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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
The beer pours a beautiful coppery mahogany color with thick beige head that seems to last a while and leave sheets of lacing that dissolve into spots. The aroma is rather intensely hoppy for a doppelbock style beer. The BJCP guidelines rate the style as 16-26 IBUs but Brooklyn has loaded this version up to 45 IBUs, which is just way too much for a doppelbock. The hops dominates the aroma and the flavor. The flavor starts hoppy. The Munch and Caramel malts slide in for a visit briefly during the middle of the sip, and then clubbed into submission by the four varieties of hops Brooklyn chose to cram into this one. Hop heads and IPA fans will find this a pleasant malty diversion from their favorite pale ale. Those of us who’ve had a great doppelbock like Ayinger Celebrator, Fort Collins’ doppelbock, or Weihenstephaner Korbinian wonder what the brewmasters at Brooklyn were thinking. I’m planning to put as many of the bottles of this I bought aside as possible to age and mellow out. Over time, that 45 IBU bitterness should subside and disappear. Perhaps then we’ll have a true doppelbock.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1414)

Clear deep orange beer, creamy yellowish to beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, exotic fruits, malty, some honey. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: spicy, some coriander, sweet malts, honey, sugary touch, some dried fruits. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, lots of honey, bit sugary, alcoholic touch, nice stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2645) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clouded brown beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: very sweet and malty. TASTE: somewhat bitter, malty, rather sweet again. Nothing special

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1410) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of malts mostly and some hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours dirty cloudy brown with a small white top after an initial bubbly white foam. Aroma is a little farmy actually, with caramel and toffee. Taste is rich caramel malts with yeasty chewiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some fruitiness and bread. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, lemon, some fruitiness and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, 75cl corked. An almost clear one, amber in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head leaving lacings. The aroma is rather hoppy, with pine cones and orange peel, some sweetness and a touch of toffee. Vegetal hoppy hints. It’s full bodied and lightly warming on the palate, with a soft carbonation. Bitter, orangey flavor with a malty sweetness. Lasting bitter finish with orange peel and pine cones. Not bad at all, still a bit boring in a way. Wouldn’t mind drinking it again though. 141231

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel, citrus and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (365) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2014
2014 bottle. Rich malt and prominent American hop flavours carried well by big ABV. an American hopped take on a dobbelbock. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WilleLW (208) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2014
A hazy brown/golden colour with a fluffy head. Aroma of citrus, some yeast and grapefruit and a slight smell of banana. Taste of belgian yeast with some banana. Some citrus and grass with a slight feel of alcohol in the aftertaste. Some hop bitterness.


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