Kaiser Pils
Pennsylvania Brewing Company

Kaiser PilsKaiser Pils
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From:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #274
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,082
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 14.75%
Ratings:
209
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 07, 2022
Added:
Feb 03, 2003
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  34
SCORE
84
Good
Kaiser PilsKaiser Pils
Notes: A German-style Pils with pale gold color and good body, this crisp, clean and very bitter beer has pronounced hop aroma and is made with the famous Hallertau hops. Kaiser Pils is brewed with triple decoction mashing. A beer worthy of an Emporer.
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3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass with a pale clear gold color and quick disappearing white head, minimal lacing. Smells of bready lager malt and grassy Noble hops. Taste follows aroma with decent hop bitterness balanced with crackery malt. Medium to thin body with good carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a very good pils.

Mar 07, 2022
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

Had it fresh at the brewery. So much better than the average BA rating that is calculated mostly from the bottled version of unknown freshness. Nice pale malt character that is well balanced with the hops for a crisp flavor.

Mar 05, 2022
 
4.47 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Nov 11, 2021
 
4.72 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania on Jul 14, 2021
 
3.66 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Mar 01, 2021
 
3.7 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2019
 
4.13 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2019
 
4.6 by Cmain from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2019
 
3.44 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2019
 
3.88 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jun 09, 2018
 
3.79 by mkh895 from Arizona on Sep 24, 2017
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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle into a pint glass. NO freshness dating.

clear very pale yellow body, enormous white fluffy head, thick generous lacing.

had to blow a hole in the head to get a nice hit of lager malts and yeast.

biting flavor, you can feel the hops, but the overall impression is pretty understated.

a little above thin on the mouth, slightly bitter on the finish.

overall, a decent enough beer. not a style I'm in love with, a but a nice enough quaff with tonight's curry.

Jun 03, 2017
 
3.62 by WesMantooth from Ohio on Mar 26, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a custom shaped glass: color is straw gold, head is bright white with fine bubbles presenting about 1/2 inch thick and lingering well with a top and deeper ring along the glass, some lacing on the glass.

Smell is bready, crackery, grassy hops thought subtle.

Taste is similar with bready, crackery flavor, some biscuit like taste, then some grassy hops and bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, a bit strong on the tongue.

Overall a very good pilsner, true to style with pleasant bready/biscuity qualities and moderate hoppiness.

Jan 25, 2017
 
3.75 by bobpgh from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

DATE: September 4, 2016... OCCASION: Watching Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief with the family... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... a thick, crisp, pure white head tamps down and cakes to car wash soap suds... the body is beautiful clear, golden yellow with a steady stream of effervescence... a gentle, pliant aroma of Hallertau and soft cracker make for an alluring combination... a buttery, smooth, inviting body that has little effervescence or life... sippable, slammable, and 4.5% ABV, finished as fast as it began.... the taste profile is thin, with soft hops, flowery hints, refreshing though light... overall, not much to add other than this is a worthwhile sampler mate that fits well with all-day summer drinking... it definitely has its role...

Sep 11, 2016
 
4.38 by mbender92 from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2016
 
4.06 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Jul 07, 2016
 
4.15 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey on Jun 14, 2016
 
3.77 by Zylod from West Virginia on Jun 11, 2016
Photo of DrMullet
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by DrMullet from Florida

Pours a light pale yellow color...
Smell is a grassy malt. Taste is mild and bitter but malty.
Not much hops. Dry and bitter.

May 15, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Jon_Hendricks from Pennsylvania

Appearance: Pours a pale, clear gold color.

Overall: The aroma is a light refreshing hops. The taste is well balanced. It has a noticeable hop character, very nicely done, along with a leveling maltiness. Solid beer that is very crisp, clean, and refreshing.

May 05, 2016
 
3.75 by baconfromwalmart from Pennsylvania on Mar 14, 2016
 
4 by Octoberist from Pennsylvania on Feb 14, 2016
 
3.85 by JDW4195 from Florida on Jan 31, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is mild and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

Jan 23, 2016
 
3.36 by fishguyac from Virginia on Jan 14, 2016
 
3 by zuter from Pennsylvania on Dec 15, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brian_L-2056 from West Virginia

Pours a light yellow hazy color with very little head. Little to no lacing but plenty of carbonation. Initial taste is light, crisp and pleasant. Definately a nice summer brew

Dec 07, 2015
 
3.98 by twonder23 from Ohio on Oct 03, 2015
 
3.5 by nathanmiller from New York on Oct 02, 2015
 
3.46 by Danno48 from West Virginia on Aug 28, 2015
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Odorless. Weak mouthfeel. Bland taste which is lacking the crispness of a pils.

Jul 09, 2015
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2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by GatorCoop from California

Got this beer as one of my beer of the month club beers. Not a very pleasant taste.

Jul 02, 2015
 
3.75 by Braz from Washington on Jun 30, 2015
 
3.14 by brother_rebus from Maine on Jun 29, 2015
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2.92/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Child_Pugh from Rhode Island

Very clear, barely effervescent with no head. Taste was very salty, not very pleasant. dry. Overall would not have again.

Jun 28, 2015
 
3.37 by Mikestaf from South Carolina on Jun 21, 2015
 
3.89 by Rharris27 from South Carolina on Jun 20, 2015
 
3.84 by smithj4 from New York on Jun 10, 2015
Kaiser Pils from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 209 ratings