Braumeister Pils - Tettnang | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GeoffFromSJ on 03-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Capone's in Philadelphia.

The beer is hazy yellow with minimal head and lacing. The aroma is pretty weak, with some faint pilsner scents. The flavor is pretty good, with a healthy malt showing. Mild bitterness is present in the finish. Overall, a decent pilsner and pretty drinkable.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's. Served in a mini snifter.

Pour yields a very, very hazy yellow color with a very short head that refuses to rise no matter the number of swirls. The aroma brings some nice Tettnang hops with a bit of grain. Perhaps too much grain. The taste improves with a better hop hit and less straight grainy malt. Good bitterness and a light body. Dry finish. Pretty decent, though no match for Prima Pils.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imbibehour
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at Church Key into a nice tall glass.

A cloudy straw orb glowing body, with a white slight rock hard head. Body is lemon color at bottom giving way to a dull yellow with good carbonation, leaving a simple collar through drinking and minimal lacing.

The Bouquet is a faint mild lemongrass, and very clean spritzy sensation, but also a dead lifeless yeast? I don't know how to say it... kind of strange yeast smell.

Taste is very crisp, with a big carbon dioxide finish that quickly disappears though. Extremely dry. Hop punch is short and dry and quick while finish seems to be a tad crazy, but there are also nice whisps of white bread throughout quaffing this beer.

This one doesn't really grab me compared to Prima Pils or other breweries making this style. It's still overall fairly okay I'll give it that.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the VBC (Downingtown, PA) on 7/3/11. Served in a Pilsner glass.

Pours a clear copper, topped with a finger of frothy bright-white head. This has a solid looking creamy retention to it, and a big rich flare-up to boot, leaving back thick swathes of heavy lace. The aroma is grassy and spicy in the nose, with some bright smelling citrus flavors (lemon, in particular, stands out), while the tight toasted graininess from the malts offer up more than enough support underneath.

Hops take control in the taste, with an assertive feel that lays a big ole’ smack of lemon tartness down on the tongue first, before giving way to a spicy leafiness and bitter rind character that sticks in the mouth with a dry and pithy feel. The malts provide a rigid supportive sweetness underneath but the overall profile here is mostly about those hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a strong prickly crispness that is quite assertive on the tongue, before smoothing out along the back.

Well this was most definitely pretty hop forward and your enjoyment of this will probably depend on just how bitter you like your Pils. While this wasn’t quite up to the standards of some of the other entries in the Braumeister series, this will still do in a pinch if you’re yearning for a crisp and quenching beer.

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Photo of weeare138
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades out into gentle speckles of lacing. Tiny streams of CO2 slowly rise to the top.
Smell is of floral, perfumey hops with an earthy, dough like undertone.
Taste is of yeasty, bready, light citrus peel, flowers, and honeysuckle.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sugary, earthy, mildly bitter in the swallow, with a German hop garden lingering in the swallow.

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's in late April, this is being reviewed from notes taken on April 23. Poured into a pint glass.

The body is straw-colored and a bit hazy, there is not much of a head on top of it, as it comes to me about 1/2 cm in height, fading quickly. Regardless of agitation, it won't return. Lacing is also not present. A bit disappointing to see such an uninspiring pour.

Aroma is definitely Czech, as the earthy and stanky hops do make an appearance. There is a touch of grainy malt character that detracts from it a bit, but overall, it's alright. The flavor is a bit more well rounded as the graininess is lost in the flavor of the hops and the related bitterness.

Light bodied and easy drinking, while this is no standout pils when juxtaposed against Prima, it isn't bad at all. I think that a bit of tweaking could bring this experimental pils into the realm of awesome.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pour is transparent light gold with a foamy slightly off white head. Nose has strong grain, lightly sticky malt, soapy hops, herbal, lightly resignous. Taste is more herbal, strong bitterness, grain is much more muted, citrus comes through in the finish. Lightly carbonated, fairly dry.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Resurrection Ale House.

Color is a bright yellow with some faint touches of gold within, it does not quite look as pale as some macros's, but looks pretty similar. A nice whisp of white bubbles grace the top for a few and leave no lace. Smell is fairly floral with the tettang taking center stage with a trace amount of pale malt running behind. Grassy notes in taste with some florals mixing in with some pilsner malts, pretty light all together, yet the tettnang manages to stick through for the whole 16oz's. Feel is light bodied with a crisp yet not bitey carb going for it. This is a nice pils. A bit brighter in flavor than Victory's other year round pils, yet that might be because this is a fresh ass keg. I could drink two pints of this before tiring of it, which is one more than most pils I have.

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Stag's Head, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that slowly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of grassy hops in the nose.
T: like the smell, the taste has flavors of grassy hops along with hints of spicy hops towards the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't as balanced compared to the regular Prima Pils but is an interesting pilsner on its own.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a growler of this from Charleston Beer Exchange yesterday and I am excited to try this.

Emerges from the growler a clear, slightly amber hued golden color with a respectable amount of lacing and head retention.

Aroma is very nice. Noble type hops with a decent amount of cracker like, white bread maltiness. Smells like Germany, even though I am here in Myrtle Beach.

A great beer overall. Smooth, hoppy, pleasant, very enjoyable. Glad I got this growler.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at Victory Brewing Company, served chilled in a willybecker.

The color is slightly tarnished golden bordering on amber with thick rocky white head and very fine bead with great head retention. The smell is light with herbal hop and tea-like scent with slight malt odor and subtle mineral yeast accent. The feel is great with tangy and bitter balanced with malt toastiness and modertately carbonated with slight spice texture and mostly dry finish.

The flavor has a tangy lemony hop quality with slight hint of herbal and hay-like flavor with husky malt and toasted taste with grassy and a mineral flavor of lager yeast with slight spice as it finishes dry. One of the best American interpretations of a pilsner is brewed by Victory this is a traditonal take on the style that is very easy to drink and not as strong as Prima.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Braumeister Pils - Tettnang from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 53 ratings