Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

very good
3,659 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 AMiz602
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very worthwhile Lager!!

It is a highly carbonated beer, and is a nice bronzy-gold color. It is a full bodied beer that has a choppy, bubbly head that doesn't last too long.

It smells sweet, and is a malty, well balanced lager that tastes very bold of either Saaz or Hellertau hops with a wonderful lagering malt that keeps everything in check. It has a caramely sweetness to it, and as it goes down produces a sweet, dry, yet malty bready flavor. This lager is definitely a step above most others, and can be easily enjoyed any day of the week with any meal!

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Photo of BillH200174
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish amber color, and leaves a thin white head that disappates quickly. The smell is very malty with caramel aspects that give hints of honey and lemon. The taste of this lager is crisp and refreshing the sticky sweet malt weighs on your palate in a good way and there is a lemon wheat flavor on the palate that makes this a balanced refreshing brew.

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Photo of Jaybirdsbeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Still a favorite of mine after all these years. This was a staple in my apartment when it first came out. Still like to have it on hand. Huge head that towers over my glass, four fingers plus. Clear reddish amber with mild carbonation. Lots of lace clinging in clumps and rings. Smell has lots of yeasty bread with toasted malt graininess. A nice bit of floral hops and light citrus. A hint of earth sneaking in. Taste is solid with a good balance of malt and hops right up front. Caramel sweetness is couched in malt. A bit of biscuit and a touch of sourdough. Firm hop bitterness balances beautifully. Finish is long and dry with an earthy/citrus hoppiness. Just a touch of citrus and hop oil lingering. Feel is smooth and crisp with a mildly effervescent carbonation that is spot on. Just a great overall beer. Super drinkable with an ability to be a gateway beer while at the same time offer all a sophisticated palate could want. Proud to make this one review number 500.

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Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Dave1999
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a thin white head.

Smells of sweet malts.

There's a bit of fruitiness to this which was surprising some really tasty malt flavours.

Has just the right level of carbonation. Very refreshing.

This was a really good lager could easily session these. Probably the best lager I've had to date.

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Photo of JayMillerWild
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of ZekemusMaximus
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jeffani
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Presticle
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of bmoney
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of pheelingIt
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of moskal
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jharkins07
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of thepeter
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours heavy and amber with a 2 finger head that lasted a while into a thickish film
S - pale and caramel malt, biscuity and hoppy nicely done
T - A malty lager with a very decent hop profile. Biscuity and even a bit of tang at the end. Refreshing and satisfying.
MF - light bodied but full for the style, carbonation was decent large bubbles that are typical for lagers
O - Better than the sum of its parts, a very good lager

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of garyford
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MDunk
5/5  rDev +31.6%

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