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Braumeister Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Braumeister Pils
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.41%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nomad on 07-22-2004)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, floral, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grassy and floral hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of malt and hops all around.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 03:17:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a mug at Pizza Paradiso Dupont. Part of DC beer week for the Victory tap takeover!

A dull and slightly hazy body is observed, with a simple white head. Bottom of the glass is a strange murky light green and cloudy all around.

Nose is a mild sour lemon, and fairly closed and muted. Not much going on at first. As the beer warns up, some yeast comes through slightly, but not fruity in an estery way.

Taste is hop dominant with a solid bread finish. Slight sharp texture and jarring with a lime punch. Feel is a bit too carbonated but brings also a kind of interesting hop like carbonation which is truly unique.

Overall different, distinct if a little odd, but I do very much enjoy it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2011 23:35:35 | More by smakawhat
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass at Jimmy's No. 43 on 4/30/10

A - Light, hazy straw-yellow. Ample one finger head dissipates in short order, leaving a thin skim & minimal retention. Essentially no lace.

S - Crisp aroma; somewhat airy. Lots of earthy grass notes & grain. Moderately spicy hop overtones. Hints of lemon & mild fruitiness (apple & pear? Hmm...).

T - The faintest notion of mustiness quickly gives way to a well-seated hop spiciness, grass, hay & pilsner malts. Dry toward the finish.

M - Light body with enough vigorous carbonation to accentuate the spicy qualities. Dry finish hop spice & grassiness lingering long.

D - Tasty & plenty easy to drink. Seems very well-proportioned.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2010 01:02:58 | More by Ryan011235
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very cloudy, looks like a wheat beer. Good starting head that settles to rim bubbles but it leaves some runny lace after each sip.

Abundant floral hop nose--even for a bar pour.

Overly hoppy, which in my opinion takes it out of the pils category. But since I'm a hop head, I really like this beer. The body is appropriate for the style. Low malt flavor. The aftertaste dies out fairly quickly considering the punch of the bitterness in the mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2012 16:03:43 | More by smcolw
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at perch pub

Pours a clouded light golden color with a one finger high layer of white head resting on top. Patches of lacing streak the glass as the retained film dissolves.

Soft nose with a touch of grain and hops. Biscuit and cracker with lemongrass. Very mild and slightly nondescript.

Light smack of floral hops with lemon peel citrus. Grassy and grainy with biscuit malts. Smooth flowing profile that drinks easy with a mild malt base. Finishes a little bitter and crisp.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, crisp and smooth on the tongue. Victory does some really solid lagers - this is another memorable example I'd revisit.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 03:48:28 | More by xnicknj
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nickfl

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured with a nice head of white foam on top of a clear, golden body.  The foam settles at a moderate place and leaves little lace.

S - Sweet malt and some with some musty hop aroma and a bit of green hop freshness.

T - Grainy pilsner malt up front with a hint of honey.  Some spicy hop notes in the middle that turn musty towards the finish and provide a strong, lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Not bad, but I think I still prefer prima pils to this one.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2012 18:20:37 | More by nickfl
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard lightstraw gold body with lace and a bready, pils aroma and the hops come out to play which I have noticed alot of these new Victory brews are getting hopped up. Crisp, light bodied, easy to drink, there was just a sweetness that is particularly noticeable and slightly askew from other pilsners. Not a complaint, just stating my opinion on the matter. Enjoyable, sessionable, and I would recommend this beer to any pils fan or simply a fan of a good lager.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 13:57:17 | More by clayrock81
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale straw yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall bright white head reducing that reduces to a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of the expected pils grain malts along with floral and grassy hops. Additionally there is a light pepper/spice note to the smell as well.

T: The rich flavor of the pils malts along with a moderate to strong presence of grassy hops. There is a light bitterness that lingers with some hints of peppery spice.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp. Slight dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable, quite easy to drink, and sessionable. This is a great flavored pils that I could drink all day long. Goes well with lots of different food styles and is quite enjoyable as a summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 16:45:17 | More by dbrauneis
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argock

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker Pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear golden hue with short cap of small-bubbled white head with a small rim of lacing.

S: Crisp grassy aroma of noble hops with expected grainy pilsner malt with a touch of honey sweetness. No yeast aromas.

T: Braumeister Pils is a solid German pilsener with crisp grassy, floral, and spicy hops bite with moderate bitterness coupled with a great clean pilsner graininess with the same bit of honey sweetness and some breadiness in there too. No yeast or alcohol character, moderately bitter. Nothing fancy -- just a solid, well-brewed clean lager.

M: Crisp mouthfeel with balanced carbonation and light-medium body. Very dry finish.

O: Victory really has this style down - between this brew and Prima Pils they dominate the category, especially with the poor shape most imports are in.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2013 04:01:21 | More by argock
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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a nice white head which dissipates to a film of foam fairly quickly. It is just a bit darker than yellow and a bit hazy as well. Aroma is a bit fruity. Almost citrus and grapefruit. Flavor is similar with a nice clean bitterness and a mild yeastiness. Not much of a malt profile at all. Mouthfeel is very light and refreshing with a good level of carbonation. Very nice pils. Another great lager from victory.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 21:32:34 | More by Agold
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

03-03-2012 19:34:23 | More by Fcip78
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-27-2011 02:07:32 | More by OBIrish24
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-01-2013 20:40:05 | More by ste5venla
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-03-2014 02:31:53 | More by mikefuski17
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2013 05:38:27 | More by trevorpost
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-12-2013 18:03:05 | More by mikeburd1128
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-05-2013 22:58:41 | More by GrantBrennan
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-29-2013 21:45:45 | More by ChipMurray
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-11-2012 22:14:41 | More by Tyrawlings
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-06-2013 16:28:51 | More by jjd315
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Axic10

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brewery.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a thin head.

Smell: Simple but pleasant. Malt, hops, grassy hay and some yeast.

Taste: Malty bite with some tart bitterness. Grassy flavor. Very clean.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, very crisp and clean.

Drinkability: A very enjoyable sessionable beer at 4.8%. Wish I got a growler of this to go.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2010 04:23:22 | More by Axic10
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rbfurr3

Delaware

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-26-2014 21:13:24 | More by rbfurr3
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-24-2014 04:09:49 | More by JMUbrewz
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 17:19:36 | More by bigfnjoe
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-06-2013 05:33:32 | More by BKBassist
Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.