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Peter's Brand Pilsner Beer - Union Export Brewery

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BA SCORE
69
poor

124 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Union Export Brewery
Netherlands

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-1998)
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +37.9%

Peter’s Brand has a thick, slightly off-white head, a clear, bubbly, deep golden appearance, and a heavy lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is of pungent, buttery, malt, and the flavor is of sweet, biscuit-like malt, grassy hops, and subdued sugars. Bitterness is appropriate. Mouthfeel is tending towards light and watery, and Peter’s Brand finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and enjoyable. For a private label brand (and, for beer in general) this is a good one.

RJT

06-02-2013 13:42:44 | More by RonaldTheriot
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +34.5%

Pours an absolutely crystal-clear deep-golden body that reveals hundreds of average-sized bubbled rising steadily beneath a long-lasting head of creamy bright-white foam that holds quite well and leaves excellent lacing about the glass. The aroma offers a soft grainy maltiness and a mildly skunked herbal hoppiness. The body is medium with a fine-bubbled carbonation that's crisp on the tongue. The flavor delivers exactly what the nose promises with its sweetish grainy malt base and grassy, herbal and floral hops perfectly balanced by a solid bitterness. (It's less bitter than Heineken, and most German pilseners as well). It finishes dry and refreshing with a lingering swirl of hops that begs you to have another swallow. Very well done; and exceptional at the low price point it's sold at!

04-21-2004 22:03:02 | More by NeroFiddled
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +33.8%

This "Dutch" Pilsener pours a shiny gold with a pure white head and some sticky lace. A faint malt aroma melds with cut hay and a hint of mint. The malt is somewhat grassy, herbal, and again, minty. The hops are fairly metallic and a bit citrusy. The flavors are separate at first but blend and balance as the malt sweetness develops. This isn't a bad session-type beer.

09-10-2003 14:00:13 | More by BeerResearcher
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GMB

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +29.3%

09-24-2013 18:45:00 | More by GMB
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HazelEyedHippie

California

3.66/5  rDev +26.2%

I think this beer is quite good. Had it in the can, and it's pretty tasty, looks good, smells good. Picked up the single, but if I were in the mood for a Dutch beer, I would certainly pick up more than just a single. It's not the BEST beer I've ever had, but I would rate it superior than many others. ;)

06-10-2014 06:43:21 | More by HazelEyedHippie
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

At $4.29 a six-pack this is the generic import pilsner of choice. Perfect for a hot summer day or light drinking.

03-29-2002 00:15:49 | More by Jason
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ranger7

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

06-02-2013 23:59:32 | More by ranger7
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SuperMario

California

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

01-03-2014 06:46:51 | More by SuperMario
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Candydandyliquorquicker

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

03-04-2014 00:14:06 | More by Candydandyliquorquicker
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hyouwassa

California

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

03-23-2014 20:52:28 | More by hyouwassa
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FriedGold2112


3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

04-24-2012 05:16:02 | More by FriedGold2112
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slammo

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +20%

I wanted to get excited about this one based on price and packaging in the can. It turns out to be a decent if not memorable euro import the likes of so many others.

Appearance is adequate yet unassuming. The smell is also average mowed grass with nothing exceptional to note.

Taste is refreshing with a nice balance of malt and hop. Believe me, it is a huge improvement over any American macro brew and I don't want to knock it too much. There are better beers out there and there are worse. It sure beats a Bud IMO.

07-04-2011 18:13:02 | More by slammo
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RobH

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev +20%

12oz green bottle.

Euro Pilsners are not my beer style of choice, so I approached this one with skepticism and my expectations were exceeded.

German and Czech Pilsners have a certain hop bitter aroma that's not my thing, and this one had the aroma but the taste seemed to turn sweeter in the finish rather than more bitter. That's a plus.

This is an easy drinker. I poured mine hard into a stange glass and it created a niced white head that lasted and left lacing on the glass.

Not bad.

10-11-2008 23:30:24 | More by RobH
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goschool

California

3.48/5  rDev +20%

The color is golden, the head faded quickly. The malts are grainy, the hops are grassy. This stuff has a bit more malts than most pilsners. Its mouthfeel is medium bodied with a thin finish. Think of this beer as Heineken with a little more taste and no skunk.

06-11-2006 06:48:28 | More by goschool
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MadeInOregon

California

3.45/5  rDev +19%

Have seen this at Trader Joe's for a long time and finally decided to give it a go...

APPEARANCE: Crystal-clear light bronze to a faint gold color. Small, puffy white head recedes to nothing with absolutely no lacing. Not terrible, not great.

SMELL: Lowest point of this beer. Aroma is an unpleasant grassy hay and urine smell mixed with a faint amount of corn, alcohol, and hops. The smell is actually quite faint overall but what is there is not very nice and is unfortunately similar to many macro adjunct lagers (even though this is not an adjunct).

