Brooklyn Pilsner - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by maltusaurelius:
District of Columbia
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured out of a bottle into a beer mug. Thin half-finger head that dissipates quickly to leave a thin white foam on top - no head to speak of. I thought my glass was dirty the first time I poured one but it seems to be the beer as I've had three and each has poured the same.
Deep gold to copper in color, with active carbonation - darker than average for this style. Aroma is of grainy malts with a hint of caramel, and mild floral hops.
Taste is the same - somewhat sweet grainy malt flavor, again with a hint of caramel with hop bitterness to balance. Malts are less buiscuty than typical of pilsner. The overall taste and mouth feel are less crisp as well. I almost think I got their Vienna lager in the wrong bottle.
I like this beer, but it is not very pilsner-y. It's got more in common with a marzen/Oktoberfest or Vienna lager.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2008 01:12:12 | More by maltusaurelius
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3.86/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a pilsener glass, an orange-yellow hue with an ample fluffy white head. Smells like doughy pale malt and assertive floral-spicy noble hops, pleasantly tangy and vibrant with a subdued rounded sweetness. Taste is saltine crackers, subtle lemon-lime citrus, faint celery stalk, white pepper, blackberry, maybe hints of apple, and a rounded corn-like sweetness: I think Brooklyn did indeed capture some preProhibition flavor here. Not overly green but does feature a more rounded floral citrus hop note, almost like perfumed tea, with a sweeter than usual malt backbone. Moderately carbonated with a smooth mouthfeel and thin but not watery body. Great pils in my book. I dig the sweeter malts and noticeable fruity hop flavors, although things don't stray too far from style guidelines. Top notch patio beer drinkable in quantity.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 02:41:13 | More by CalgaryFMC
Brooklyn Pilsner from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.