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PILZILLA - Voodoo Brewing Company

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PILZILLAPILZILLA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

358 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 95
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pilzilla is a beer that I've been brewing for years. Each year it gets bigger and bigger. Nicknamed "The beer that took over Tokyo". It is an unfiltered Keller Bier. Nicley hopped at this point with 6 to 7 different kinds of hops and about 6.25 % ABV Each year we will add another variety of hop and bump the alcohol a bit. This is not your average pilsner, get it before we drink it all! Prost!!

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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Photo of csmiley
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes to prototypic for the chance to try this one.

A - Pours a medium to light gold with a fair amount of haze. The white head looks to be about average and sticks around for a couple minutes. The resulting lace shows alot of promise. Overall a good looking beverage.

S - The aroma is odd. Really grainy up front with a touch of earthy hops that quickly follow - some pine and fresh cut grass. Cereal pushes through midway with a little honey. Alcohol is a little hard to pick out in the nose.

T - Also grainy in the flavor but in a good way. It's highly hopped to say the least. Earthy green bitter hops really stand out. They are all there...pine, grass, hay. Kind of reminds me of the spring season. Some bread dough flavors are present but stay in the background. Alcohol is strong on the back end and plays quite well with the hop bitterness.

M - This is on the light side of medium bodied. There is an active carbonation that works out well. This beer is amazing in how smooth it starts out. Eventually some bitterness comes through and sticks around for a while.

D - Drinkability is good. The Pilzilla doesn't really have any faults that can easily be pointed out. All categories come together to make a solid beer in my opinion. I could stick with this beer for a session and be totally content. Glad I got the chance to try it out.

csmiley, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of prototypic
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to guinnessdoc for this bottle. Another nice surprise from the legendary secret santa.

Appearance: It pours a very hazy, golden straw color. There's a slight orange hue to it if you hold it just the right way. It's capped with a white head that's a finger and a half deep or so. It stuck around longer than I expected and left an impressive sticky coat of lace clinging to the glass.

Smell: The nose is primarily earthy and very grainy up front. But, it quickly becomes apparent that it has a very deep, hoppy aroma. I'm clueless as to what the profile is, but suffice it so say that they're mostly floral. There's a light citrus element to them. It smells mostly like lemon. It is a little yeasty and biscuit-like. Alcohol is not noticeable at all.

Taste: The flavor is very good and satisfying. I like this beer quite a lot. It has a strong grassy, earthy vibe to kick it off. It's a little grainy. Hops are prominent and very flavorful. They're a little bitter and buzzy, but, for the most part, they're floral and add to the strong earthy character of this beer. There's a subtle spicy element to it that I can't identify. Perhaps it's just pepper. It is yeasty and biscuity on the tail. Alcohol is not at all noted. It finishes with a nice spicy-grainy-hoppy kick.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It has a lighter body that borders on medium. It's actively carbonated, but pretty smooth despite that fact. Carbonation is very crisp and refreshing. It's not exactly elite, but I like it. Drinkability is very high. Pilzilla goes down very, very easy and really does make for nice drinking. It's not very strong (at 6.7% abv) and is dangerously drinkable.

Pilzilla is excellent beer. This is my first beer from Voodoo and I'm extremely impressed. I'm anxious to try out more of their releases. This is also my first experience with the style, so I don't really have much to go on for comparison. But, I don't have any big complaints about this one. It's all-around very, very impressive. Highly recommended.

prototypic, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of adamette
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Live review. Poured from the 1 pint 6 fl. oz bottle that I purchased in Meadville this past weekend along with 5 other voodoo beers. I became interested in them after attending the frozen falls beer fest in Garrestville, Ohio 1 31 09. I actually had this beer on tap that day but only in a sample and had been wanting to get some in bottles for a tasting/rating since then. Poured into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass.

A Menringue generous 4 inch head dissipates quickly on the edges but slowly in the middle, leaving a dome of head in the middle of my pint glass. Body is a hazy yellow brown and almost translucent.

S A nice, unexpected grape (not raisin) sweetness hits the nose along with maybe some distant hops. Very inviting.

T Sweetness hits me first and then that is washed over quickly by a hops bitterness that takes over within the first one third of this beer and then stays through to the finish and well into the aftertaste (several minutes later). Brewers notes online suggest that every year the beer gets "bigger and bigger" as they experiment with adding different hops. I can certainly taste those hops but they are NOT in the nose and are actually in the final 2/3 of the taste and beyond. All of this is interesting to me.

