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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

466 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 14
Gots: 52 | 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:
Beer added by: palma on 03-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 466 | Reviews: 108
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4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - Grapefruit, sweet esters, malt, slight caramel. A slight hoppiness with a sweet grass.

Appearance - Rich caramel with a beige head that starts foamy and fades slowly.

Flavour - light mouthfeel with a surprising hop finish. Sweet, malty, hints of dark fruits with a slight booziness.

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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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.

Photo of MattyG85
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottle code of 0153A.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge four finger off white head which slowly recedes into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A deep, bready, biscuit malt forward aroma with some nice spicy hop hints. Toasted malts upfront with big hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, and yeast. Also some hints of roast chocolate, nuts, and brown sugar sweetness. A pretty solid earthy and floral hop presence with hints of grass and spice. Some citrus hints of orange peel, lemon, and grapefruit. Also some dark fruit hints of dates, fig, raisin, and prune. A pretty bready and fairly dry aroma. Smells good.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a toasty, bready taste of malts with a solid bitter and drying hop presence. Bready toasted malts upfront with a big taste of biscuit, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, yeast, and grain. Subtle roasty notes of chocolate. Big nutty taste and a little brown sugar sweetness. Light taste of honey. Subtle undertones of dark fruit with notes of dates, raisin, fig, and prune. A very solid hop balance with bitter earthy and floral hop notes. Some spicy and grassy notes as well as citrus notes of orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, somewhat chewy, and pretty smooth. Finishes dry. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A really good amped of version of the Brooklyn Lager. Good biscuity malt taste with a solid bittering hop balance. Not as dark and roasty as some Doppelbocks, but very good.

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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NYE bottle share at Proof. Pours a perfect light amber brown. Really good amount of cream colored head. Head and collar last really well. Aroma is biscuity, caramel and some floral hops. Taste is wonderfully the same. Well balanced and delicious. Great medium body and carbonation.

Photo of palma
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Supposedly this is a twist on the original Brooklyn lager and brewed to a stronger doppelbock strength.

Much lighter in color than a traditional doppelbock. Dark amber with highlights of orange and brown. Extremely clear - this isn't the bottle conditioned version. A good size head and a sticky looking lace.

Aroma of heavy caramel, figs, maple brown sugar. Hop aroma is soft and floral.

Taste is brilliant. Sweet mellow malty upfront. Honey. Caramel is very evident. Crisp herbal grassiness. Just enough hops at the end. Mild hops. Excellent balance. A very flavorful lager. Wonderful lingering aftertaste of grainy rye bread and citrusy hops. Juicy and slightly oily on the tongue.

An extremely drinkable 9 percent beer. Delicious.

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4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

08/02/13 At Home from bottle. Very drinkable. Disappeared much too quickly. Hoppier than I expected from the 'lager' label, but well balanced. Deceptively so for the ABV. Can't wait for the Gold Anniv.

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4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Silver Anniversary Lager pours a nice light brown/orange amber color with a slightly off-white head that booms at first and then slowly retreats. Quite a bit of nice, bubbly carbonation keeps a quarter inch head lingering.

S- Malty notes are dominant with actually some surprising spice as well. Nothing deeply roasted but more lightly toasted notes that produce a sweet, caramel-esque aroma. Hops are present, actually a little more than I was expecting which is a pleasant surprise.

T- This beer is rich. A deliciously smooth malt character comes through in the beginning that actually opens up into some fruity notes, perhaps red apples.

M- Home run right here. This beer is ridiculously smooth. The malty richness of the beer gives it a perfect medium body and the bottle conditioning gives it some superior drinkability. Somehow, it is also thirst-quenching as well? I'll tell you what; the 9% abv is hidden well, too well...

O- Another rock solid beer from a rock solid brewery. I really hope this is not a one-off and they continue to brew it in 2013. I would love to have this one again. Great stuff Brooklyn! Keep it up!

Serving Type: 750ml bottle poured into a huge, oversized wine glass. Thanks for reading.

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4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

really unique and a delicious creamy and smooth beer. really surprising to turn brooklyn lager into this unique dobblebock. would gladly buy a large format after having this on draft in DC. Has everything a american dobblebock typically exhibits with an above average smell.

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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750mL bottle, 2013 vintage (obviously), with a bottle/batch stamp on the back of 0353B. Served in Shaker Pint glasses.

Appearance: Cloudy dark amber beer with a persistent 1/4" to 1/8" thick dense off-white (hints of orange) head. Thick sheets of lacing along with nice strands on the glass. Later I could see that some of the yeast at the bottom of the bottle came along with the pour. High marks for the persistent lacing and foam, but the color and cloudiness was just okay.

Smell: Floral with orange peel.

Taste: Very much like a Brooklyn Lager, but definitely doubled in flavor intensity. Malt comes through nicely up front and quickly transitions into an orange citrus + noble hop finish. Very nice and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick with just right carbonation. Not sticky on the teeth at all.

Overall / Drinkability: The smell and taste definitely remind me of the normal Brooklyn lager, but more intense especially with the orange notes. The floral hop aromas are still there, but orange citrus really comes alive here, nicely accented with noble hops. This beer went quite well with dinner (salmon burgers, green beans and new potatoes) and we finished it off fast. Despite the strength of this beer, I really want another. Very tasty, pleasant to drink, and dangerously drinkable, much like the normal Brooklyn lager. Happy 25th Brooklyn Brewery - may you have at least another 25 more and another 25+ on top of that.

Photo of DIM
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: This was a ruby tinted brown color. It was served to me with a large, siff, bone white head.

s: Sweet bready malt, hints of caramel, roasty nuts, and dark fruits. I need an independent laboratory to confirm an abv of 9%. There is precious little evidence of it in the nose. Well done.

t: Softly sweet and pretty close to spot on. Delicate bready and nutty malts with just a little brown sugar and suggestion of fruit.

m: Soft and silky.

o: Happy anniversary Brooklyn! This was a great way to celebrate.

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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. White head, moderate retention on a clear, copper body. Aroma includes tangerine, orange, candi sugar and some caramel malt sweetness. Taste is nicely bittered with a nice background caramel sweetness. Tropical. Delicious beer, my only complaint is the style was a little misleading. Maibock, maybe, not doppelbock. But delicious.

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4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear deep golden color. Smell of candied malts, citrus and sweet bread. Alcohol is present but not too strong in the aroma. In the taste, copious amount of bready malt and bright citrusy hops. There are some leafy, earthy, grassy flavor to the hops, which works really nice with the big, toasted, bready malts and lager yeast. Medium bodied feel with an even carbonation. Drinks smooth with little hint of the abv. Overall, this is a great lager, and worthy of being an Anniversary lager. Quite good.

Photo of justintcoons
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10oz pour on-tap into a tulip.

Appearance
Burnt amber with a short head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Bready malts, caramel, dark fruit and floral hops.

Taste
Nicely malted lager. Big doses of bread, caramel and candy sugars. Touches of dark fruit with some red grape flavors. Well hopped with big floral aromas. Touches of lemon, tangerine, papaya and pineapple.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, clean and crisp.

Overall
Brooklyn Lager x2. Hell yes! Nicely balanced and an absolute treat.

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Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.