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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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very good

453 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 13
Gots: 46 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: palma on 03-05-2013)
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Photo of hosehead83
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.

hosehead83, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +3.1%

st9647v3, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
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.

Darkmagus82, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ejimhof, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of bmoney
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bmoney, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Danobold, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Oldbrownale
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.

Oldbrownale, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

pathman, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of andthevolcano
4/5  rDev +3.1%

andthevolcano, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SFC21, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of robwestcott
4/5  rDev +3.1%

robwestcott, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of whatsgoody
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

whatsgoody, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a copper color with a massive 3+ fingers of head that eventually settles down to a thin cap

S: Fruity esters from the alcohol and yeast, lightly sweet malts, and a hint of earthy/floral and citrusy hops

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a nice fruitiness which moves into some lightly sweet malts, earthy and floral hops, and a very light hint of citrus. Alcohol not really present aside from aiding in the fruitiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Pretty much as-billed, which is an imperial version of the original Brooklyn Lager. Nice, subtle complexities with an expected wave to the original. Solid brew

BEERMILER12, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of huysmans
4.5/5  rDev +16%

huysmans, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

rab53, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Durge
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Durge, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Casterbridge, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Gww1864, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JRod1969, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Mgm54
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Seved on tap at the pony bar in nyc, 8oz pour

A - beautiful, a toasted brown color. Quite transpartent, looks like a good larger should

S - Again, just wonderfull, good spicy hop smell with some buiscuty malt underneath.

T - slight hops and malt up front, and leads into an increadibly smooth. And wonderful buiscut flavor, with a good amount of floral hop taste and bitterness.

M - smooth lager feel, just enough body to make it feel good, but not too much to make it feel like an ale.

O - makes me very glad that I didn't pass this one up. Just a great example of a lager, it sits in the perfect zone of flavor, where it is not too extreme to loose it's" lagerness", but still packs a good punch of flavor. Just, wow.

Mgm54, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of bellb
4/5  rDev +3.1%

bellb, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of randylangford
4/5  rDev +3.1%

randylangford, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 03/23/13 notes. Had this on tap at Proletariat in NYC on St. Mark's Place.

a - Pours a clear reddish amber color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like the normal Brooklyn Lager.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, wheat, and bready malts. Pretty nice, and similar to the normal lager, with a little more fruit and hops.

t - Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Loads of citrus hops, fruity malts, bready malts, grains, wheat, some floral notes. Hoppier than the normal lager.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Little alcohol presence, and pretty easy to drink for 9% ABV.

o - Overall a solid beer; not a doppledock, but basicaly a slightly better version of their normal Brooklyn Lager. More fruity malts and citrus hops to it, I'd suggest checking it out if you like their lager. Would have it again.

mdfb79, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 25, 2013
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.