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RATINGS: 277   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (346) - NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Pours clear amber with beige head. Aroma is dominated by malt. Taste has maltiness, hard to believe its 9%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2088) - NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper red, big beige head. Smell of dark fruits, plums, dust, hints of caramel and vinous aromas. Moderate sweet, dark fruits, darker malts and plums, otherwise quite clean. Moderate bitter finish. Very nice lager, very solid malt base, good flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3844) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Slightly hazy amber brown pour with good offwhite head. Earthy, toffee, old white grapes/wine, caramel malts. Kinda like a highly carbonated, imperial vienna lager with belgian yeast. Biscuity. Didn’t really do a whole lot for me. But not horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Murky orange brown colour. Half-inch off-white head, settles as bubbly film, leaves some lacing. Aroma of bitter orange marmalade, resin, yeast, grass, hay, almonds, caramel. Medium/full body, soft carbonation, refreshing mouthfeel. Bitter-sweet fruity-resinous taste, well-balanced. Quickly fading aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Nya Carnegie Bryggeriet, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Grass, fruit, caramel, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, grass, hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4230) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkedorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a dark-hued clear amber body with a coppery hue and a large, creamy off-white top, looking very palatable indeed. Aroma is grape peel, raisins, grains, caramel and hints of bread crust and straw. Taste is raisins, grains, red berries and hints of bread crust and burnt sugar. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A bit watery in its makeup for a solid doppelbock IMO, and the flavor profile is also slightly tilted in the Belgian direction which could have worked out better. Nevertheless, a pretty nice and drinkable anniversary lager from Brooklyn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (282) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
On tap at brooklyn brewery smooth good tasting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Deep amber. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Big malty aroma. Taste is big malt. Notes of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
Huge offwhite head. Slightly hazy deep red body with light carbonation. Spicy waxy earthy aroma with notes of old books. Dry-sweet resiny pine wood taste with spicy floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish earthy waxy spicy aftertaste with floral fruity caramel notes. Interesting, unusual, and way too drinkable. (0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1361) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Pours an amber color with an off white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel malts, toffee, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is strong of the toffee and caramel malts. Slight toasted malts on the finish as well with just a hint of alcohol warming.

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