Blue Point Brewing, a Long Island brewery, has introduced a beer for Yankees fans called Pinstripe Pils. As you might have gathered from the name it is a pilsner and is sold in select stores in the New York metro area as well as Yankee Stadium and sometimes at their minor league affiliates in Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The beer pours a nice yellow straw color with a white, soapy head that stood around one finger tall at its height. The nose offers notes of grass, lemon, and malt though nothing is overpowering. The nose is kind of subdued. The carbonation looks to be moderate with some nice bubbles rushing to reinforce the head.
The first sip follows the nose to a degree. There are slight hints of lemon and malt which lead the flavor train here. There are also hints of cracker or bread towards the back. It is very smooth, crisp, and refreshing. No one flavor dominates, though if I had to pick one it would be subtle malt. The head didn’t last long but there was some attractive lacing left on the glass. The mouthfeel is light but not far from the medium side. It finishes smooth and refreshing with just enough of a dryness to make you desire another sip. The carbonation is just right for this beer and makes it an enjoyable experience.
As the beer drank the flavor profile stayed consistent and nothing surprised you. The slight lemon zest you do notice is refreshing and perfect for a day out at the ballpark.
Overall, this beer is not exceptional but it is exactly what you would look for while spending a day or night at the ballpark, a light, refreshing brew that doesn’t fill you up. You could easily make this a session beer and at 5 percent ABV it won’t bite you back. Nothing will wow you about this brew but you also will be far from disappointed.