Braumeister Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
80.7%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 280 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:
#4,509
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
280
Liked:
226
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
11.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 280 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of VinnyA
4.75/5  rDev +19%

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!

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had at DC's Churchkey 12/1
5-4-4.5-5-4.5

This is an awesome pils, super dry and also very heavy on grassy hops, it's very easy drinking.

The look is a perfect golden semi slught hazy body and a nice foamy head with ample lacing. I don't how know you'd improve on that.

The smell is subtle but nice, it was wiff's of grass and earthy malt and hop, very clean and crisp. The taste follows suit but really has a ton of flavor that's right on the money for the style. Excellent hops and clean slightly yeasty malt base; this is an easy drinking beer you could have a ton of. It has a great fresh sweet corn taste too. Some sweetness to balance the dry and clean finish. The mouth is great, it's very foamy and supple over the palate, carbonation is outstanding.

A true winner for victory here maybe one of the best pils I've had.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
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 Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Village Draft House.

A - golden yellow with a thin, soft layer of white head

S - faint cereal grains, some lemon, a bit spicy, herbal

T - herbal, spicy, peppery, rye

M - medium bodied, smooth, crisp

This is a pretty hoppy pilsner. I was quite impressed. It has balance and drinkability as well as a complexity that I find lacking in many pilsners. Overall, this was a deliciously hoppy, smooth, easy to drink pilsner that I will definitely have again the next time I find it.

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Photo of Chaney
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Pizza Paradiso in Old Town Alexandria.

A: Poured a crayon yellow, with a good amount of chill haze muddying the brew. The head was about a finger or so and gave me goosebumps just staring at it.

S: Whoa.... I got the Victory hop profile in spades right off the bat. Yeasty, slightly malty, and with a slight sourness.

T: Like I stated before, there was a bit of the Victory sourness here... along with their malt and hop profile

M: The carbonation was perfect... as with most Victory brews. Also, the lacing was ridiculous, along with the bitter afterbite... white was substantial,

O: I personally thought this was excellent. Victory really rises to the occasion sometimes.

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Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of xnicknj
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
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 nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
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 kylehay2004
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev -3%
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 hockeyfighter19
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold body with slight haze and a nice cap of slowly settling white foam. Clingy lacing. Lightly toasted bready malt aroma with earthy and floral hop notes in the nose.

Really exceptionally well balanced flavor; toasted, chewy bread and caramel malt character without excessive sweetness, combined with floral, earthy, herbal hop notes. Clean, dry, pleasantly bitter finish.

Medium -light body; medium carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, and delicious. An truly outstanding pils.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev -2%
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of roastTHEmost
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of jmcgahran1
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Braumeister Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 80.7% out of 100 with 280 ratings
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