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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Pure pils pleasure with a juicy jolt... Our latest single hop varietal pils features a fresh twist. A very fresh twist as whole flower hops went from the vine to the kettle in a mere 10 hrs. giving the beer a snap of freshness that has to be tasted to be believed. In ’wet hopped’ beers such as this, the hops are full of fresh oils that dissipate when the hops normally dried. These essential oils give Braumeister Harvest Pils the clean, spicy hop aromas you’d expect from a pristine pilsner, followed by the long, satisfying mouthfeel full of flavorful hop depth and substance. All this flavor yields to clean malt and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
On-tap at the Brick Store. Pours a clear golden with a big fluffy white head that lingers as a sizable cap for a while and leaves very good lacing. The aroma is extremely clean with an emphasis on the toasted grains with hints of earthy hops. There is a definite biscuity malt presence in the nose as well. The taste was as crisp a pils as I’ve ever tasted. The biscuity malts are there in the background, but it’s the double punch of the light grains and floral hops that make the taste. The finish was extremely clean and dry. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with tons of carbonation that zings the tongue from start to finish. This is certainly a top notch pils and one that I would seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
On tap, served in a footed pilsner glass. Clear gold with a lasting white head. Smells of sweet grain,bread, and floral notes. Much more malt presence than Victory’s standard pils, bready, floral, herbal, a hint of lemon. Dry finish with lasting herbal bitterness. Beautiful spiderwebs of lace cling all the way down the glass. One of the more complex pilsners I have had, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle... RBSG ‘08... Clear, light yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Pale grains, spicy, earthy hops and honey constitute the aroma. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Nice pilsner malt flavor with a crisp hop bite. Lengthy, medium bitter, dry finish. Thanks to Greg Koch for breaking this one out for our table to try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
On tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma luscious with champagne fruits, lemony powder, sweet malt. Flavor exhibits some sourish notes in the green grape vicinity with a perfect mild sweetness and fruitiness. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of sweet light fruits. Flavor is initially bitter hops followed by a sweet light finish. Also some wheat and spicy hops. Incredibly delicious. Sweet, light, and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8634) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Draft @ Frisco Grille it’s a moderately hazy golden yellow with a pure white head. Somewhat of a starchy nose of sourdough, some light lemon, light pils malt and a clean, fresh pillow yeast. Flavor is mildly bitter, mildly dry, with a very clean and inviting crispness to the cracker-flavored malt base, and a mild, musty yeast character throughout. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at TDR (Springhouse). Poured a deeper and slightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of grass, earthiness, and some citrus. Tastes of grass, citrus, and biscuit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Draft at Exton. Aroma of beautiful sweet malts and vanilla. Similar to the Brau Pils but a lot hoppier. Dry as a bone with a tangerine taste. Easy drinking but not as tasty as the other.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4616) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Overall this is a very interesting beer. On tap at the Bocktown. Smells unique in that it’s mild aroma is a bit rubbery, but in a good way. This beer appears pretty much ubiquitous pale yellow american lager but there is some haze in there, very little haze. Carbonation is above average and welcomed. The flavor has some of that butyl rubber aroma carrying over into the taste. Is weird in that it is slightly tart and hoppy at the same time. Very complex. Can’t figure out if it’s the rubber or the hops that is contributing to the medium bitterness. Finish has a bitter aftertaste that is difficult to identify.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3014) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
On tap at Bocktown (they had it listed as Victory Limited Lager). Wow..different than the few Z/K/Ls I’ve had. Intense floral hop aroma. Smelled like a flower bed with a hop vine growing in the middle. Pour was a nice burnt orange with a 2 finger white head. Taste was very floral and hoppy with a suprise sweet aftertaste. After the sweetness goes away you are left with a bitter hop bite on your tonsils. There is a weird fruitiness as it warms. Very complex and different.

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