Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery
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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.
05-14-2014 00:33:23 | More by Atlas1
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.
05-08-2014 01:37:59 | More by JamieDuncan
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.
04-27-2014 22:31:00 | More by jdhilt
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.
04-06-2014 18:03:53 | More by sfsean28
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.
03-28-2014 19:58:41 | More by StuyBeerGuy
3.65/5 rDev -5.9%
Pours clear as a copper penny (SRM 11-14) with a two-inch off-white foam. The head has longevity and leaves dense patches of lace on a hand-blown pilsner glass.
The aroma is sweet and fruity with a mix of caramel and a few spicy notes.
Quite sweet, with toasted malt and spices. Light to modest bitterness on entry that builds into a long finish. The character is relatively simple.
Watery texture and fizzy carbonation in this light-to-medium bodied beer with alcohol about as expected.
This Doppelbock was enjoyable on its own, but improved when paired with charcuterie.
03-16-2014 22:24:56 | More by SLeffler27
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
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