larryLSB (485) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out of the can, courtesy of Alex at K & L Wines. Pretty standard Pils, light yellow with off white head, smooth and dry, floral nose, not much flavor of the hops that I could detect.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of BigErn. Pours yellow with a white head. Smells of light fruit, dry pilsner malt. Tastes of dry maly, light and fruity with a peppery splash on the finish.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can from Total Wine, Alpharetta. pours a light golden with a decent white head. slight hop aroma as well as some bread... medium body... a pils with some depth. very drinkable session beer from front to back with a nice bitter finish.
pineypower (2956) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a clear yellow-straw color with a moderate fluffy white head. Aroma of grassy and floral hops, mostly grassy, and a slight sweet malt nose. Taste is smooth, grassy hops, floral hops, sweet malts with a somewhat buttery taste. Not bad, but this is just one of those styles....
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. can from Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL. Pours a clear yellow color with little head. Aroma is typical pilsner with malt and hops. Flavor is a touch of hops with thin and light floral notes. A good canned beer but nothing too special.
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler - pours a clear light gold, with a soapy, short-lived head - nose of lemon, honey, grass, herbal/floral hops - this is light and drinkable, which a good pils should be, but it lacks the balance and complexity of the great examples of the style - this is mostly honey-sweet, with light hints of grain, and a bit of grassy hops, but not enough to balance the sweetness, nor to add the crisp bite you’d want from the style - in fact, the finish is lingering honey sweetness and buttery/diacetyl flavors - kind of a train wreck of a pils - stick to the big beers, boys.
jasonp (1565) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours at attractive slightly hazy light golden with only a small foamy white head. Pleasant pils nose of grass, hay and herbal hops. Malty pils base followed by notes of grain and noble hop varieties like Saaz and (possibly) Tettnang. Tasty and easy-drinking. I just wish the finish ended more bitter and snappy - it ends too sweet for a pils. Good medium, full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A humorous name for a good but not great pilsner. The pour suggests a light, fizzy texture, but upon swirling in the glass, more body becomes apparent. The aroma has some "dirty" notes (well said, drink4satan) of straw and cereal grain along with the expected pale malt and hop notes. The flavor is rather sweet for a pilsner, more sugary than malty, and the Saaz hops do not assert themselves as they do with Urquell. Some sugar and hops remain in the short finish. IMO, Victory Prima Pils remains several notches above Oskar Blues’ latest effort.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale straw gold. An abundant snow-white head leaves a good lace. Aroma has good travel, rich in grassy notes and cook vegetables. Flavor is also highly vegetal, cooked corn, lager yeast. There’s a nice citric twinge of lemon in there. Medium to full body with a soft, sudsy mouthfeel.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(can at Summit Brewfest in Colorado Springs). Pours a clear yellow color. Medium size white head. Light hop and yeast aromas. Light hop and alcohol flavor. Also light acidity. Good lacing.