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Peter's Brand Pilsner Beer - Union Export Brewery

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Peter's Brand Pilsner BeerPeter's Brand Pilsner Beer

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125 Ratings

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Union Export Brewery

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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3.75/5  rDev +29.3%

09-24-2013 18:45:00 | More by GMB
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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

08-14-2013 15:58:45 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +3.4%

08-08-2013 02:32:22 | More by AngusOg
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3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-20-2013 17:36:11 | More by McGrumpster
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3.06/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance: The same gold shade seen in most macrobrews. Good head that dissipates quickly, thin lacing.

Smell: Faint grainy grassy aroma. Basically, it smells like beer.

Taste: Grainy and grassy. Basically, it tastes like beer.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with almost no aftertaste.

The Verdict: Average. If you're looking for an affordable alternative to Heineken or Budweiser, this German beer would be a good choice. Drinkable, but forgettable.

06-20-2013 23:48:50 | More by TheMarkE
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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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3/5  rDev +3.4%

06-08-2013 21:42:15 | More by Doogermeister
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

06-06-2013 01:42:07 | More by Wedcat
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3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

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


06-02-2013 13:42:44 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 11:34:21 | More by Caskaway
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2.93/5  rDev +1%

This beer's color is the color of your piss after a long night of drinking. IT looks a little dark for a pilsner. The smell isn't too pungent which is a bad thing. THe taste is slightly atringent but it follows with that European crispness. The mouth is a little heavy. but overall it's a decent beer. I'd say this is my beach beer.

05-21-2013 06:46:40 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

02-18-2013 01:18:55 | More by Ted
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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

02-10-2013 20:27:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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New Mexico

2.95/5  rDev +1.7%

A medium sized white head quickly falls into a thin lacing above a clear bright golden colored pils.

Sour to light skunky grain malt with some light hops characteristics sneaking in the aroma of this beer.

Light sour to skunky grain malt with some bittering hops aiding in the taste.

A light dry aftertaste with just a bit of the sourness hanging around on this light bodied beer.

Not much to brang about here, standard light sour to skunky pilsener, next.

12-27-2012 22:15:04 | More by LXIXME
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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-17-2012 17:47:31 | More by barongearmu
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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-07-2012 06:13:50 | More by fishguyac
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2.68/5  rDev -7.6%

Another TJs bargain grab. Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a typical clean, clear light gold color with about 1/2 inch of white head that had moderate retention and no lacing.

The aroma was kinda bland, some grains, a bit of sweetness, soft hops and just a general "beer" scent. The flavors were all the same benign, bland features that the aroma had, nothing really stood out.

The body was crisp and a bit fuller than most of the style. The beer was mostly clean across the tongue, but did have a slightly sweet finish. Drinkability was a bit better than average for the style, the beer went down quickly and easily enough. Overall, a good brew, one that's probably a bit better than average. If you're looking for a good bargain "chore beer", this would be a good choice.

10-03-2012 23:32:13 | More by beertunes
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2.7/5  rDev -6.9%

Got this at Trader Joe's. Poured into a half liter dimple mug, and the brew makes a three finger thick bright white head, and the body is dark gold with perfect clarity.

The aroma is grain and husk, tobacco, lemon, and slight metallic.

Taste wise, it's of corn husk, tobacco, and maybe some butterscotch.

Feels light in body, cleansing to the palate, and very quaffable. Too much adjunct taste here for me to stick with a German Style Pilsner. I'd just claim this a typical Euro Lager.

08-15-2012 00:58:16 | More by TheSarge
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +3.4%

06-27-2012 11:28:21 | More by RodneyCarrington
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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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2.95/5  rDev +1.7%

Another cheap Trader Joe's purchase. Can popped with no fizz and it only poured a 1.5" white head with medium lifespan. The body is a clear straw yellow and all the carbonation exhausted into the small head. It smells of malt, grass, and actually butterscotch. The taste though is much weaker than the smell and instead of the butterscotch you mainly get bitter grass.

05-02-2012 09:30:45 | More by MoreThanWine
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2.65/5  rDev -8.6%

Canned on 11/25/11.

Pours a clear light orange with a 1 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and some odd artificial fruity aromas. Taste is of grain and metal up front with some of the artificial fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that doesn't offer much but was cheap enough at around $0.75 for a large can.

05-02-2012 03:14:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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1.73/5  rDev -40.3%

"A Dutch style pilsener", but brewed in Germany. Comes in a plain 330 ml can, and cost a mere $0.79. bottom of the can, There is a best by date stamped on the bottom of the can, at 09.09.12. As usual, it's on to the beer:

More ups than downs with the appearance. The color is a lighter hue of gold, clean bodied, bursting with carbonation bubbles in the body. And the thick creamy head and its good retention make it convincing to grant a "4" score. But don't get too excited, it has the aroma of "the usual" macro pilsner. Steeley, DMS, sweet grain and a cooked cereal nose don't make a good omen.

Expecting something crisp and clean? Well, you're not to find it here. This is a strangely fruity pilsner, and despite the bubbles riding through the body, offers almost no crispness. Boring grain, metal, lingering steeley cooked grains, no thanks. Ah, no thank you.

I think it's best to say no to Peter's Brand. This is another reported case of a drain pour.

05-01-2012 23:19:26 | More by DoubleJ
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3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

04-24-2012 05:16:02 | More by FriedGold2112
Peter's Brand Pilsner Beer from Union Export Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.