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KillaPilz | Voodoo Brewery

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Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly PILZILLA.

Pilzilla is a beer that I've been brewing for years. Each year it gets bigger and bigger. Nicknamed "The beer that took over Tokyo". It is an unfiltered Keller Bier. Nicley hopped at this point with 6 to 7 different kinds of hops and about 6.25 % ABV Each year we will add another variety of hop and bump the alcohol a bit. This is not your average pilsner, get it before we drink it all! Prost!!

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

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Ratings: 452 |  Reviews: 212
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of citrus and grassy qualities.

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a becker a dull medium golden with a large blooming white head that settles very slowly into a soapy-like mass leaving multiple broken rings of lace behind.Grainy with honey malt notes in the nose,a little grain alcohol is detected.Grainy and bready on the palate with some alcohol-like sweetness a leafy/herbal finsih dryes it out a little more.It seems bigger than what it is ut it's a nice lager beer and it goes well with some kassler and kraut.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into an pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a small half finger of fizzy white head. The head fades very rapidly, leaving a somewhat persistent level of patchy foam on the surface of the beer and only a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and hoppy with a nice bready background. The sweet is mostly of a caramel nature but contains some notes of tangerine. The hoppy aromas are mostly of a lemon and grapefruit nature with the malty flavors being a mix of a doughy and grainy smells. Overall a very pleasant aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a doughy taste upfront and a moderately strong caramel sweetness. Upfront there are some lighter notes of hops being predominantly of a light lemongrass taste. Some notes of grapefruit and grass begin getting more pronounced near the middle of the taste with a little bit of graininess and green tea flavor coming as well. At the end a strong dose of hop hits the tongue. The lemongrass and grapefruit grow stronger in intensity with a spicy and herbal flavor joining in as well. The sweet from the beginning mixes well with the big dose of bitterness that comes to the tongue at the end, leaving a satisfying leafy, bitter, and slightly sweet flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium to thinner side with a carbonation level that is average. The medium nature of the body is rather nice for maintaining the crisper taste of the beer while all the while still allowing all the nice sweet, malty, hoppy, and spice/grass/herbal flavors to be appreciated.

Overall – This is really one very enjoyable brew. It has a great flavor profile with a large degree of complexity, but yet is still very easy to drink and appreciate. This is one I am definitely going to seek out more often.

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3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Slightly hazed gold with 1 fingers of white head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.

Pear, golden apple, sour dough and lemon.

Pear, golden delicious apple, grapefruit juice and lemon. Bready and doughy malts that carry wafts of booze. Finishes with some lemon zest, dried grass and earth.

Medium plus body, silky, bitter and dry.

O: Perhaps a tad too malty for a Pilsner. Some traces of booze can also be found. I used to really love this stuff...so either this beer has changed or I have changed.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. 6.7% ABV. 50 IBU

This beer poured a hazy, golden, light-amber color with white foam that was moderate in height and settled to a thin layer but clung to the glass leaving some lacing. The smell was modest but with a sweet malt aroma and light aromatic hops. The taste was sweet up front followed by some aromatic noble hops flavors. Modest bitterness as it is overpower somewhat by the sweet maltiness. The flavor of alcohol could also be discerned. The finish left the taste of hops together with some grainy malt. The body was medium to medium-full with low overall carbonation feel and a sweetness throughout. Hops lingered in the finish. This was not an unpleasant beer, but unlike any German Kellerbier I have had in Germany, and too strong and sweet to be a Pils, though it could fit into the Imperial Pilsner category. I had this beer on my Wants list for over 5 years, and I am glad I finally got to drink a bottle.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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KillaPilz from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 452 ratings
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