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Braumeister Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Braumeister Pils
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of WVbeergeek
5/5  rDev +24.4%

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
Photo of gordonbeersch
5/5  rDev +24.4%

gordonbeersch, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

fav628, Apr 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Antonius08, Dec 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

geo1267, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

jdl55, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

chcfan, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

dwaz, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

tykechandler, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of goindownsouth
4.85/5  rDev +20.6%

As etherial a brew as I have ever experienced. As I made a random trek of about an hour to Victory, who should I happen to run into but rotsaruch. He proceeds to calmly yet somewhat giddily inform me of this absolute gem. Whether it was a regular pour or the slow pour (both of which I consumed on 10/2/04), this is one of, if not my favorite brews of all time. The hazy golden color was impressive enough, not to mention the ricky multi-finger head. Aromas of malt and sweetness, perhaps some banana or clove flow through my sinuses...a beautiful thing. As drinkable a Pils as I have ever found. So tasty, with a noticable hint of hop backbone. A fantastic creation, and I am thrilled to add I was able to take some of the last of it home in a growler...A truly magnificent creation.

Prosit!

goindownsouth, Oct 03, 2004
Photo of VinnyA
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

VinnyA, Dec 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of mikem0487
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

mikem0487, May 09, 2012
Photo of victory4me
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

victory4me, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of fastsrt
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%

Draft pour in pint glass.

A: clear amber, surprising, nice head of foam

S: malts make a nice appearance balanced by the hops

T: malts and hops work together to make a crisp refreshin beer

M: carbonation is good, feels sharp and a touch of sweetness

D: I enjoy prima pils, this is another great offering I am loving this one.

fastsrt, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%

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
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%

This was one heck of a pilsner. A perfect session beer, which I don't normally associate with lagers. This one is just sooo smooth and drinkable. This won't let you down. Although I sample this on April Fool's day, it was no joke. Straw gold with frothy head, until finally a nice lace remains. Taste approaches perfection. Nice malt taste up front with a nice hops bitterness at the end. Makes it nice and refreshing. Perfection at the end of the taste. Definitely seek this out.

GeoffFromSJ, Apr 02, 2005
Photo of jgasparine
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%

A- Poured with almost no head and almost no visible carbonation... the body on the other hand was quite interesting: a pale yellow that was so cloudy that the beer was completely opaque with yeast. It is also interesting that the suspended yeast does not clump together... rather the yeast and liquid beer formed a perfectly homogenous slurry. Someone could have told me that this was a hefe-weisse, and I would have believed them on the appearance alone...

S- Smells of a musty, yeasty glass of lemongrass tea. The second whiff is reminiscent of a slice of lemon meringue pie. There are some nice low-alpha hops here, perfectly balanced with the aroma of pale malt.

T- The nose accurately foreshadowed the taste... but this tastes yet MORE yeasty than expected. The flavors of low-alpha hops and pale malt are restrained, but definitely there. The finish is clean and yeasty... A YEAST BOMB!!

M- Incredibly thick/firm for a pils... very granular. The carbonation is barely adequate, but who notices whilst drinking a pilsner porridge!?

D- Wow. What an amazing unfiltered Pilsner. If I could only have this on a regular basis... I could drink this stuff all day and night...

NOTE: It seems like Victory put out several versions of beer referred to as Braumeister Pils... and I am making my best assumption as to which I just consumed. I resolved that the beer menu at the bar plainly stated "Braumeister Pils", and other reviews for this beer indicated that it was unfiltered... there is a chance however, that the keg I sampled was yet another unique one-off batch...

jgasparine, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of elgiacomo
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%

64oz growler. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy yellow/gold with a one finger active white head that recedes to a wispy cap and leaves some spots of lacing behind.

Aroma is grassy and grainy with notes of lemon peel, a bit of fruit, slight hint of sulfur, very good aroma for a Pils and of very good strength, lots of hops.

Flavor generally follows suit, very hoppy for a Pils with some lemony citrus, grass & grains, cereal, a touch of fruit and sulfur, a bit of sweetness in the middle and finishes with some really nice crisp bitterness. One of the tastiest and most robust Pilsners I’ve had.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, rather creamy for the style but with good carbonation.

Damned good, and I mean damned good Pilsner. Absolutely loaded with flavor, great aroma too. Really stoked to get a chance to try this!

elgiacomo, Sep 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

cclark67789, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

@ Victory

Bright, slightly hazed yellow under a thick, pure-white head that settles to a permanent cap and leaves some attractive chunks of foam behind on the glass. Aromas of fresh flowers, peppery hops, dough, and fresh cracker malt. Flowery fresh, leafy hop flavor, biscuity pils malt finish, a bit of honey, and a lingering bitterness. Snappy and super refreshing. I had to try pretty hard to slow down and not just chug the whole thing down at once. Excellent!

wedge, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

krampert11, May 27, 2014
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Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.