sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bar Great Harry. Poured a pretty looking hazy to lightly cloudy yellow/gold with a frothy white head, leaving sheets of lacing. Floral, citrus and grassy hops in the aroma which blend with the underlying malts into a nectary/honey character. Flavor of smooth biscuity malts with a nice slightly resiny citrus hop rub on the tongue. Full unfiltered mouthfeel. As a hophead who enjoys unfiltered ales, this is my ideal lager.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 On tap at the brewery. Hazy gold with a gorgeous white head. Earthy hop aroma. Flavor is earthy hops as well with a slight bit of fruit. Pretty smooth.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden pour with an inch of snow white head. Lemon hop aroma, very sweet and citrusy with a few earthy hints. Flavors match the aromas. Very citrusy with a little fruit at first with a well balanced hop finish. Leaves the perfect bitter sensation!
Stine (1490) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Cool, still blonde pour with a lasting whitecap. Ripe peach and dry apricot aroma with an earthy touch of sweetcorn. A little papery, but super bitter and fresh. Wet hops lend a lovely sagebrush and grassy bitterness which wraps itself in a slow, long caress around a candy malt center. This smacks a bit of almond and toffee sweetness. The malt seems dirty with earthtones and crisply clean at once. Finishes dry with a hit of Saaz. A serious, professional pils. With style.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 15, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like a deluxe Lowenbrau! Very delicious and perfect in the summer! Slightly smooth and golden in a pint.
Goodgrief (1770) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/1/2005 - Had this slow poured for me at the Victory brewpub. I’m not normally a pilsner guy, but this was fantastic. Thick creamy head, and very smooth (you gotta do the slow pour). Unfiltered beautiful golden color. Very smooth. The best of all the Victory brews I had. Re-review 2/22/2006 - On draft at the brewery. Apparantly, they have changed the hops in this brew since my last sampling. Also, I didn’t have the "slow pour" this time and I have to knock my previous 4.4 down significantly. The new Saaz hops add a really funkyness to the brew that I wasn’t crazy about (but did make it quite unique). The beer is also much less smooth (maybe due to non-slow pour). This beer has gone from great to average. Blah
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught: Very slight floral hop aroma. You could barely smell anything it was so faint. Poured golden in color with a medium-sized, rocky, white head that lasted pretty much throughout. Very good lacing. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is quite bitter. Tastes hoppy with Pils malts, hops, and a fruit I cannot identify, but with a earthy horseblanket and funk backbone. Light to medium body. Sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Short, bitter finish. Overall, fresh and tasty, but quite earthy. A nice way to get into this style of Lager.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Tria. Advertised on the menu as "VICTORY BRAUMEISTER SESSION PILS" with 4.7% ABV. Hazy straw color, with a moderate sized off-white head. Very subdued malt aroma with mild hops and some grassy notes. Crisp, floral hop flavor with some honey and fruit; i got a slight hint of raspberry jam along with the hops. Finish is a bit earthy. Overall, very drinkable. It really hit the spot on a hot Philly evening.
jeremytoni (2950) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap a nice golden pour with a fair amount of head. Nice bitter pilsner taste with a quick finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color - aroma is bready with some pleasant citrus notes. Taste was heavy on the citrus with a nice pils malt and subtle Saaz hop flavor. Still prefer the fresh hop version, but I still say Victory makes the best Pilses in the US.