JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Castle. Wow. Maaaaaaaan this stuff was good. Since it was on tap I’m sure it was in the best possible condition to be enjoyed outside of Munich, and I’d be so bold as to say that this is about as close as one can get to true German draught beer in North America. Amazing, simple, subtle and floral aroma of Noble hops, mixed in with pils malts that promise not to disappoint. Flavour is the same as the aroma but magnified. Crisp, smooth as a Helles, refreshing, with a perfect Noble hop finish, followed by an absolutely delicious sweet and bready malt character. This is, in all honesty, the best German Pilsener I’ve ever had! A Pilsener that entices you to drink more and more, pint after pint!
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a crisp, clean delicious pils, with good hop aromas and flavors, and bitterness, on a very drinkable body. After a day of sight seeing in Munich, this was the perfect beer to sit down and relax with, and one that would work very well with a number of Bavarian dishes.
Braumeister Pils pours to a beautiful, bright, pale golden color with a thick white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is outstanding with lots of good herbal/grassy hop aroma. The palate is very crisp with a firm pilsner malt flavors, on a very round, smooth body. Braumeister Pils finishes with more crisp malt flavor up front, then ends with a snappy herbal hop bite that lingers on the tongue.
This is a very well done Pils, with just the right amount of hop character. It is a delicious beer, one perfect to rouse the appetite before a nice meal, and would be a great beer to match with hearty, traditional Bavarian fare, which there is no shortage of in Munich. If you ever take a trip to Munich, I highly recommend a trip to any outlet that serves up Hacker-Pschorr beers. Braumeister Pils is a great beer to start your HP experience with.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the castle on king. enjoyed because of the suggestion of jessem. golden with a tight white head and beautiful lacings all down the glass. some haze would have made this a five in appearance. aroma is quite hoppy with bready malt background. very fresh and clean aroma. something im sure ill miss once the castle is gone. flavours are very hop driven. classic noble hops with some german pils malts supplying the canvas for the hops to come to life. ive never really seen a classic german pils shine before but this one showed me the light. a big thanks to jesse and a huge thanks to the castle for providing the opportunity to try this rare specimen before fading into obscurity. to the castle on king......YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!!!
Grzesiek79 (2903) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
resin, toast, cooked vegetables, golden, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells perfumy with some crisp dry malt presence. Tastes bitter with some nice dry pilsner malty goodness and some splashes of perfumy wildflower like hoppy touches on the finish.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a clean appereance, golden colour and a good head. The taste is really malty and lightly hoppy. Bitter (but not too much) aftertaste. One of the best German pilsener beers I've ever drunk.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Abbot on the Hill Oktoberfest Dinner. Light golden with a small white head. Fresh aroma of bread crust & herbs, with some cut grass notes as well. Crisp body. Very fresh flavour, crisp and summery, with an excellent flavour balance and a dry, moreish finish. Very good!
flying_pig (806) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a strong smelling as others I have tried. There is some nice grassy hops & a nice herbal aroma too it. There is some background grain notes although nothing off putting.
Bright golden, clear with a large, two-finger sized bubbly white head. Fadess pretty fast though.
Good mix of corn, grain & grassy hops giving it a sweet taste overall that is very appealing & goes down great. Simple but effective.
A very smooth beer with good carbonation & a nice crisp, refreshing finish. A very nice beer on the palate from this light to medium bodied beer.
A wonderful example of a good, very well balanced pilsener. The aroma was a little light on the nose but other than that this one is an almost perfect example of the style that is very drinkable & would be a great session beer.
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KnutAlbert (5708) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full bodied pils. Sereals, bread. Hops for aroma and a lovely long tail of bitterness. Respectable.
mR_fr0g (1776) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Hacker Pschorr brewpub in Munchen. Crystal clear yellowcoloured pour with a lasting white froth. Slow moving bubbles. Aroma is clean pils malt funky nobel hops. Some earthyness. Flavour is clean and crisp with a mild sweetness from the pils malt. Pronounced nobel hop character. Finish is earthy and solid bitterneess. Aroma has a little parmessan cheese. Finish is fairly dry and crisp with nice lingering nobel hop. Overall a very nice hoppy lager. More of this please.