TASTE: Metallic, grainy (wheat), malt, with a nice amount of hops rearing its head but never gaining much strength. Finishes slightly spicy with an aftertaste consisting of a weird mix of bubblegum, candied fruit, wheat and mild hops. Main flavor coming through with each sip is metal + malt + mild hops. Overall, this is a sweet beer.

FEEL: Thin, but smooth. Certainly thicker than an American macro. This beer has a surprisingly good balance of density and effervescence. It ends with a slightly dry, sticky quality but remains very easy-drinking and thirst-quenching.

CONCLUSION: Definitely worth the uber low $5.49 for a 6-pack of 500ml cans! There are a few odd flavors and the smell is borderline gross in my opinion, but this really is not a bad beer at all. In fact, I'd say it's better than most beers in the low-priced lager genre--especially of the American variety.

05-26-2012 00:40:31 | More by MadeInOregon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +17.2%

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Why can't every store be like Trader Joe's, with really low prices and the ability to break any sixer? I mean, that's how this can came into my presence. It pours a clear pale golden straw topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, grass, and flowers. The taste has a slightly citric bent, but the rest of these elements come back in spades. Somehow, the citrus and the flowers meld very nicely, creating a pleasant flavor. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a smoothly fluid feel. Overall, a nice little pils. Nowhere near the best, but an eminently drinkable brew, indeed.

06-09-2011 04:51:15 | More by TMoney2591
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.4/5  rDev +17.2%

Dark gold in color, nose is vegetal husk, cracked grains, minerals and dry cereal. Taste is the dry malty sweetness of water crackers and unleavened bread. Chewy minerals and soft noble hops in the finish. Metallic tasting from the can, but still a clean and bitter European style pilsner.

02-09-2014 05:30:03 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev +17.2%

A: Bright, clear gold color. Poured a 3 finger foamy white head that dissipated to an even skim. Decanted continually; very active. Laced in wide broken rings.

S: Light crackery malt. Green apple and grass. Faint skunky aroma.

T: Light, slightly sweet malt. Transitions quickly to a light, lingering hop character. Crisp and slightly dry.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Active on the palate; very crisp. Light lingering bitter that turns dry.

O: Some malt and hop character in a light, drinkable beer. But for the slight skunky smell, far better than many are giving it credit for.

08-18-2011 19:10:09 | More by Haybeerman
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droomyster

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev +16.6%

Pours from an oversize can a clear yellowish gold with a small white head. Aromas are predominately grainy and uninteresting but the taste incorporates a nice grassy hoppiness that balances it out. The carbonation gives it an electric feeling and lends an extreme crispness that makes up for the simplicity of its taste and make it quite drinkable.

02-22-2010 04:33:34 | More by droomyster
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tconboy

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev +14.8%

Pours a light orange gold with slight carbonation, and a moderate head that fades to a light film. Smells of fresh lively pilsner beer - grainy and a light straw. Tastes light, grainy, fresh, clean, smooth - but definitely a light taste. Less than average carbonation compared to similar beers, smooth drinkable pilsner. Will probably be the last time I have this, but overall I don't have too many complaints

01-10-2010 02:47:49 | More by tconboy
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McGrumpster

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-20-2013 17:36:11 | More by McGrumpster
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Anasazi

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-29-2014 21:11:37 | More by Anasazi
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OStrungT

California

3.23/5  rDev +11.4%

This beer pours a light straw yellow, with a thin white head. The head fades fast, leaving very few laces.

This beer has a slight citrus hop aroma. It has a slight skunk aroma, but that might be due to the fact that it is bottled in a green bottle.

This beer tastes more malty than I would have though. It has a light caramel sweet flavor. The floral, citrus hops are present, but mild. The skunkyness that was present in the aroma is not present in the flavor. It tastes better than I expected.

This beer is crisl and light. It goes down smooth, leaving a floral aftertaste.

This beer might make a good session beer. It is not aggressive, and it is probably relatively low in alcohol. I doubt I will have it again, but it was good to try.

04-02-2006 00:57:58 | More by OStrungT
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +11.4%

12oz. bottle

Pours a crystal clear pale straw color with a small white had that fades. Mild lacing on the glass.

Rather zesy hop aroma with a mild "skunkiness" that I've come to expect and rather enjoy in an import pils. Crisp.

Light maltiness, not as crisp as the aroma leads on. Hop flavor is also more subdued than the smell would have you believe. Finishes with a mild bitterness that lingers a bit.

Light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, an average import pils. Easily drinkable, this would be a refreshing beer to slug down on a hot day. But, there certainly better pils to be had. If only the taste held up to the smell, this would be tip-top....

03-26-2007 23:00:33 | More by MaltyGoodness
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev +10.7%

500ml can, drank outta the can

can't comment on the look as it's in the can. smell is corny with some stanky hops and a metallic tinge. taste is light wheat, dusty grain. tastes like a metal table dusted with powdered sugar. 

ok lager with a sweet, nasty metallic zip to it.

06-12-2013 22:03:40 | More by jimmah120
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Peter's Brand Pilsner Beer from Union Export Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.