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Brooklyn LagerBrooklyn Lager

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-11-1998

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with medium of-white head with decent lacing. The aroma is sweet, floral, some bready. Taste is medium sweet, floral, some tart. Finish is light grassy and floral. Mild bitterness that doesn't linger. Has a medium body -- readily drinkable.

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4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - if amber is the definition of Gold and Red, then this is absolutely amber. pours beautifully, very little head, and no lacing because of it

S - Smells like Summer. Sweet, light, slight hints of raisin and honey

T - delicious, light, flavors all work VERY well together, and the refreshing factor is through the roof - immediately brings you to a 75 and sunny kind of day

M - Terrific. Drinks very very well, leaves no after taste but great drinkability and flavors while you're consuming it. Makes you crave more.

O - Worth a 6 pack, at most prices.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a white head. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt and of hops and some sweetness. The flavor of malt hits you up front and the bitterness hops come in to balance it very well. The hop flavor is not overpowering, but it is definitely present. The body is light, but the flavors really help this stand out. The carbonation is just right. This is a solid and very drinkable lager.

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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear amber color with no visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy off white head which has good retention properties. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Aromas are of caramel sweetness, toasted and pale malts, and quite a bit of hops (which is surprising considering other examples in the style).

T: The flavor is dominated by a nice malt sweetness with lots of caramel notes. The beer finishes with a very pleasant hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very full flavored and a great example for the style. Quite easy to drink and very much a session beer.

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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a reddish amber, with a moderate white head. Citrus hops are noticeable in the scent, with some bread and caramel as well - very nice. The taste is bready and nutty, with a touch of floral hops. Quite flavorful and complex compared to most lagers I've had. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Has to be one of the top of its style.

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4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Testing this beer poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A: When poured into the glass a nice foamy head is created. The color is a pretty deep amberish one, especially regarding this is a lager.

S: A very pleasent smell with sweet hints of caramel going on, the hops are doing a good job too giving you that fresh bitter notes. I'm still very surprised that this is still a lager i'm having.

T: Starts of with those malty caramel notes that with some help from the carbonation turns into a fresh hoppy bitterness hitting you.

M: There are a lots of good carbonation going on that together with the hops creates that bubbeling feel in your mouth, leaving you with the bitter tones on your tongue craving for more.

O: A truly astonishing lager. I've had this beer so many times i'm taking it for granted. When sitting down reviewing this beer I realize how great it is and why i'm so comfortable having a couple of these from time to time.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at City Tavern in Dallas TX. Awesome bar that definitely has that old west tavern feel. Cozy booths, wood floors and rustic ceiling. Waiting for a shoot out to happen!

Oh yes, the beer. I am not much for the standard fizzy lager these days but really wanted to try something from this brewery so I gave it a shot. First thing I noticed was the hop profile. Can lagers have that much hop aroma? It lingers too and it's not the usual bitter flavor either. Really nicely done in that regard. It had a malty enough backbone to support it and the color was a nice anberish red.

Glad I tried it but won't seek it out again.

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3.83/5  rDev +3%
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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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 3,708 ratings