M Light to moderate with initial light, sweet tastes followed by the bigger hops tastes. True to the style.

D Really quite good. I finished off the bomber without hesitation. I do believe that this is supposed to be quite drinkable.

Notes: Such a treat to try this beer from true artisans, Matt and co. at Voodoo.

adamette, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of Yetiman420
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a really nice hazy golder color into a Unibroue tulip glass.

Hoppy aroma of noble hops rather than citrusy.

Tastes somewhat like a Belgian pale ale. Did a bit of research on Keller/Zwickel to understand the concept of the fullness of the lager.

Drinkability is good - not sure if I could put this down as a session beer.

Yetiman420, Mar 10, 2009
Photo of CrazyMacHarris99
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow with a huge chunky white head that leaves amazing lacing and completely covers the top for most of the tasting. The smell is crisp and clean with a hop bitterness, bready and doughy malt and a spice and lemon that almost hints of mint. The taste is very spicy upfront with a biscuit malt and a nice hop bitterness. This is my first time with this style and I love it. Obscure, German beers tend to be my favorite. The mint hits the back of the throat after a nice dry finish. The mouthfeel is creamy and thick. There is a lot of body to this beer. Voodoo makes some good beer and I think this is now my favorite from them. I could drink this one all night long and I will be looking for it on tap while I am out.

CrazyMacHarris99, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of hwwty4
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to hojaminbag for this PA gem.

I poured a 22oz bottle into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip. This beer pours a crystal clear gold with a huge rocky white head. The aroma of this beer is pretty straight up noble hops. There is a great grassy aroma with just a bit of lemon zest. The flavor is much the same. Grass, lemon zest, and just a bit sulfur. Straight forward, not a lot of complexity but masterfully blended. Everything that goes into it fits perfectly together. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. I wish the carbonation was just a bit more, but that's really just a little complaint. This is a masterful lager. I would love to have access to this on a daily basis. Great beer.

hwwty4, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of Lepley
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours hazy gold/blonde with white head, good lacing.
S: Hops, floral, grassy, citrus, spicy.
T: Wow, I've never had a pilsner this hoppy. Also, citrus, spiciness, orange, lemoney, dry, pine, boozy, pretty bitter too. It's like a flavor assault on your tongue.
M: A lot of carbonation.
D: This is really interesting and different beer, though I would say it's not very well balanced, just an explosion of flavors. I wouldn't be able to drink too many of them at a time either. Other than that it's definitely interesting, like I said, there aren't too many pilsners as hoppy as this. I really liked this beer and would recommend trying it.

Lepley, Feb 09, 2009
Photo of Foxman
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours an especially hazy, carbonated and vibrant lemon yellow. A finger of fine white head settles to a smooth frothy mat. Tongues of lacing lick the inside of the glass.

The aroma carries the light berry sweetness of pale malt. Spicy Euro-hops boast pepper and a marked crispness. A bready dough note goes mildly to golden biscuit.

Upon tasting, the malt is rich and aptly sweet with light fruity sprinkles and golden brown bread crust. The hops are zesty with pepper and a more general spiciness that turns quite dry. A mere hint of lemon peel precedes a very yeasty bread dough coda that's slightly sweet only until a poignantly crisp bitterness dries and cleans as it lingers long in the finish. This is one big lot of plentiful pils flavor.

Between light and medium bodied, it has a smooth creaminess that joins a very crisp, clean character.

Besides a fairly fetching name, it has a wealth of pilsener flavor that pushes a bit and impresses nicely for the effort. Yet you never lose track of its identity. The notably crisp nature and self-cleaning utility make it a joy and a breeze to drink. It's fun, it's brassy, and it's a done-deal definite do-over.

Foxman, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clouded golden with a thin white head that becomes patchy. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is grassy with orange (rind) and slight cedar.

The taste is grassy, orange-y and cedary. Bitter with a sweet touch and some bready yeast. Finishes dry. I can see a combo of pils styles put together here.

Pretty crisp - medium-bodied. Pretty big for the style - something of an imperialized keller - There are imperial pilsners out there, and this one is like one, but unfiltered, fitting imperial keller quite well.

Alcohol and sharpness show a bit as it progresses.

