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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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very good

449 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 45 | 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 Atlas1
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not entirely sure when this was bottled, but I figured at 9% ABV, it would hold up long enough for me to try it in 2014. Sure enough, it did. And because it didn't have a huge hop character to it, I think it held up fairly true to its original intent.

Poured into a snifter, this dopplebock is a pretty beer. Dark copper color with nice lace. The nose is bocky, with notes of banana bread, brown sugar, vanilla. But it's kind of a musty smell. Not necessarily in a bad way, but in a muted earthy manner. It's almost a dirt smell. But it tastes like a lager, make no mistake. And definitely a Brooklyn lager; you can just tell (not a bad thing... Shiner Bock here in TX is unmistakable as well... must be the lager yeast they use). Richer than most lagers, but not as bold as other dopplebocks I've had. Earthy and smooth, though, with a hint of banana and apple. Mouthfeel is firm.

This is a tasty beer, for sure, but not the most impressive dopplebock I've ever had. Still, I like what they've done here. It's the most unassuming 9% ABV beer I've had in a long time, which is a testament to the folks who brewed this beer. If it were walking into the room, it wouldn't turn too many heads, but it impresses as you get to know it. Cheers to Brooklyn for this subtle yet substantial accomplishment.

Atlas1, May 14, 2014
Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JohnnieNepal, May 12, 2014
Photo of Nathanbolin
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Nathanbolin, May 08, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber on special because I have had luck with Brooklyn beer, although Lagers are not typically my favorites. However, bigger beers are normally in my wheelhouse. Excellent appearance with very good smell, citrus combined with Belgian ale. Excellent taste, I enjoyed the beer very much. Alcohol was what you expect from 9%, you notice it but it is not overwhelming. The beer definitely improves as it warms. Excellent beer but one I would probably not buy again at its normal cost, I would if the cost was more reasonable.

JamieDuncan, May 08, 2014
Photo of apasternak
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

apasternak, May 05, 2014
Photo of OldManRJM
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

OldManRJM, May 04, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Will pour a five+ finger khaki head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Nearly clear amber. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet orange rind nose and flavor is fruity, some hops, hints of caramel. Similar to an imperial IPA with less hops. Pricey at $14.99 for a 750ml bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett NH.

jdhilt, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of poorbuthappy
4/5  rDev +3.4%

poorbuthappy, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of marmstrong1212
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

marmstrong1212, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of sfsean28
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a special treat for me. I bought this bottle around the end of 2013 and its been sitting in the fridge until now.04062014.

A- Hazy, unfiltered,orange-copper color. Big foam and then dissipates to a quarter inch film.

T- Sweet malt all the way until the end for a long lasting dry after taste. A small hint of hops.

M- medium body and low carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable.

O- fantastic brew. Very enjoyable to drink. First serving I drank just for enjoyment and second one I had with food and I still felt the warmth of the alcohol.

sfsean28, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Detroit_Velvet_Smooth
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Detroit_Velvet_Smooth, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of kwjd
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

kwjd, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of StuyBeerGuy
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer entices curious brew fans with the hypnotic label and keeps their attention after the top pops off satisfyingly. When poured into a big pint glass the beer comes to life with a surge of dense white foam that dissipates slowly with concentric layers of lace along the sides demonstrating the mature qualities contained within the bottle. After finishing this beer I am anxiously awaiting the next anniversary batch from Brooklyn Brewery.

StuyBeerGuy, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -22.5%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of ZCW
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ZCW, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of BrooklynPanch
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

BrooklynPanch, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of sanford_and_son
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

sanford_and_son, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Axnjxn, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of VTBrewHound
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

VTBrewHound, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of SLeffler27
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear as a copper penny (SRM 11-14) with a two-inch off-white foam. The head has longevity and leaves dense patches of lace on a hand-blown pilsner glass.

The aroma is sweet and fruity with a mix of caramel and a few spicy notes.

Quite sweet, with toasted malt and spices. Light to modest bitterness on entry that builds into a long finish. The character is relatively simple.

Watery texture and fizzy carbonation in this light-to-medium bodied beer with alcohol about as expected.

This Doppelbock was enjoyable on its own, but improved when paired with charcuterie.

SLeffler27, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of TooGood
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Label is numbered 0433. Intriguing artwork on the front.

A: Hazy, orange-red body. 1+ finger of off-white head with good retention. Light lacing.

S: Spicy, slightly musty Belgian-type yeast. Light fruity notes with touches of peach, pear. Bread, biscuit. Honey. Candi sugar.

T: Fruity malt and toasted notes initially. A moderate hop bitterness develops for balance. Finds its way nicely to a surprisingly dry finish. Some lingering nuttiness & light bread in the aftertaste. Alcohol presence is soft for 9% ABV.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Smooth and rich - accentuates the malt qualities in this brew.

O: I read "lager" on the front and "doppelbock strength" on the back. There's definitely some Belgian yeast-fueled fruit as well. It's a well balanced, tasty hybrid that makes for a Silver Anniversary beer worth celebrating.


fourstringer, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of beersdmf17
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

beersdmf17, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Vonhinx
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Vonhinx, Mar 07, 2014
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.