Brooklyn Pilsner

New York
United States
Brooklyn Brewery Pilsner beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
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. Brooklyn Pilsner is fermented at cool temperatures, and then given a long, gentle maturation (lagering), which results in a beer of superior complexity and smoothness. 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.

Profile

ABV: 
5.1%
IBUs: 
33
Served at: 
40 - 42˚ F
Hops: 
Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Hallertauer Perle, Saaz, Vanguard
Malts: 
Two-Row
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Pouring with a bit of chill haze, the initial aroma is very clean with a touch of floral and spicy hops. The malt has both a honey note and a husky grain edge to it. The flavor is very much like the aroma with just a bit of hop spice and biscuit malt. Halfway through a very clean presentation the bitterness creeps in and is firmly in charge through the dry, palate-cleansing finish. The overall impression is that of a thirst-quenching Pils with a substantial parting shot of bitterness to encourage the next sip. This is a great everyday beer that drinks like a German Pils with the American accent of a lighter body and a stronger bitterness.

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