Hallertauer Pils
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
German Pilsner
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3.98 | pDev: 7.79%
Jan 28, 2014
Sep 30, 2002
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Rated: 3.75 by grahamboudreaux from Tennessee

Jan 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by Jason1337 from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by hockeyfighter19 from Pennsylvania

Mar 16, 2013
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The clear golden yellow beer is served in a shaker pint glass with a 1/2" white head that recedes slowly to a thin layer on the surface and leaves a good bit of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas are floral and grassy with just a bit of spicyness all backed up by some light malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose in that they show off the single hop used in brewing this beer which is both grassy and spicy with a touch of floral character. The light malt brings just a bit of sweetness to the table but the flavors are really all about the hops right up to the slightly bitter ending.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some nice lightly crisp carbonation.

Overall a good Pils from Victory as I've come to expect. I'll be looking to have more of this and can recommend it to those who like a flavorful Pils beer.
May 01, 2012
Rated: 4 by GrindFatherBob from New York

Dec 14, 2011
Rated: 4 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania

Dec 11, 2011
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Reviewed by PDXHops from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap in a shaker pint. See-thru light golden body with a thick cap of foam that leaves plentiful cream lacing up top, dwindling to scattered streaks down below.

Smells of apples both ripe and overripe, pears, wet hay and cereal grains. Light floral and grassy notes. A fairly sharp grassy bitterness from sip to swallow. Lots of tangy apple and a bit of lemon. Spicy, grainy and crisp with just a hint of doughy sweetness. Nice clean finish.

Overall impression: Pretty much a textbook pilsner here. Good stuff.
Dec 24, 2010
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Reviewed by mikesgroove from South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Long day today. Nice long session at Barleys followed by a big tasting back at the house,. What more
could anyone ask for? Consumed on 07/05/2010.

Another new one for me I decided to have this one while chilling on the patio. Nice light, golden
amber color to the pour with a small, white head that pops up. Settles down nicely with some smooth

Aroma is lightly hoped, hints of clove, banana, touches of pear and a light apple nose. Warming really
brings out a lot of the grasses and bready tones. Light, crisp and clean. Lightly balanced in the
finish and a really nice floral finish, lightly dry with a nice carbonation level to it.

Overall a really nice and very drinkable beer. I would have no issue having this any day.
Jul 09, 2010
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Reviewed by Nickls from District of Columbia

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
(From notes)

A - Clear, light orangeish yellow color; and poured with a half-finger of pure white foam. OK retention, some spotty lacing

S - Grassy and earthy hop dominance (good stuff); almost a savory aroma from the hops. Really not much to mention otherwise, but I dig it

T - As suggested in the aroma the hop bitterness comes through the most; grassy and damn near salty; lingering dry bitterness

M - Lighter to medium body; pretty muted carbonation, a little more spritz would have been nice

D - Damn fine here; dry nature definitely demands another sip and the flavors are spot on

Overall, really great Pils, and I would definitely recommend.
Jul 05, 2009
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Reviewed by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a special one-off version of their Hallertau Pils that Victory brewed for the Association of German Hop Growers to showcase their products at the 26th Annual Craft Brewers Conference (April '09). I've decided to just review this under the regular listing even though this was a one-off batch. ABV is listed as 5.4%.

Served on tap @ the VBC on 6/27/09. Served in a Pils glass.

Pours a crystal clear gold with a finger of soapy brite-white head. Retains with a solid creamy layer that lays some thick and foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is floral and grassy, with a pleasant subtle spiciness and just the finest layer of malt and citrus gliding underneath and balancing the nose out.

The taste starts with a firm dose of grassy and spicy Hallertau hops, which lays a steady drying bitterness on the palate. The bready feel of the Pils malts really work well here, being nicely supportive underneath, yet still staying in the background and letting the hop of choice here shine. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a classic Pils feel to it. Firm in the mouth and crisp on the tongue, this feels great in the mouth and nicely compliments the flavors.

Mmmm...mmmm...good. No matter the hop variety used, Victory knows how to do a Pils right. Flavorful, crisp, and refreshing, this really hit the spot!
Jun 30, 2009
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Reviewed by ffejherb from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Victory on 6/26/09.

A - Clear golden/light amber body with sparse carbonation and slim white head that transformed into a thin veil and left a nice thick coat of lacing arojnd the glass.

S - This is a bit more earthy and spicy that your typical pils, but this still possesses a citrusy character with some mild grassy notes and a bready malt character.

T - Lemony citrus and grainy notes up front that carry through to the middle. Finishes with an herbal flair and spicy hop kick.

M - Light to medium bodied with a smooth, syrupy texture, albeit a little thin overall. Carbonation is quite soft for a pils. Moderate lingering bitterness on the palate.

D - Nice spicy pils with an herbal character and lots of flavor. Not overly crisp, but extremely flavorful and quite hoppy to boot.
Jun 30, 2009
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Reviewed by callmemickey from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Golden-orange body. Moderate white head. Good lacing.

S: Mostly floral/grassy hop notes. Some citrus tones come through as well.

T: Solid floral bitterness is complemented with delicate citrus flavors in the middle. Good balance.

M: Crisp, moderate body. Suffers from a slightly off finish. A friend called this the "Saphir Pils with funk"

D: Overall, a nice easy drinking pilsner.. I'd take the Saphir or the Prima pils over it however.
Nov 11, 2008
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Reviewed by Chinon01 from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Deep golden color with dense head.

Nose - Fantastic combination of floral, metallic and hop bitternesss.

Taste - Similar to nose with rich malt cracker base and some citrus barely sneakling through. Very balanced and articulated.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability - Finished full and clean as shit.
Oct 07, 2008
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The slow pour for this beer resulted in a head that resembled either meringue or the top of an ice cream float. The former is more apt since the color was a slightly cloudy lemon-yellow. The nose was lightly spicy and floral. The mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a slight burst of hops on the tongue. The finish had a slight bite, but it was not as dry as I would have preferred. I'll stick to the Prima Pils, thanks.
Jan 04, 2008
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Reviewed by tgbljb from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sampled on-tap at the Victory Brewery. When I saw this would be on tap I was excited because I'm a big fan of Pilseners. Was served in proper glass withn nice head. Was a bit dissapointed in the taste and prefer Victory's Prima Pils and will stay with that in the future
Mar 06, 2005
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The single variety pilsners from Victory are a variation on their Prima Pils with less emphasis on bitterness and hop flavor, and a single hop in use. They're always good, and quite often superb. The current version of the Hallertauer pils utilizes hop pellets instead of their traditional whole flower hops, but there's no noticeable difference (and I only mention this because there's been some debate about it).

It's unfiltered and hazy with a golden robe and full head of bright white foam. The hops are bright and welcoming in the nose with flowers and some delicate grassiness over its soft, subtly sweet, and grainy/bready maltiness. It's bitterness is clearly present, and solidly balancing, but it's also so encased in bready malt and floral hops that you barely notice it without lending some thought to it. For those who might feel that Prima Pils is a bit excessive, this is the beer for you. With an engaging aroma and impeccable balance, it's dangerously drinkable!
Feb 14, 2005
Hallertauer Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 16 ratings