MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 No notes on this one, but Iíve drank it a bunch of times. Amazing stuff, my memory has clung to moments of wonder, whether the rich, dusty, hay-like grain that leads to a grassy and faintly barky bitterness or the lightly fizzy, uplifting citrus.
This is the best lager Iíve ever had. When fresh, Itís mindblowing how flavorful the grain is, makes Tipopils seem like a light beer.
pottygok (486) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Soft malt with hints of bready yeast and citrus
Appearance: Clear, pale gold with nice white head
Palate: Light body, crisp texture, dry bitter finish, average carbonation
Taste: Light sweetness with medium bitterness. Fairly balanced.
Overall: A great, well balanced pils. Very crisp and clean.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a great beer. greenish golden. pure white head. pilsner malt amd bitter aroma and taste. nice bitter backend. great lacing. enjoyable on every occasion.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2010 Draft. Pours a golden body with a thin white head. Floral aroma and hoppy with a more dry earth like body. Hints of pear and citrus finish is bitter and sweet. I get some lagered notes of mild sweetness in the finish that complements the bitterness and overlaying vibrant fruit tones. This really is a masterpiece.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 On tap at fountainhead. This pours a slightly hazy golden with foamy white head. A big fresh hop aroma thatís a touch green, mostly grassy and earthy notes. Wonderful big noble hop aroma. Flavor is loaded with noble hop character thatís surprisingly rather bitter, really pleasant grassy hop notes, very crisp and clean. Man this almost too good, a really hoppy pils.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have notes on this beer a few different times in my backlog. Every time Iíve had this beer, itís fantastic. In fact, Iíd go so far as to say, itís the best Pilsner that is regularly made in the US. Richly floral hops, snappy cracker malts, light honey, some fresh herbs and a touch of citrus. A bit of dusty yeast, but relatively clean. Just an all around amazing beer.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely delicious. Draught. Poured golden yellow with medium white head. Spring aroma, new grass and the fields. Malty flavour, full body and lekker hop notes. Well balanced. Endless beer finish. Would make a wonderful session beer.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Enjoyed this one at Waterworks Restaurant in Philadelphia - only a few good beers but nice choices in those. Great place which I would recommend for Dinner as well. Beer reminds me of Prima Pils but more complex.
My wife thought the appearance was only fair, but I thought it had a very crisp and clear character with a unique hue. Was excited to see this one on tap!
I had it a second time at The Note in West Chester after my son and his band from Rockdale Music performed there. The beer was intensely hoppy but balanced with a sweet honey character. It had a beautiful lingering finish. I have upgraded my rating above based on my second experience with it - I am looking forward to trying it again. At The Note, I felt it might have been one of the best beers I have ever had!
dagimp (741) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy and crisp golden. One inch of thin, pillowy head which dissipates in a few minutes leaving no lacing. Aroma is of grass and crisp hops. Mouthfeel is lite and crisp, spot on for a pilsner. Taste is also very light and smooth with a tangy bite of hops. Grass dominates with a little bit of grapefruit from the hops. Overall, this was an outstanding beer. Spot on for a pilsner with a good amount of hops. Victory just knows how to do pilsners up right.
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Happy Gnome. Pale gold with a hint of haze and fairly strong carbonation. Great Continental noble hop aromas of herbs, cut grass, and lemon, along with a touch of crispy pilsner malt. Superbly hoppy flavours with more herbs, lemon tall grasses. Creamy pilsner malt notes shine through mid-sip, before things return to dank herbal hops on the finish. Solid bitterness with a light refreshing body. A truly exceptional pilsner.