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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

419 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | 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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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pretty slick looking cage and corked bottle into a stemmed pilsner glass, the beer is a slightly hazed, rich, amber-caramel coloring with a thin, foamy, big bubbled, off-white head that sits a solid half an inch. Steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout the body. The nose is rich, with a nut and fig sweetness that has a roasty overlay. Flavors are smooth and rich, with a fig and date backbone supporting a subtle booze highlight and roasted notes. Very layered and dynamic. Bready characteristics provide a solid base for the rich, sweet flavors. The aftertaste is rich, nutty, and slightly boozy. Solid, mid-body with a definite crisp, clean ending any Lager should have. Very easy to drink, despite a slightly elevated ABV. Tasty beer...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 23:08:45 | More by GarthDanielson
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-14-2013 20:36:24 | More by TheMultiYeast
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-14-2013 03:46:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-14-2013 03:24:52 | More by JohnBender
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-13-2013 21:57:48 | More by TimHitchings
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-12-2013 18:25:29 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: amber in color with a thick 3" head that slowly falls to a thin head. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel, bread, and a hint of earthiness rise from the glass into the nose.

Taste: nice malty profile with caramel, bread, grass, some soft fruit tones, and an earthy and mildly floral hop presence. Alcohol is unnoticeable here despite the high alcohol levels.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body. Light crispness throughout. Aftertaste is long as the bready caramel flavors linger on the tongue.

Overall: a very enjoyable and easily drinkable anniversary beer from a great brewery. Definitely worthy of a try if you see it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 14:52:58 | More by Gavage
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magnusdave

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-10-2013 22:46:55 | More by magnusdave
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a massively thick three fingered, rocky, billowy, sticky head into the pilsner glass, pours a medium amber color with massive carbonation.

S - Aroma is weak overall - light flora, caramel/toffee, and light spice.

T - Caramel/toffee malt, spicey, light floral, peppery, herbal, a little bready, delicate citrus, and more on the sweet side overall with a spicy finish.

M - Heavy medium body, slightly chewy, bready, and delicate carbonation on the finish - leaves a bready and spicy finish on the palate.

O - The alcohol in this beer is extremely well hidden for 9% and drinks more like an Imperial Pilsner. Glad I was able to try it but one is enough.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 01:45:05 | More by jzeilinger
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valkyre65

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2013 00:27:59 | More by valkyre65
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TheLevi4000

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-09-2013 23:57:03 | More by TheLevi4000
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-09-2013 04:34:46 | More by BKotch
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aranton

New York

3/5  rDev -22.7%

04-09-2013 01:36:25 | More by aranton
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CHickman

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Review from yesterday, on tap at Bar Tano in Brooklyn: pours clear amber color with a 1 finger creamy tan head that faded slowly, leaving outstanding lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of sweet caramel, malt, toffee, yeast, dark fruit, herbs, light floral hops and spices; sweet and lightly spiced, this is an imperial lager nose with a very nice malty sweetness.

Tastes like it smells, with caramel, malt, toffee, yeast, tea leaf, a mix of dark fruit, herbs, floral hops, butterscotch, grass, hay, faint piney hops and spices; sweet overall with a boozy hit up front and then roasted grains and toffee as it trails off.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a medium chewy body, a sweet and almost tart finish and a grainy aftertaste. This brew masks the alcohol quite well.

Overall a very good beer which to me was more like a strong lager than a Doppelback; it was powerful but smooth, and the more I drank it the more the booze had an impact. A real nice celebration of this excellent brewery. This hid the ABV quite well and went down very easy on tap; glad I had it in Brooklyn, as that is the way to honor this great establishment.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2013 03:22:43 | More by CHickman
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animal69

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-08-2013 01:02:56 | More by animal69
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scootny

New York

4.69/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a stunning tribute to the beer that started it all in Brooklyn. Yes it is a different style. Yes that should preclude comparison, but it is the similarity of drinking experience that makes the comparison inevitable and necessary. Reviewing this is like listening to Ornette Coleman. If you do not keep the original melody as a reference to what you are currently hearing you get lost. You lose the full value of the experience. You almost want to have a glass of the lager to alternate sips with. Don't, have that lager first if you are unfamiliar with it. If you know the lager let the anniversary surprise you and drink it without immediate reference.

A huge head with chunks of lace and and nice covering. Reddish amber fluid. Not crystal clear but my pour disturbed the yeast, ( I did not see it ) so I give it the benefit of the doubt and a perfect score. Smell is bready malt with a delicate doughy sweetness. Clean overall with a light bit of alcohol sweetness. Hops are mild and nicely integrated. It has a delicate, inviting, overall signature Taste superb. Big caramel malt front with a sweetness that while true to style is held in check and expertly balanced without a heavy hop presence. Alcohol is so well integrated as to be invisible. No small feat for a 9% beer with a smooth mild hop balance . Nice bready quality to the swallow that leans to the lager characteristics with a clean persona. This is like a bigger smoother Brooklyn Lager. The ability to make this the flavor of this one recall the other is impressive. Finish is also quite clean and artfully hopped with a short dry quenching quality. Feel is lighter than the abv deserves and crisply carbonated. It drinks like a perfect sessioning lager while being a high strength dopplebock. This bee is remarkable in its ability to recall the flavor of the lager while giving a bigger, smoother, drinking experience. Beyond impressive!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 00:34:13 | More by scootny
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a caged and corked 750ml. bottle into a snifter glass.
Chestnut/amber in color,with a big cloud-deck of off-white foam.
Aroma-Spicy peppery note, caramel,bread.
Taste-Toasted malt, caramel,fruity, kola nut,bread malt. Very complex and full of character. A different essence and flavor with every sip. a hearty brown ale/saison flavor meld comes to mind. A very interesting and flavorfull offering, wonderfully balanced, and one of the best "lagers" I've ever had. Thank you Mr. Oliver.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 17:36:12 | More by hosehead83
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-07-2013 03:52:06 | More by st9647v3
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer was served a clear brownish-amber color with a one finger white head. The head had a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel sweetness and a bit of breadlines. Mixed with these aromas are some smells of some lighter fruits of apple and pear as well as a bit of orange as well as a grapefruit hop.

Taste – The taste actually follows the nose quite well. It begins with a sweet caramel and malty taste. As the taste advances, more sweet flavors of a more toffee flavor as well as a light fruit flavor of apple pear comes to the tongue. The sweeter flavors of caramel and toffee dwindles some from the middle to the end where a light citrus hop flavors of a grapefruit nature meets the tongue. In the end, with a bit of an earthy flavor mixing with the rest, a somewhat crisp and bready flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the medium to slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the average to just below average side. Both are rather nice for the more malty tastes of the brew as well as for still allowing it to be fairly easy drinking, but not too easy drinking brew at its 8.6 % abv (which it hidden quite well).

Overall – A tasty and more malty/bready doppelbock with a nice easy drinking and rather smooth flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 01:05:03 | More by Darkmagus82
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-07-2013 00:33:45 | More by ejimhof
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-06-2013 23:22:13 | More by bmoney
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-06-2013 22:35:12 | More by Danobold
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Oldbrownale

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at "On Tap" in Whole Foods TWC" NYC.

Extremely smooth, especially for the ABV. Just the right balance of hops and malt.

I see where this is a nice build upon the classic Brooklyn lager. Richer in flavor and much more mouthfeel but still quite smooth.

Very pleased.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 19:10:11 | More by Oldbrownale
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-06-2013 05:05:07 | More by pathman
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-06-2013 04:07:08 | More by DrunkinYogi
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.