Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,647 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:
3,647
Reviews:
1,240
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
870
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Danny1217
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color, lets plenty of light through. A nice bubbly white head. Good retention.
Grain and herbal hop aroma. Pretty light on the nose.
Crisp spicy hop bite, caramel malt sweetness, some grains. The way a lager like this should taste. Not too powerful, highly sessionable, but a full flavor. Good amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Just one of those beers that you can have whenever and not be unhappy. Goes well with a nice, greasy meal too.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB FEB 2013

A: Pours an amber color with a fingers worth of bubbly head

S: Not too much going on here aside from some light malts and grains. Some floral hops come through as well

T: Nice and malty, with some caramel and then some floral notes from the hops. Rich and flavorful

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp

O: A solid pre-prohibition style lager with plenty of flavor with a full (not light or fizzy) mouthfeel. Nice and malty without overdoing the sweetness. Definitely a solid choice for lager fans

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of pillowy head. Great retention.

S: Caramel and bready malts mixed with mild citrus hops. The aroma is very restrained, yet nice. A bit of spice and a hint of metal.

T: Restrained bready malts with less caramel sweetness than the aroma would suggest. I get a bit of citrus hop flavor, but the hops mostly impart a moderate bitterness. A bit metallic in the finish as I get with most beers of this style.

M: Light to medium mouthfeel for the style with appropriate carbonation.

O: I'm really not a fan of the style, but I'm trying to open myself to it. This is decent - balanced with a very restrained metallic flavor. Usually I get a stronger metallic flavor with the style. I get some nice caramel and bready malts in the flavor that I enjoyed, I just find myself wishing it were made with ale yeast.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours ac copper-amber color with a two finger white head. The head fades rather slowly to leave a great level of lacing.

Smell- The aroma is of a lightly roasted malt with some caramel sweetness. Mixed with these aromas is a light but nice blend of a herbal and floral hop aroma.

Taste – The taste started out on the crisper and breadier side. Quickly a caramel sweetness greets the tongue and sweetens the flavor. These flavors persist throughout the taste until more towards the end. At that point an herbal and floral hop flavor comes to the tongue. While they start lighter, they grow stronger and stronger, and in the end, leave a crisp and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is on the slightly chewy side for the abv. and style with a carbonation level that is rather average. The chewiness, while not characteristic of a lager, was actually very nice of the herbal and floral hop flavors. Overall the mouthfeel was great.

Overall – A good herbal and floral lager that is crisp and delicious.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the Flying Saucer in Austin:

A: Lighter red/amber color with frothy white head. Head has great staying power as it leaves thick rings of lace down the glass.

S: Clean, sweet malts, hint of hops.

T: Clean, sweet grainy malts. Grassy hops in the finish.

M: Very crisp, refreshing. Nice and easy drinking.

O This one worked perfectly as a palate cleanser in between 2 bigger brews. Very sessionable and good, clean flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 3,647 ratings.
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