Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.72/5
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3,795 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:
#27,871
Reviews:
1,272
Ratings:
3,795
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
952
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Ratings: 3,795 |  Reviews: 1,272
Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fairly nice, safe lager that was both tasty and clean. Pours a nice amber color with minimal lasting head or lacing. Smells of some toasted malts, grain and corn. Tastes similarly, except there’s also just a hint of some hops in there, as well as a little caramel and nuttiness. Smooth clean thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. Nice and safe, just a little boring.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jjl329
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Diura
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DarkStar75
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden amber with a one finger frothy head and an interesting aroma. The hops (cascade and noble) are very present here far more than the caramel flavor of a Sam Adams...I prefer Brooklyn's. The flavor and bitterness of the hops makes this rich lager taste similar to a pale ale. Very satisfying beer, one of my favorites.

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

Photo of Eychung
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerstravis
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
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