Brooklyn Pilsner | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
1,066 Ratings
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
Ratings:
1,066
Reviews:
488
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.13%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
139
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,066 |  Reviews: 488
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of ckollias
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a frothy, white, 2-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace, leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Not a huge nose here. Grains and malts and some decent hops in the background.

T: Smooth and clean slightly tart pilsner flavor. Hints of citrus and some pine in the background and finishes slightly hoppy.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent Pilsner – not my favorite style – but this went down easy.

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Photo of stevegregg
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of CowsCanBark
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear golden with a one-finger white head that hastily dissipates. An okay amount of spotty lacing stays on the glass as I drink.

Smell: Mainly piney hops, but it's not too strong of a smell. A bit of malts are present as well, but everything is just kind of...dull.

Taste: Hoppy. There is an immediate taste of piney hops; the taste isn't strong, I'd say moderate. However, just as equally balanced are the bready malts and zesty citrus notes. There is also a mild to moderate bitterness throughout.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to light bodied and high carbonation, smooth. Goes down easy.

Overall: An excellent session beer that many people could enjoy.

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Photo of mattyrubes
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of imasloth
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured from bottle into pint glass, this beer provides a good thick white head that slowly recedes into a thin layer over the top. Lacing plentiful on sides. The beer's color is a very pale golden with minimal visible carbonation rising up.

S- Good pale malt smell, with just a hint of noble hops (I looked them up- Hallertau and Perle).

T- Amazing. Thus far this is far and away the best lager I have reviewed (scant praise but still ...). It has a good clean malt flavor with a light to medium bitterness and just a hint of hop spiciness. Very crisp flavor profile.

M- Also very good. Medium-bodied and great clean finish with just a hint of bitter after-feel.

O- Delicious, refreshing. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of JohnBeerRun
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of mjurney
4.67/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of OysterMonkey
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, poured into a pint glass

A-- slightly cloudy, golden
S-- dry, straw, a little citrus
T-- nice bite at the front and back with a biscuity core; strong citrus flavor
M-- light, but with a little bit of a lingering bitter residue

O-- solid pils, B+

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Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass, best by date of July 2012. This pours a clear straw color with a large white head. The smells are a little of grassy hops, crisp clean and malts, not bad. The feel is light and crisp. The taste is some of the same light and crisp, some light hop bite and very clean malts.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet-smelling beer, with some citrus and hops on the nose.

T: Tasted of mild hops, citrus (lemon), grain, and some malt in the finish. A pretty typical pilsener flavor, but it's pretty well done and goes down easy.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Nothing particularly groundbreaking here, but still a drinkable beer.

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Photo of rogueleonardi
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of jeanphony
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of sweisel80
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap this afternoon with lunch at the Chelsea Grill in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, grains, bready malts, biscuit, and light floral hops. Pretty average...just a lot of wheat and grain.

t - Tastes of wheat, fruity malts, floral hops, grains, bready malts, and biscuit malts. Much better than the nose thanks to some fruit and more floral hops.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall an above average pilsner, though the nose is a bit bland. Easy to drink and some nice fruit and floral notes in the taste. Would drink it again if I was looking for a light pilsner.

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Photo of sean05luvb
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of harrylee773
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mbs11
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Brooklyn Pilsner from Brooklyn Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 1,066 ratings.
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