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Brooklyn Pilsner - Brooklyn Brewery

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955 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 30
Gots: 78 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-06-2001

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Ratings: 955 | Reviews: 472
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Appearance: Clear deep golden body, with a massive, quite dense snow-white head, creamy in appearance, and rather persistent. The lacing resembles frozen drizzle, scattered across a window pane. Profuse waves of carbonation drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: A strong cracker malt presence vies with a wave of crisp noble hops.

Taste: Begins with pale malt, reminiscent of fresh-baked white bread, and a strong flourish of citrus and herbal hops. As the taste progresses, the hops rise to ascendency, leaving the malt as a moderate background presence. Finishes with a long, lingering, but mild bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, with modest carbonation zest.

Drinkabilty/notes: A very nice, drinkable example. Perhaps not as sharply-drawn as a classic European Pilsener, but quite nice and refreshing, nonetheless.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip pint glass (marked "BB Jan, 2015").

Appearance: Slightly hazy, pale straw yellow. Rolling, frothy with head that dissipates to lingering crest of foam with good lacing.

Smell: Fresh, mild malty aroma (fresh bread, crackers) with some citrus and floral hops.

Taste: Malty body (fresh white bread) with very slight honey sweetness; lemony and floral hops continue from the nose. Just enough bitterness to balance the malt.

Mouthfeel: Light body with good, medium carbonation.

Overall: Not the most flavorful Pilsner, but balanced, crisp and satisfying (especially after a 5K run when consumed).

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Smells like bready pilsner malts, fresh grass, corn.
This tastes thick and creamy right off the bat. Sweet and chewy pilsner with tasty grains. Bready, corn, underlying bitterness. Somehow comes off heavier than the abv.
An all-star example. Bravo Brooklyn.

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