There's an interesting combo of pils flavors - staying on the hoppy side of things - An interesting brew, for sure - and a very nice one, at that!

jwc215, Jan 23, 2009
Photo of cpn920
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened the bomber and foam started erupting gently out of the bottle. Poured a hazy golden yellow. Smelled grassy and of lemon with a hint of pine. The taste was awesome. It was peppery and refreshing with a mildly bitter aftertaste. The way the beer opened I thought the beer was going to be overly carbonated, it wasn't at all. This is an excellent beer that I will be enjoying again and again.

cpn920, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of CoolJosh
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well I've heard so many great things about this beer, and I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of the style but I figured I'd give this one a shot due to how renowned it was on this site. Thanks Zeno's, you guys never let me down with your selection of quality beer.

Poured out of a 22 oz bomber and split with fellow BAer treyrab. Very hazy dark yellow, with a really nice low carbonated white head that contrasts well with the body.

The smell is of tart white grapes, grapefruit, and a lot of alcohol that produces an extremely "off" smell.

Once splashed on my tongue, a lot of alcohol and some grains are immediately noticeable and overpowering enough to provide a very off taste that corroborates well with the smell, but poorly on the taste buds. Really bitter and tart, and not really for me.

CoolJosh, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of aerozeppl
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Nice hazy orange color. Poured with a finger of white head with excellent lacing.

S:Nice biscuit malt nose. I also picked up a nice clean lager smell via the yeast.

T: Very grainy with a nice solid dosing of continental hops. Very bitter in the finish.

M: Light body with a crisp mouthfeel.

D: Really different beer. Totally enjoyable. Glad I was able to try this.

aerozeppl, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of AltBock
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber bottle with a forest green label that has a giant Godzilla like monster on the front. Not your run of the mill monster, but a monster that is almost completely made out hops. The only parts that weren't made of hops was its eyes and teeth. I can't say that I would ever be afraid of a monster made out of hops. It would be cool though. To the left of the monster is the Government warning and Voodoo's address. To the right of the monster is the beer's ingredients and specifications. Trailing behind that are two large paragraphs. The first one explains the beer and the second one gives you a short story about the brewery. The only slice of information missing from this bottle is some kind of batch number or best before date.

Appearance: I poured this monstrous Keller Bier into a large Sly Fox Imperial pint glass. "Pilzilla" poured a perfectly hazy and bright lemon yellow color. I must say that it had the perfect color and clarity for a Keller. It that wasn't good enough for you, sitting on top of this lemon colored beer was a puffy 1 1/2 inch creamy head of pure white foam. It was one of those creamy head of foams that looks like there's a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the beer. This ice cream like head of foam never really receded. The only time it receded was when I got a face full of foam when I tried to take a sip of the beer. When this head of foam did get the chance to recede, it left behind a huge amount of milky white steaks of lace. I loved this beer's great appearance!

Smell: This Keller Bier loved the grassy hops. It loved them so much that aroma made them the king of the aroma. Immediately following the grassy hops was the scent of citrus fruits. This citrus fruit scent consisted of a little lemon peel, a splash of coriander, and a gentle touch of tart grapefruit. After the citrus fruits, there was a tiny pinch of pine needles and a subtle and I mean subtle hint of toasted malts. You really need to be looking for those malts to find it. Good luck! I should mention that if you loved the scent of grassy hops, swirl it around. Swirling it around will only enhance the grassy hops.

Taste: The taste of this beer wasn't going to joke around. It kicked off with a mild taste of grassy hops, but as the taste moved along, so did the strength of the grassy hops. The only time the other flavors got a chance to show themselves, was in between the cracks when the grassy hops were building up their strength. In between the grassy hops was a splash of lemon zest, a hint of tart grapefruit, a pinch of pine needles, a drop of toasted malts, and a subtle touch of sweet yeast. It was almost like my taste buds had to get flashlights to search for other flavors between the cracks of the grassy hops. it was an interesting experience.

Mouthfeel: This unique Keller Bier was just over the medium bodied side. It had enough energy to jump over the light bodied line. The mouthfeel had crispy carbonation and a crispy grassy hop aftertaste of more grassy hops, a hint of tart grapefruit, a splash of lemon zest, and a faint taste of toasted malts. Only will the grassy hops linger on after the beer leaves the mouth. It won't take much water to finally get rid of the grassy hops.

Drinkability: It was truly a unique beer experience. How could it not with this beer's high level of grassy hops? I enjoyed Voodoo's interpretation of the Keller Bier style. Would I ever buy it again? I would if I was even in the mood for some grassy hops. If you want to try an Americanized hopped up Keller Bier, then give Pilzilla a whirl.

