Brooklyn Lager | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.72/5
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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:
#27,206
Reviews:
1,268
Ratings:
3,777
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
943
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,777 |  Reviews: 1,268
Photo of deonreds
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker amber to orange color, with a froth, medium sized head.

Smells of fresh opened toast, honey, orange peel and a note of lime zest.

Has a very refreshing, well carbonated lighter to medium body.

Tastes of whole grain bread, sweet toffee and a surprisingly dry, herbal hop appearance. Turns a little sweeter then with caramel and dried oranges among an uprising lemon bitterness. Finishes with more bready, toffee malts and a zingy hop bitterness, which coats the tongue surprisingly long.

A great tasting hybrid between a classic lager and an american pale ale. Sweet and bitter, tasty and versatile, extremely well balanced.

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

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Pours a thin but lingering off white head that leaves little lacing. Color is clear amber with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma of floral, citrus, and pine hops with yeasty bread dough. Mouthfeel is light, slightly sticky, with a somewhat damp finish. Flavors herbs, citrus rind, floral, toasted bread. A very good vienna lager.

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Photo of Krajnyak
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear. A little light for the style. Not much on the nose. Average taste, a little watery. Overall, average at best.

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Photo of MaineBeerDrinker
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jroof1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VABA
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-A nice amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hop and malty hints
T-Taste follows the nose with hop and malty flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent lager

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

Photo of BJB13
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By July 2018
12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Reddish gold and brite. Clear with a one finger whitish head.
Weak nose, yeast caramel malt and a hint of white grape.
Slightly bitter, floral/ earthy hops and malty Carmel are the mainstays.
Crisp with a medium body.
I think is a solid, drinkable amber though maybe a bit on the heavy side.

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Photo of Maestroreed
4.66/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of entenduintransit
2.52/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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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Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 3,777 ratings