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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26
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Ratings: 279 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of rfgetz
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Dirty Truth in Northampton, served in a pint glass for $6. This poured really frothy, it took about 8 minutes to make a glass. The remaining foam was fine and persistent, leaving tendrils of lacing on the glass. The beer itself was golden colored and clear.

A very light aroma, nearly neutral except for hints of Hallertau. Hallertau, one of the tastiest hop varieties and among my favorites.

It tastes like a very authentic pilsner, the Hallertau present more in bitterness than taste (to my chagrin). Still, very flavorful for the style and easily crushed. Light bodied and so forth, this is an easy choice if you see it on tap.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Barely cloudy yellow with a small head that can be easily revived with a little vigor.

Grass hay hops and laffy taffy on the nose.

Surprising amount of hop bitterness on the palate, at least for a pilsener. Combined with some other nice rounding flavors of sweetness, citrus and laffy taffy, this is a very intriguing brew.

The drinkability of this beer is what keeps me from completely swearing off the pilsener style. This is nice.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

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

on tap at perch pub

Pours a clouded light golden color with a one finger high layer of white head resting on top. Patches of lacing streak the glass as the retained film dissolves.

Soft nose with a touch of grain and hops. Biscuit and cracker with lemongrass. Very mild and slightly nondescript.

Light smack of floral hops with lemon peel citrus. Grassy and grainy with biscuit malts. Smooth flowing profile that drinks easy with a mild malt base. Finishes a little bitter and crisp.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, crisp and smooth on the tongue. Victory does some really solid lagers - this is another memorable example I'd revisit.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a tight white head. The nose is toasted bread crust and raw dough mixed in as a lightly sweet honey balance with a citric hop in back. The taste is sweet grains up front, lightly toasted, very balanced with subtle nuances of honey. Citric hops accompany the light bitterness in the finish. Light body with a playful feel of carbonation and a dry crisp finish. Very good stuff!

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of argock
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker Pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear golden hue with short cap of small-bubbled white head with a small rim of lacing.

S: Crisp grassy aroma of noble hops with expected grainy pilsner malt with a touch of honey sweetness. No yeast aromas.

T: Braumeister Pils is a solid German pilsener with crisp grassy, floral, and spicy hops bite with moderate bitterness coupled with a great clean pilsner graininess with the same bit of honey sweetness and some breadiness in there too. No yeast or alcohol character, moderately bitter. Nothing fancy -- just a solid, well-brewed clean lager.

M: Crisp mouthfeel with balanced carbonation and light-medium body. Very dry finish.

O: Victory really has this style down - between this brew and Prima Pils they dominate the category, especially with the poor shape most imports are in.

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Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of wedge
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

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3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Victory: Another variation of their Pilsner beer, which I believe they only serve at their pub. The beer is a lovely hazy, golden color, with a white head. There is a slightly spicy hop & wheat aroma. The taste is a lighter malty, with maybe a hint of sweetness and spiciness. Very good hop bite, but not as balanced as the Prima Pils. There are definitely Wit characteristics in this brew. Another good reason to visit the brewery.

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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirsteve42
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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