Tettnanger 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: 10.55%
May 16, 2016
Jul 09, 2003
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Rated: 4 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

May 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Pahn from New York

3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a mason jar from the overpriced Beer Table in Grand Central Station (don't buy your barrel aged rarities there, but they're nice for a bottle / pour for the train).

Appearance: Pours a clear orange-tinged yellow. Fluffy, frothy white head with excellent retention.

Smell: Applejuice tinged sourdough. Some herbal hops in the background. As it warms, a huge fresh baked bread / raw dough aroma settles in and doesn't let up. The soft herbal hop tones really bring out a beautiful character to the dominant bready aroma. Really awesome; I spent most of the life of the glass just holding it to my face and breathing in the goodness.

Taste: Herbal hops with a sweet tinge up front. Pizza dough aftertaste. Up front is a few notches too juicy/watery for my liking, which is unfortunately augmented by this particular noble hop. Sweetish bready finish imbued by some of the same amazing bread character of the aroma. Good IBU kick, which definitely gives some satisfaction, but doesn't really make up for the watery-ness and lack of dryness.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. A touch undercarbonated and underattenuated, at least for me. There needs to be some harshness to set this flavor off.

Overall: Very delicately flavored beer. Ironically showcases Tettnanger as a great compliment hop. While the world class malt is pulling its weight, the mouthfeel lets them both down and yields a beer that's too restrained for its own good.

Those complaints aside, the aroma alone makes me not regret getting this. I'm not sure if this makes sense, but this is far from a world class beer which nonetheless speaks of its brewer having world class talent. Always a treat to taste Victory's riffs on traditional German styles, since you can't get these flavors and aromas just anywhere.
May 16, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 07, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by malfunxion from New York

Aug 21, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by FatBoyGotSwagger from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tmhoye from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2013
Rated: 4 by seanchai from Virginia

Aug 11, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by hopkrid from Florida

Jul 25, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by PaBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jun 17, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jun 11, 2013
Rated: 4 by bigfnjoe from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by troegaarden from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2013
Rated: 4 by vicsju1991 from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2013
Rated: 3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2013
Rated: 4 by UltimateLivewire from South Carolina

Apr 22, 2012
Rated: 4 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania

Dec 11, 2011
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Reviewed by JimsArcade from Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The beer pours mostly clear with a hint of haze to it with a nice straw color. The pure-white head quickly reduces to almost nothing in a pilsner glass, leaving scant traces of foam along the sides as it disappeared.

The aroma is very mild. It's completely dry: white pepper from the Tettnang hops with no hint of malt affecting the smell.

The first taste is silky-smooth with a hint of graininess. The hops are not as strong as the Prima Pils but they're just perfectly balanced. This may be the driest pilsner I have ever tasted. There's little if any aftertaste. More white pepper on the tongue as well.

As incredible as the Prima Pils is, Victory's Braumeister Tettnanger Pils surpasses it in almost every way. More balanced and easier to drink: this is the kind of pilsner I was looking for when I was in Germany.
Jul 19, 2011
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tettnanger Pils ontap @ Victory Brewing

Pours a bright clear golden color, sizable head and lace stickage. Aroma is of German style Tettnang hops grown in the region of Germany bearing the same name. Pungent, stinkin Tettnang. In the flavor, a nice bitterness, German lager characteristics and a rounded hop profile. Tastes like a great pils fresh on tap in Germany, this stuff is authentic. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Overall pretty damn good.
Mar 22, 2011
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Reviewed by WCBCFrank from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Victory Tettnanger Pils is a immensely delicious, impressive brew brewed from the boys in Downingtown. Imagine Prima Pils with more mouth-watering bitterness with each sip....that is the power of the Tettnang hop. The beer pours golden with striking lacing in the pilsner glass....thoroughly tasty...

Personally: I can not say enough about how much I love this beer....I really wish they bottled this stuff.
Sep 24, 2009
Tettnanger Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings