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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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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jackrodgers77
5/5  rDev +26.6%

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

This is just a great brew overall, I poured it out of a 22oz bottel into a standard 16oz glass, it had a great head on it that lasted until it was almost gone. It has a floral and hoppy smell and the taste is the same but stronger. It has a very easy to drink mouthfeel which made it no problem to refil the glass and polish off the bottle.

Overall this is a great beer, one of the best I have ever had. Will get it again in the future without a doubt, will probably make the rounds for upcoming christmas gifts too.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of AgentZero
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Fairly clear goldedn colored beer with a bit of white head that didn't stick around for very long.

S - Sweet, like honey, with some pilsner malt and a little bit of floral hops. Smells pretty solid, biscuity, with something like grapes.

T - Very malty with a lot of honey sweetness and a bit of grape. Some floral hops, little lemon. Lots of pilsner like taste. It's a bit sweet for my liking which makkes it seem a little bit hot somehow.

M - Medium bodied, syrupy, good dose of carbonation.

O - Not a bad beer, just a little too sweet for me. Wouldn't mind it again but wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of BigMike
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden yellow with a pure white fluffy head. Very creamy. Unfiltered so it's very cloudy. Overall a good looking beer.

S: Grassy, floral, spicy and hoppy.

T: Wow. Tons of flavors happening. First of all theres lots of hops. The flavor has tons of fresh cut grass, floral earthiness and spice. There a peppery aspect and also in the background theres a smokey pine flavor.

M: As i've begun to expect from Voodoo after only a few of their beers. The mouthfeel is glorious. So so soft and way to easy to drink.

Overall: Two words...try this beer. It's so delicious.

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

22oz bottle into DFH shaped pint glass. Thanks to StormKing47 for sending me this one!

A: Pours a slightly hazy lemon-golden with a billowing and super frothy egg-shell white head that took forever and a day to fade into a dense rocky film. Chunks of sticky lacing were left down the side of the glass.
S: I get strong notes of peppery hops and a bit of clean dry grains. I get just a hint of lemony citrus as well as a bit of peach and basement must.
T: Follows the nose with a complicated hop forward profile followed by a ‘pilsner’ like taste of yeast and dry grains. The hops are peppery, spicy, herbal, citrusy (lemon) and ‘green’ tasting all at the same time. The finish is full of bready yeast and the aftertaste has a refreshing lemon peel bitterness to it. The flavor is clean and easy and goes down very smoothly.
M: Medium-light body with a drying mouthfeel and non-intrusive carbonation. Drinks very easy.
O: Have I mentioned this is an easy drinking beer? Flavorful too. I would drink this constantly if it were available. Thanks again, Josh!

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3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright cloudy gold with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly.

Lots of malt smell. Some biscuit with a little touch of honey and just a slight spicy hop presence.

Taste follows the nose. Sweet biscuity malt with a touch of honey and finishes crisp and very grassy/floral bitter.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with good carbonation levels.

I like the finish, but the middle of the palate is too sweet for me. It did grow on me a bit as I got through it, but nothing exceptional.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Falls between a sharp, zippy pilsner and an amber lager in flavor. There's a bready body with some lemony tones. Drinks like a few double pilsners that I've had, on the less dry side of that spectrum. The pour creates a sculptable head and laces the glass like crazy as you drink it down. Heavy on the saaz hops. Alcohol content is very well hidden for the strength. Anyone who likes the pale lager style and wants some deeper, richer, toastier flavors should have a fine time with this beer.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Tim, for the bottle. Muchas Gracias

Appearance -- Pours a hazy amber hue with a tuft of foamy white head.

Smell -- Crisp pilsner malt, biscuit, plum and honey sweetness, floral and musky hops. I like it.

Taste -- Slightly sweeter than the nose would suggest: simple syrup on biscuits with a dry pils malt finish. Quite hoppy with floral overtones, grass and leafy hop flavor, and a low, penetrating earthy bitterness. Lingering flavors of pilsner malt and earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with high frothy carbonation; saison-like. Overcarbonated for my liking.

Overall -- Pretty good! An admittedly narrow field in the US, this was pretty nice. My only significant critique is the high carbonation level: well beyond crisp lager and into the saison/bier brut category.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a great mix of pilsner malt with some peaches and grass from the hops mixed in. The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of pine and grass notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit and pilsner malt. There is also a nice spice component that really adds to the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of nhindian
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Bocktown for their Local Celebration!

A - Pours a hazy straw color, with darker flecks of orange dispersed throughout the body. I had this on tap, and Bocktown likes to fill to the brim, so there wasn't much head, but what little there was was snow-white with okay retention given the small amount of it. The lacing appears to stick at first, but then falls quickly.

S - The nose is exceptionally grassy and floral, and almost smells sticky to an extent. Some biscuit malts at first which blend into a crisp apple and grape component. Makes me think of a pils on steroids.

T - The taste seemed to be bursting with freshness, exuding flavors of lemongrass, citrus, flowers, and bulging with bitter hops. As it warms, a somewhat awkward smokiness arises which I can't place. Malty at first with some slight breadiness and caramel. The finish has a good amount of citrus and bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with decent carbonation. The bitterness is definitely the long-lasting component here, lasting well into the aftertaste and nearly numbing the palate.

D/O - Drinkability is decent.I found myself really enjoying the grape, citrus, and apple notes in this beer a bit more than the malts, which are clearly overshadowed. The hops are really a slam on the palate, and while refreshing at first, I found it growing heavy near the end of the glass.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lemon gold with pale 1-finger cream head. Decent lace and surprisingly good head retention.

Lemon citrus nose with a decent hop component. Definite lager yeast/malt flavor, but the lemony hops mix well.

Sweet lemon hit, but very fleeting. Hops jump all over the tongue after that with more lemon, bright citrus, and a very tart dry finish. Even a touch of hop resin at the very end. Well done.

Body matches the flavors very well. Just right, not too thick and not too thin. Touch of syrup goes along with the hop resin.

A very nice surprise. Not sure what to expect, but got more than I hoped for. Good warm weather drinker.

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Photo of bum732
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

S: A pronounced floral component, yeasty quality, raw pilsner grain.

L: Clear straw yellow, white dense, creamy head with great retention and amazing lacing.

T: Sweet pilsner malt with a slight cracker component. Medium herbal bitterness leads to some spicy hoppiness. Finishes fairly dry with an almost spicy, roasty component. Roastiness may be from some mineralness. Very interesting hop component.

M: Meidum full body, medium low carbonation.

Too sweet and missing that crispness with a creamy body that doesn't feel right in a pils. Unique hop flavor that i enjoyed, but not sure if i enjoyed the malt component.

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