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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
NYE bottle share at Proof. Pours a perfect light amber brown. Really good amount of cream colored head. Head and collar last really well. Aroma is biscuity, caramel and some floral hops. Taste is wonderfully the same. Well balanced and delicious. Great medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Hazy amber pour with a thin white head .... aroma of sweet malts, light orange and toasted malts ..... Tastes of toasted malts, caramel malts, light fruity notes mainly orange ..... Has a simple malt character and finishes dry and malty..... Simple but abv hidden very well .... Medium to heavy body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (304) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Keg pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is orange-brown without sparkle, decent off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma is sweet bready malts. Taste is moderately sweet maltiness, same as nose. Palate is medium bodied with slightly slippery texture and soft to average carbonation. Overall, this is good but not a heck of a lot of balance to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (850) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
Pour an opaque murky amber, with a large frothy white head. Aroma of slight forest berries (in the maltiest of ways) caramel, malts, faint grassy hops. Taste is pretty sweet up front, with a pleasing bitterness. Somewhat full bodied, with a lively carbonation. I quite like this for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Copper color with an off-white head. Strong hop aroma with resinous and pine notes. Medium body. Some caramel sweetness. Drinks more like an IPA than a doppelbock in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1695) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Pours hazy light brown with a small white head. Smells dry fruity hoppy and a bit canned fruit. Tastes dry fruity hoppy with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
750ml bottle - $15.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an orange-amber body in color, a bit hazy, with a thick, lasting off-white head.

Smell: A nose of chopped candied fruits, ground spices and warmed sugars with a soak of spiking sherry ahead of the blend of bready, toasty, biscuity malts.

Taste: A bready, toasted malt with a touch of blonde sugars. Varied dark fruitiness of figs and dates with some orangy, citrusy undertones felt. Herbed, earthy hop character, though only a medium-light bitterness. And, once the heat of the alcohol bubbles into the picture (though not quite boozy), it takes on a fruitcake like quality. Small hit of anise on the fruity, lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It’s fine, I suppose, though it falls a wee bit short of its price-tag. As it’s to be an amped up Brooklyn Lager, I’d have preferred a six-pack of its origin story beer at less than half the cost.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Light golden pour with a light head. Notes of grains, floral, straw and some syrup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (5428) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 cons 2015-07-11 Göteborg AR: bitter, syrup bread (apk limpa) AP: hazy brown, ... F: bready syrup, old buttery, roasted malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG -15 Hazy amber with a small head. A bit sweetish aroma and flavour. Toffee and brown sugar. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarleyandVine (56) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Remarkably maltiness that I will surely revisit another time or two. Home of Sorachi Ace, one of my all-time favorites. Yes, Doppelbock is a Lager and this is a HUGE doppelbock!

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