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Braumeister Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Braumeister Pils
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90
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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: nomad on 07-22-2004)
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Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Purchased at the Victory Brewpub on 3/5/13. Victory lists this as the Braumeister Pils - Hallertau, a Keller Pils at 4.7% ABV.

Appearance: Pours a a golden yellow with a thick white head. Body is slightly hazy with decent carbonation.

Smell: Faint metallic aroma of Noble Euro hops. Slightly bready with a touch of lemon.

Taste: Crisp German pils flavor. Slight spiciness up front from the hops slides quickly into a sweet malty body. A little grassy. Very nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of body balanced against nice crisp carbonation. Dry yet refreshing with a pleasant aftertaste.

Overall: Very nice subtle pils straight from the source. Not overly hoppy nor too sweet, this beer strikes a near perfect balance.

JednoPivoProsim, Mar 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of bishopdc0
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful red deep red. The head forms and stays laces hugs the glass by the end there is still remembrance from the first pour.

Spicy noble hops mix well with a malt back. Very nice hops.

Carbonation is up front the hops hit, this is a like a German IPA, loads of hops but because they are mild it mixes well with the light body and malts. Great pils one of the best I've had in a while. The hops work well with a slight roast finishes with a pleasant bitter

Great beer i could drink it all day

bishopdc0, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Braumeister Pils pours a very nice cloudy yellow with a nice white head. The nose has hints of toasted grains and nice amount of hops. There is some sweetness, typical for the style. A very nice pils with a good carbonation and a dry crisp finish. Perfect of the style.

Fcip78, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Soonami
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Braumeister Pils is a really great German-style Pilsener from Victory. It has the perfect woody and spicy noble hop aroma and flavor that evokes in me the sensory memory of walking in a beech forest in late fall after an early morning shower. It has a very green, grounded hop character that is invigorating. I would love to try this and Prima Pils back-to-back to compare, I haven't had that beer in months. Braumeister is very clean, dry and has a nice malty taste.

Soonami, Oct 08, 2010
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5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Imperial pint served up at Piper's Pub, this is my favorite beer pours a pale slight chill haze with a brilliant golden body and thicket of white head for days, fine lacing in speckled patterns left behind. Aroma has herbal earthy mild citrus lemon peel notes all from fressh green whole leaf hops, this pale biscuit malt profile and the assertive hops will make you appreciate real beer. Flavor is bitingly bitter for a beer this light in color with fresh hops excellent on draft, biscuit malts and crackers sweetness with a kiss of herbal, lemon, grassy hop notes. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with slick hop oils standing out with sturdy flowing carbonation that carries this beer across my palate so well. Overall world class pils found in a pub in the Burgh, thank God for PA breweries who know how to brew pils like Troeg's, Stoudts, and Victory.

WVbeergeek, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

OBIrish24, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ste5venla, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ryanjtravis, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

cclark67789, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Village Draft House.

A - golden yellow with a thin, soft layer of white head

S - faint cereal grains, some lemon, a bit spicy, herbal

T - herbal, spicy, peppery, rye

M - medium bodied, smooth, crisp

This is a pretty hoppy pilsner. I was quite impressed. It has balance and drinkability as well as a complexity that I find lacking in many pilsners. Overall, this was a deliciously hoppy, smooth, easy to drink pilsner that I will definitely have again the next time I find it.

tdm168, Sep 13, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Liberty St. Tavern. Appeared a hazy gold with with a couple fingers of white head. Basically, this is a very American pilsner. It's big on hops, but there isn't much subtle malt or yeast character. Still, the grassy, herbal hops are delicious, plus the bitterness isn't too harsh. I'd be happy to drink several.

tempest, Mar 05, 2010
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the VBC.

Pours a hazy straw colored gold with a finger of billowous brite-white head. Retain was decent and left a smattering of lace behind. The aroma has a flowery scent about it of earthy hops and citrus with some caramel malts behind it.

The taste has a nice bite of Hallertau hops up front up front that gives way to some notes of citrus and spices. Underneath is a solid flow of supportive sweet malts that keeps things in check. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a crisp and biting carbonation that gives way to a dry feel.

Nice use of the Hallertau varietal in this version to impart a nice dry hop bite and spice character that works very well with the crisp nature of the body. I real tasty thirst quencher. More please!

Kegatron, Jul 01, 2008
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mikefuski17, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

schmitter, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Chinon01
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden with vigorous carbonation and fluffy mountainous head.

S - Flowery, lemony, with noble hop aroma.

T - Hoppiness dominates at front middle and end. Underneath are fantastic if subtle notes of grass, flowers, metal, lemon . . . brilliant.

M - Wonderful hop bite stings the tongue and demands relief . . . with another sip. Big full pils.

D - Hop dominance keeps it from being highly drinkable yet very enjoyable and interesting.

Best American Pils

Chinon01, Aug 02, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Keith_R, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

kcq101, Sep 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

incubuscience, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$5 at The Brick Store Pub. On-tap into a Victory Prima Pils glass.

A: It has a pure and clear golden color with lively carbonation and a finger and a half of pillow-like white head that holds and laces well. It looks like the ideal pilsner.

S: Light noble hop aroma, pleasant cereal malt, light citrus, and some grassiness.

T: Light citrus, grass, pale malts, and fresh noble hops. This mirrors the smell and it a beautiful work of subtlety.

M: The body is light, the carbonation is high, and the finish is crisp.

O: It is fantasticly flavorful, light, and quaffable.

bucklemyshoe, Apr 11, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straw in color fragrant noble hops and crisp taste, this is the best pilsner i have ever had. Full of flavor, but light enough to drink all night. I stopped by the brewery and wanted to keep drinkin these even though there was plenty of others to try. I was half tempted, before i left, to pick up a quarter keg to bring home. This beer is lighter in alcohol too, if my memory serves me right, 3.8%. Seriously do yourself a favor and try one of these.

Jettanbass9, Aug 02, 2007
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

waddellc2, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

trevorpost, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft pint at the Norse Bar.

Pale straw gold body, lasting rings of sticky white lacing. Bright clarity with some languid streams of ascending carbonation rising through the liquid. Good head retention, foam remains after a couple sips, skim breaks across the surface.

Crackery pils malt aroma, some dry grassiness of noble hops as well. Seems slightly hoppier than the average pils, but much less so than Prima Pils.

Dry with a good presence of grassy noble hop character, lightly bready with some crackery malt depth as well. Light feel with crisp carbonation, this is a nice sessionable pilsner. Maybe not in my personal top three, but it's very well made and would be a great beer to have around on tap all year round.

emerge077, Jan 08, 2013
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Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.