Sometimes the Friday Brew Review can get a little out of control. During the process of tasting new beers, I often find myself inspired creatively. Sometimes the inspiration gets into the review’s bloodstream, transforming it into a short story. Other times, the alcohol seeps into my brain-bone and I have to comment on cinema to get it out. Yes, this place can turn into a real monkeyhouse.
If you come to the Friday Brew Review looking for beer advice, this week’s for you.
[Fear not, my pack of rabid miscreants, for next week we shall resume regular programming. Diatribes, of course, will ensue.]
Ok, so apparently there are actual beer experts in the world. These aficionados have actually developed a system for beer-drankin’! Imagine that, a system! Hell, I thought guess-work and making shit up was good enough. But I guess that’s why I’ll never be bourgeoisie.
Tonight I’m going to review Brooklyn Pilsner using the modus operandi of the world’s strongest advocate of beer.
Appearance — This product of the Brooklyn Brewery pours a clear, yellowed hue of golden. A thin head adorns the top of this off-color beverage. All I can think of when I look at my glass of yellow-power is Sinestro. Overall, it’s not bad looking, but I think it’d be better served straight from the bottle.
Smell — Bringing my nose to the beer, I pick up a faint whiff of sweetness. Not sickly sweet, like Fruity Pebbles, but present enough to be noticed. Aroma wise, Brooklyn Pilsner seems to be standard fare.
Taste — This pilsner is a real treat. It’s not too hoppy, but has a nice bitter bite to it. With that being said, a tang of some sort of wonderful fruit rounds the brew out. In course of drinking this beer, I feel as though each characteristic has taken a turn coming to the forefront, making for an all-around enjoyable experience.
Mouthfeel — This is a lightly bodied beer that is just begging to slip down your throat (okay, that was intentionally naughty). There is just enough carbonation to keep the tongue and gums entertained. This beer feels good.
Drinkability — Yeah, Brooklyn Pilsner is a tasty beer. I’m starting to think that the Brooklyn Brewery is to NYC what Sam Adams is to Boston; always producing top-notch products that will leave you satisfied.
Argh! Fuck it, I just can’t adhere to that format! What Brooklyn Pilsner really makes me want to do is sit on a porch in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Just hanging out. Drinking beer. Listening to Country Road. Chilling the fuck out.
Brooklyn Pilsner gets a commendable B+
[Photo Credit: Muckster]