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Braumeister Pils - Tettnang - Victory Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 03-04-2011)
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Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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 - Tettnang, a Keller Pils at 4.7% ABV.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Ever so sightly cloudy with calm carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Spicy Euro hops. Somewhat grainy malt aroma. Grassy notes and wet dog aroma (but in a good way).

Taste: Clash/mix of German and Czech Pils styles. Bitter throughout the palate. More bready than the Braumeister Hallertau. Tastes very good!

Mouthfeel: Bone dry, despite the sweet bready malt notes in the flavor. Full body, but not heavy.

Overall: Another well crafted, draft only winner from Victory. I like and respect that, in addition to their regular ale lineup, Victory makes a number of different European style lagers. In fact, I took the family go on a four hour round trip adventure to the brewery just to sample some of these draft only Braumeister offerings.

JednoPivoProsim, Mar 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorites from Victory. It pours a perfect clear filtered yellow with a nice off-white head. Perfect taste of bitterness with the fresh Tettnang hops. For my taste the Tettnang has better amount of piney citrus zip than the Saaz hops. It also perectly dry. Simply a great Pils - for me it is as good as Prima Pils. I wish they would bottle it year round.

Fcip78, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the VBC (Downingtown, PA) on 7/3/11. Served in a Pilsner glass.

Pours a clear copper, topped with a finger of frothy bright-white head. This has a solid looking creamy retention to it, and a big rich flare-up to boot, leaving back thick swathes of heavy lace. The aroma is grassy and spicy in the nose, with some bright smelling citrus flavors (lemon, in particular, stands out), while the tight toasted graininess from the malts offer up more than enough support underneath.

Hops take control in the taste, with an assertive feel that lays a big ole’ smack of lemon tartness down on the tongue first, before giving way to a spicy leafiness and bitter rind character that sticks in the mouth with a dry and pithy feel. The malts provide a rigid supportive sweetness underneath but the overall profile here is mostly about those hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a strong prickly crispness that is quite assertive on the tongue, before smoothing out along the back.

Well this was most definitely pretty hop forward and your enjoyment of this will probably depend on just how bitter you like your Pils. While this wasn’t quite up to the standards of some of the other entries in the Braumeister series, this will still do in a pinch if you’re yearning for a crisp and quenching beer.

Kegatron, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at the Meridian Pint in DC:

I had wanted to try one of these for some time and given where I live, a virtual beer wasteland, we typically only get the usual Victory suspects, so when I saw this on tap, I did not hesitate.

The beer appeared a nice, crystal clear, golden yellow with a nice thick white head that was well retained with carbonation bubbles rising to the top of the glass.

The beer gave off a nice hop aroma, but not overly hoppy, but perhaps more than expected, as most pils are not so hop forward.

The beer had a very good taste, well balanced and extremely easy to drink.

The beer had a light feel to it and finished with a dry aftertaste. The beer had good carbonation. Overall, just another example why I think that Victory is the best craft brewer out there.

PhillyStyle, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Gmartin75
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Gmartin75, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at Church Key into a nice tall glass.

A cloudy straw orb glowing body, with a white slight rock hard head. Body is lemon color at bottom giving way to a dull yellow with good carbonation, leaving a simple collar through drinking and minimal lacing.

The Bouquet is a faint mild lemongrass, and very clean spritzy sensation, but also a dead lifeless yeast? I don't know how to say it... kind of strange yeast smell.

Taste is very crisp, with a big carbon dioxide finish that quickly disappears though. Extremely dry. Hop punch is short and dry and quick while finish seems to be a tad crazy, but there are also nice whisps of white bread throughout quaffing this beer.

This one doesn't really grab me compared to Prima Pils or other breweries making this style. It's still overall fairly okay I'll give it that.

smakawhat, Mar 18, 2011
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a fizzy golden yellow. Small but ok looking head. Not much lacing.

Smells like toasty grain and and herbal grassy hops.

Tastes the same, but more magnified. Very grassy hop flavor from the Tettnang hops. Very pleasant. Bit of spiciness to the hops as well, leaving a pleasant bitter aftertaste in your mout after every sip.

Very light but good mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

A great easy drinking pilsner with outstanding, simple hop flavor. I could certainly put a few of these back easy- seems like the sort of beer that would improve with multiple in a session.

