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Braumeister Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Braumeister Pils
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of nathanjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of cpetrone84
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a tight white head. The nose is toasted bread crust and raw dough mixed in as a lightly sweet honey balance with a citric hop in back. The taste is sweet grains up front, lightly toasted, very balanced with subtle nuances of honey. Citric hops accompany the light bitterness in the finish. Light body with a playful feel of carbonation and a dry crisp finish. Very good stuff!

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of OBIrish24
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Agold
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of doof116
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dwaz
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of geo1267
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of jdl55
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of gordonbeersch
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of russwbeck
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Dark Intrigue Release.

Very hazy yellow pour with a full white head. Sticky lacing is present down the whole glass and the retention is great. 4.5

Wheaty grainy smell with piney hops certainly coming out, all on a bready malt backbone. 3.5

The taste pretty much follows the smell. Grainy, with some wheat and piney hopes. A nice pilsner bite is curbed by a breadiness and very dry aftertaste. 3.5

Light, crisp taste. No hints of alcohol. Very dry throughout. 4

Tasty and crazy drinkable. Dry and crisp, wouldn't get it again, but I'm glad I tried it once. 3.5

Photo of mdillon86
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of chcfan
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of victory4me
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JMWEB2
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to my buddy Chris for letting me borrow his growler and picking me up this treat so that I could take it out to Trey's for a little tasting that we decided to throw together last minute. Poured into a pint glass.

Crisp and clear, the body is hazed only by plentiful streamers that spring from hundreds of nucleation sites around the glass. There is a thick and creamy head that forms and bubbles up to an inch in height before subsiding to about a half cm. It then sits there for the entire length of time it takes me to drink the entire beer, leaving thick rings of foam around the glass after every sip.

The aroma is more Czech pils to me, as this is crisp and grassy with a good amouth of Saaz stank. There is a supple and crisp malt backbone that is evident here, though it does stay mostly hidden behind the dank bitterness of the hops.

That malty note that manifested itself in the aroma? Fuggetaboutit. This beer really lets the hops shine in every aspect. Flavorful, with a huge grassy presence and a great balance of bitterness to match. Nary an off flavor, this is what a pilsener should be.

Light and well carbonated, and maybe just a touch too much so, Braumeister pils is another standout pilsner from Victory Brewing Company. This just further solidifies them as the best pils brewer in the country, and ranks them high worldwide, I would say.

Photo of treyrab
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dan NittanyBeerFan for bringing this to Pittsburgh for a quick, impromptu tasting on September 9. This beer was the palate cleanser beer, if you will, but turned out to be much more. Goes to show that Victory makes some of the best, if not the best, lagers in the country.

A: No surprises here. Pours a clear golden yellow, with a hint of copper hues, and a nice pillow white head. Looks pretty much identical to their Prima Pils, but maybe a tad darker. Pretty much as good as it gets for a Pilsner.

S: About as sexy as it gets for a Pilsner. Skunky, dank, juicy European hops (Saaz, Hallertau, Tettang), with a ton of hop spice and freshly cut grass and pine. Not much in terms of the backing malt, as it smells clean and crisp (no caramel, which I prefer). Very hop forward, similar to Prima Pils, but a different hop blend.

T: Pretty much as the smell eludes, this is a very hop forward Pilsner, but still keeps the classic clean Pilsner flavour without becoming an IP(L). The skunky and spicy hop characters really shine and make this one quenchable lager. Superb.

Overall, another knockout by Victory. I wish they would bottle this now.

Photo of elgiacomo
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
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!

Photo of smakawhat
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of Jazzcrop
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of HotHands
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We came here for my wife and cousins graduation. Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a nice copperish color with a thick white fluffy heading. Very alive looking as the bubbles just freeflow every which way. Nice soapy lacing throughtout.

Smell is very pungent with some grassy and floral hoppy notes. Slight cracker malt backbone.

Taste is amazing. Nice bready malt texture mixed with a tremendous sticky like hop billing.Dextrin malts and an earthy finish.

Mouth is light crisp and clean. Leaves a slight grainy linger on the palate,tremendous carbonation and perfect balance.

Basic,simple,and solid.

Photo of rtepiak
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at Spuyten Duyvil and the pour was pretty perfect...

a tad dark and said to have an slight Vienna lager quality to it. amber was an off amber... nose was pilsner hoppy. the palate was particularly pilz hop dry with a interesting separation of dextrin and an interesting void in between. there didn't seem to be a nice transition for me with the beer being very A to B sort of train ride from hops to malt. it was grittier than malt character. but all in all ridiculously hop dry.

Had it again about two months later and it seems to have more of a balance. the hops were backed with a delicate meatiness. the grain hint of toasty vienna malt but with no sweet overtaste. dry as a whistle. i would really love to have this one in a bottle so the flavors integrate a bit in storage. not long storage because i can't distinguish if this is the same batch or a new one.

Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.