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Braumeister Pils - Saaz - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 14
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 02-03-2006)
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a hazy yellow color with a large white head that faded fast. Upon fading a little lacing was left on the glass.

Smell – The smell is more citrus hop with a nice bit of wheaty bready aroma mixed with a pepper spicy aroma and an ever so lighter tropical fruit aroma.

Taste – The taste is a bit of sweeter wheat malt up front. The hop flavor really then starts to come into play. Very lemony citrus in nature with a bit of pine. There is a nice peppery flavor that comes more toward the end of the taste. The mix of the peppery lemon and wheat go on to take the brew to its taste finish and leave a rather crisp flavor on the tongue as an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the medium to lighter side with a good level of carbonation. It is rather good for the style, but nothing of extraordinary greatness.

Overall – This was a refreshing brew that was very easy to drink. Good for a nice sunny warm day while sitting and lounging around outside.

Darkmagus82, Mar 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

crbooher, Feb 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

RVALawyer, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

afksports, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of doopydoogle
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clean, clear straw with a crisp head that sticks around for little while but quickly dissipates with little lace. Tight bubbles sparkle inside

S - Green apple, yeast, wild grape, lemongrass, kombucha, jasmine, chewable vitamins, aspirin, crystal malts, grass, mead, honey

T - Crisp hop with grassy, herbal tones, starfruit, green apple, and hints of that gives way to a subtle honeysuckle flower and crisp malt that is then bombarded by a palate-covering bitterness. The bitterness sticks around and becomes slightly astringent and aspirin-like with an almost grapefruit-like quality, followed by a subtle metallic malt with an essence of lime leaf and clean, fresh spring water.

M- Excellent carbonation, a very clean mouthfeel, and a wonderfully tannic bitter that continues to expose itself well after the flavor profile dissapates.

O - A stellar pils! Amazingly bitter, but still with enough malt and floral fruit profile to be intriguing.

doopydoogle, Sep 26, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very bitter pale beer.

Pale amber in the pint glass. Head in nice enough and long lasting. Dull mouth feel. Modest carbonation on the tongue. Salty tang. Some biscuity flavors and grain. Bitter hops are the main story. Hops sink into long bitter aftertaste. Extremely thin for the weight of the bitterness, like a house of cards. Must be my least favorite of the several Victory brews I've tasted.

mactrail, Jun 10, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Rembrandt's.

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with golden orange edges and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. The glass is left coated with chunks and rings of soapy lace. I was surprised that this was a pilsner before drinking it and was reassured several times by the bartender that this was the right beer.

Earthy aroma with subtle floral hops, grass and straw as well as a prominent malt presence that wasn't expected. Pilsner malt with hints of subtle biscuit, tofee and caramel in the nose.

Medium bodied with more of a malt presence than expected for the style. Earthy and crisp with floral hop bitterness and a nice dry character that lingers throughout into a sweet yet dry finish. Hints of grass and straw with some faint light fruit, notably apple and pear. Again, the malt backbone is strong with hints of nut, toast and caramel. The ABV is well masked without a trace of heat making this unique beer pretty quaffable.

corby112, Feb 16, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into a Pilsner Urquell glass. Bright light gold body with a nice fat puffy white head that retains well and leaves plenty of crackly and sticky lacing behind.

Smells quite spicy yet with a certain softness. Lemongrass and slightly funky wet hay. Crisp maltiness. Tastes much like it smells, sharp and crisp with a sting of bitterness throughout. White pepper and lemongrass lend a distinct spiciness, lingering impressively in the dry finish. Another excellent pilsner from Victory.

PDXHops, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of velkyal
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally a pilsner worthy of the name! Having lived for 10 years in Prague, Czech Republic, I guess I know what a Bohemian Pilsner should taste like and this hits the nail so squarely on the head you'd think it had been brewed by a grumpy Bavarian with some allegedly stolen yeast.

Golden with a thinnish white head - I would love to have seen it poured by a lovely Czech barmaid so it would have the proper amount of head for a well made pilsner.

The nose, touch of lemon, touch of grass, slightly peppery. Saaz, Saaz, Saaz!!

Tastewise, slightly bready, grainy and so damned easy to drink.

The first time in a year that I have had more than two pints of American made Pilsner - see what you can do when you try?!

velkyal, Jul 26, 2010
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4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the menu: Czech pilsner with a striking aroma of honey, beeswax, and white pepper. Bready sweet up front followed by some tangy lemon and an herbal grassy bitterness.

I was shocked to find this on tap at the Horse Brass in Portland since I didn't know kegs were making it this far west. This pours a really beautiful hazy yellow with a small white head that retains and leaves lacing. The nose is slight disappointing compared to other elite pilsners, it does have some beeswax and a muted version of the floral hops found in Prima Pils. Taste is some hop bitterness up front biting the tongue a bit, then transitioning into a pleasant taste of grass, hay, and earth, and finishing with a mild bread and biscuit combination. The beer is light on the palate, especially for the level of flavor. Very easy to drink. Overall it is a great great pils, but I will stick with Prima as my #1 because of the details, although this is more complex.

squaremile, May 29, 2010
Photo of DefenCorps
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Max's yesterday. Many thanks to John for this, if left to my own devices, I would have gotten a 14oz glass of this, but he seized control of the situation and got me a nice looking liter of this. Thank you, John.

Light yellow with a dense, white head, rocky, choppy and glorious. Sticky lace is present, lasting longer than the beer does.

Holy fuck! This is beer! Light, bready, a touch yeasty, this is perfection for a keller pils. Bready, light hop character with lemon and grassiness, this is perfect! The palate is true to style. Light, grainy, rustic malt character is present but the hops really sing in this beer. Delicate bitterness with a beautiful, complex lemon, grass, and pepper bouquet, this is just fantastic. Drying on the finish with a grainy, husky character, this is fabulous. I drank a liter and could have gone for another two.

DefenCorps, May 22, 2010
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Braumeister Pils - Saaz from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.