Braumeister Pils
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #31
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,080
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 11.81%
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
217
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 14, 2022
Added:
Jul 22, 2004
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  27
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated by Beers-es from Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice Pilsner, tons of flavor with an appropriate hit of bitterness.
Nov 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 2.39 by datstankadank from New Jersey

Aug 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Tiernan from Texas

Jul 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by DIM from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by rodlavers from Maryland

Dec 11, 2018
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Rated by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
ehhhh?
Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Review on tap at brewery 8/2019:
Clear, lightly colored beer that is like a faded yellow gold. Head lasts a short period and provides a bit of lacing.

Nose is wonderfully bready with the Pilsner malt. It’s not quite like smelling fresh bread but it’s close on this pour. Noble hops are noted, accenting the malt without interfering.

Bread aspect isn’t as big in the taste, and the malts bring a moderately sweet opening note. The Pilsner malt shows itself just about the time the noble hop grass starts to show. A hint of minerals then an earthy to grassy bitterness to close out.

Feel is light and inviting, making this a dry enjoyable beer. Having it at the source likely helps, but I had to up my initial rating over a notch. I could maybe use just a tad more dryness, but there’s a lot more to like than to complain about.
May 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Feb 19, 2018
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Aug 2017...on tap, pours clear gold, light darkness colors. Some white foam. Light malty nose, very much a pils. Crisp pilsy taste, very familiar, good hop backed bitter. Earthy taste. Nice.
Nov 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by MMOSNN from North Carolina

Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by uncleotis from Illinois

Oct 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by tjcamm from Oregon

Oct 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2017
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
part of a 5oz flight at good ta go Chambersburg, PA on Saturday night.

pale yellow body, no head, ergo no lacing.

some malts on the nose.

I wasn't expecting much after the first two ratings, but this doesn't taste bad at all, and I admit I'm not much of a lager/pilsner fan. Clean and strong malty flavor.

Mouth is around medium, slightly dry on the finish.

Overall, a decent enough beer.
May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
decent pils here, but they call it a keller pils on the menu. i was under the impression that the keller part indicated that it was an unfiltered example of the style, but this beer is almost perfectly clear on the pour, and looks super light in general, even for the style, more pale straw color than yellow or golden, and quite minimalist. aroma and flavor are great, you get just enough of the lager yeast on top of the light crackery imported pilsener malt, and just a dash of spicy earthy hops to finish, very understated overall, but very well made. i think pils is a funny style, in that the very best ones almost all taste the same, its brewed to a standard, so the better it is, the closer they seem to be to uniform, something i have not observed in other styles to this degree, so while this is very good, its also kind of samey, which is more the fault of the style than the recipe. i was hoping for a little more grain and yeast character given the keller in the name, but hard to complain about a good clean pils like this one.
Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
Clean straw yello color, minimal head. Very clean and straightforward beer, very nice German malt presence, flavors of wheat bread and flower hops. Great body in the classic style.
Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Feel_the_Darkness from Virginia

Jan 29, 2017
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Reviewed by bmeehan from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
If you don't like pilsners, don't bother drinking this even if the only reason you're tasting it is to be able to add another beer to the list of beers you've tried. Or if you think you'll suddenly like pilsners.
Jan 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Dec 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by VABA from Virginia

Nov 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Sep 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by billab914 from Virginia

Sep 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Kubishark from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at The Answer in Richmond, Va. A clear, light yellow. Smells very mild of bready malts, flowers, and spice. Tastes, as others have noted, very clean, like a good German pilsner, though with subtle taste of what I can only describe as oats? Or something rather oaty. Feels light and drinkable and actually rather refreshing. Overall I like it. Solid.
Sep 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by BdM from Netherlands

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Aug 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.65 by Lucular from Maryland

Jun 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by lobos62 from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by Nmgreen from New York

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by cfcairns from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2016
Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 296 ratings