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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2.3/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brilliantly clear deep straw color with a big bright white head. Good lacing. Sweet pils malt on the nose with a touch of caramel and floral hops.

Very interesting beer, not sure if im into yet or not. Slick mouthfeel with good carbonation. There's a strange sliced pickle taste to this beer, no lie. The bottle still has another 2 months before being out of code so it isn't old. Sweet and faint grainy malt bill up front. Some floral hop flavors kick in along with vigorous carbonation. Pickle flavor comes in around mid palate and finishes off the beer leaving a tinny and pickle aftertaste.

Unique but not sure if im down with this pickle taste.

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4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle into a Sam Adams "perfect" pint glass.

Visual (4.5): A very good looking lager with a foggy amber hue, it has a slight opacity that gives it a rusty orange color. A nice, tight, and lasting single finger head that left a perfect lacing on the glass as it slowly receded. Lots of carbonation bubbles floating sporadically throughout the body of the beer. Just fantastic.

Aroma (4.0): The scent really hits you with a sweet, nutty malt balanced by an apple aroma (aroma hop?). Nice fragrance that brings out the balanced malt body in the taste.

Taste (4.0): a real grainy malt base that hits with toasty, nutty flavours and ends with a slight molasses sweetness that is odd in a lager, but reminds you of its "amber" name. Hop flavours are a nice balance, with a mild, fruit bitterness that lets the malt take centre stage.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Brooklyn gives their lager a real smooth, creamy feeling by mellowing out the carbonation on the pallet. Carbonated enough to give it a nice texture, but calm enough to tickle the tounge rather than stampede across it. Medium body with a nice finish that is lightly chalky on the back of the mouth.

Overall (4.5): Overall, Brooklyn lager is my favorite amber lager out there, and may even be my favorite lager. I love the sweet malt backbone that contributes to both a lovely aroma and nice balanced taste. Warm, creamy, and malty enough to compete with an amber or brown ale and it looks great in a glass.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured with a hazy gold color with noticeable carbonation, an uneven bubbly frothy head, and good lacing on the sides. The aromas are a mix of sugars, orange, and grains. Flavoring of the drink had a relative bitter-sweetness and bread or yeast taste. The drink was light and a bit watery, but still refreshing. A better refreshing drink for the evening.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Color was caramel paleish. About two fingers of head. Healthy amount of white lacing on the top. Lots of film on the sides, which I enjoy. White and wet.

Smelled sweet caramel malts up front. Seemed to be some citrus lemon hops, but that could just be me wanting it to be.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, maybe a more watered down version. Really liked this beer. Seemed to be more like a pale ale. Still got those lemon citrus notes. Very smooth.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt, but smooth finish.

Just a really good beer. And I say that surprisingly. Nothing like I thought it was going to be. Loved it.

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