Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #17
Ranked #23,507
3.72 | pDev: 12.63%
Oct 23, 2023
Feb 11, 1998
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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Reviewed by jonmikel from Spain

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Drunk at an Oslo karaoke (Norway).

Look: Dark amber color, lacing present
Smell: candy, malts, herbs, bread
Taste: Citric, herbs, cake
Feel: Full-bodied, balanced carbonation


O: 4.5
Oct 23, 2023
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Rated by Vlad11 from England

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
malty, red fruits, biscuity, semi bitter,nice balance between sweet and dry, bitter notes, very nice. high drinkability
Oct 22, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by emwilke from Nevada

Oct 21, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Oct 08, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by ScrantanDave from England

Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 25, 2023
Rated: 3.3 by Chilmer from Iowa

Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark amber gold medium carbonation and a decent foamy head. Dark and earthy aromas with sweet notes. Initial malt and toffee taste washed down with slight hoppy aftertaste. Smooth and crisp feel. Nice example of how you can change up a lager.
Aug 05, 2023
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Reviewed by kotocar from California

4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A really good easy drinking amber. Flavorful but crisp. It's what a "Boston Lager" tastes like when it's a good batch but that seems rare these days. If I closed my eyes and drank this I wouldn't know it was a "lager". Caramel malts, toffee, and a middle bitterness to it. Balanced between sweet and dry. I really like this.
Jul 23, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by ThePold from Virginia

Jul 03, 2023
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Rated by James94 from England

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Dark amber in colour, some lacing
S: Candied fruits, malts, herbs, bread
T: Citrus zest, herbs, cake
F: Full-bodied, balanced carbonation

O: 4.5
Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by AZgman from Arizona

3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very malty (as the label states) and almost smoky in taste. Poured from a 6 month old can into a pint glass, it had a decent head and aroma. I would call this more of a Vienna lager than an American lager. It feels well crafted and it was enjoyable, but not outstanding, to drink.
May 06, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by mhhsvt from Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Ahh! The best American lager that l ever had. This is my go to lager.
The aroma malty, hoppy, toasty bread, toffee.
The taste same as above very smooth easy drinking. 5.2 ABV makes it a good session beer!
Very nice to look at with a white one finger head and nice lacing. You can see the quality!
The carbonation hangs around . The finish gives you that light punch of hops at the end.
This beer is a hidden gem!
Apr 09, 2023
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Rated by hybridentropy from Djibouti

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

low carbonation. bitter for a lager. drinkable
Apr 04, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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