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KillaPilz | Voodoo Brewery

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452 Ratings

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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of LaCoursiere
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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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


A- Lots of Head which is always a good thing! a little hazy but isn't everything in life just a little hazy?

S- Great! like waking up & eating fresh Biscuts in the middle of a Hop field.

T- Citrus, Bread, & Beer all mixed up in one awesome bottle.

M- It's got bubbles! What more do you really need....

O- Slowly working through all the VooDoo Brews, Everyone has been Great so far. Including this one.

Drink It! It's Good!
Pappy Says So....

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Jimmys
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle. no bottled on date.

A: hazy pale straw yellow body. head is impressive. and lasting. great lacing left behind. there are whole bits of head stuck to the top of my glass.

S: very piney hops. green tea. or maybe white tea. some kind of tea. a little bit of black pepper. reminds me a little of poperi. a little bit of heat.

T: the first sip starts very bitter. an almost menthol cooling aspect to the hops. pretty different from most citrus-forward american hoppings. the malt is there, providing balance but that is about it. not a discerning malt flavor in my opinion. finish is bitter and dry.

M: moderate carbonation on a medium body.

D: i could CRUSH these. what a great showcase of european hops in an unfitered lager.

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to silverX for this surprise!

A- Slighy hazy orange pour with a finger width white sticky head and good lacing.

S- Typical pilsener aroma of grassy hops, bready malt and a subtle earthiness. The hops are much more prominent than most of this style (for ovbious reasons) but it's subtle and not overbearing. There is a citrus sweetness to it.

T- Dry citrus hours with a quick bready malt and a bitter grassy finish.

M- Light to medium bodied, lively carbonation.

O- Looking at this beer and seeing it in the same style as Surly Hell I'm blown away by this beer and what the bounderies of this style can be.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow and has a slight amount poured with a thin white head that died down ever so slightly, leaving a thin head that nearly covered the entire surface.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of floral and spicy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has complex flavors of hops with notes of citrus and spices as well as bready malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with hints of chewiness.
O: This is a good lager with a complex and interesting taste.

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3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Sorry this beer just isnt for me. Dont call your beer pilzilla if the beer isn't a pilsner. I detest wheat beers but love pilsners and i have no idea why one would try to combine the two styles. It's either a wheat or a pilsner, not both. This beer had the appearance of a wheat but the body of a pilsner and when you name a beer Pilzilla it should look and taste like a pilsner. The beer is basically a pale wheat. Just call it what it fucking is.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, it's got an odd color. Cloudy pale yellow, but with hints of a deeper orange-amber in the middle. The head was decent, maybe a finger. Not terribly much retention, but there is lacing.

The smell! It smells of biscuity malts, light, yet hinting at something deeper. Reminiscent of some darker German beers I've had in the past. And yet, there's something about it that's just "different". A hint of herbal hops has found its way into this beer, and while it's strange, I think I like it.

And the taste is like nothing I've had before. There a sour spiciness throughout. Very drying, with a rather prickly mouthfeel. In the midground of the taste, you can pick out the light, bready malts. Sourdough might be a good way to describe it. The only thing I find questionable about this beer is the slightest bit of metallic aftertaste.

Otherwise, Pilzilla has been an amazingly refreshing change of pace in my everyday beer tasting. I like that the guys at Voodoo Brewery aren't afraid to mess around with styles. I'll have to try more of their stuff.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

appearance - golden with a 1 inch white fluffy head that has good retention.

smell - floral, minor biscuit, pale malt, simple and not well put together

taste - thankfully not like the nose, the floral is much more smooth and no herbal kick to it like the nose. pale malt, a big of grass, and some honey.

mouthfeel - wonderful body with great carbonation and just beautifully drinkable. well done here.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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