Brooklyn Pilsner | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Pilsner
BA SCORE
3.65/5
1,073 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 03-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,836
Reviews:
490
Ratings:
1,073
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
143
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,073 |  Reviews: 490
Photo of BKotch
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Solid pilsener by Brooklyn. Pours golden and clear. Nice white head that hangs well around the edges after it dissapates. Smells of malt and grains. Nice, grassy, and grainy with a touch of hops. Smooth and crisp finish.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks and smells great. Taste is ...fine. Completely inoffensive beer. A little prickly on the front end as well as wet. Overall decent.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewsome
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Keg

A: Light-medium straw color, medium-high carbonation. Light-medium head.

S: Citrusy hop aroma.

T: With very light maltiness, the hop flavor combination is focused of grapefruit and rose pedals (citrus/flower) on my palette are worth the price of admission. Very clean, crisp and refreshing the way a Pilsner should be.

O: Very good. The mild flavors and aromas of this style of beer are difficult and time consuming for Home Brewers to produce, so I will leave it to the pro$.

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Photo of BigMike
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Comes in a crystal clear, pale straw color. Topped by a foamy white head that dies soon, but leaves a thin head and splatters of lacing down the glass.

The smell is more faint and delicate than most pilsners, but not necessarily in a bad way. Grass, mint, cracker, green apple, underripe pear, honeydew melon, cucumber, clover, straw.

Upfront, there's lemon, seltzer water, pear, green apple. On the mid-palate, cracker, mint, cucumber, green pepper. On the finish, a more biscuit malt sweetness. The aftertaste is fairly brief, but there is grass, white pepper, and lemon peel.

The mouthfeel is very light, kind of watery, but quite spritzy.

A crushable and thirst-quenching pilsner, but nothing pungent going on, either. A decent but unremarkable pils.

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Photo of crisis1290
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Pilsner from Brooklyn Brewery is a very simple pilsner. Brooklyn seems to be doing an overhaul on most of their products. The picture is very old. Since that pic, Brooklyn pilsner has gone through two packaging changes. Now back to the beer. A nice straw color with a nice foam head. The smell is far from over powering , as it should be. The taste is simple, as it should be for the most part. A very good beer from one of my favorite breweries ! I will drink this again. Can we please do something in regards to updating the picture? Is there any way to do that?

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Photo of Jstarr2517
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours pale gold with a thin head, nice carbonation to it.

smell is mild. sweet malt and slight noble hops.

taste is smooth and crisp, easy drinking yet a nice body. spicy noble hops are nice too, goes down smooth.

this is a pretty good Pils. not the best i've ever had but worth the try. wouldn't mind it in cans to be honest.

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Photo of klimoja
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Finkline
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is grassy, malts. Taste is the same. Crisp, refreshing, malts, grassy, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer, a standard pilsner.

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Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 54V4G3
2.35/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AD17
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Czequershuus
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a very clear straw with a fairly large head. The aroma is heavily tilted toward light crackery malts, with just a hint of white pepper and moss from the classic hops. The is again dominated by the very light, very crisp crackery malts, with mild bitterness and flavors of pepper, thyme, and twig coming through at the end. The mouthfeel is utterly crisp with a fair amount of lackadaisical small bubble carbonation. Overall this beer does nothing wrong, but it really fails to capture my interest. The lazy carbonation's stops it from being in truly crisp, refreshing territory, but there is not enough body or hop presence to put in in the category of complexity.

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Photo of JAB1978
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of austinwise
2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Brooklyn Pilsner from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 1,073 ratings
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