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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

460 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 107
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 Vixie
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a red/orange color with a large off white head.

Smell is very malty, there are also hints of toffee and caramel.

Has a bit of sweetness at first, there are also caramel and toffee notes. Pronounced hop bite at the finish, and the alcohol is well hidden, not tasting much of it. The taste reminds me a bit of a cola drink, at least before the hops kick in.

Nothing special on the feel, getting a lot of tingling from the carbonation.

Not a bad beer, but it didn't really wow me like I expected. It goes down easy for the alcohol content. I'd never had guessed this was 9%. Always happy to try Brooklyn beers, as they are not easy for me to get, and while this one was good, wasn't the amazing beer I had expected.

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of 1up
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of LordBowler
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Chaney
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite breweries. Brooklyn rocks!

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Amber-ish color, infinitely cloudy, and with a very small white head.

S: So small in this regard. Maybe some grain. However, is that really what this style is all about?

T: I NEVER in a million years would have called Doppelbock on this one. I would have called Imperial Pilsener (or something like that. I really got the Brooklyn Lager "ahhh" afterbite on this one. So, so refreshing, despite the high octane.

M: Splotchy lacing, nice carbonation, and slight bit of candy-coated booze.

O: Once again, unlike any doppelbock I've ever tried. However, this was pretty fantastic and a really nice spine on an already fantastic beer.

Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Metalaero
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Amerikon
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of MPSTARR
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MattyG85
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottle code of 0153A.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge four finger off white head which slowly recedes into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A deep, bready, biscuit malt forward aroma with some nice spicy hop hints. Toasted malts upfront with big hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, and yeast. Also some hints of roast chocolate, nuts, and brown sugar sweetness. A pretty solid earthy and floral hop presence with hints of grass and spice. Some citrus hints of orange peel, lemon, and grapefruit. Also some dark fruit hints of dates, fig, raisin, and prune. A pretty bready and fairly dry aroma. Smells good.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a toasty, bready taste of malts with a solid bitter and drying hop presence. Bready toasted malts upfront with a big taste of biscuit, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, yeast, and grain. Subtle roasty notes of chocolate. Big nutty taste and a little brown sugar sweetness. Light taste of honey. Subtle undertones of dark fruit with notes of dates, raisin, fig, and prune. A very solid hop balance with bitter earthy and floral hop notes. Some spicy and grassy notes as well as citrus notes of orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, somewhat chewy, and pretty smooth. Finishes dry. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A really good amped of version of the Brooklyn Lager. Good biscuity malt taste with a solid bittering hop balance. Not as dark and roasty as some Doppelbocks, but very good.

Photo of JuliusCaesar
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Dyerseve
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of rkcrozier
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Pjev11
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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

10oz pour on-tap into a tulip.

Appearance
Burnt amber with a short head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Bready malts, caramel, dark fruit and floral hops.

Taste
Nicely malted lager. Big doses of bread, caramel and candy sugars. Touches of dark fruit with some red grape flavors. Well hopped with big floral aromas. Touches of lemon, tangerine, papaya and pineapple.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, clean and crisp.

Overall
Brooklyn Lager x2. Hell yes! Nicely balanced and an absolute treat.

Photo of thampel09
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 1l beer mug

A : Amber with a tan head and beautiful lacing

S : light hops and malt

T : Very well balanced

M : big taste and nicely carbonated

D : very drinkable, sad for limited availability

Birthday Gift from my family, they are good. If you can find one I would try one.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a brooklyn snifter.

a - poured a soft copper mahogany hazelnut with a generous frothy foamy head.

s - toasted crystalized malts with some white pepper.

t - taste is lively. grapes and nuttiness. toasted crystalized malts.

m - zippy carbonation finishes cooling with subtle bitterness.

o - overall enjoyable. not a classic doppelbock, but i don't think that is what the intention was on this. unique and interesting and downright thirst quenching.

Photo of WesWes
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.