Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager
3,676 Ratings
Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

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

12oz can served in a pilsner glass.

L - amber color with a white head that has good retention and leaves lots of lacing.

S - toasted malt and caramel aroma.

T - sweet roasted malt/caramel up front with light bitter hops on the finish.

M - medium bodied and smooth going down.

O - a good example of the style.

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

This is my first tasting of a Brooklyn Brewery beer, and I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a style similar to a SA Boston Lager, but the two are noticeably different.

I poured the lager into a pint glass, and got a sizable head.
This is an excellent looking copper-tone beer. It's fun to look at, especially at eye-level with bubbles from the bottom surfacing to the head.

The smell is spicy fruit. There is just enough carbonation in this beer, and the finish could be a little less bitter.

Overall, a good American lager. I want to drink it on tap.

Update( May 9): It's been a several months since I sampled this beer. I put a bottle in the freezer for about 20 minutes, and the temperature was quite good. I noticed more orange rind in the smell and taste. In general, more fruity with a strong orange accent. Quite a good beer at a moderately cold temp.

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 3,676 ratings
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