Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,659 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:
3,659
Reviews:
1,241
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
879
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Tstromer
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cshaffer
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tom_Hoover
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ntomich
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed from the bottle. Best before December 2017.
3.5/3.5/3.5/4/3
Fizzy and yellow with gentle head.
Smells lightly malty with citrusy hops. A metallic, lagery tinge is not entirely unpleasant.
Tastes initially sweet and grainy, with a pleasantly metallic-lemon bit at the end that keeps it from being too sweet.
A thoroughly average beer, but a decent lager. You'll probably never be unhappy with it, but will you be happy? Not I.

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Photo of aaron6440
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Iski100
1.92/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of yaron73
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trboley
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pilsener glass, the appearance was a burnt orange to amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Sly lace runs in streams along my glass, didn't cling much.
The aroma had a clean bready to biscuit sweetness playing with a little bit of caramel/toffee maltiness. Light yeasty sweetness applied itself fairly nice.
The flavor was somewhat malty sweet with a light grassy hop trying to blend, but somewhat seemed to leave a semi-vacant sort of misguiding edge of wanting to be that "fine blend" of being a fantastic lager. Aftertaste had some stickiness in it.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. There's nothing distracting. ABV felt fine. It left a courteous malty sort of finish.
Overall, I'd say this was a pretty decent lager. Probably could be a lot better if the flavor seemed to blend just a little better.

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Photo of dms1767
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of djl1983
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dental
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, copper color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of pine, caramel and toffee. It had a nice toasted caramel, toffee and light piney bitterness.

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Photo of StormAles
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jtee
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 473ml can served at 8 degrees Celsius into a pilsner glass.

Look: The beer pours a brilliant amber with 10cm of dense, off-white head that dissipates within 7+ minutes. Very persistent head with good lacing. Outstanding colour, clarity, and head. A real treat to look at.

Smell: Very subtle toasty malts with floral and spicy hops. An adjunct quality and a very mild vegetal character is observed.

Taste: Low, grainy-sweet malt profile. Toasty-bready with floral and spicy hops. The finish is clean and towards bitter.

Feel: Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth and pleasant.

Overall: Great-looking and overall respectable lager. Thirst-quenching and easy-drinking for sure. I'm not a fan of the style but this one is well-crafted.

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 3,659 ratings.
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