Kaiser Pils | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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198 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by aaronh on 02-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
14.81%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CollinsSean92
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of Falzi87
1.5/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Got this beer out of my beer of the month delivery. Anyone getting a buttered popcorn from the movies type taste? I do like buttered popcorn from the movies...just not in my beer.

Average beer at best. Shocked to come on here and see it has decent grades. This beer should really be called Kaiser Piss. Next time I'm in the mood for a nice cold bottle of piss, I'll be sure to pick this up.

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Photo of npendres
1.9/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Just was not a fan of this one. Reminded me of a low cost beer.

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Photo of Bsterner4
2.22/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just ok. Not much body to this one at all.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.25/5  rDev -40.5%
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.

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Photo of John_Squires
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of Deuane
2.56/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Golden yellow body with thin white head that disappears quickly and leaves a thin ring of lace.

S-Sweet maltiness and the smallest wafting of hops.

T-Instant corn-like taste to me. Others say they have tasted hops in this brew but not me...maybe my hop threshold is too damn high anymore!? This is a very disappointing brew to me.

M-Medium-ight body and bit sticky with a slightly sour finish.

D-Not really into this one. Drinkable but barely. I want more crispness and hops....less of that damn corn flavour...quick, someone get me a Two-hearted!

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Photo of Ryan011235
2.57/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an A-B flute on 3/6/12

The color is a dainty, golden rod and straw; looks watered down, but is pretty much clear. Three finger head of fluffy foam collapses slowly scattered trails of raised lace that really starts to collect halfway down the glass. Thin retention.

Noble hops are all over the aroma - grassy and herbal/floral with spicy and soapy undertones. Hints of lemon peel zestiness. The malts offer a slightly grainy, biscuit note. Clean enough.

Kaiser Pils tastes ok, if a little one dimensional. Moderate hops kick and an accompanying spicy twinge are mainly relegated to the front with toasted grain in the center. From there it flavor falls off quickly to a slow, tapered decay.

The feel is the weakest aspect, being too light and watery; at times it seems lifeless. Same thing with the carbonation; half-hearted and lacking brilliance. The finish has a stale lingering and vapid feel. I'm not too impressed.

Though I remember this fondly from on tap a few years ago, this just isn't living up to my admittedly unlikely-to-be-attained recollections. Ah well.

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Photo of GatorCoop
2.6/5  rDev -31.2%
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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.85/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color with a slight off white head that is about a finger thick. The smell is of floral hops with sweet malt and some bread malt also. The taste is of a sweet malt backbone with a little bit of sweet bread, the hops are present throughout and are floral in nature. The mouthfeel is of moderate carbonation. You could drink alot of this beer there is nothing to turn you off from it. For a pilsner it has some flavor and some complexity which you dont always get with this class.

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Photo of Child_Pugh
2.92/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of ryker47
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of zuter
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of scm2787
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Corum47
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of cbyrd4088
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of DanU
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Foam
3.04/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Have a few of these in the "gourmet selection" variety case that I bought.
Kaiser is a thinner / lighter and more bitter counter-part to Penn Pilsener.
Probably more similar to Victory Prima Pils .
A text-book clear golden color when you look at the glass in front of a daylight lightbulb.
A nice looking foamy sudsy head that lingers a while . (is there anything more troubling than beer that loses it's sudsy foam quickly ?)

A bit too bitter for me (I don't get into big-hopped beers at all . give me the malt sweet-ness, please.)
Despite that, a good session beer with the low 5% abv .
Probably a good one with spicy foods.

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Photo of Naugled
3.09/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in pils glass
Mostly yellow color with a slight orange hue, very clear but barely carbonated with absolutely no head
Corn sweet smell
Ok malt flavor and good balance, but has a bit of a chemical or medicinal note
Medium to light mouth feel with some richness
Drinkable but lacks style and carbonation, somewhat of a disappointment.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEERchitect
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A standard American-brewed Pilsner with a grain/malt mix and timid hop spice.

The standard straw colored beer gives a highly carbonated activity. Somewhat fizzy, the beer gives a formitable head that displays light lacing. Bright clarity. It's the standard pilsner look.

Aromas show mostly pilsner malt notes but a grain scent does show through. Bready and sweet, the nose is tempered by a lightly spicy noble hop balance.

Flavors fare much the same, with the emphasis of the malt complex based on the pilsner maltiness. But the grain character shows just a bit too much. Sulfur character gives a slightly harsh match-stick flavor and is quite minerally. Hop flavor isn't as prevailant as in the nose but the bitterness offsets the sweetness without bring undue attention to itself.

Still, a bit too grainy in the mouthfeel for my liking and the sulfurs create a rough texture to accompany the crispness of the malts, astringency of the grains, and dryness of the hops.

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Kaiser Pils from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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