Braumeister Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nomad on 07-22-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
279
Reviews:
76
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
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19
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Ratings: 279 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Downingtown, PA

A: half finger head on a slightly hazy straw with golden hue body.

S: very hoppy for te style and not your typical pilsner hop aroma, almost more like a mild APA with wet sock hop mustiness as well as mild earthy and grapefruit citrus notes.

T: bitter hops dominate the flavor here. Lots of herbal and metallic notes in the middle and finish. The grains are strong with the malts light.

M: medium body especially for the style and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a very hoppy pilsner for sure. This one is certainly different and stands out from others. This one definitely grows on you as you drink it.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, floral, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grassy and floral hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of malt and hops all around.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1.5%

On draft, pours a translucent pale straw yellow; wispy thin head. Good carbonation.

The nose is very clean, simple, lots of dry earthy hops, a little grass, cracker, with good herbal spice notes. I don't get any yeast character on the nose. The flavor is classic pils, dry earthy hops up front, well balanced, a little grass, slight dough, spice. I get a little corn and grain. Just a bit of lemon/citrus zest on the finish. This is super clean, refreshing. Really nice.

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Photo of metter98
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It's cloudy light yellow in appearance with no visible head.
S: There are moderate aromas of grassy and earthy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell; flavors of grassy hops stand out.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and crisp with a light amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
D: Like Prima Pils, this beer is very refreshing and easy to drink, but the use of a single variety of hops makes it taste a bit different.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pint at the Norse Bar.

Pale straw gold body, lasting rings of sticky white lacing. Bright clarity with some languid streams of ascending carbonation rising through the liquid. Good head retention, foam remains after a couple sips, skim breaks across the surface.

Crackery pils malt aroma, some dry grassiness of noble hops as well. Seems slightly hoppier than the average pils, but much less so than Prima Pils.

Dry with a good presence of grassy noble hop character, lightly bready with some crackery malt depth as well. Light feel with crisp carbonation, this is a nice sessionable pilsner. Maybe not in my personal top three, but it's very well made and would be a great beer to have around on tap all year round.

2016: Seems a bit more sweet than the previous sample. Malt sweetness lingers slightly, aftertaste is somewhat dry and grainy.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Arsmby Abbey

Light fizzy head of 1.5 fingers, tons of lacing, crystal clear lighter golden straw yellow color.

Nose has a nice toasty pils, straw, light toasty malts, a light aromatic and touch of spicy and fruity hops, some light fruity lager yeast.

Taste starts with nice toasty malts, straw, crisp lager flavors, but of fruity lager yeast, plenty of late addition hops, fruity, grassy and light spicy hops, a bit of bitterness, but grainy. Finishes dry with a clean and crisp pilsner finish, plenty of lingering hops and a bit of bitterness.

Moth is a bit lighter bodied with a gritty abrasive feel and good carb.

Overall pretty good, decent hops and not too bitter, nice malts, toasty, nice lager flavors, dry clean and crisp finish, nice summer drink.

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Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured with a nice head of white foam on top of a clear, golden body.  The foam settles at a moderate place and leaves little lace.

S - Sweet malt and some with some musty hop aroma and a bit of green hop freshness.

T - Grainy pilsner malt up front with a hint of honey.  Some spicy hop notes in the middle that turn musty towards the finish and provide a strong, lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Not bad, but I think I still prefer prima pils to this one.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale straw yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall bright white head reducing that reduces to a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of the expected pils grain malts along with floral and grassy hops. Additionally there is a light pepper/spice note to the smell as well.

T: The rich flavor of the pils malts along with a moderate to strong presence of grassy hops. There is a light bitterness that lingers with some hints of peppery spice.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp. Slight dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable, quite easy to drink, and sessionable. This is a great flavored pils that I could drink all day long. Goes well with lots of different food styles and is quite enjoyable as a summer beer.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the VBC.

Pours a hazy straw colored gold with a finger of billowous brite-white head. Retain was decent and left a smattering of lace behind. The aroma has a flowery scent about it of earthy hops and citrus with some caramel malts behind it.

The taste has a nice bite of Hallertau hops up front up front that gives way to some notes of citrus and spices. Underneath is a solid flow of supportive sweet malts that keeps things in check. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a crisp and biting carbonation that gives way to a dry feel.

Nice use of the Hallertau varietal in this version to impart a nice dry hop bite and spice character that works very well with the crisp nature of the body. I real tasty thirst quencher. More please!

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Photo of billab914
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very cloudy, looks like a wheat beer. Good starting head that settles to rim bubbles but it leaves some runny lace after each sip.

Abundant floral hop nose--even for a bar pour.

Overly hoppy, which in my opinion takes it out of the pils category. But since I'm a hop head, I really like this beer. The body is appropriate for the style. Low malt flavor. The aftertaste dies out fairly quickly considering the punch of the bitterness in the mouth.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown. Served chilled in a pint.

A - A straw golden w/ ghostly white cap of 1/2 inch. Nice transparency and lace collects in a stringy fashion

S - Herbs and floral notes from the noble hops. Spiced and mellow honey ginger like aroma w/ a biscuit note in the background.

M - Crisp w/ spiced notes matching each mild malt nuance in the texture w/ a crisp citrus undercurrent and light alcohol until the clean dry and mildly bitter finish

T - A light herbal taste as the flavors begin w/ a light biscuit note and gentle citrusy splash. Mild mineral taste carries the fresh hop flavor while the cracker like malt accents the spicy, mildly grassy taste. The malt gives a dry taste and accents the light bitterness of the hops which provide a lot of flavor in the Pils. The herbal taste is slightly lemony yet not astringent-more juicy w/out being overly so. A taste of german yeast leads the hops into the finish

D - A great pils in every way, very fresh like few I have tasted -top notch German style lager from Victory, does not fail to deliver at all. The lasting hop in the finish is great.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of stakem
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a standard pint at Anthonys. The brew appears a clear color of straw yellow. A touch of haze through the body with a fluffy white cap sitting atop. The pillowy head recedes leaving a solid webby pattern of lace on the glass.

The smell is herbal with a cheesy pils grain scent but in a good way. A hint of sulfur and earthy quality mix with some minor lemony accent, herbs and earthy hop aspects all across the back.

The taste includes a solid herbal aspect from the hopd. Sulfur and cheese are evident with a distinct footy pilsner grain flavor. The bitterness is minor but present enough to make itself known into the aftertaste with herbs and pine. There is a bit of grassiness mixed with lemony essence.

This is an exceptionally crisp offering that is light and very enjoyable. I could drink a bunch of this all day long. Very solid grain to hop contrast. This brew time and time again proves to be my favorite offering from Victory. The fact that they switch it up with different hops from time to time is an added bonus.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
5/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

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Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 279 ratings.
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