Brooklyn Pilsner | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brooklyn Pilsner is a refreshing golden lager beer, brewed in the style favored by New York’s pre-prohibition brewers. In the 1840’s, the pilsner style emerged from central Europe to become the world’s most popular style of beer. Like its ancestors, Brooklyn Pilsner is traditionally brewed from the finest German two-row barley malts. German-grown Perle and Hallertauer hops provide a crisp, snappy bitterness and fresh, floral aroma. The flavor of the malt comes through in the finish. We ferment Brooklyn Pilsner at cool temperatures, and then give it a long, gentle maturation (lagering), which results in a beer of superior complexity and smoothness. We believe that you will find there to be none finer. Unlike mass-marketed so-called pilsners, Brooklyn Pilsner does not contain cheap fillers such as corn or rice, nor does it contain any preservatives or stabilizers. Brooklyn Pilsner is the real thing.

Added by UncleJimbo on 03-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,393
Reviews:
495
Ratings:
1,080
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
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Photo of 52Skiman
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz. bottle in a winter seasonal variety pack
Served chilled in a weizen glass

Appearance: Unfiltered hazy pale gold color with obvious floaties, three-fingers of long-lasting frothy cream-colored head, decent lacing
Aroma: Light nose, but mostly malts
Taste/Flavor: Very nice mellow flavor, quite more than expected from the nose. Well-balanced. No strange after-taste, seemingly unusual for this style
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, moderate carbonation, mostly smooth crisp finish, very nice on the palate
Overall: This is a superior pilsner. For those who care about such things, it contains no adjuncts such as rice or corn, neither does it contain any stabilizers or preservatives. I wonder if perhaps this is why I found it preferable to most pilseners made with adjuncts and preservatives??

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Photo of Cyrion
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bright gold beer, quite translucent, with tiny white bubbles on the head. Aroma is strong with the breads malt and tang of hops. “Pilsner” flavor is prominent, with the malt and hops well-defined and balanced. You can easily tell this is a Pilsner, and not a beer which is labeled as a Pilsner but tastes like a light lager. This beer is much more in the style of Germany’s Pilsners, which is why I’m giving it such high praise. This will be my new stateside widely-available Pilsner. Great stuff.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks a 3 on the SRM color index. Smells like mild doughy fruitbread Taste is super crisp and clean,as a Pilsner should. Not overly carbonated.Almost perfect malt balance finish. A really good representation.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by March 2018, so I'm going to guess 3 months old?

crystal clear pale golden yellow body. small white head leaving a little lacing.

faintly barnyard/floral aroma

a little bitter on tasting, faintly grainy.

close to medium on the mouth, slightly sour and bitter on the finish.

overall, just a little off to this palate. not clean or crisp.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shreead
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkCoon
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

6 pack of bottles purchased at Wegmans. Poured into pint glass
Appearance- golden, 1/4" head disolves quick but nice lacing of glass
Smell- slightly hoppy but not unless you are really making an effort to inhale. Wish i didn't have to work so hard to smell it.
Taste- slight spicyness and very slight bite. Pleasant balance but nothing noteworthy
Mouthfeel- crisp throughout
Overall- would certainly get it again for an easy drinking beer if i was going to drink throuhgout a game or while eating a big meal of german food

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Photo of BEER88
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of billybob
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimmah120
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with a date

Smell is sweet malt and herbal hops. Taste is crisp and clean: flowers, grass, crackers, bit of salt, slightly peppery finish. Good amount of hops, pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

Very enjoyable pilsner. Could drink this every day

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Photo of chefduff2
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of williahd
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illpass78
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at Po Boys in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Clear straw with a diamond white head. Very beery looking.

Aroma: Crisp. Grassy, clean. Crackers; maybe oyster crackers?

Taste: Follows nose. Refreshing, grassy and crisp. Classic pils.

Mouthfeel: Easy and summery. Pilsnerrific.

Overall: Really good pils. Great summer day drinking.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dustin22martin
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of drews240
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of floral notes, grains and sweet caramel. It tasted of sweet toasted caramel with a spicy bitterness.

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Photo of flek
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JerryLevinson
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

6-pack. Great interlude in a month full of IPAs. Looks like Bud Light, but goes down crisp.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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