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Braumeister Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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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:
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(Beer added by: nomad on 07-22-2004)
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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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bishopdc0

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2011 02:11:37 | More by bishopdc0
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Saucer served in a standard pint glass a slightly hazy straw yellow with a nice off white head that diminishes to a ring and leaves just a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild pale malts alongside crisp Earthy hops. The taste is a smooth balance of sweet biscuity malts and smooth Earthy hops. The beer is quite light, smooth and very crisp. This is a very enjoyable pilsner, one I would certainly have again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2010 22:03:50 | More by atsprings
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2010 01:35:40 | More by Soonami
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gory4d

New York

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
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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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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Halcyondays

California

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a clear yellow with a light white head, spotty lace.

S: Very hoppy, grassy, pungent.

T: Light bready malt, but the hops punch you in the face. Very much in the Frisian/Prima/Jever tradition. Tons of grass, almost herbal hop character.

M: Super dry, light-bodied, very crisp, easy drinking.

D: This is a very good pilsner, may be even better than Prima. Hops are well at the forefront which I like.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2010 04:53:16 | More by Halcyondays
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metter98

New York

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It's cloudy light yellow in appearance with no visible head.
S: There are moderate aromas of grassy and earthy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell; flavors of grassy hops stand out.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and crisp with a light amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
D: Like Prima Pils, this beer is very refreshing and easy to drink, but the use of a single variety of hops makes it taste a bit different.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2010 14:41:56 | More by metter98
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deaconoflove

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
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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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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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2010 03:42:50 | More by tempest
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Moan and Dove. The drink had a gold, slight-amber color that was generally murky. Grassy hops help make a full aroma sense. The flavors were generally bittersweet with that grassy, bready tones. Pretty light with little carbonation but not too watery. Overall, not too bad.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2010 22:47:53 | More by fitzy84
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at Redbones.

This pilsner poured a clear, golden color with a centimeter or so or nice, white foam. The smell was a beautiful, aromatic hop aroma, similar to Prima Pils. The taste was a a crisp, hoppy, pilsner, not so bready with malt but a great flavor nonetheless. Again, very similar to Prima Pils. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with medium body and good, sturdy carbonation. The malt and aromatic hops lingered in the mouthfeel. This was a very nice beer, and I enjoyed more than one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2009 07:35:03 | More by UncleJimbo
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown. Served chilled in a pint.

A - A straw golden w/ ghostly white cap of 1/2 inch. Nice transparency and lace collects in a stringy fashion

S - Herbs and floral notes from the noble hops. Spiced and mellow honey ginger like aroma w/ a biscuit note in the background.

M - Crisp w/ spiced notes matching each mild malt nuance in the texture w/ a crisp citrus undercurrent and light alcohol until the clean dry and mildly bitter finish

T - A light herbal taste as the flavors begin w/ a light biscuit note and gentle citrusy splash. Mild mineral taste carries the fresh hop flavor while the cracker like malt accents the spicy, mildly grassy taste. The malt gives a dry taste and accents the light bitterness of the hops which provide a lot of flavor in the Pils. The herbal taste is slightly lemony yet not astringent-more juicy w/out being overly so. A taste of german yeast leads the hops into the finish

D - A great pils in every way, very fresh like few I have tasted -top notch German style lager from Victory, does not fail to deliver at all. The lasting hop in the finish is great.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2009 11:27:24 | More by Slatetank
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wd40

New York

3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
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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John_M

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's last night during their Victory blowout. I was told this is/was the unfiltered version of this beer, which I assume explains the beer's appearance.

The beer pours an opaque, hazy, white honey and bananna color, with minimal head retention and lacing. Tbe beer almost looks as if it is still, but upon tasting the beer, there is some soft carbonation. On the nose I get some very light hoppy bitterness, coupled with bread dough and biscuit aromas. Flavors on the palate generally replicate the nose, except the beer has a light on the palate, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is very light (though not watery), and I'm guessing the abv. on this beer must be down around 5% or lower. Drinkability is pretty good, though I wish the beer had a bit more flavor.

A solid beer, but not as good as I was expecting. Have to say the I prefer the harvest version of this beer, which hopefully I'll get to try again this Fall.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2009 12:37:34 | More by John_M
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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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Chinon01

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2008 23:56:33 | More by Kegatron
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Jettanbass9

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
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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shivtim

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at a beer picnic at B.Paradiso in Georgetown. Best drink of the night. It's slightly hazy, straw yellow with good lacing, and a small head that fades. Nose is yeasts and barny sweet malts with earthy moss. Taste is mild hops, sweet with hints of fruit, and peat from a bog. Exceptional example of the style. Mouthfeel is good, a bit foamy. Drinkability is very high. Nice beer from Victory!

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2007 23:56:39 | More by shivtim
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smurphy77

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
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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Boto

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Victory: Another variation of their Pilsner beer, which I believe they only serve at their pub. The beer is a lovely hazy, golden color, with a white head. There is a slightly spicy hop & wheat aroma. The taste is a lighter malty, with maybe a hint of sweetness and spiciness. Very good hop bite, but not as balanced as the Prima Pils. There are definitely Wit characteristics in this brew. Another good reason to visit the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2005 20:25:01 | More by Boto
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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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TheGipper

New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.