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
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.33/5  rDev -65%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I was hoping to find a new, good, lager. Not so much.

The aroma was nice as I put the bottle to my lips. The taste was good, initially.
But then, as with almost all USA "craft" beers, the hops gang appeared and kicked the crap out of my tongue and mouth.
A small taste of malt reduced the hops gang damage, a little.
Then the aftertaste started and a "nostalgic" remembrance of the hops gang stayed longer than needed. Sort of like your ol' uncle Billy and his family of 3 spoiled brats. get out............

Thankfully I am done with my taste "tolerance" tests.I tried to expand my tastes to include some of the USA craft offerings and their 24/7 HOPS and HOPS and HOPS and HOPS and..........

Nope. Not gonna do it. Too much hops is too MUCH hops.

Willkommen zu Hause, deutsches Bier!!!!

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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

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1.68/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a clear, pale gold with no head or lace. It's aroma is of fruit, bread, and caramel. The flavor is fruity with sweet malt notes followed by a hop bitterness that lasts from start to finish. The flavor is more reminiscent of an APA than a lager and leaves a lasting, dry, bitter, aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light. Brooklyn Lager is a mediochre beer, not recommended.

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2/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - This was a light yellow in color with a modest head.

Smell - The aroma here is overly grainy and rough. It smelled more like an adjunct macro than a quality beer from BB.

Taste - Very disappointing. The grain was cheap and just wouldn't quit. From beginning to end this beer left a foul, graining taste in my mouth.

Mouthfeel - This was light-bodied and watery with a fizzy carbonation that made me think I was drinking a wine cooler.

Sinkability - Well I couldn't really pour this in the sink because I was at the pub, but I was drinking it so slow that the barmaid came over while I still had half a pint left and asked me if I wanted something else. I have had so many good beers from this brewery it's hard to believe that this came from the same place.

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I have had this beer before. I have actually had this beer in New York City. Never been to the brewery before… but I wouldn't mind going. I love to travel, I love New York, and I LOVE beer! (Don't get excited… the beer is just okay.)

The beer smells like a lager. Makes sense… this beer is a lager. It has a weak carbonation on top, and sits like a pale in the glass. This beer does get better the warmer it gets. But the beer is an easy find, cheap, and not one that you want to sit around and get warm. At least close to room temperature. You get a hint of that carbonation on the palate, just as the flavor leaves. It's quick, slides down easy, and is a drinkable beer. Its a lager… nothing fancy about it.

I wouldn't buy this beer again, unless it was on sale. I mean, it's a typical boring lager. Brooklyn makes a LOT better beers than this. It's just okay…

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.02/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.06/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

meh...nothing to see here: Yuengling or SA Boston Lager. Would not have purchased or pursued, but was given a 6-pack. Probably save for cooking or to offer up to guests who aren't interested in something more adventurous. In general though, this is kind of a strange beer niche: I.e. not ale, but not adjunct either.

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