Harvest Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JAXSON on 10-08-2011

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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the VBC (Downingtown, PA) on 10/22/11. Served in a Pils glass.

Pours a crystal clear coppery gold, with a rich finger of bright-white head. This retains with a thin creamy frothiness that throws up some sudsy lacing that proceeds to hang in thick patches down the sides of the glass. This has a real nice look to it. The aroma is fresh and leafy smelling, with a light spicy and citric earthiness. There’s a touch of a medicinal or herbal quality here that hangs on the edges, while some tight feeling sweetness sits underneath. This really has a fresh brightness here that I’m digging.

The taste is fresh and crisp overall in the mouth, with a fruity citrus character that trails spice out into the mouth. There is a soft earthiness present that mellows the profile just enough to allow those toasted grains to show a bit more here than they did in the nose. This actually ends up having a pretty nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and even parts sharp and creamy, meeting in the middle to achieve a nice smooth crispness in the mouth that moves those flavors around nicely.

You usually just can’t go wrong with a fresh Pils at Victory and this one continues the streak. This was tight and crisp in the mouth, with more of a mellow and herbal hop profile that added to the overall accessibility of this. This was just so refreshing and another one that I could imbibe all day long.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint at Fountainhead, during the "It Might Get Wet" fresh hop draft event.

The glass arrived with a creamy cap of white foam that was the size and shape of a Pillsbury biscuit. As it slowly faded, it left a collar of foam and concentric rings of lacing down the sides, with an unbroken skim on the surface. The beer itself was a bright, high clarity straw gold, with rising trails of visible carbonation.

Big grassy, floral noble hop presence, fairly intense for a pilsner, though different than Prima Pils. Some dry crackery pilsner malt was there too, as the glass was sipped.

Moderate bitterness, dry and crisp, grassy herbal hop bitterness that lingered into the aftertaste. Some flowery notes that remind you that it's wet hopped, though nothing overpowering. Clean and quenching, balanced malt and hop ratio, though the hops are showcased, the dry crackery pilsner malt gives it some body. Overall something i'd order again, hope they make this a regular seasonal. Others remarked that they liked it better than Braumeister Pils even.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, fresh hops and fruity. In the taste, fresh hops, a touch fruity, but standard European pils. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry hop and small fruitiness in the aftertaste. A nice fruit and fresh hop in a pils.

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On tap at Pipers Pub

A: Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white foam head with moderate retention. There is some sticky patchy lacing down the sides.

S: Lots of citrus hops with some bready malt as well. Quite a potent yet slightly different smell for a pils.

T: Starts off with a nice amount of biscuit and white toast. In the middle there is some mild grassy hops and some citrus hops. The hops and biscuit are nicely balanced. On the backend there is more bread and grassy hops.

M: A nice light to medium bodied beer that is quite crisp and refreshing. Leaves a slightly bitter taste on the palate.

D: Not the typical pils as it is a little more bitter than normal. But it still encompasses the basics of a pils. Would certainly enjoy this again.

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