Braumeister Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
3.99/5
281 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nomad on 07-22-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,554
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
281
pDev:
11.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of WVbeergeek
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Imperial pint served up at Piper's Pub, this is my favorite beer pours a pale slight chill haze with a brilliant golden body and thicket of white head for days, fine lacing in speckled patterns left behind. Aroma has herbal earthy mild citrus lemon peel notes all from fressh green whole leaf hops, this pale biscuit malt profile and the assertive hops will make you appreciate real beer. Flavor is bitingly bitter for a beer this light in color with fresh hops excellent on draft, biscuit malts and crackers sweetness with a kiss of herbal, lemon, grassy hop notes. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with slick hop oils standing out with sturdy flowing carbonation that carries this beer across my palate so well. Overall world class pils found in a pub in the Burgh, thank God for PA breweries who know how to brew pils like Troeg's, Stoudts, and Victory.

 859 characters

Photo of gordonbeersch
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fav628
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Antonius08
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of geo1267
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of jdl55
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of chcfan
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of dwaz
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of goindownsouth
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As etherial a brew as I have ever experienced. As I made a random trek of about an hour to Victory, who should I happen to run into but rotsaruch. He proceeds to calmly yet somewhat giddily inform me of this absolute gem. Whether it was a regular pour or the slow pour (both of which I consumed on 10/2/04), this is one of, if not my favorite brews of all time. The hazy golden color was impressive enough, not to mention the ricky multi-finger head. Aromas of malt and sweetness, perhaps some banana or clove flow through my sinuses...a beautiful thing. As drinkable a Pils as I have ever found. So tasty, with a noticable hint of hop backbone. A fantastic creation, and I am thrilled to add I was able to take some of the last of it home in a growler...A truly magnificent creation.

Prosit!

 795 characters

Photo of VinnyA
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mikem0487
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of victory4me
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of fastsrt
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draft pour in pint glass.

A: clear amber, surprising, nice head of foam

S: malts make a nice appearance balanced by the hops

T: malts and hops work together to make a crisp refreshin beer

M: carbonation is good, feels sharp and a touch of sweetness

D: I enjoy prima pils, this is another great offering I am loving this one.

 330 characters

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Purchased at the Victory Brewpub on 3/5/13. Victory lists this as the Braumeister Pils - Hallertau, a Keller Pils at 4.7% ABV.

Appearance: Pours a a golden yellow with a thick white head. Body is slightly hazy with decent carbonation.

Smell: Faint metallic aroma of Noble Euro hops. Slightly bready with a touch of lemon.

Taste: Crisp German pils flavor. Slight spiciness up front from the hops slides quickly into a sweet malty body. A little grassy. Very nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of body balanced against nice crisp carbonation. Dry yet refreshing with a pleasant aftertaste.

Overall: Very nice subtle pils straight from the source. Not overly hoppy nor too sweet, this beer strikes a near perfect balance.

 761 characters

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was one heck of a pilsner. A perfect session beer, which I don't normally associate with lagers. This one is just sooo smooth and drinkable. This won't let you down. Although I sample this on April Fool's day, it was no joke. Straw gold with frothy head, until finally a nice lace remains. Taste approaches perfection. Nice malt taste up front with a nice hops bitterness at the end. Makes it nice and refreshing. Perfection at the end of the taste. Definitely seek this out.

 480 characters

Photo of jgasparine
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured with almost no head and almost no visible carbonation... the body on the other hand was quite interesting: a pale yellow that was so cloudy that the beer was completely opaque with yeast. It is also interesting that the suspended yeast does not clump together... rather the yeast and liquid beer formed a perfectly homogenous slurry. Someone could have told me that this was a hefe-weisse, and I would have believed them on the appearance alone...

S- Smells of a musty, yeasty glass of lemongrass tea. The second whiff is reminiscent of a slice of lemon meringue pie. There are some nice low-alpha hops here, perfectly balanced with the aroma of pale malt.

T- The nose accurately foreshadowed the taste... but this tastes yet MORE yeasty than expected. The flavors of low-alpha hops and pale malt are restrained, but definitely there. The finish is clean and yeasty... A YEAST BOMB!!

M- Incredibly thick/firm for a pils... very granular. The carbonation is barely adequate, but who notices whilst drinking a pilsner porridge!?

D- Wow. What an amazing unfiltered Pilsner. If I could only have this on a regular basis... I could drink this stuff all day and night...

NOTE: It seems like Victory put out several versions of beer referred to as Braumeister Pils... and I am making my best assumption as to which I just consumed. I resolved that the beer menu at the bar plainly stated "Braumeister Pils", and other reviews for this beer indicated that it was unfiltered... there is a chance however, that the keg I sampled was yet another unique one-off batch...

 1,573 characters

Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of cclark67789
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of mdillon86
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of wedge
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Victory

Bright, slightly hazed yellow under a thick, pure-white head that settles to a permanent cap and leaves some attractive chunks of foam behind on the glass. Aromas of fresh flowers, peppery hops, dough, and fresh cracker malt. Flowery fresh, leafy hop flavor, biscuity pils malt finish, a bit of honey, and a lingering bitterness. Snappy and super refreshing. I had to try pretty hard to slow down and not just chug the whole thing down at once. Excellent!

 466 characters

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of krampert11
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 281 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.