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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 14
Gots: 48 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of CHickman
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.

Photo of animal69
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of scootny
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!

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.

Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of bmoney
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of andthevolcano
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of robwestcott
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of whatsgoody
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Photo of huysmans
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Durge
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.