JoeMcPhee (7671) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. The aroma is softly spicy and really aromatic. Bright and zesty with a lot of floral hop aroma. Lovely and fresh with a whiff of sulfur but still clean. Minerally and hoppy. Awesome really. A top notch pilsner.
mcberko (4146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium foamy white head. Aroma is grassy, with grains, hay, and some dry hoppy notes. Flavour is very mellow and refreshing, with grass, grainy malt and some light hop notes. Subtle, restrained and perfectly well-balanced. Great thirst-quenching pilsner.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grassy and floral nose with a touch of lemon. Malt is rather bland with just some raw sugars. Chunky bitterness at the finish. Certainly decent, but doesn’t stand up to Victory’s best offerings. Needs slightly more attenuation and a more interesting malt.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy pale yellow pour with thin fluffy white head. Lightly peppery bready aroma. Flavor is dry and malty. Biscuity and bready. Very bitter hoppy finish.
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, large white head. Aroma of lemon and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter lemonpeel. Not bad.
jredmond (4108) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Max, shared at Andy’s tasting. Pours a bright, hazy golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is fresh bitter hop and fresh yeast. Mouthfeel is medium and crisp, with notes of bisquity grains, bitter fresh hop, yeast and light toasted malts.
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Max at a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a rather hazy gold with a thin white head. Crisp grain and a light bit of crackery yeast. Medium bodied, sweet and crisp. Nice crackery grain. Very crisp, light nuttiness, toast grain and crackers, grainy yeast. Tasty and super easy drinking.
GT2 (5810) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
651mL thanks to 3fourths. Blind tasted with top pilsners. Scored 3rd out of 8 beat by Victory Prima Pils and Victory Braumeister Pils. Pour is clear, light gold. Webby white lace. Nose is fresh apricot, white peach, sugary pineapple, marzipan. Taste is rich grain, biscuit, honey, apricot, pineapple, raw grainy, oatmeal. Palate is oily, rich, soft. Yum. Thanks MJ.
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brewolf (168) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - JUL 11, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I cannot seem to let myself ’dissect’ this one in the accustomed manner ... it just feels awkward for me to do so right now, at least concisely. I have enjoyed this one multiple times via bottle/tap, and it has never been less than stellar and wholesomely satisfying. This one evokes something for me that goes beyond tasting.
Simultaneously complex/nuanced and brilliantly focused. An admitted lager fanatic ... this is one of my absolute favorite beers.
3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 rating from draft and bottles, dozens and dozens. faint hazed gold with fluffy and rigid white head with infinitely lasting retention. minerallic calcite nose with pillowy and fluffy yeast, and the honey and butter-tinged biscuit pils malt gives it rigid and unwavering support for noble hop brightness, pungency and bitterness. exceptionally full and rich malt through and through. ridiculously quenching acid, musty and pungent hop aromatics, touches of lemon oil and citrus pith, perfectly-suited bitterness to the Moravian-like biscuit / honey malt sweetness... this is an astoundingly brilliant and delicious czech pilsner. I usually have some measure of doubt in my opinions of beer, but I stand fully behind this one: best lager ever made in America, no question. endlessly expressive and shapeshifting. after multiple revisits and hundreds of German and Czech pilsners under my belt, I feel this rating should in the high 4s or maybe even perhaps 5.0.