Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #14
Ranked #24,144
3.72 | pDev: 12.63%
Oct 11, 2022
Feb 11, 1998
Notes: In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.
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Rated: 3.72 by cabsandking from Ohio

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Rhetion from Florida

Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by bottmfeedr from Texas

Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid beer and always has been.
A lager with some balls and body.
Bright, deep golden color with an even brighter white head of dense foam - good legs and cling.
Aroma is traditional German hop up front with an underlying malt sweetness.
Flavor is balanced and complex - for a lager , with clean, mildy bitter finish.
Great light-medium body excellent drinkability.
Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear orange amber, light 0.5" head, few bubbles of lazy carbonation. Nose is light caramel, baked rye bread, allspice, clove, bit of wet hay. Taste has a mild malt sweetness, very light noble hop character, touch of pine. Mouthfeel is moderate, carbonation light. Overall, the flavors are muted and somewhat flat, which may be the result of some less than optimal bodega storage.
Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by gboley from California

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 3.66 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jun 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
355 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Amber colour, large foamy head. Very nice flowery and fruity sweet aroma. Flavour is somewhat less interesting, some toffee, nuts and dusty hops. Bitter finish.
May 15, 2022
Rated: 3.48 by benjaminsa from Vermont

May 10, 2022
Rated: 3.46 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
"Best before June 20/22"; drank 3/31/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dark orange appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice eggshell head; strong tree-rung lace.

Burnt caramel, stale corn & mild grapefruit notes in the nose; my god, this smells pretty bad, and nothing like any lager I've ever had!

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Caramel, stale corn, grapefruit & baking soda flavors.

My word, I hope something went wrong here. Bad for any style, but an awful misfire of a lager. I'll try to snag another batch to confirm, but this was awful.
Apr 01, 2022
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Rated by Denverbeerman21

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours light amber, 1 finger white head, light caramel aroma, lt caramel taste with a light spice and floral note. Unoffensive and easy to drink.
Mar 15, 2022
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Reviewed by TheRatCage from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
(Draft pour at the brewery)
L: clear pure amber in color. Thin white head. Some fast carbonation rising.

S: cereal malt. Wheat and extremely faint grass hops.

T: light caramel, more cereal malt. Slightly floral. Not overly complex. Bread. Very standard amber lager notes.

F: crisp, medium bodied for a lager, not overly hoppy.

O: a standard but pretty good American amber lager. Would pair easily.
Mar 04, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
Rated by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
first tried in Paris, of all places
Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Blows Yuengling lager and Sham Addumbs Boston lager away, and it's not even close. Cost a little more than either of those imposters, but it's NYC overhyped pricing. Probably the best thing NYshitty can offer the intelligent world.
Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by DOCRW from Washington

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- This pours a dark amber/golden color, and shows off generally clear....perhaps with some mild chill hazing. There is multiple steady streams of fizz rising in slow but uniform manner, maintaining a base layer of foamy head. This, by the way is about one and a half fingers in thickness to begin with, before the eggshell colored foam slowly dissipates into a clumpy thin/thick covering over the lager. The lacing is quite sticky too, with a thick film coating the inside of my glass....a very nice looking lager beer indeed!

S- I detect a well balanced blend of caramel sweet malted barley, and the robustness of the Vienna style lager here shines, alongside a mild, yet distinct hop cone bitterness. Floral petals, muted piney notes, grassy dry grain, whole grain mountain bread and on the finish, an ever gentle peppery leafy spice.

T- Now this is a tasty lager! Flavors follow the aforementioned aromas quite closely, with piney nuances balanced out by toffee/caramel sweet malts....these also showcase some toasty quality and there is a dry biscuit graininess on the palate too. Slight pepper spice, and a bread yeast flavor that lingers after the swallow. A very decent flavorful lager!

M/O- Light and crisp in body, with perhaps a slight leaning into medium bodied territory. The carbonation is smooth yet fizzy enough to allow the full flavors to explode on the palate. I find the drinkability factor to be high and would have no issues enjoying this throughout an evening. It is a very tasty lager and in my opinion, one of the best that I have had! Excellent fare!
Dec 08, 2021
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Rated by izraelc from New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a light amber. Light malt aroma. Medium hop body. A light hop finish. Slightly bitter. A little skunky. Not that good.
Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by robotic_being from Florida

Oct 31, 2021
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Rated by pkalix from California

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear golden color, small white head fades quickly, no lacing.
Baked bread, caramel mild hop aroma.
Flavors match the aroma.
Kind of thin, not much carbonation..
Tasty, but really nothing to get excited about.
Oct 06, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by tottel from Netherlands

Aug 07, 2021
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Gift for 50th birthday party.
Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 3.46 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jul 26, 2021
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Rated by Adam_Rhoad

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A crisp, floral lager.
Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 20, 2021
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I don't often drink lager, but I am finding a slight preference for Vienna style when i do drink it. The malt is not especially sweet and the low abv beer can sometimes hit the spot. I had this bottle on election night 2020 when I was only drinking beer from blue states.
Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by BEZMEZ

May 29, 2021
Rated: 4 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

May 28, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by Arg914 from New York

May 22, 2021
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