Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.72/5
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3,738 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:
#29,441
Reviews:
1,258
Ratings:
3,738
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
928
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,738 |  Reviews: 1,258
Photo of bubbler
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

a fine refreshing enough lager. a bit light and watery for my tastes.

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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this one. Smooth, crisp, and definitely refreshing.

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3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker amber to orange color, with a froth, medium sized head.

Smells of fresh opened toast, honey, orange peel and a note of lime zest.

Has a very refreshing, well carbonated lighter to medium body.

Tastes of whole grain bread, sweet toffee and a surprisingly dry, herbal hop appearance. Turns a little sweeter then with caramel and dried oranges among an uprising lemon bitterness. Finishes with more bready, toffee malts and a zingy hop bitterness, which coats the tongue surprisingly long.

A great tasting hybrid between a classic lager and an american pale ale. Sweet and bitter, tasty and versatile, extremely well balanced.

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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

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

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

Pours a thin but lingering off white head that leaves little lacing. Color is clear amber with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma of floral, citrus, and pine hops with yeasty bread dough. Mouthfeel is light, slightly sticky, with a somewhat damp finish. Flavors herbs, citrus rind, floral, toasted bread. A very good vienna lager.

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3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear. A little light for the style. Not much on the nose. Average taste, a little watery. Overall, average at best.

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2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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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

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3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-A nice amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hop and malty hints
T-Taste follows the nose with hop and malty flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent lager

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

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By July 2018
12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Reddish gold and brite. Clear with a one finger whitish head.
Weak nose, yeast caramel malt and a hint of white grape.
Slightly bitter, floral/ earthy hops and malty Carmel are the mainstays.
Crisp with a medium body.
I think is a solid, drinkable amber though maybe a bit on the heavy side.

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4.66/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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2.52/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beerbuds
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I agree with gvickery that this is not an amber. I really enjoyed this lager. As for as lagers go I give this a 5/5. Lot of flavour for a lager. I feel people are really rating beers wrong. You might enjoy or prefer other styles of beer more and thus give lagers worst ratings but I feel you should rate the style (out of 5) for that particular style compared against other beers of that style. Instead people automatically give lagers lower ratings just because of the style.

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 3,738 ratings