The Brooklyn Pilsner from none other than Brooklyn Brewery pours a light straw body with an orange tint. The head is a small white layer of airy foam that sports modest retention but leaves elegant lacing behind. The nose is grainy with a ton of citrus in an aromatic bouquet. It has a gristly toasted malt edge and a mild dry hoppy element.
The beer is very grainy with a coarse texture, could possibly be classified as a 'malt bomb.' The beer is dry and straightforward, but seems like an all out malt assault. The emphasis on malts with a crisp carbonation gives the beer a refreshing drinkable quality. The flavor fades a bit on the mid-palate but leaves a dry grain taste on the tongue. It doesn't pack a real Pilsner feel with very light perceptible hops and not much in the way of traditional Noble hop flavor or aroma. The beer leaves an interesting citrus on the aftertaste.
Definitely a solid lager, but not what I would call a Pilsner.
Final Verdict: B-
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