Braumeister Pils (Sladek Hops) | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jpmclaug on 09-19-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of glid02
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Tria on Spruce and 12th in Philadelphia. The fourth variation I've had of Prima Pils.

Pours a hazy golden color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of crisp pilsner malts with sharp lemon peel aromas and hints of spiciness.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though more complex. Pilsner malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by large amounts of earthy and light citrus hop flavors. Midway through the sip the hop flavors fade just a bit, allowing the crisp pilsner malt to take over. Right before a clean and moderately bitter ending slight amounts of bready flavors come into play.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have another.

Overall I believe this version was most similar to saaz with the large amounts of light citrus character, although this one was slightly more spicy. A subtle difference to be sure on a base beer that's always worth a shot.

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Photo of ububru
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Blanco
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with moderate carbonation bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. This is a growler so it's enough for me. Smell is clean, with a slight bit of the hops coming through. A little bit of lemon citrus as well. Taste is very crisp and only slightly bitter at first. Nice breadiness and some of the citrus comes through, but again, the best descriptor is basically: clean. Goes down very smooth. Light mouthfeel with almost no mouthcoating. slightly pleasant aftertaste. Overall another solid Pils from Victory pretty much guaranteeing I will continue to try any pilsner they brew. Drinkability is incredibly high.

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

Poured from a growler into my Deschutes .3L pilsener glass. Growler is from Piney Grove Greens. This series has to be one of the best series of beers going in the world of craft right now.

A - Clear, golden-yellow body with a white fluffy head on top. Nice bubbles run up through the beer as it sits in the glass.

S - Nice spicy noble hop smell. Has a good bit of floral aroma mixed in with a nice pilsener malt base.

T - Pretty unique flavor here. I'm picking up a lemony type spicy hop flavor. Slightly bitter but not much. Well balanced hop and malt flavors.

M - light body with a good deal of carbonation. ABout what you'd expect for a pils.

D - Goes down real easy. Not my favorite in this series but a solid beer none-the-less. If you get a chance to try this then I would definitely recommend it.

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Photo of drtth
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The clear yellow beer is served in a shaker pint glass with a 1/2" white head that persists but recedes slowly to leave some spots and webs of lacing on the sides.

The aromas include some grassy hops with a bit of floral spiciness backed up by the light malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose except the malt initially dominates the flavors until some grassy, spicy bitterness puts in an appearance. The malt sweetness is noticeable and provides a nice balance to the bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit crisp with the active carbonation.

A very nice Pils that I'd be happy to have again.

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Photo of PDXHops
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a shaker pint. Bright light golden body with cloudlike white head that stands proud of the rim for some time before I get around to smelling the stuff. Eventually it dies down and leaves loads of delicate sticky lacing.

Great nose on this stuff. Especially noteworthy are a ton of fresh cut hay, the most I've ever smelt in a beer, and a blast of spiciness. Lots of crisp malt behind all this.

Huge crisp maltiness right away, but almost immediately a stinging bitterness kicks in. Hints of lemon and earthiness. Very spicy, very grassy, very delicious. Crisp and dry at the swallow with an incredibly long bitter and spicy finish. Lightly toasted grain aftertaste.

Overall impression: Great pilsner, even better than Prima. I'd love it if they made this stuff again.

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Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to clockworkorange for sharing this growler over the weekend. This brew pours a clear yellow color with a finger of white froth that displays decent retention. A creamy pattern of patches and webby lace covers the glassware. A swirl revives the cap and washing away the lacing patterns and forms more spots of lace.

The smell of this brew is surprisingly minty and herbal with hops that have an earthy nobel feel. Pale malt is evident imparting a bit of straw or hay quality minorly reminiscent of grass tht provides a light sweetness. The straw character provides the perfect base to let the hops shine with a very unique mint like quality that I really enjoyed.

The taste is modestly bitter with an earthy and grassy character. Some straw-like grain flavoring provides a bit of sweetness somewhat biscuit-like. Lots of herbal aspects to the hops that to me even taste minty like the aroma led on.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing. It was easy to drink and something I would enjoy having again. This was my first experience with sladek hops and color me impressed. Thanks for sharing Jason!

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Photo of corby112
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with a two finger, pillowy white head.  Very good retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap/ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy aroma with dank grassy hops, resinous pine needle and fresh buds countered by bready yeast and a pale malt backbone.  Floral and slightly oniony with a really fresh dank weed smell followed by faint citrus peel, biscuit and cracker.  Smells nice.  

Medium bodied with a crisp hop bite that lingers over the pale malts into a dry finish.  Decent amount of dry bitterness with pine needle, spruce tip, grass and resinous oils followed by citrus fruit, grass, straw and biscuit.  Some pineapple and lemon peel countering the earthiness.  Well balanced, light, refreshing and easy to drink.  Another solid entry in this series.

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Photo of Kadonny
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my third Braumeister Pils from Victory I have been able to buy for my home kegerator. Glad to have been able get it.

Poured from home tap into my Prima Pils tall glass.

A: A hazy cloudy light straw color with a 3 finger very fizzy head. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Tons of grassy and straw notes with some citrus and biscuit sweetness.

T: This is a very grassy straw based pils that shows a ton of hay flavor coupled with some lemon notes and floral notes. Sweetness is pretty hefty with bread notes, biscuit and some cracker. Sweetness stays and carries through to the end with some bitterness but not overly so. This definitely leans on a sweeter pils with less bitterness than others.

M: Lacking a bit, I really expected some more bitterness on this and more lingering bitterness. No alcohol of course and very easy drinking.

O: Another nice offering from Victory, but it doesn't live up to the other Braumeister Pils series beers I have had. Still, it's a nice pils that is really, really easy drinking.

I am still trying to figure out why this is listed as a German Pislner when the correct name of the beer is "Czeck Sladek" and it obviously leans more toward the Czeck style. Oh well, no matter still a nice beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Braumeister Pils (Sladek Hops) from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 11 ratings