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Braumeister Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Braumeister Pils
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 19:39:05 | More by WVbeergeek
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gordonbeersch

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-28-2011 19:31:32 | More by gordonbeersch
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fav628

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

04-11-2013 15:17:31 | More by fav628
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Antonius08

Florida

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-02-2013 05:44:30 | More by Antonius08
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geo1267

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-08-2011 03:35:18 | More by geo1267
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jdl55

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-05-2011 03:34:31 | More by jdl55
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-16-2011 13:14:10 | More by chcfan
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-08-2011 23:45:03 | More by dwaz
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2004 01:29:59 | More by goindownsouth
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VinnyA

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

12-22-2012 16:48:22 | More by VinnyA
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-09-2014 03:35:02 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-09-2012 20:03:26 | More by mikem0487
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-15-2011 03:38:27 | More by victory4me
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fastsrt

New York

4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2011 21:12:04 | More by fastsrt
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

03-06-2013 19:36:00 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2005 04:40:17 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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...

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2009 02:47:56 | More by jgasparine
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elgiacomo

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 02:25:56 | More by elgiacomo
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briandaube

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-02-2012 22:15:51 | More by briandaube
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-04-2013 23:09:13 | More by cclark67789
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-25-2011 17:42:39 | More by mdillon86
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wedge

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ 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!

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2012 17:00:58 | More by wedge
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-14-2013 02:40:36 | More by pathman
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krampert11

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-27-2014 15:16:39 | More by krampert11
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-28-2012 01:44:41 | More by random846
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Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.