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Brooklyn Pilsner - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Pilsner

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BA SCORE
83
good

795 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 795
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-06-2001)
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Reviews by maltusaurelius:
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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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Brooklyn Pilsner from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.