Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

very good
3,635 Ratings
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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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Photo of endovelico
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Foamy garnet brew with good retention, lacing and no perceived effervescence.

S: Medium high in intensity. Vegetative, flowery, and noble hops quintessential pollen notes with some background citrusy, caramel and biscuit notes.

T: Follows up on the nose with delicious noble hop notes upfront to the backdrop of a shy caramel and biscuity backbone.

M: Medium carbonation, Medium bitterness, Medium bodied. Like: The clean bitterness in this. Dislike: The flat finish.

O: Probably my favorite red lager to date. It's absolutely delicious, but probably a bit off-style. This definitely makes for a great session beer.

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Photo of mattguterres
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of tallama
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of swinker
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of rallyr32
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bshiban
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of Jenessa
2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of mjurney
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber-gold color, slight hazy. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thick frothy head. Leaves a very nice lacing behind.

Floral hops, a little citrusy. Sweet malts. Crisp. Refreshing.

Rich barley malt, biscuity, caramel, a little toffee. Hop bitterness is medium, floral, citrusy, lemony. Semi-dry finish. Body is light-medium, a little dry in the aftertaste, nice carbonation, very smooth.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of SmashPants
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: standard 355mL brown bottle, decent label - better than your standard macro.

Appearance: clear amber with a decent thick and hilly white head. Great retention and some lacing - unusual for a lager.

Aroma: fantastic aroma - smells much more like a pale ale than a lager. Some light pale biscuit malts, but dominated by a wonderful combination of pine, citric and floral hops. Very inviting.

Taste: not much deviation from the great aroma. The hop flavours do eliminate the undertone of malts, however.

Aftertaste: lingers well too. I'm really starting to think this has been labelled incorrectly as a lager. It's coming across more and more as a pale ale.

Mouth feel: medium bodied, with lower than usual carbonation.

Overall: this beer was a complete shock - I was expecting a standard American lager without much flavour, but this delivered a properly good, interesting pale ale / lager cross. Impressive.

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Photo of PaulD
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Vivs85
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a lively lager, more fun than most. it pours a lighter amber color, with a short white head that sticks around. the aroma is very crisp, properly a winter lager, a little nutty on the malt profile, with a clean rounded finish. taste follows the nose, and this beer is a dead give away as brooklyn lager every time. its so distinct in terms of balance and richer malts than the industry standard, its really unmistakable. the red malts give it a nice body, not boring at all, and the carbonation is there. overall not the most adventurous or profound thing to come out of brooklyn brewery, but its a really servicable lager. the lager for the pale ale drinker i like to call it. yummy stuff. golf course beer to me at its finest.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of StevieB
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ferrettman687
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of srw
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Duesler
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 3,635 ratings.
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