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Brooklyn Pilsner - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

859 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 859
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 30
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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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CadetGCBD

Georgia

5/5  rDev +36.6%

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear yellow. Decadent white head.

Smell: Grassy, herbal, lemon scent. Spot on.

Taste: Perfect example for the style. Earthy and very bitter.

Mouthfeel: Bone dry, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: this is an excellent representation of a German pils. Right up there with with the best of them.

I LOVE THIS PILS!

07-04-2013 13:41:41 | More by CadetGCBD
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spazx

New York

5/5  rDev +36.6%

04-09-2014 01:57:42 | More by spazx
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corzocl

Florida

5/5  rDev +36.6%

06-25-2012 14:54:37 | More by corzocl
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.6%

01-25-2012 20:51:25 | More by rogueleonardi
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Kwak

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +32%

Brooklyn Pilsner the best in this style.
Nice heavy head thick and rich.
Good brite golden color well carbonated.Nice fizzy taste.
Good clean body.
Very light taste nice and refreshing .Good on a hot day .
Anice light malt aftertaste.

11-13-2002 22:44:04 | More by Kwak
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +31.1%

Appearance - pours with vigorous carbonation action, two to three fingers of sudsy foam build up quickly. A hazy, dirty yellow/orange beer with lots of bead. Thick layering of lace form a very creamy head.

Aroma - initially sports some fresh grain, but fragrant Saaz take over as it sets up. Great staying power.

Taste - decent grain foundation, sweet and full. Hops flood the palate completely with a light floweriness and moderate bite. The aftertaste is dry with grapefruit rind dominating. Delicious.

Mouthfeel - an element of smoothness to this otherwise crisp pils. Moderate body.

Drinkability - fantastic sessionability, awfully glad I grabbed a sixer instead of a single. A fully flavored pilsner all the way.

07-18-2007 19:17:19 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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stanale

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

04-19-2012 20:24:14 | More by stanale
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mjurney

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +28.4%

Appearance:
Pale gold color, slight hazy. Lots of bubbles rising up. Small head. Lacing looks good on the glass.

Aroma:
Grainy, spicy, crisp.

Taste:
Grainy up front, wheat, hay, touch of biscuit. Spicy-floral hops, a little lemony. Crisp dry finish.

Body:
Body is light-medium, very crisp, tangy. Well carbonated.

Very good American made German style pilsner!

02-04-2012 21:52:52 | More by mjurney
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.7/5  rDev +28.4%

From twelve ounce bottle freshness dated for September 2013.

Scent of floral citrus. Pours a clear bright yellow body with two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is good and laces gently down the glass. Taste is perfectly balanced between the bite of hops and the sweetness of a slightly bready and lemony malt. very refreshing, a perfect summer drink.

06-26-2013 01:05:56 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +27.9%

A: pale straw in color with little head and lazy lacing. I feel that this is undercarbonated, which is understandable in a bar setting; it's costly to set each beer to is appropriate level.

S: bouquet is faint, with malt, sulfur, and spicy hops as key players.

T: very traditional in taste; both grain and hop fight tooth and nail for the dominant position, but neither really wins. this pils is none dry, and displays just a touch of the sulfury bite that is common for the style.

M: very light and clean, leaving no residue on the palate. The carbonation is also quite enjoyable.

D: another great offering from Brooklyn. I would even venture to say that this is a better brew than their flagship Lager. If only Americans appreciated a well made pils....

05-09-2010 22:26:46 | More by Avagadro
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.63/5  rDev +26.5%

12 oz bottle, best before Sept. 07, served in a Pilsner glass.

A - either I did 'the perfect pour' or this is one damn good looking beer. Clear golden yellow color with a lush white head, lots of carbonation in the glass, leaves nice amount of lace.

S - European hop flower aroma, almost a sour type of aroma, very much on style.

T - very good tasting Pilsner, sharp hop bite, smoothed out with a good balance of Euro barley malt for a crisp, clean finish.

M - light bodied with good carbonation fizz, very nice.

D - the BA site has abv listed lower than the abv printed on the bottle label (5.1%), either way, this is an exceptionally drinkable beer. Highly recommended.

05-31-2007 00:22:45 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Thrasher

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +25.1%

I like this beer more than others seemed to. Not sure what they don't like about it. My brother (definitely NOT a BA) tried this at the TAP New York beer festival and proclaimed, "I could be happy drinking this for the rest of my life." This is a solid, delectable pilsner that is not only refreshing but excellent at stimulating the appetite. Marries well with practically any food, pilsners being among the most versatile beer. Light golden color, frothy head that subsides, gentle hoppy aroma that manages to be both musky and clean. Excellent malts, light but substantial, and the hops bring it all home. I wish they sold this at the ball park. Hell, I wish they sold this at my local bar. Brooklyn is one of the country's top breweries and this beer is probably the best pilsner brewed in the U.S. -- strong words, but prove me wrong. If you like pilsners (and I'm guessing most BAs like something a bit meatier), this beer is for you.

07-05-2002 17:45:23 | More by Thrasher
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dreadnatty08

District of Columbia

4.58/5  rDev +25.1%

Best Before Jan, 08; oh well.
Pours a brilliantly clear medium straw color with a quarter inch of fluffy white head. Aromas coming off this are full of sweet, candy like pils malt, spicy, floral hop notes. The hop aroma is really nice, smooth and candy like. On the palate this is an incredibly thirst quenching beer. A bright floral, citrusy sweetness rushes forth, getting slightly grainy and finishing dry and crisp, with a lingering bitterness. The hop character is much better than any other German Pils I've had thus far (including Prima Pils), and its solid, albeit a bit tame, malt profile make this one of the easiest drinking beers I've come across in a while. Brooklyn may be considered like one of the "big boys", but their base line is really solid.

03-11-2008 19:18:00 | More by dreadnatty08
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +23.2%

Poured from a 12 FLUID OUNCES bottle into a pint glass. BB APR 2013. BREWED AND BOTTLED BY THE BROOKLYN BREWERY, UTICA, N.Y. Utica is pretty far from Brooklyn, isn't it?

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear yellow. Decent white head.

Smell: Grassy, herbal, lemon scent. Spot on.

Taste: Perfect example for the style. Earthy and very bitter.

Mouthfeel: Bone dry, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Not much to say about this except that it is an excellent representation of a German pils. Right up there with Troeg's Sunshine Pils (and maybe Victory Prima Pils) for domestic craft examples of German pilsners.

01-11-2013 23:34:23 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +23%

01-04-2012 04:59:01 | More by Elfastball7
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DoppleJock

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +23%

01-01-2012 04:09:44 | More by DoppleJock
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23%

02-01-2014 14:12:54 | More by ShepardCommander
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dkline72

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23%

11-10-2012 22:14:28 | More by dkline72
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-18-2013 15:33:25 | More by heerboth
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bcapon

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +23%

12-06-2013 00:00:15 | More by bcapon
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +23%

08-05-2012 01:13:49 | More by Dapperticus
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gleeky99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23%

05-09-2012 00:04:43 | More by gleeky99
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QL49


4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-27-2012 23:43:04 | More by QL49
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JonJSt

California

4.5/5  rDev +23%

10-07-2012 03:09:46 | More by JonJSt
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pep

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-28-2014 03:49:37 | More by pep
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Brooklyn Pilsner from Brooklyn Brewery
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