AltBock, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of hellbilly
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

tasting supplied by bockyhorsey...

crazy japanese cartoon fighting hopmonster on the label gets a giggle!

crazy gushing foam does not... ok, maybe it does! hazy yellow colored pour with pillowy off white foam that just keeps rising out of the glass (and the bottle!). that foam has no choice but to make kookie designs of lace on the glass while i wait to finally get my nose in there.

smells like cooked corn cobs, calcium, lemon skins, grassy herbal hops and lager-y yeast. it has some pale malty sweetness but the aroma remains rather dry.

the flavor is a mirror of the aroma... along with a plethora of dry grassy hops and a very dry bitter finish. the aftertaste lingers with yeast. medium body with some sort of gritty mouth feel similar to water with a high mineral content. bitterness makes it seem lighter.

ridiculously over carbonated.
7/3/7/3/14/3.4

hellbilly, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of brewandbbq
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle straight from the fridge.

Pours light gold with a chill haze, and a massive four inch head of stark white.
After a lengthy duration the dense foam retreated to reveal a rocky foam cap with plenty of jagged peaks, and torn clouds of clingy lacework.

Aromatics lead off with pungent, earthy hops. Quite spicy, with cut grass and lemon pith following through. Very light malt with a hint of dandelion greens.

On the light side of medium bodied, with a crisp, snappy mouthfeel. A hint of rounded, sticky honey trails off.

Drying, bitter, earthy hops right up front on the palate. Lemon pith and bitter greens. Plenty of peppery, resinous goodness. A trace of husky malt steps forward, with a pressing bitterness persisting thorughout.

Finishes with a lingering, drying bitterness, crushed lemon seeds, white pepper, and mulched grass.

Yum. What a bruiser. A massive Imperial Pilsner and tasting very fresh.

More mega-props out to BA RblWthACoz for another winner.

brewandbbq, Dec 22, 2008
Photo of ATPete
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

amazing artwork. (would score a 5.0 if there was a seprate category)

Pours a slightly hazy deep yellow color with a huge creamy frothy white head and lots of sticking, a really great looking beer. Crystal clean, and quality, pale malt in the nose with a good helping of bitter, peppery and slightly lemon zesty hops. Strong presence leading up to the tongue, assertive and bright with carbonation, leafy hops, melon fruit notes mid palate, peppery hops and a clean malt backbone through out. Definitely bigger in body than i had expected but it really needs that boldness, a flat or watery body would not do good compliments to this beer. Damn good overall. Pilsner fans... meet Goliath.

ATPete, Dec 18, 2008
Photo of tmoneyba
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Champane Wine, Warren, MI.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate spruce bitter hoppy and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.

Above average drinkable beer.

tmoneyba, Dec 18, 2008
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bomber for $5.99 at Champane's in Warren. The beer was pale yellow, hazy, with a thick rocky foam. The smell was all hops, very pilsner-esque. A little grass or musk mixed in, similar to Urquell. The taste was mostly slightly bitter hops, but with malt sweetness to counterbalance. There was a slightly biting after-taste, like from pepper. The mouthfeel was on the thick side for a pils, and the flavor kept me going at it until the bomber was gone.

TurdFurgison, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of grub
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Viggo shared this bottle. thanks eric!

22oz bottle. sampled dec 14/08.

pours crystal clear yellow with a huge rocky white head. the head drops very slowly and leaves a ton of chunky lace behind.

aroma is good. touch of caramel. alcohol. grapefruit. cracker and white bread. touch earthy. bright floral character, almost perfumey.

taste is good. assertive fairly high bitterness level. grapefruit. orange peel. cracker and white bread. bit of grain and straw. touch of caramel. big floral character. nice herbal and slightly earthy component too.

mouthfeel is ok. the high carbonation level is a bit much and carries some sting. medium body with a bone dry finish.

drinkability is definitely harmed by the high carbonation, but gets better once it's been given a little time to settle. the bitterness also feels like a bit much. by half way through the glass the carbonation has settled a little and i'm growing a little numb to the bitterness, so it gets better. rough around the edges up front, but mellows out a little.

grub, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of Viggo
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to ClockworkOrange for hooking me up with this one.

Pours a clear light golden colour, touch of amber, huge thick soapy white head forms, lots of little bubbles coming up to the top, big pillowy head and lots of lacing, good retention. Smell is nice, very malty, bread and honey, wheat, caramel, citrus hops, some floral, earthy, grassy, sharp lemony sour note. Taste is nice and malty, caramel and bread, a bit sugary, heavy grassy and herbal note, citrus, oranges, floral, really neat hoppiness, very assertive grassy bitterness, nicely balanced still, the malts are really well done. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with high carbonation, very drinkable pils, although the carbonation is a touch rough. Just the right amount of bitterness, sessionable stuff. Thanks Jason!

