Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

very good
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Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light amber infused gold. Head is white and creamy. Drops to a thin cap and collar with some nice lines of lacing. Moderate to high carbonation pulls throughout.

Smell: Light crackery malts. Some caramel malt sweetness. Grassy with some husky grain. Solid backing lager yeast. Some faint esters. Some raw cracked wheat (wheat thins). Slightly sweet and vaguely corn-like. Nice balance of malts. Vague earthy hops.

Taste: Bready with some solid caramel malt sweetness. Slightly bitter grain. Roasted in small measure. Building caramel/corn sweetness balanced by a grassy and mildly estery backing. Some apple skin and hay. Solidly toasted. Lager yeast is powdery. Oddly spicy and earthy. Mildly bitter. Clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to high carbonation. Some lingering bitterness on an otherwise clean finish. Crisp.

Overall: This beer tastes like Where the Red Fern Grows.

Interesting, but not all good. A bit raw and sweet with too much toasted character. Drinks well but the flavor profile is a bit too broad.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of gr0g
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coppery-Amber, high clarity. A one finger head on this pour with sparse but intricate curtains of lace. Take a whiff of Brooklyn Lager and you'll find a floral hop note that's pleasantly surprising given the style. Cascade hops at work here, though much more restrained than in a pale ale. Notes of lightly toasted bread and caramel round things out.

On the palate, crisp, clean maltiness gives way to a healthy hoppiness that lingers a bit past the finish. Superbly balanced in my opinion, though craft beer neophytes may find it bitter. Dry, clean finish. Nothing earth shattering going on here, just very well integrated, complementary flavors.

Brooklyn's addition of American hops to a Vienna style lager yields an excellent brew. This is noticeably better on tap than from the bottle.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

Great lager. My go-to summer beer at the LCBO.
Tastes like a mix between an IPA and a pilsner.

Perfect beer to share with friends who drink BMC. The taste showcases noble and American hops with a low enough ibu to work as a gateway for future hopheads.

If anybody can find a better session lager available in Ontario let me know.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of chrisgalvin
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can someone send me a 12-pack of this. While this might just be the Sierra Nevada on the East Coast, this is a really good Lager. Nice brown color with a great balance of hops and malt and a super clean finish. Wonderful session beer and perfect with lots of food. A must stop (along with Momofuku) on Friday's when in NYC

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 3,646 ratings.
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