On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, unspecific 25th anniversary doppelbock version of celebrated Brooklyn Lager seemed strangely divergent and stylistically murky. Dry wood lacquering and pungent dry-hopped char affect sedately tart apple-skinned fig mold. Dessicated orange souring, tea-like earthen nature and peated Scotch blotch keep deranged pale lager off-putting. In 22-ounce bottle, sugar-glassed glutinous wheat sweetness and dewy peated malts offered a Scotch Ale-like persistence. Buttered rum and vodka untertones added alcohol burn.