Viggo, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of srandycarter
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Hazy straw, massive cotton head retention good. Sticky lacing.

S - Sharp malt and lemon zest.

T - Nice medium malt flavor, citrus twang and bitterness.

M - Medium to light, lots of carb, good mouth coating.

D - Not overtly complicated, but easy and nice. I would do this for a session EASY.

srandycarter, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of Voonder
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jac5084 for this! It's a great beer.
Pours cloudly pale yellow with pretty thick white bubly head. Smell is hoppy, a bit floral and bready. Alcohol is noticable. Taste - lots of hops, hint of citrus, some nice bitterness is there as well. Very complex, alcohol is also noticable, but is inoffencive. Smooth and somewhat thick, good carbonation. It is drinkable, but i found it pretty filling, so I'd do no more than couple of those at the time. And start over next day:) It is delicious brew. Definately recommended!

Voonder, Nov 17, 2008
Photo of Wasatch
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to soulfly967 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a hazy golden pale yellow color, nice carbonation, huge two-finger foamy white head, which leaves tons of foamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with tons of hops, very slight citrus, with some spice. The taste is slightly malty, hoppy, bitter, very slight citrus, and spicy. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a very nice brew, different, recommended.

Wasatch, Oct 23, 2008
Photo of msubulldog25
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22 oz. bottle poured to pint glass. Like the label, depicting the somewhat-menacing 'Pil-zilla', a reptilian behemoth formed from nothing but hop cones. Mmm, tasty...enjoyed after a morning of running and an afternoon of leaf-raking; now preparing for Game 7 of the NLCS.

Big thanks to sholland119 for bringing this from PA to OR.

A: A reasonably gentle pour yields a mound of white head, over 3 fingers at its peak. Firm and tight, it drops slowly over several minutes - lumpy, meringue-like. Hazed wheat-yellow color, hints of deeper orange. Carbonation is short of 'bountiful', but rises consistently in small bubbles throughout the glass. Lots of sticking lace in jagged sheets.

S: Bready aroma, a modest 'sourdough' yeasty/lemony mix. Hops are a bit subdued, a little spice and a little herbal grassiness.

T: A hard one to decipher: loads of varied hops make for an interesting, yet hard to describe, flavor experience. Dry, almost salty, cracker-like malt meets a hopping that has some bittersweet lemon zest, a big dose of spice, lots of grass and a surprising grapefruit tang. Mint and vague tea leaves, even a musty woodiness(?). A really intriguing 'hybrid' brew, keeps the taste buds guessing.

M: A mellow sort of carbonation, a little chewy in the mouth and sticky around the lips. Medium (or a bit heavier) weight and a general creaminess.

D: Remarkably drinkable, one of those beers that disappears quickly as sips turn to gulps without much awareness. Love this style for the maltiness, but this beer enlists a plethora of hops to boost the flavor exponentially. A tasty lager I'd love to have again - my first Voodoo brew is a winner!

PS: I appreciate the warning about the carbonation, Scott - no spills. And thanks again for the chance to try this one.

msubulldog25, Oct 20, 2008
Photo of SaucyA
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - I'm rating this lower than I probably should for the sole fact that, ON A VERY SOFT POUR, well over half the glass ended up foamy. This is a half-liter Bitburger glass, and while I tried to be as careful as humanly possible, it still ended up a foamy monster. I'm nervous that it may be infected. Aside from that, it's a beautiful golden color with over a hands worth of soapy white head. Lots of lacing.

S - The aroma is very nice. Euro hop abundance. Slight citric, almost lemon vibes. A definite underlying sweetness as well. Just for a reference, the head is still over three fingers thick. After the drink, it becomes more flowery, almost a soapy smell.

T - The head is settling... to two fingers. I'm gonna take a swig. Quite sweet up front, and finishes particularly big for a "Pils". Major floral hops, with a bitter finish. Alcohol is present and not necessarily a good part of the mixture. All around a good, yet not GREAT brew.

M - Creamy, rather thick, medium carbonation.

D - This isn't something I'd normally reach for, but a bomber isn't gonna be too much.

Notes: I can't help but rate this as a "good" brew... it's nothing super standout, but it's definitely not gross. For a big lager, this hits the spot. After hearing so much about Voodoo, I'm glad I was able to go to the beer store and grab this.

SaucyA, Oct 16, 2008
PILZILLA from Voodoo Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.