Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.72/5
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3,760 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:
#30,287
Reviews:
1,265
Ratings:
3,760
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good beer

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5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite. Used to judge all others.

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lightly toasted notes highlight this satisfying brew. Not a lot of amber lagers in the world, and if this was the only one I had, I'd still be a happy man.

(Edit: as my idea of what constitutes a 5* beer has evolved -- one that transcends, one that is a standard bearer, one that is more than the sum of its parts, one that is so satisfying that it almost can't be dissected -- Brooklyn Lager is one that immediately comes to mind. Score changed to note this.)

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Surprisingly for a Lager it poured amber with an inch head that downgraded to a 1/4 inch head quickly. Taste is good. Extremely well balanced beer. Way more hops than i expected, which is awesome! Very drinkable. It delivers a nice Lager taste with the malts, but then follows up with an awesome hop finish. I love the hop structure. Maybe it's because i expected some tasteless lager but... I really like this beer! Lacing is awesome for a Lager...it leaves these rad rings. Perfect session beer. I have nothing bad to say about this beer. It's perfect for what it is. And packs many surprises! Will for sure buy again. Brilliant. But I must say...if I tasted this with a blindfold on my head and had to guess the style, I would not guess Lager. But hey...I really like this beer! I bought a 6 pack and enjoyed every last drop, noticing different flavors every sip. I will for sure buy this again and recommend it to all my friends!

UPDATE: This has become my favorite beer.

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5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite simply the best lager in the world. I love this beer. A complex, multi-layered lager with a hoppy taste and malty bitter aftertaste, but still works as a standard 'relaxing' beer. You want want to go back to any other lager after trying this.

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 3,760 ratings