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Kaiser Pils - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Kaiser PilsKaiser Pils

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BA SCORE
85
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-03-2012 12:01:34 | More by GoodOmens1986
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wagner617

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-31-2012 23:18:50 | More by wagner617
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a plastic cup at the Trib Total Media Hall of Fame Club at PNC Park during the first of a three-game vs. Cincy. Lovely sudsy head. Spray painted lacing inis my cup. Deep golden body. Looks fantastic on a hot day. 4.0

Crisp minty German hop aroma and a beefy pale malt backbone. 3.5

Bitter and fruity. Nice tart tangerine citrus in the hops. Woody character to the malts. Little yellow grapefruit and background apple tart. Crackery dry malt. Nice hoppy finish. 4.0

High carbonation provides bristles in a solid body. Refreshing on a hot day. 4.5

Another exceptional German product from this PA brewery. Let's go Bucs! 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 17:13:34 | More by thecheapies
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EricCioe

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2012 04:44:37 | More by EricCioe
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-23-2012 01:48:24 | More by cbyrd4088
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into hardywood tulip glass.

A: very clear, very bright gold body. carbonation is streaming. head is bright white with good retention and fantastic lacing. very good looking brew.

S: spicy and earthy. green tea. herbal. chalky.

T: plenty of hallertau hop flavor on the body makes this very refreshing. maybe a little metallic towards the finish? tin-y even. the finish lingers with bitterness, but not heavy.

M: plenty of carbonation on a light bodied brew.

D: this and their st. nick's bock are my 2 favorites thus far in brews i have tried from Penn Brewing Co. these guys can definitely brew a good lager and i certainly recommend this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 01:17:57 | More by Jimmys
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gjrey


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-20-2012 14:56:10 | More by gjrey
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-19-2012 21:03:31 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear golden yellow color with a big fluffy two finger head.

Smell: grassy tones dominate the nose.

Taste: nice balance of malt and grassiness. Bitterness is quite noticeable. Some light fruit tones arrive late.

Mouthfeel: light-medium bodied beer. Very crisp throughout with a dryness arriving at the finish. Nicely refreshing.

Overall: a very tasty pils that would quench anyone's thirst.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 23:51:26 | More by Gavage
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mfigueroa713

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-13-2012 19:25:47 | More by mfigueroa713
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear looking golden color with a thin white head, fades quickly, leaves some patchy lacing on the glass though.

Smell has a good deal of hops on the nose, citrusy with a good amount of grassy notes.

Taste starts out with a hint of sweet malt but that is soon overshadowed by the grassy hop presence, the bitterness is just the right amount for the style since it doesn't overwhelm, finishes clean and dry.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 01:09:22 | More by deltatauhobbit
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.55/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an A-B flute on 3/6/12

The color is a dainty, golden rod and straw; looks watered down, but is pretty much clear. Three finger head of fluffy foam collapses slowly scattered trails of raised lace that really starts to collect halfway down the glass. Thin retention.

Noble hops are all over the aroma - grassy and herbal/floral with spicy and soapy undertones. Hints of lemon peel zestiness. The malts offer a slightly grainy, biscuit note. Clean enough.

Kaiser Pils tastes ok, if a little one dimensional. Moderate hops kick and an accompanying spicy twinge are mainly relegated to the front with toasted grain in the center. From there it flavor falls off quickly to a slow, tapered decay.

The feel is the weakest aspect, being too light and watery; at times it seems lifeless. Same thing with the carbonation; half-hearted and lacking brilliance. The finish has a stale lingering and vapid feel. I'm not too impressed.

Though I remember this fondly from on tap a few years ago, this just isn't living up to my admittedly unlikely-to-be-attained recollections. Ah well.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 05:33:36 | More by Ryan011235
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jeanphony

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-28-2012 23:29:53 | More by jeanphony
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keeganfrank

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bright yellow beer with a thin, sudsy head. A few bits of lacing are left behind as the glass is drained. Aroma is a little faint and consists of grass and citrus. Has a tart, earthy flavor with notes of lemon rind and sweet dough. Very dry, and a little rough around the edges.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 20:05:44 | More by keeganfrank
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jaredtuk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-18-2012 18:59:28 | More by jaredtuk
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JulianBaughman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-06-2012 03:32:12 | More by JulianBaughman
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CollinsSean92

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.5%

01-05-2012 02:37:48 | More by CollinsSean92
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-03-2012 02:22:36 | More by AWS2111
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frenchblood21

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- Very pale yellow color. Looks like sparkling lemonade. Small paper white head that goes away quickly.

Smell- Hops, orange and fresh cut grass, in that order.

Taste- Very hoppy, lemon and grapefruit and straw

Mouthfeel- Buttery is the best way to describe this beer. Coats the whole mouth and throat when swallowed. Great texture

Overall- Not a game changer, but what pils really is. A slightly above average beer from a good brewery. If you find it on tap its worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 00:28:55 | More by frenchblood21
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the1hammer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-12-2011 15:27:28 | More by the1hammer
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- ultra clear pale golden with a loose soapy white head and spotty lacing.

S- bright and hoppy, hallertau grassy floral and lemony aroma. a bit of cracker like pale malt tartness.

T- a wonderfully hoppy and zesty pils, clean malt flavor and bitterness with notes of lemon, apple, grape skin, prosecco, and white bread.

MF- crisp and dry, but not sahara dry. bitterness lingers in the throat and on the cheeks. light body with lively carbonation.

D- this one is a well rounded true to style hoppy pils. i could easily drink it on the reg.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 04:17:16 | More by hustlesworth
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

4.5 A: Clear pale yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Good retention and a tall ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Huge aroma for the style. Plentiful grassy and earthy hop aromas. Neutral malt sweetness accompanied by graininess and a light biscuity component.

4.0 T: A hefty bitterness for the style, but well within the desirable range. Noble hop earthiness and grassiness. Biscuity malts with balancing sweetness.

4.0 M: Light, crisp body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth. Appropriate for style.

4.0 D: Good beer. I'm glad to see that not everything in the Penn lineup has taken a dive in quality.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 04:20:25 | More by DavoleBomb
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thick, lasting head despite the bar pour. Leaves plenty of blanketing and chunky lace. Straw color with a very mild chill haze.

Has a bit of a stale brewery aroma.

Starts with a grainy pale malt flavor that is quickly overtaken by a "green" hop bite of paprika. Long lasting hop-pellet aftertaste. Creamy body for the style but the higher carbonation counters this nicely. Perhaps too bitter for the style; it comes across harshly. Still, I very much like this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2011 16:32:19 | More by smcolw
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer from cosmo4u. Thanks Chad!

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - semi-hazed bright yellow color with a white head that left some trails of lacing as the beer went down.

S - bitter Euro-hop aroma.

T - bitter blast of Hallertau hops from start to finish.

F - light/medium bodied with a crisp feel.

O - a very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 23:57:32 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A golden yellow pour with a small, wispy, white head and nice lacing. The smell was very light and slightly hoppy, more grassy hops than piney ones. I must say that my ability to accurately describe the smell was hindered a bit by the fact that I was sitting around a nice campfire when it was consumed, I’d say it was a win/win regardless. My taste buds, however, were in perfect working order. Following the smell, the taste was light, refreshing, and hoppy, very much like a pilsner should taste. It was very nicely carbonated and crisp, you could hardly taste any alcohol. Wonderful drinking beer, whether you’re at a campfire, a ballgame, on the lake, wherever, you can’t go wrong here!

Serving type: growler

07-25-2011 01:03:51 | More by russwbeck
Kaiser Pils from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.