Braumeister Pils
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #45
Ranked #11,915
3.98 | pDev: 11.81%
Nov 04, 2023
Jul 22, 2004
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a wonderfully dry, bitter and chewable Keller. Got it on draft at the original Victory location and it was by far the best beer I had there. It is brewed to style and quite frankly to perfection.
Nov 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(64 oz growler procured hours ago at the Victory pub on Ben Franklin Pkwy... poured into my Human Robot tubinger mug)

L: clear gold liquid (had chill haze in glass served to me earlier), tight, dense foam holds its place... it does lace a fair amount, though my glass wasn't perfectly rinsed clean; the cap never completely vanishes

S: doughy-bready out the culo, flourishes of vinous and citrus fruit rinds and spicy-floral accents... a kind of Euro pale lager base tone with some earthy floral fragrance to enrich the grassy aromas; hints of outdoorsy sweat... near excellent potency; subtle peppery accent to the delicate toasty edge of the grain

T: surprisingly, almost an adjunct lager foundation, just with malt replacing the dry adjunct grains and extra extra dosing of noble hops to fill in the bush... this is an odd one, part Czech in its malt character, certainly German in its hopping; a stretch to call it 'rustic'? it's relatively raw in its expressions, perhaps touching upon kellerbier in its fruit/grass interplay... as it goes, an herbal bitterness does build and bite on the front of the palate... altogether solid; a workhorse

F: really just subtly silky smooth; a mist of grassy nectar, soaked and slithey with resins and yeasty slime... soft warmth builds at the back of the palate over the course, mostly spicy (in a vaguely chile way)... damn is it dry, near parching, with a microscopic percolation, ultra-fine sizzle zinging the mouth pores

O: I've had this countless times in a number of Victory locations over the past almost 20 years, never brought myself to take decent notes... along with Donnybrook and Mad King's Weiss, another perpetual draw to the Victory draft houses... may it/they never cease (2153)
Jun 30, 2023
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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
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
Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 298 ratings