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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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The Brooklyn Brewery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We are fortunate to be a part of the incredible cultural renaissance Brooklyn has enjoyed during the last quarter century. Four great Brooklyn artists whom we met along the way—Fred Tomaselli, Roxy Paine, Joe Amhrein and Elizabeth Crawford—have created special labels for our Silver Anniversary Lager beer. We are saluting our beginnings with a special doppelbock version of the Brooklyn Lager we introduced in 1988. This beer is re-fermented in the bottle and will taste great today or years from now. The original was inspired by the beers of 19th Century New York and Vienna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
750ml bottle pours a hazy amber with some cloudy, white head. Nose is sweet, some chestnut, malt, some orange. Flavor is slightly pithy, malt, chestnuts, a little cracker. Pithy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Hazed copper pour with an off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel, toast, and brown sugar. Golden raisin, yeast, and lemon zest. Flavors of caramel, toast, brown sugar, and raisin. Light yeast, lemon peel, and some herbal hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Hazy dark amber lager covered by a frothy white head. Some mild fruity notes lay underneath a precise toasted malt mattress covered by several linens of nuances, be they almondy nuttiness, honeyed sweetness, warming alcohol vapors or leafy, herbal hops. A pretty original one, with more fruitiness than you would expect from a lager, a fairly warming, yet never burning, never cloying alcohol presence and a malt character that differs from the all-Munich strong lagers of similar color. Furthermore, the hops really do play a nice balancing role with their spicy, herbal nobility. It all makes for a balanced, agreeable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
hazy amber, lasting white wisps. Estery lemon nose, light pepper and grain, grass hints all over. Aggressive carbonation accents citrus and grass, bit too big and sugary through the grassy, papery end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
750mL. Pours a full haze amber with higher foam. Thick yellow head erupts with webby, big lacing. Nose is phenolic, celery, sweet cherry, caramel. Taste is sweet cherry, toffee, lemon, candied lemon peel. Minerally, sweet, semi dusty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Adam of Somailia, via Connecticut, thanks! Hazy golden amber color, fluffy white head. Nice aroma of freshly cut grass, light pine. Taste is light straw, hay, leon. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1200) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Brown pour small tan head. Aroma and flavor both have solid balance between Nice hoppiness And toasty/caramel malt. Felish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Pours amber with a tight white head. Aroma is honey, orange, funk, grass. Taste is honey, orange peel, grass, funk, resin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Very cloudy orange, creamy offwhite head. Nose is very malty, mild citrus hops, creamy. Taste is lightly herbal, creamy, medium thick, malty, a great big Vienna lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4433) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 9/15/13

Aroma: The nose has some grassy hops, caramel, earth, fruit, and some yeast as well
Appearance: A mostly clear caramel-orange color with a frothy off-white head and plus lace
Flavor: The flavor is clean malts and some light hops, the flavor is pretty balanced
Palate: The body is medium, it has a pretty good mouthfeel, and a mildly dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a solid one. I had this a few months back on draft, but the rating hasn’t made it out of the backlog, so this bottle should do the job.

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