WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 I had two very different samples this week. One was an unfiltered draft, which was yeasty, very hazy, almost hefe in its appearance, mouthfeel, and citrus overtones. The other was a rare Tett bottling. I’ll rate the bottles, because they are more like the drafts that I have had previously at the brewery. The beer has a light Pils grassy or herbal nose. Mine was gorgeously clear, rich gold with a huge white head. Taste of bitter tett hopping, but not as bitter or as intense as previous braumiester Pils. Dry, simple, easy to drink, with a long bitter finish. // Had another a couple of days later and I really do like the assertive bitter finish.
jmuhops (666) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tettnanger Pils. Pours bright gold with a one-finger white head. Lovely Tett aroma with some very German grain and dough. The dough becomes more pronounced as the beer sits. Bready and wheaty in the mouth. The hops don’t kick in until after the swallow with spice, grass, and earth. Good stuff.
JorisPPattyn (7298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Full name Braumeister Tettnanger Pils. Above marks for the Tettnanger. For the Select, see underneath. They’re not the same. Huge white head, golden beer. Very malty nose - dry, clean malts and nothing else. Bitterish taste, going over in very grainy flavours. Light bodied. Very clean, but just not overly enjoyable.
Braumeister Select Pils Yellow gold, little head. Grainy nose, very dry. Grain again, but with a certain corn-like sweetness, and a slightly metallic tang. Perfumey finish as from "violettes". Dry, nearly astringent and nearly dry-out effect. I’d rather brew 1 good one, than 3 dubious.
Marks: 5/4/5/3/10 - 2.7/5
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Both bottles shared by Bill Batten of Alesmith.
"Select Pils" - Pours with a pale Golden Body topped by a thin, white head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet with a hayey hop note and a nice Malty balance. Light bodied and smooth. 7,3,7,3,14
"Tetanger Pils" - Pours with a pale golden body topped by a thin, white head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet bitter adn peppery from the hops. Light bodied, dry and a touch warming. 7,3,6,3,13
chronictonic (454) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the Victory varietal pils so much more than the already good Prima Pils. Beautiful golden straw color with a lacy white head in the glass. Aroma is nice and spicy with some hints of grain. Flavor is a great balance of Tettnanger hops and Pilsner malts. Beers like this have opened me up to enjoying Pilsners when I was typically a Stout and Barleywine only fan.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this is a bit softer than the Prima Pils - with more emphasis on the hops. Not as lemony/sweet as the Prima either. Still a nice dry pils.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Real good pilsner. A variation of the Prima Pils. This one is heavier and has more potent hops flavor.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Royle Stumble festival in Philly. I was relatively impressed with this brew. I haven't come across too many pilsners that I like so the hops in this brew were a pleasent surprise. Dark golden/almost amber color with a tiny white head. Slight hop aroma with a spicy hop flavor due to the Tettnanger hops. Had a nice dry finish. One of the better beers at the Royal Stumble.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Phila. In not a pilsener fan, but I always give beers a chance. Typical German pils in looks and in taste.
boto (1660) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Draught @ Victory: Another variation of their Pilsner beer, which I believe they only serve at their pub. The beer is a lovely hazy, golden color, with a white head. There is a slightly spicy hop & wheat aroma. The taste is a lighter malty, with maybe a hint of sweetness and spiciness. Very good hop bite, but not as balanced as the Prima Pils. There are definitely Wit characteristics in this brew. Another good reason to visit the brewery.