Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.72/5
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3,784 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,565
Reviews:
1,270
Ratings:
3,784
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
131
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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber, coppery coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells faintly of caramel malt with hints of floral, citrus hops. Taste follows the nose, with a good balance of caramel, slighty grainy malt and floral/herbal citrus hops, with just a hint of red berries. Finishes with a light/medium bitterness and some sweet malts lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. Clean and crisp, with some nice hoppy accents for a Lager, making this drift almost into Pale Ale territory. Reminds me a little of Anchor Steam Beer as well. Not terribly exciting, but well-balanced and enjoyable enough.

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Photo of MackT
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Minimal head and retention.
Pours a clear medium dark amber. Slight aroma of malt and sweetness. Crisp, carbonated mouth feel. Nice solid lager, would pair well with any meal where beer would be appropriate. I like it, will revisit as a change of pace from my usual hoppy ales.

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Photo of BdM
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mwvman
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of caramel malt, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight piney hop, and slight citrus hops. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a slight bitterness noticeable. Tastes of caramel malt, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight piney hop, and slight citrus hops. Overall, great appearance, good body, but the blend is chaotic.

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Photo of chiefz1
2.57/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BuryMeInSmoke
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of btbcolo
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frenchi
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of generallee
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bankboy66
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always pass this one by and never picked it up. Now that I did get a six pack, I've been missing out on an excellent lager. Its just a well balanced lager that packs enough flavor to make it interesting and appealing. A nice lager to enjoy alone or with a burger or sandwich. Well done!

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Photo of egrandfield
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best lager I've ever had. Super hoppy for a beer of this style.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miwestcoaster
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TeeCee
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sandradj
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
2.4/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of polloenfuego
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now I will start with an admission. I am not the biggest fan of lagers. That being said, I really enjoyed this one.

Look is a nice amber with a thick foamy head that gives way slowly to a nice collar. Lacing is nice.

Smell is nice and malty. I am getting predominantly bready with traces of sweet caramel. There is a resiny hop that is barely there.

Taste is sweet malts that give way to a bitter hops. The hops fade quickly, bit man those malts are nice.

Feel is light with active carbonation. The finish is bitter and sweet...I know but true. A real nice feel.

Like I said, I damn like this one and I don't really care for most lagers. I could drink this regular like.

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Photo of cwm51662
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMakowski
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - this is how i like my beer to look...rich amber colored, thick foam head and glass lacing
Smell - sweet, bready and malty. Some notes of earthy resin. Not a very robust aroma.
Taste - Fairly straightforward but like it says in the description it pairs well with food. Some sweet malt, caramel, decent hop flavor. It's not amazing but it is tasty. Medium carbonation. Drinkable but fairly filling.

Overall, i like this style a lot and so this beer is another solid version of it. I think its good sometimes to just drink a smooth tasting beer with some hop bite and body. Give this beer a grade of B+

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Photo of BigMustyElbows
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikePatellis
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gatch
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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