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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Sampled on draft at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh this beer poured a bright golden color with a small white head. The aroma was crisp floral and fruity hops. The flavor was lightly fruity with a dryish peppery floral hop element. The finish was all hops. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2007
on tap at Brick Store Pub (sample). Wonderful pilsner with a deep golden color and medium body. Tastes very fresh and crisp. Nice hops and a pleasure to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of floral tones, bitter hops, citrus, lemon and yeast. Taste is bitter hoppy with hints of lemon citrus, floral tones and fresh yeast. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Slightly hazy yellow/amber color. Flavor is fruity (apricot) and doughy; pilsner malt with grassy hops. Very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11665) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2007
(KSq07, draft) White head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, grass/herbal, light bread. taste is medium sweet, grass, some herbal, bread. Fairly bitter. Medium-full body, some acidity, creaminess, nicely drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2007
Drinkable but entirely average beer -- muddled hop aroma with a syrupy repetitious taste of malt and sourness. Finish is not crisp but lazy. Disappointing mainly because of the wonders of the Prima Pils from the same brewer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 Tap at Legend with maniac. Hazy yellow with a decent head, mistaken by most for a wit at first glance. Aroma was a huge blast of green hops with floral and herbal notes. Flavor was a somewhat shocking hop tea. No discernable malt character whatsoever that I could pick up, much to my surprise. Loads of green hops with floral, herbal, and slight grass character, long bitter finish. But the lack of suffficient malts really hurt this badly for me. RERATE: Ultra clear this time around, still has a load of spicy, floral and herbal hops. Great nose, flavor still hurts from lack of malt character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2007
On guest tap at Legend Brewing Company as "Victory Harvest Pils". Clody golden orange body with a meium creamy white head. Sweet citrus and grassy hops aroma. Sweet grassy flavor with a bitter grapefruit citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Draft half pint at statelineliquors.com. Pour is golden with a huge fluffy white head, solid retention and lacing. The aroma was bready, pilsy malts, some grass. The flavor was mostly bready with some dough in there too, a spicey grassy hop presence, good balance and heartiness. The finish was clean and dry, amply carbonated, full-bodied, again a hearty feel to it even. A nice beer. Thanks, Robert!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Growler provided by kmweaver. Very slightly hazy pale body with medium white head, fading. The aroma is herbal, light grass, honey and light dough. The flavor is herbal, grass, clean yeast, very light lemon and fairly dry. Medium/light body is round with soft carbonation.


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