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Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Pilsner

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,080 |  Reviews: 495
Photo of heidelbeerg
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale straw color with a bright white head. Hard to pick up anything special in the smell. A little hoppy. This beer was very crisp, clean and had a slightly bitter finish. This beer is easy to drink but does not do anything special for me. I would not look for this beer again, but if I went to a party and this was being served, I would be thrilled that it was not your run of the mill macro. This is a nice step up from them.

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Photo of drunkmonk
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden, nice ring with thin lace. Lively carbonation. Bready malts with some grassy hop aromas also detecting some butterscotch aroma. Bready malt, hints of honey again some buttery flavor, slight grassy hops on the finish. Gotta beleve diacetyl is involved here. Too bad as I was enjoying the malt and hop profile and this seemed to be a nicely hopped Pils. Note: this is the third sample of this over the last two nites. I was hoping the first two might have been the exception. The rest of this six pack will be returning to the store. I'll revisit this one later in the summer.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.76/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 6/13/08. On tap at the local bar. Pours a golden yellow with a white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma and flavor of buttery popcorn, sweet malt. Didn't really like this one-- too sweet and buttery and not well balanced. Loaded with diacetyl. Not a fan.
6/4/5/3/12 (3.0/5)

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Photo of Photekut
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of micahgoldfus
2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks light brown with a slight amber tint. One finger length head that was creamy dissolved slowly. The smell was mild and hoppy. Not thrilled about the taste: lingered in the range of not quite bitter enough and not quite flavorful enough for my taste. It could have used a strong hop taste, or strong accents to the hops. Fine mouthfeel, leaves the pallate dry. Does fine, but overall not too drinkable to me.

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Photo of kimcgolf
2.72/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours to a slightly hazy straw color, with thin white head and decent lacing. Floral aroma carries over to the taste, which is bitter. Dry finish. Not bad for a pilsner, but not my favorite. I actually drank this beer over a month after its "best before" date. Not sure if that had a major effect, or if it is just a second-rate beer.

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Photo of psugrad98
2.65/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light Golden in color, with slight head. Some traces of bitter hops taste, and ever so faint malt character. Very weak in flavor, but still better than just the flavored water which is an A-B macro.

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Photo of LPorter33
2.51/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased single bottle from Martignetti's

Appearance: straw colored, light golden hue, transparent with tons of bubbles rising upward, minimal head.

Smell: Slight sourness with a hint of a floral like aroma. I can't get much else out of it.

Taste: Not a lot of flavor here although tastes much better as it warms up a bit. There's a tiny bit of sweetness that's barely noticable, mixed in with the typical malt/hops proportions. Still can't really ascertain a distinct aftertaste.

Overall: Not too impressed. It doesn't stand out far enough from mass marketed pilseners for me to recommend it.

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Photo of bshiban
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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 sstackho
2.28/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle. Pours a pale straw with lots of carbonation. Little to no aroma. I'm always wary of anything described as "refreshing" on the label, and this proves to be no exception. The taste started off rather bland - but eventually, a somewhat nice aftertaste actually did develop. I guess the Brooklyn Pilsener offers something lighter than the Brooklyn Lager, but I would choose the latter every time.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Dougal
2.18/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I am confused as to what a pilsner is... Take a beer like sunshine pils or victory pils then try brooklyn pilsner. This does not taste like a pilsner it is way way way way too unbalanced and malty. It has a heavy taste to it and does not taste like many other pilsners i have tried.

I am perturbed by beer advocate boys review... am I wrong?

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Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
2.15/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Light straw color with mild carbonation and light head. Slightly fruity and an almost yeasty aroma. Heavy vegetable notes with hints of malt. Real lack of depth and character. Finishes a bit bitter. We're slightly disappointed with this particular brew because we feel it tastes far from complex to us.

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Photo of Stockman327
2.12/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a fan of this one. The look and smell of this beer are not much different than a Miller Lite. The taste is on the bitter side. Would much rather drink a Hefeweizen. I like my beers cloudy.

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Photo of jferrara35
2/5  rDev -45.2%

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