KillaPilz | Voodoo Brewery

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BA SCORE
75.9%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 449 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,227
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
449
Liked:
341
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
10.89%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
49
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall thin and fizzy white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with stronger aromas of spicy and floral hops.

T: The beer starts out with a moderate flavor of bready malts that then leads to the complex hop flavors. There are notes of citrus, spicy, and floral hop flavors. Additionally, there is a light amount of lingering bitterness but it does fade.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly chewy.

O: Very enjoyable, easy to drink, and a very nice pairing with spicy foods (in my case Malaysian). I have tried a previous year's years and like the fact that it changes a little bit (subtly) each year.

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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale straw yellow with several fingers of thick white foram.

S: Lovely aromas of spicy hops with notes of toasted grain underneath.

T: A soft, pleasant hop bitterness dominates the beginning of the flavor profile with those same spicy Noble hop characteristics. This is balanced by a faint malt character that gradually fades into a mild hop bitterness that lingers.

M: Light and crisp, with almost a softness to the feel.

O: Not quite within style parameters for a pils, but tasty nonetheless. I definitely enjoyed it, and wouldnt hesitate to drink it again should I come across it.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Centennial.

Pours glowy amber. It's mildly hazy. The head is white and relatively small for a pilsner-ish beer. Little to no lacing.

The aroma is quite nice. It's all fruity, grassy hops with an undertone of fresh grain. There are peaches, apples, pears, pineapple, fresh cut grass and lemons. There's some nice, light caramel sweetness to the malt. Hop forward but balanced.

The taste starts sweet with sugary malt, but the hops quickly bring a crisp dose of bitterness. It's a just a tad sweeter than I'd prefer, though I can't say if that's a style preference or an issue with this specific beer. At any rate, it's good stuff and very easy to drink.

Carbonation is relatively low and mouthfeel is relatively full for this family of styles. Bitterness lasts throughout the mouth in a sort of puckery manner.

It's a rather enjoyable beer. For some reason, I didn't expect a ton, but I'll admit to ending up very pleased. If this were available around here, I could see drinking it regularly. Tasty stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a humongous amount of pillowy head, a hazy yellow golden color and great lacing.

S - A nice mixture of light lager hops, lager yeast and a little bit of pale biscuity malts.

T - Nice clean lager taste with a good mixture of floral and citric hops and biscuity malts.

M - Nice medium body, great carbonation, slightly hoppy and spicy finish. Well-rounded and very drinkable.

O - Voodoo's PILZILLA is an enjoyable and hoppy lager that is a great beer for hopheads who want a lager. Prosit!

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ericdixon for tossing in this extra.

Pours a slightly cloudy, straw color with one finger of tight white head. The aroma is really nice. I get a very clean lager yeast and bread/biscuit malt flavor with a nice array of hops behind it. The hops stray towards the herbal, spicy spectrum and complement the clean malt aroma. The taste is okay. Both of the elements of the aroma are still present but I just didn't feel like they integrated very well. Still good, just not as integrated as I was hoping for. The mouthfeel was good, like a good lager it was very drinkable. Overall this was an interesting beer, glad I got to try it and I will give it another shot next year when they tweak the recipe again.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1120th Review on BA
Bottle to Mug
22oz

Thanks to Cpabeer and StormKing47

App- A hazy looking light orange with wheat colors and some yellows. Only about a 1/4 in of head without cling or lace.

Smell- A very nice and aromatic bit of lemon and wheat and caramel. Big and malty without much bitter notes. More citrus and sweet than I thought.

Taste- This was way better than that the first Zwickel I had. More vibrant and citrus than the 1st one. This was more of a caramel sweetness and had a layered wheat base with some lemon and just a touch of pepper.

Mouth- A wet medium body with a low/medium carbonation level with a good malty caramel sweetness

Drink- Much better than the moosacher version. Much more alive and vibrant and polished. Sweet, savory and rich. A very good version of the style.

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3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to trxxpaxxs for this one. No bottled-on or best-by date that I can see. Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours dark yellow with orange tint and slightly murky. It formed a 1/2-finger off white head of tightly packed bubbles. There is a bit of lacing and a nice thin patch of head remained.

S - Bread and biscuits from the malt and herbal fragrance from the hops. There are subtle floral and fruit notes that I can't decipher in the background. Nice aroma.

T - A bit of honey sweetness on top of the clean malts and an intense herbal hop bitterness that is light on the citrus and pine. Definitely a bit grassy. There are lemon notes in there as well. The bitterness lasts and lasts.

M - This is the best part about this beer. Great feel that is medium bodied, nice and smooth up front with med-light carbonation and great hop oil coating.

O/D - This beer was good, but the hop profile doesn't quite do it for me. Too much herbal and grassy quality. It's definitely a unique beer, easily the hoppiest lager I've ever had.

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KillaPilz from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 75.9% out of 100 with 449 ratings
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