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): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JAXSON on 10-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,672
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
46
pDev:
15.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting cap. The glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing.

Earthy aroma with a fresh grassy hop presence along with subtle spice, pale malt, light fruit and straw.

Medium bodied with a crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the pale malts into a dry finish. Dry and slightly spicy with grass and subtle pine flavor countered by pilsner malt, straw and light fruit.  Hoppy but not overly bitter with a some sweetness balancing things out.   There's surprisingly some boozy heat in the finish that hurts drinkability but this beer is still pretty refreshing.

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