Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,625 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:
3,625
Reviews:
1,232
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
858
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,625 |  Reviews: 1,232
Photo of GottundKaiser
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oliviamarion
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hasse67
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesLeung
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jacknyr08
4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoohMooh
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber, two finger head. Pretty heavy lacing.

Sweet apple smell, as well nice, strong grain. Kinda metallic too. Some caramel and cocoa.

Taste is apple/apple cider and grain. Same sort of caramel/cocoa character as in the smell. Slightly bitter aftertaste, pretty nice.

Mouthfeel is super light, watery. Very light carbonation too. Drinks fast.

Nice. Pretty refreshing.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a darker golden color with a finger and a half of slightly off white head that was nice and foamy, slightly rocky and leaving nice lacing down the glass.

Smells of sweet malts and bread with some nice biscuits in here.

The taste was nice malty and a bit peppery with a bit of hops on the back of the tongue. The hops in this were nice and flowery.

The mouth feel borders on the medium side with a bit of a wet finish to it.

This one was a nice hoppy lager that made me quite happy to be drinking it.

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Photo of Casterbridge
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronbo56
3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle into plastic cup at Springfield Bagel, PĂ©rigueux, France (OK, that's not the only place I've had it, but it's by far the strangest)

L - Attractive copper color, not food-dye red like some of this style. Head thins out pretty quickly, but that adds to the authentic old-style look.
S - Nothing special going on, lightly floral and fruity.
T - Excellent balance of flavor and drinkability. Could savor over the best burger in Southwest France or chug at a ball game. I've done both.
F - Lighter than expected. Very easy to drink.
O - I really like this beer. Clearly brewed to be enjoyed, not just to prove how smart or hip the brewer is. Not sure but I think this was among Brooklyn's first products and still perhaps its best.

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Photo of AleSan
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.04/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Vylo
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vader444
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tyronegangsta
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monorailred
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meanmutt
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice for a tuesday, not to heavy, decent lager.

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Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Ellen's Stardust. A little IPA like.

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Photo of matcris
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a Boston Lager. More caramel color than red with a nice fluffy off white head that leaves some sticky lacing as the head recedes. Caramel, light toasted bread in the nose. Same in the flavor. Medium thin body, a little watery, average carbonation, and fairly dry. Better than an BMC, any day.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertas
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great lager with a very pleasant flowery smell and a fruity, herbal taste.
Recommended!

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Photo of tjwarren
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To me this is shockingly good. It has to be the caramel malt and super soft mouthfeel to the beer. Just enough hoppiness to satisfy and then a smooth dry finish. Funny thing I actually seek this out as far past it's best by date as possible. Not something I would normally do. I drank this several years ago and then neglected it through the IPA years and when I revisited I was stunned all over again. Not many beers do that to me.

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 3,625 ratings.
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