sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft->juice glass (tasting@brewery): Pours a white head with good lacing atop of a hazy light yellow body. Light aroma of malt, otherwise ’normal’ beer smell (as in mass-produced beers) with perhaps a tinge of citrus. The body is light, sticky, and has light carbonation and astringent finish. The duration is short, moderately alcoholic, and lightly bitter.
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 (1714) - 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.
michael-pollack (4959) - 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 (3020) - 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.