Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.72/5
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3,739 Ratings
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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,441
Reviews:
1,259
Ratings:
3,739
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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128
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Ratings: 3,739 |  Reviews: 1,259
Photo of Beerbuds
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I agree with gvickery that this is not an amber. I really enjoyed this lager. As for as lagers go I give this a 5/5. Lot of flavour for a lager. I feel people are really rating beers wrong. You might enjoy or prefer other styles of beer more and thus give lagers worst ratings but I feel you should rate the style (out of 5) for that particular style compared against other beers of that style. Instead people automatically give lagers lower ratings just because of the style.

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Photo of ibanez2k
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gvickery
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I wouldn’t call this an amber, the color is slightly darker than gold. I couldn’t detect much of any smell. I got this in a mixed six pack from Kroger and it was very out of date (Nov 17). I’ll remember that, Kroger. Even so, it had a good balanced flavor leaning a little to the malty side. It had a ever so slight skunk to it that I attribute to the out of date. It feels heavy to me, I could enjoy a couple but more than that would really fill me up. It’s well made and something I’ll get again.

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Photo of georgeanthorpe
2.64/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of herrklemann
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of biscuit-dough, solid maltiness, a bit of caramel, some light citrus fruit, floral hops. Taste us more sweet than bitter. I found that it left kind of a soapy aftertaste. Pours a nice amber, light medium body, with medium to stale carbonation. Solid, but could have been fresher - doesn't really hold up all that well, making its way to Europe, stashed away in supermarkets.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strauss95
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhodgert
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by jan 2018, so a little late on this one.

clear slightly golden yellow body, decent carbonation, small white head, minimal lacing.

Clean, slightly grassy aroma.

clean tasting too. Some faint hits of grass and lemon.

mouth around medium, finish slightly floral.

overall. decent quaffable mild lager.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber-yellow with a finger of white head. Head retention is okay with no lacing left behind. Aroma is a small hit of pilsner malts, yeast, and spiced hops. The smell is clean, and clear. Flavor profile is pilsner malts, yeast, with a light dose of spiced and floral hops. Nice clean flavor profile, keeping it sipping clean. Mouth feel is a touch fizzy, but otherwise crisp with a medium-thin thickness. Overall, a straight shooter lager that drinks clean and simple.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of tbrax34
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lagers are not my favorite style at all, but this one is pretty decent. It's got more color and more taste than its brethren and if it's nice and cold it really can hit the spot. I'd definitely pay a bit more to get this lager rather than some of the cheaper ones on the market.

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Photo of AndrewAK
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nblam0
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strohm
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewnme
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks golden/red in color.Smells somewhat neutral, mild maltiness, fresh unbaked dough,slight toffee. Tastes buttery,malty smooth. Hops in the way back round. Feels velvety smooth,nicely carbonated. Clean finish. I don't see any resemblance to an "Irish red" This is a really good beer in my humble opinion. I enjoy the simplicity of a lager sometimes more than any ale.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shiu-chan
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it from ANA Suite Lounge, from 330ml bottle to beer glass. Clear amber with light foam.
Malt, caramel and light hint of hop on the nose.
Refreshing yet robust, medium bodied and light carbonation.
Overall, it is what it is as the New York No. 1 Craft Lager.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shreead
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arr3388
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JasonBatz
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jim67
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty basic lager. Not much to say

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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 3,739 ratings