Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,625 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,625
Reviews:
1,232
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
859
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,625 |  Reviews: 1,232
Photo of rsquared59
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Meh. Not made in Brooklyn, and not worth having two. So many better lagers than this, why bother with it.

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Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgiordano88
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Look - Pours a clear light amber color, two fingers of rocky white head, a few rings of lacing.
Aroma - Floral, fresh roses, apple, fresh bread, earl grey tea. Fragrant.
Taste - Sweet red apple, sugary malt, earth, hint of toast, light bitterness. Finishes on the sweet side.
Feel - Light body, not a whole lot of carbonation, wet.

Overall - Not bad, it could benefit from more carbonation in my opinion though. A sweeter amber for sure.

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Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Atg1095
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wekoontz
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HyphenatedAmerican
3.04/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leom
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PA-hunter
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a bright yellow orange with a tall white foamy head. Crystal clear.

Smell- Grainy, soapy, some citrus.

Taste- Fresh grain, some caramel, with a sweet bready flavor. Some peppery citrus hop flavors ignite the palate, but is balanced off by that light malt base. Finishes slightly bitter and dry and slightly metallic as well.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A basic, good example of a craft version of an American lager. Nothing over the top, but is a clean and simple lager. Good use of malt and hop flavor is there.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P- Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Cigar City pint glass.Best by March 2017.Only a couple days over date.

L- Thin soapy white head with medium retention,and low lacing.Light amber / gold colored body with good clarity.Light amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get sweet caramel malt,and floral / citrus hop notes.

T- The palate follows the nose with sweet bready malt up front,and citrus hops on the back end.A little bit of spice on the back end as well,along with a metallic taste.

F- The mouth feel is thin and a little watery.Decent amount of oxidation on the tongue.Smooth finish with a sticky texture.

O- This is a pretty good lager.Wouldn't be my first choice,but wouldn't be my last either.I probably wouldn't buy it again,but if you like lagers I would recommend giving it a try.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zachkrauter
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 3,625 ratings.
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