Kaiser Pils
Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #317
Ranked #23,451
3.73 | pDev: 14.75%
Jan 22, 2023
Feb 03, 2003
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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Reviewed by JustinUbes from Pennsylvania

3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear gold color. Light head. Tastes crisp and light. I would liken it to an upscale version of an average Pilsner. Definitely could drink a few of these out at a bar.
Jan 22, 2023
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Rated by DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A excellent Pilsner beer. Clean, slightly hoppy, smooth. Just a really good beer. Very drinkable. I will be getting this again
Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
1.5 x 12 0z Bottles
Bottle Date: --
Consumed: 04 June, 2022
Glass: 0.5L Pokal
Temp at Pour: 49.4 F

Clear straw to light-golden yellow. Initial 3-finger white pillowy head slowly dissolves to a rocky cover and then develops some holes. Heavy and excellent lacing.

Light grainy bread dough with some lemon notes and a touch of honey. Hints of grass and some zest. A classic German/Central European aroma.

Very much similar to the nose but with the zestiness and the lemon turned up a couple of notches. There is some pepper. A medium bitterness finishes off the sip and dries things out quite a bit, but not completely. While noticeable, the hops are balanced well by the pale malts, though the bitterness does slowly build with each sip.

Crisp but smooth with a mostly dry finish. Well carbonated. Body shades to the heavier side of light … so medium-light.

A very good take on a classic German Pilsner. The beer must have more malts than I expected, which leads to the balance and the not-quite-complete-dryness. Which is something that some of the German Pilsners seem to have, at least to my palette. Penn Brewing does German styles fairly well across the board, with this beer being no exception.
Jun 04, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
My favorite domestic Pilsner!
A classic representation of a true German Pilsner style beer.
A little haze to it, but the flavor profile is on point.
Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.47 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2021
Rated: 4.72 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Jul 14, 2021
Rated: 3.66 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 3.7 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 4.6 by Cmain from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 3.44 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by mkh895 from Arizona

Sep 24, 2017
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.62 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Mar 26, 2017
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.75 by bobpgh from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.38 by mbender92 from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by brutalist from Pennsylvania

Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jun 11, 2016
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by Jon_Hendricks from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by baconfromwalmart from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 4 by Octoberist from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by JDW4195 from Florida

Jan 31, 2016
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.36 by fishguyac from Virginia

Jan 14, 2016
Rated: 3 by zuter from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Brian_L-2056 from West Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.98 by twonder23 from Ohio

Oct 03, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 3.46 by Danno48 from West Virginia

Aug 28, 2015
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Rated by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Odorless. Weak mouthfeel. Bland taste which is lacking the crispness of a pils.
Jul 09, 2015
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Rated by GatorCoop from California

2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Got this beer as one of my beer of the month club beers. Not a very pleasant taste.
Jul 02, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Braz from Washington

Jun 30, 2015
Rated: 3.14 by brother_rebus from Maine

Jun 29, 2015
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