GreesyFizeek, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Stag's Head, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that slowly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of grassy hops in the nose.
T: like the smell, the taste has flavors of grassy hops along with hints of spicy hops towards the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't as balanced compared to the regular Prima Pils but is an interesting pilsner on its own.

metter98, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's in late April, this is being reviewed from notes taken on April 23. Poured into a pint glass.

The body is straw-colored and a bit hazy, there is not much of a head on top of it, as it comes to me about 1/2 cm in height, fading quickly. Regardless of agitation, it won't return. Lacing is also not present. A bit disappointing to see such an uninspiring pour.

Aroma is definitely Czech, as the earthy and stanky hops do make an appearance. There is a touch of grainy malt character that detracts from it a bit, but overall, it's alright. The flavor is a bit more well rounded as the graininess is lost in the flavor of the hops and the related bitterness.

Light bodied and easy drinking, while this is no standout pils when juxtaposed against Prima, it isn't bad at all. I think that a bit of tweaking could bring this experimental pils into the realm of awesome.

NittanyBeerFan, Jun 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ChipMurray, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of weeare138
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades out into gentle speckles of lacing. Tiny streams of CO2 slowly rise to the top.
Smell is of floral, perfumey hops with an earthy, dough like undertone.
Taste is of yeasty, bready, light citrus peel, flowers, and honeysuckle.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sugary, earthy, mildly bitter in the swallow, with a German hop garden lingering in the swallow.

weeare138, May 14, 2011
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

TheFightfan1, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

bigfnjoe, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's. Served in a mini snifter.

Pour yields a very, very hazy yellow color with a very short head that refuses to rise no matter the number of swirls. The aroma brings some nice Tettnang hops with a bit of grain. Perhaps too much grain. The taste improves with a better hop hit and less straight grainy malt. Good bitterness and a light body. Dry finish. Pretty decent, though no match for Prima Pils.

Thorpe429, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of nikbullet
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

nikbullet, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

random846, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of BH712
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BH712, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Oakenator, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Phillyz
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Phillyz, May 06, 2013
Photo of John_M
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is all pils goodness, showing honey, bread dough, light orange citrus and white pepper. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose in this delicious pils, but with surprising flavor intensity. The beer is refreshingly dry and bitter, but with just enough malty honey flavor to keep the hoppy bitterness in balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, crisp, bitter finish. Drinkabilty is excellent in this well crafted pils, with the modest alcohol well integrated into the flavor profile.

Another well made pils from Victory. When it comes to pils, no one I know does it better.

John_M, Mar 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

vicsju1991, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Resurrection Ale House.

Color is a bright yellow with some faint touches of gold within, it does not quite look as pale as some macros's, but looks pretty similar. A nice whisp of white bubbles grace the top for a few and leave no lace. Smell is fairly floral with the tettang taking center stage with a trace amount of pale malt running behind. Grassy notes in taste with some florals mixing in with some pilsner malts, pretty light all together, yet the tettnang manages to stick through for the whole 16oz's. Feel is light bodied with a crisp yet not bitey carb going for it. This is a nice pils. A bit brighter in flavor than Victory's other year round pils, yet that might be because this is a fresh ass keg. I could drink two pints of this before tiring of it, which is one more than most pils I have.

BARFLYB, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jacewg, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pour is transparent light gold with a foamy slightly off white head. Nose has strong grain, lightly sticky malt, soapy hops, herbal, lightly resignous. Taste is more herbal, strong bitterness, grain is much more muted, citrus comes through in the finish. Lightly carbonated, fairly dry.

cpetrone84, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a pint glass

A clear copper color with a small off white cap. The head fades quickly and leaves no discernible lacing, just a thin collar around the edges. The nose is of grainy pilsner malt, lemongrass, some flowers, bread, and white pepper. This guy is extremely clean and simple. On the palate, there is a bit of sweetness up front before a floral, bitter, spicy wave from the tettnang. The finish is a touch peppery, but mainly a balance of sweetness and floral bitterness. Crisp and dry. Light body with low carbonation. Victory has again shown their mastery of German malts. This is a clean, simple beer with a solid punch of flavor. Nothing over the top, well within the style points.

ColForbinBC, Oct 27, 2012
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Braumeister Pils - Tettnang from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.