Braumeister Harvest Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by rotsaruch on 10-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
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22
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a honey color from my authentic Victory growler. The body looks slightly hazy and lacks a really good carbonation profile.
Heads a bright white with a loose structure, fades quickly leaving wispy lacing.

Aroma has an upfront hop bouquet with sutle malts. Spicy and medicinal.

Taste is upfront some spicy pepper.

From the growler taste a bit thin and watery.

A good looking beer with a nice aroma taste is a bit weak but still good to the last drop.

Musically I'd pair this beer to Gov't Mule's verision of simple man.

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Photo of ehammond1
2.82/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A golden color with a bit of haze. Thin white cap. Some lacing.

Grainy and bready aroma with something unpleasant and somewhat off-putting. Reminds me of American adjunct lagers, unfortunately. Little hop presence, was expecting more.

Taste follows the nose nearly identically.

Thin to medium mouthfeel, appropriate for the style.

Not a beer I particularly enjoyed. Pretty in the glass, but a lackluster aroma and flavor.

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Photo of BabySnakes
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The almost deep gold brew had a massive head from the growler. great lacing. The head fell uneven and in deep chunks. looked great. The beer is not quite clear. barely cloudy.

Smells like grapefruits, a bit floral, slightly vegetal, and that little yeast kick in the nose I get from many Victory beers.

Grapefruit flavors follow from the aroma to the taste. Floral presence as well. Hits everywhere on the tongue, leaving it pleasantly coated for a moment before leaving entirely. very refreshing.

Warning: Extreme drinkability!!!

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Photo of number1bum
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mymrnngjckt for grabbing a growler of this for me at Whole Foods.

Pours a slightly hazed pale golden color with a pillowy two inches of bone white head. Keeps a full lace and coats the glass nicely with some rings of stick.

Smell is very hop forward with some really nice grassy and lemony aromas. Has a spicy element as well but the grassiness is the most pronounced Has a doughy sweetness as well with some grainy notes.

At first I didn't think the taste was quite as hoppy as the nose but it only took a few more sips for me to reverse my opinion. It is very grassy, not as lemony, but spicier than the nose and with a pretty substantial bitterness for a pils. Very light sweetness and some grain as well, with some grassy bitterness left on the palate in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good crisp feel, although perhaps not quite as crisp as I like from a pils Clean finish and very dry with the hop bitterness.

This is a really tasty pils and it's surprising how bitter it is given that it's a fresh hop beer. It's up there in bitterness for a pilsener of any persuasion. For my money I still like Prima better but I like Prima better than just about everything so that's no knock on this beer. A very tasty, enjoyable beer for sure.

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Photo of welldigger888
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured from growler into an irish pub glass, very nice pale yella elixer with a nice bright white two finger head that disapated medium slow and left nice lacing
excellant pilsner nose with a touch more hop than expected from the style
nice delecate pils flav with some very good hop forward flavors that mesh well
the carbonation is spot on and goes well with the pilsner style
would like to find this on tap regular for sessioning

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pokal at The Firkin.

I love random trips to the Firk. This result pours a clear amber-orange topped by two fingers of white foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuits, grapefruit, light pine, and light wheat. The taste is surprisingly hoppy, heavy on the pine, grass, and floral notes. Some light orange peel jumps in there as well, and everything is backed-up by some very light biscuit. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a solid pils, but a bit on the hoppy side for me.

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3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pokal glass at The Firkin in Libertyville, IL

This beer pours a golden orange color with a nice head and solid lacing. The smell is very citrusy with oranges and lemon making up most of the smell with a hint of cardamon as well. The tastes has a lot of bitter hop character. There is some light astringent properties that aren't that great with this beer. It's still pretty good overall, but the hops were surprisingly strong.

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Photo of ToasterChef
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes.

A: Transparent and golden. A touch of white soap for a head. A few rising bubbles.

S: Fresh grassy hop aroma. Not too strong.

T: Pale malt base with a lot of dry bitter flavors. Hint of spice in the finish. Feeling of dry twigs and pine needles. It's a very good pilsner.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation. A good bitter coat. Only a little bit of stickiness is apparent.

D: Very drinkable. More bitter than I expected. My 20 oz pour is probably enough for me, but I would certainly buy a six pack, if this were bottled.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice, crisp light golden color with a large-ish white head and a bunch of clingy lace on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of grain underneath a pretty good amount of floral Noble hops. The taste is slightly bitter with some floral and herbal notes, but mostly a bit of grain. The feel is better, with great carbonation carrying the flavors with a nice crispness. Drinks quite well and shows again how well Victory can go with this style.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 9/24/2010 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, hops and some lager yeast.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a thin malt character followed by a very mild sweetness. Then a strong bite of hops bitterness comes in and creates a decent balance and a slightly bitter after-taste.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty once you get acclimated to the beer after a few sips, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a flavorful Pilsener that is worth drinking for a while.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear lemon yellow hued body with a big bubble carbonation racing to the surface. There is a creamy white head that last for a good bit.
S- The green Noble hop aroma has a flinty quality with a Saaz hop pellet spice to the finish.
T- The green pungent Noble hops really stand out with a flowery bright almost fruity hop finish that lingers as a pungent hop bite. There is a slight funk note to the hops with a green watermelon quality coming through as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a crisp tight fizz in the finish.
D- The interesting combination of big fruitiness and fresh hops pellets adds an interesting depth to a nice drinkable beer.

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Braumeister Harvest Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.11 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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