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Kaiser Pils - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A German-style Pils with pale gold color and good body, this crisp, clean and very bitter beer has pronounced hop aroma and is made with the famous Hallertau hops. Kaiser Pils is brewed with triple decoction mashing. A beer worthy of an Emporer.

(Beer added by: aaronh on 02-03-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ramrod666, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

heerboth, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

PhillyNole, Apr 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

SchmitzBeerFarm, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from trade and sampled with 3 other Penn beers side by side. Pours clear light golden colored with a small white head that recedes quickly. Sweet yet slightly skunked lager smell, some hay, maybe a little honey. Flavor is light and crisp hay with a honey sweetness in the background and the slightly unpleasant finish I get with any lager. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a decent pils.

BMMillsy, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

beans923, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

DanU, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Lehighace06, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

dmorgan310, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of IronLover
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright yellow in color with absolutely perfect clarity. Poured with a tall snowy white foam that quickly reduced to a thick cap. Earthy herbal hop bouquet with grassy, lemon, butter and sweet biscuit notes. Medium bodied with rich, refreshing carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Malty, biscuity flavors down the middle with herbal hop flavors around the perimeter that close in through the middle. Tangy lemony hop bite from the middle to the end with biscuity notes. Finishes crisply and dryly with a lingering herbal hop bitterness.

IronLover, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

IdrinkGas, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

RVigz, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

ryker47, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

PSU_Mike, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Foam
3.04/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Have a few of these in the "gourmet selection" variety case that I bought.
Kaiser is a thinner / lighter and more bitter counter-part to Penn Pilsener.
Probably more similar to Victory Prima Pils .
A text-book clear golden color when you look at the glass in front of a daylight lightbulb.
A nice looking foamy sudsy head that lingers a while . (is there anything more troubling than beer that loses it's sudsy foam quickly ?)

A bit too bitter for me (I don't get into big-hopped beers at all . give me the malt sweet-ness, please.)
Despite that, a good session beer with the low 5% abv .
Probably a good one with spicy foods.

Foam, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

TeachChefs, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

squirreljr, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a beautiful bright goldenrod that is quite hazy.

The aroma has some crisp lemon notes, some wonderful bready malt, and lots of grass and spice.

The flavor follows with lemon and tangerine, a bit of pale cracker malt, the finish hits with a lot of spice and then tons of grassy bitterness. It’s an extremely bitter beer for the style.

It’s a bit too bitter and could use more cleanness throughout, though still a clean pilsner. This beer really does the style well, especially with its huge spice and grassy bitterness on the end.

dar482, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Pensfan0782, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

InspectorBob, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

outoffocus, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

scm2787, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
Kaiser Pils from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.