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Harvest Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Harvest Pils
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87
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JAXSON on 10-08-2011)
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Trailmix242

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-26-2011 20:22:38 | More by Trailmix242
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random846

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-15-2011 10:58:27 | More by random846
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2011 20:05:39 | More by UncleJimbo
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-08-2011 16:23:05 | More by tubbnik
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roastTHEmost

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-08-2012 21:14:17 | More by roastTHEmost
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emerge077

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint at Fountainhead, during the "It Might Get Wet" fresh hop draft event.

The glass arrived with a creamy cap of white foam that was the size and shape of a Pillsbury biscuit. As it slowly faded, it left a collar of foam and concentric rings of lacing down the sides, with an unbroken skim on the surface. The beer itself was a bright, high clarity straw gold, with rising trails of visible carbonation.

Big grassy, floral noble hop presence, fairly intense for a pilsner, though different than Prima Pils. Some dry crackery pilsner malt was there too, as the glass was sipped.

Moderate bitterness, dry and crisp, grassy herbal hop bitterness that lingered into the aftertaste. Some flowery notes that remind you that it's wet hopped, though nothing overpowering. Clean and quenching, balanced malt and hop ratio, though the hops are showcased, the dry crackery pilsner malt gives it some body. Overall something i'd order again, hope they make this a regular seasonal. Others remarked that they liked it better than Braumeister Pils even.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2011 14:31:48 | More by emerge077
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-04-2013 05:16:12 | More by WVbeergeek
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-06-2013 14:07:04 | More by RobertColianni
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-29-2014 21:54:02 | More by jaltland
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-17-2013 17:59:55 | More by Jason1337
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-05-2012 00:46:06 | More by Profchaos20
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pipers Pub

A: Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white foam head with moderate retention. There is some sticky patchy lacing down the sides.

S: Lots of citrus hops with some bready malt as well. Quite a potent yet slightly different smell for a pils.

T: Starts off with a nice amount of biscuit and white toast. In the middle there is some mild grassy hops and some citrus hops. The hops and biscuit are nicely balanced. On the backend there is more bread and grassy hops.

M: A nice light to medium bodied beer that is quite crisp and refreshing. Leaves a slightly bitter taste on the palate.

D: Not the typical pils as it is a little more bitter than normal. But it still encompasses the basics of a pils. Would certainly enjoy this again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2011 02:34:41 | More by IronCitySteve
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. I believe this should be the entry for the current Harvest Pils, as it's 5% abv and is not marked as being a Braumeister variant. Poured a light gold with a small fluffy white head. Notes aren't super detailed on this -- struck me as similar to the Prima Pils but with a softer feel and a more raw hop profile throughout. Not as sharply hoppy as the Prima, but perhaps more persistent and more straightforward. Very pleasant, soft feel, tight and crisp, grassy, and with a very soft lightly sweet quality in the mid palate that was pretty unique. Victory has mastered this style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 03:24:57 | More by JAXSON
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, brilliant straw yellow with a thick, fluffy white head that retains well with some lacing.

S/T - Filled with hops, juicy grapefruit, pine, then more of the grainy malts come out as it warms a bit, with notes of lemongrass and a light breadiness.

M - Light in body, crisp and mostly clean finish with some residual hop oils coating my mouth.

O - Great for hopheads. I could hardly believe this was a pils. I'd absolutely get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 19:52:46 | More by garuda
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is crystal clear and light yellow hued, leaving ample lacing on the pint glass. The aroma is floral, herbal, grassy. Nice flavor, with a strong hop presence. Very fresh. Lasting pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Light in body, refreshing, and easy to drink. Complex and well balanced. A tasty brew. I would certainly have this again.

Serving type: growler

10-29-2011 23:33:24 | More by Huhzubendah
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold with sporadic clumps of surface foam. 3.0

Zesty hops with floral and tangerine flair. Grassy malts + citrus notes = super crisp aroma. 4.5

Crisp and bitter. Tart tangerine, lime, flora, grass, citrus zest, and some light sweetness. Kickass hoppy pils. 4.0

Clean flavor with a refreshingly light mouth. Nice carbonated sizzle. 4.0

Great pils from Victory. Big surprise there (sarcasm). 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2012 03:13:03 | More by thecheapies
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Harvest Pils was written on the side, if this isn't correct, let me know.

Beer is yellow and clear with a soft white head of small bubbles, some lacing, nice carbonation, looks great.

Aroma is thin with a mild earthy bitterness and a good lager yeast smell.

Beer is thin and finishes wet with a mild bitterness on the back end the whole beer has nice connectivity but light on the flavor throughout. I enjoyed it, definitely a lawn mower beer for me, a nice little pilsner.

Serving type: growler

10-31-2011 01:48:19 | More by drabmuh
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2013 02:26:29 | More by FLBeerGuy
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, fresh hops and fruity. In the taste, fresh hops, a touch fruity, but standard European pils. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry hop and small fruitiness in the aftertaste. A nice fruit and fresh hop in a pils.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2011 20:54:44 | More by OWSLEY069
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Evarigan

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-03-2013 03:11:02 | More by Evarigan
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-27-2012 15:34:10 | More by beef13
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pepperfee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-08-2012 19:52:32 | More by pepperfee
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jdl55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-05-2011 03:36:51 | More by jdl55
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2011 06:09:04 | More by BMart
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the VBC (Downingtown, PA) on 10/22/11. Served in a Pils glass.

Pours a crystal clear coppery gold, with a rich finger of bright-white head. This retains with a thin creamy frothiness that throws up some sudsy lacing that proceeds to hang in thick patches down the sides of the glass. This has a real nice look to it. The aroma is fresh and leafy smelling, with a light spicy and citric earthiness. There’s a touch of a medicinal or herbal quality here that hangs on the edges, while some tight feeling sweetness sits underneath. This really has a fresh brightness here that I’m digging.

The taste is fresh and crisp overall in the mouth, with a fruity citrus character that trails spice out into the mouth. There is a soft earthiness present that mellows the profile just enough to allow those toasted grains to show a bit more here than they did in the nose. This actually ends up having a pretty nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and even parts sharp and creamy, meeting in the middle to achieve a nice smooth crispness in the mouth that moves those flavors around nicely.

You usually just can’t go wrong with a fresh Pils at Victory and this one continues the streak. This was tight and crisp in the mouth, with more of a mellow and herbal hop profile that added to the overall accessibility of this. This was just so refreshing and another one that I could imbibe all day long.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2011 14:16:00 | More by Kegatron
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Harvest Pils from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.