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Braumeister Pils - Victory Brewing Company

Braumeister Pils
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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%


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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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
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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fastsrt

New York

4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
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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deaconoflove

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ap. cloudy yellow gold with a huge foamy head, but it didn't last too long.
Sm. Lemony and a bit of grapefruit hops. Others say it's grassy...could be.
Ta. Same as smell with a sourish finish.
Mf. Light and a bit thin.
Dr. okay, not wonderful, a whole growler to go, so I can't complain too much.

Serving type: growler

05-08-2010 22:37:37 | More by deaconoflove
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gory4d

New York

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whole Foods listed this as 5.5% ABV. Seems about right.

Pours straw yellow with a slight haze, a two-finger white head that dissipates quickly but leaves lots of lacing. The smell is cut grass and clover, maybe some bitter marigold, crisp well water, sourdough bread. The taste is sourdough starter, wood sorrel, bright minerals from what has to be a great water source, and an earthy, bitter finish. It's a little more viscous than you'd expect, but the high carbonation balances that out pretty well. It's great hot-weather beer, but would also go well on a brisk fall day -- I should've gotten 64 oz. rather than 32. One of my favorite American pilsners.

Serving type: growler

07-19-2010 01:39:03 | More by gory4d
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
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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Chinon01

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2008 04:34:40 | More by Chinon01
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Jettanbass9

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2007 17:35:14 | More by Jettanbass9
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HotHands

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this certainly doesn't look like a pilsner - it's a dark amber color, with a nice white head and lacing.

S - Grassy, floral hops and crackery malt.

T - follows the aroma with a substantial malt backbone. The malt has a nice toasty flavor, and everything other than that is true to the pilsner style. Good level of bitterness.

M - carbonation and body are good. Refreshing and not too filling, but the body holds up nicely.

Overall - a great pilsner. I think I'd usually prefer this to Prima Pils because there is more balance between the malt and the hops, unless I was in the mood for something hoppy.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2011 04:38:15 | More by HotHands
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wd40

New York

3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance was a bit cloudy and rather unremarkable.
Very grassy, distinctly lager aroma.
Taste was rather unremarkable. No hops to speak of, very plain. Tasted like a mass produced beer that had been cared for a little bit so as to remove the obvious imperfections.
Carbonation was very present, but a little hard.
Pretty drinkable I suppose, but not something I would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2009 03:30:24 | More by wd40
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Jazzcrop

California

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had at tasting last night, so this will be from my notes I did on paper that had someone's number on it. Tastes are lemony hops, some grass, chives, German hops, clean and crisp maltiness, lager yeast, age, linen. Smells like a typical American Pilsner with some age to it and some biscuitiness here and there.

Serving type: growler

06-10-2011 05:53:17 | More by Jazzcrop
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JMWEB2

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow with a nice head, which dissipates leaving some lacing.

S: Grassy smell, some fruity smells, lemony.

T: Noble hops are outstanding, lemony taste, and the finish is sweet and balanced. Great tasting.

M: Light, CRISP, outstanding!

O: Great Pilsner, Victory does not miss. Clean and smooth great American style German Pils!

Serving type: growler

10-16-2011 21:47:09 | More by JMWEB2
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smurphy77

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I hate to say it, but my experience with this beer was that it's pretty mediocre. Generally, I'm a HUGE fan of victory. This is perhaps the weakest item I've sampled from their repertoire.

On draft, this beer poured a very pale golden color with a small head. The taste was quite mild, with no distinguishing characteristics to speak of. Neither hops aroma nor bitterness was apparent. Mouthfeel was light.

Of course, the lack of flavor makes this beer quite drinkable, but I wouldn't order again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2007 12:26:45 | More by smurphy77
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%
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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TheGipper

New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Kudos to the folks at Victory for this single-hop series. This particular version seemed true to the Pilsner style, dry and effervescent, ever-so-pleasing to drink and refreshing, with a nice bite to it. Just what to expect and demand from a good Pilsner! It's not my favorite style, but the quality overcame that for me, much like the Prima Pils does.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2005 18:16:36 | More by TheGipper
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Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.