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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

438 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 14
Gots: 42 | 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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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.

biboergosum, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Erice78
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Erice78, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of kevgod
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kevgod, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

oline73, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
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...

dbrauneis, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of docrates
4/5  rDev +3.1%

docrates, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Brushkanna
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Brushkanna, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Boilerfood
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Boilerfood, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
4/5  rDev +3.1%

MarkJBurch, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Vylo, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of BostonHops
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

BostonHops, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of socon67
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Light amber pour with a rich white foam that has active carbonation. Decent lacing webs the glass.

S - Smells of honey, graham crackers, light grains. Some sweetness hits the nose.

T - Sweet flavors and a pleasant flavor of grains. Taste of honey and fresh bread.

M - Crisp and clean feel to thos beer. Easily sessionable. Does not feel as thick or heavy as most dopplebocks; is this really that style?

O - Like this one. For the ABV it is wickedly smooth. A must have for Brooklyn fans, and solid summer beer.

socon67, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Gregvg
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Gregvg, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Danno48
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Danno48, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Billolick
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...

Billolick, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JoeMans, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Janeinma, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

hockeyfighter19, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -22.7%

JAHMUR, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +3.1%

buckyp, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of philbe311
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - More than three fingers worth of fluffy active fizzy effervescent light khaki colored head comprised of loads of big chunky bubbles reminiscent of a root beer float... Very good retention... The color is a slightly pale slightly muted golden copper color... There is the most subtle of hazes... A moderate bit of moderate paced carbonation streaks throughout... Some small gobs of lacing cling to the glass...

S - Rich caramel and Munich malts... Lots of sweet doughy desert breads... Toffee... Butter scotch... Some subtle overly ripened fruity notes... A bit nutty as well... Popcorn... Slightly metallic...

T - A pleasant mix of caramel and fruity notes to start... A very light chocolatey component... Lots of woody notes... A subtle smoke factor... Slightly metallic twinge to it... Lots of interesting flavors, but I'm not quite sure they compliment one another as they were intended to... Starts a bit rough, but the flavors meld better once it warms closer to room temperature...

M - Medium bodied... Slightly creamy to start... Tight and compact... Clean and crisp... A limited bit of sharp carbonation... Consistent sip after sip...

D - A bit of a disappointment... Expectations are automatically elevated when anything is labeled as an anniversary offering, however this one is pedestrian and average at best... There is nothing remarkable or memorable about it... Even compared to other Doppelbocks, I'm not quite sure its anything more than mediocre...

philbe311, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of rjholcomb
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

rjholcomb, Jun 01, 2013
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.