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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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very good

427 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 14
Gots: 39 | 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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3.88/5  rDev 0%

the beer pours a nice looking clear copper with a dense off-white head. the nose is very fruity/yeasty with a slight booze and malt sweetness. the taste presents a lot of clean lager yeast fruitiness that settles into a warming malt sweetness. the mouhfeel is reasonably carbonated, very sweet, fruity and slightly boozy. interesting beer, great for the season, but needs a bit more malt.

04-20-2013 00:20:05 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-20-2013 00:03:01 | More by ninaturner
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-18-2013 19:18:21 | More by dar482
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-18-2013 01:08:07 | More by Sludgeman
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-17-2013 23:17:08 | More by jsanford
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A clear amber with with a three finger off-white head.

S- Hoppy, mainly citrus hops, some earthy spices, caramel malts, some fruits.

T- Follows the nose, again hoppy, citrus, caramel malts, earthy spices, toasted malts, fruity.

S- Smooth, a lot of carbonation, medium body.

O- Pretty good, but not what I was excepting when I heard this is a doppelbock. Good balance, nice hop profile. I feel like I would pick this up again.

04-16-2013 01:46:00 | More by larryi86
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New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +13.7%

Pours a copper tinted amber, small cap of frothy white foam, some lacing. Fantastic scent of pure, simple, beer - fresh malted grain with notes of light caramel and toast, dark bread, fruity esters, grassy and lightly citric hops. Taste mimics scent - nothing flashy but amazing construction and fresh ingredient profile makes this special. Medium bodied. A true surprise in more ways than just the ABV after i thought i was just getting a ho-hum lager - this beer is what brewing is all about.

04-15-2013 17:56:50 | More by rfgetz
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-15-2013 03:35:27 | More by Sammy
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North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%

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!!

04-14-2013 23:08:45 | More by GarthDanielson
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-14-2013 20:36:24 | More by TheMultiYeast
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-14-2013 03:46:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-13-2013 21:57:48 | More by TimHitchings
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

4.15/5  rDev +7%

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.

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

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-10-2013 22:46:55 | More by magnusdave
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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

04-10-2013 01:45:05 | More by jzeilinger
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-09-2013 23:57:03 | More by TheLevi4000
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-09-2013 04:34:46 | More by BKotch
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New York

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

04-08-2013 03:22:43 | More by CHickman
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

4.69/5  rDev +20.9%

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!

04-08-2013 00:34:13 | More by scootny
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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

04-07-2013 17:36:12 | More by hosehead83
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.