalKicks, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

mklisz, May 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

hopsolutely, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DaftPatrick, May 15, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

I'm not entirely sure when this was bottled, but I figured at 9% ABV, it would hold up long enough for me to try it in 2014. Sure enough, it did. And because it didn't have a huge hop character to it, I think it held up fairly true to its original intent.

Poured into a snifter, this dopplebock is a pretty beer. Dark copper color with nice lace. The nose is bocky, with notes of banana bread, brown sugar, vanilla. But it's kind of a musty smell. Not necessarily in a bad way, but in a muted earthy manner. It's almost a dirt smell. But it tastes like a lager, make no mistake. And definitely a Brooklyn lager; you can just tell (not a bad thing... Shiner Bock here in TX is unmistakable as well... must be the lager yeast they use). Richer than most lagers, but not as bold as other dopplebocks I've had. Earthy and smooth, though, with a hint of banana and apple. Mouthfeel is firm.

This is a tasty beer, for sure, but not the most impressive dopplebock I've ever had. Still, I like what they've done here. It's the most unassuming 9% ABV beer I've had in a long time, which is a testament to the folks who brewed this beer. If it were walking into the room, it wouldn't turn too many heads, but it impresses as you get to know it. Cheers to Brooklyn for this subtle yet substantial accomplishment.

Atlas1, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JohnnieNepal, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Nathanbolin, May 08, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

Picked up a bomber on special because I have had luck with Brooklyn beer, although Lagers are not typically my favorites. However, bigger beers are normally in my wheelhouse. Excellent appearance with very good smell, citrus combined with Belgian ale. Excellent taste, I enjoyed the beer very much. Alcohol was what you expect from 9%, you notice it but it is not overwhelming. The beer definitely improves as it warms. Excellent beer but one I would probably not buy again at its normal cost, I would if the cost was more reasonable.

JamieDuncan, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

apasternak, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

OldManRJM, May 03, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

Will pour a five+ finger khaki head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Nearly clear amber. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet orange rind nose and flavor is fruity, some hops, hints of caramel. Similar to an imperial IPA with less hops. Pricey at $14.99 for a 750ml bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett NH.

jdhilt, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

poorbuthappy, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

marmstrong1212, Apr 15, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

sfsean28, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kwjd, Mar 31, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

StuyBeerGuy, Mar 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ZCW, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

BrooklynPanch, Mar 23, 2014
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.