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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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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, brilliant straw yellow with a thick, fluffy white head that retains well with some lacing.

S/T - Filled with hops, juicy grapefruit, pine, then more of the grainy malts come out as it warms a bit, with notes of lemongrass and a light breadiness.

M - Light in body, crisp and mostly clean finish with some residual hop oils coating my mouth.

O - Great for hopheads. I could hardly believe this was a pils. I'd absolutely get this again.

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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. I believe this should be the entry for the current Harvest Pils, as it's 5% abv and is not marked as being a Braumeister variant. Poured a light gold with a small fluffy white head. Notes aren't super detailed on this -- struck me as similar to the Prima Pils but with a softer feel and a more raw hop profile throughout. Not as sharply hoppy as the Prima, but perhaps more persistent and more straightforward. Very pleasant, soft feel, tight and crisp, grassy, and with a very soft lightly sweet quality in the mid palate that was pretty unique. Victory has mastered this style.

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is crystal clear and light yellow hued, leaving ample lacing on the pint glass. The aroma is floral, herbal, grassy. Nice flavor, with a strong hop presence. Very fresh. Lasting pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Light in body, refreshing, and easy to drink. Complex and well balanced. A tasty brew. I would certainly have this again.

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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold with sporadic clumps of surface foam. 3.0

Zesty hops with floral and tangerine flair. Grassy malts + citrus notes = super crisp aroma. 4.5

Crisp and bitter. Tart tangerine, lime, flora, grass, citrus zest, and some light sweetness. Kickass hoppy pils. 4.0

Clean flavor with a refreshingly light mouth. Nice carbonated sizzle. 4.0

Great pils from Victory. Big surprise there (sarcasm). 4.0

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Harvest Pils was written on the side, if this isn't correct, let me know.

Beer is yellow and clear with a soft white head of small bubbles, some lacing, nice carbonation, looks great.

Aroma is thin with a mild earthy bitterness and a good lager yeast smell.

Beer is thin and finishes wet with a mild bitterness on the back end the whole beer has nice connectivity but light on the flavor throughout. I enjoyed it, definitely a lawn mower beer for me, a nice little pilsner.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Harvest Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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