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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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very good

458 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 14
Gots: 50 | 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:
Beer added by: palma on 03-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Swift989
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

really unique and a delicious creamy and smooth beer. really surprising to turn brooklyn lager into this unique dobblebock. would gladly buy a large format after having this on draft in DC. Has everything a american dobblebock typically exhibits with an above average smell.

Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For this beer they did the priming in the bottle such as in homebrew.
Slightly hazy dark amber color with a thick medium head with average retention.
Fruity aroma such as in a dopplebock, hints of dark fruits, caramel and toasted malts, and a mild booze.
Flavor of sweet slightly toasted malts, plums, brown sugar and grains. Dry aftertaste, mild bitterness.
Medium body and low carbonation. Amazing how they were able to hide so good the 9% ABV.
Nice beer, though not so complex as I was expecting.

Photo of Jas45678
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JakeEsterly
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Hellmeh
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Techichi
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of damndirtyape
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750mL bottle, 2013 vintage (obviously), with a bottle/batch stamp on the back of 0353B. Served in Shaker Pint glasses.

Appearance: Cloudy dark amber beer with a persistent 1/4" to 1/8" thick dense off-white (hints of orange) head. Thick sheets of lacing along with nice strands on the glass. Later I could see that some of the yeast at the bottom of the bottle came along with the pour. High marks for the persistent lacing and foam, but the color and cloudiness was just okay.

Smell: Floral with orange peel.

Taste: Very much like a Brooklyn Lager, but definitely doubled in flavor intensity. Malt comes through nicely up front and quickly transitions into an orange citrus + noble hop finish. Very nice and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick with just right carbonation. Not sticky on the teeth at all.

Overall / Drinkability: The smell and taste definitely remind me of the normal Brooklyn lager, but more intense especially with the orange notes. The floral hop aromas are still there, but orange citrus really comes alive here, nicely accented with noble hops. This beer went quite well with dinner (salmon burgers, green beans and new potatoes) and we finished it off fast. Despite the strength of this beer, I really want another. Very tasty, pleasant to drink, and dangerously drinkable, much like the normal Brooklyn lager. Happy 25th Brooklyn Brewery - may you have at least another 25 more and another 25+ on top of that.

Photo of Pencible
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a cloudy copper with a lot of light tan head.
S: It smelled like copper and resin hops, with some earthy caramel malt.
T: It tasted like copper and wild honey, with some fresh wheat and resin hops and biscuit. It had a clean earthy bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with a lot of carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a decent beer, but nothing special. The scent and taste were good but basic, and the body was fairly weak. The finish was reasonably smooth and the alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. Not bad, but not worth it.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of biboergosum
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.