Saturday, April 13, 2013

Brooklyn Brewery Silver Anniversary Lager

Wow, it has been a long time!  I have neglected this blog, and drinking, for much of the past 3 weeks.  There were some health issues I had to deal with, but everything is good now, and I am back!  I'm working on a few different posts, and there should be fairly steady content from here on out!

Tonight I am drinking Brooklyn Brewery's Silver Anniversary Lager.  This beer was released in 25.4 oz. bottles and kegs.  One of my local beer stores, Central Liquors in Flemington, NJ, had a growler station takeover of Brooklyn Brewery beers earlier today.  I jumped at the chance to pick up a growler of the Silver Anniversary Lager on tap!

Silver Anniversary Lager
8.6% ABV
45 IBUs
32 oz. growler poured into an 8 oz. tulip glass

Brooklyn Brewery Silver Anniversary Lager
Brooklyn Brewery Silver Anniversary Lager

Brooklyn Brewery's Silver Anniversary Lager pours a strikingly clear copper color with a one and a half finger white head.  The head recedes slowly, and leaves attractive lacing on the glass.  A spicy, citrus smell dominates the aroma.  As I drink the Silver Anniversary Lager, I feel the citrus from the cascade hops still dominates.  The citrus is backed up with a tasty caramel sweetness.  The aftertaste is composed of a slight breadiness, and a decent amount of alcohol, especially as it warms (it is 8.6% after all!).  This doppelbock is full-bodied, with medium to medium-high carbonation.  It goes down really easy!

Brooklyn Brewery Silver Anniversary Lager
Brooklyn Brewery Silver Anniversary Lager

Overall:  Brooklyn Brewery's Silver Anniversary Lager is a delicious, unique beer I'm glad I jumped at the chance to try.  The use of cascade hops in this doppelbock really threw me for a loop, but it turned out really well.  Give it a try if you see it!

Have you had Brooklyn Brewery's Silver Anniversary Lager?  What did you think of it?  Did you catch any aromas or flavors I didn't pick up?  Let me know in the comments!

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