cheap (5254) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overall this is a very interesting beer. On tap at the Bocktown. Smells unique in that it’s mild aroma is a bit rubbery, but in a good way. This beer appears pretty much ubiquitous pale yellow american lager but there is some haze in there, very little haze. Carbonation is above average and welcomed. The flavor has some of that butyl rubber aroma carrying over into the taste. Is weird in that it is slightly tart and hoppy at the same time. Very complex. Can’t figure out if it’s the rubber or the hops that is contributing to the medium bitterness. Finish has a bitter aftertaste that is difficult to identify.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bocktown (they had it listed as Victory Limited Lager). Wow..different than the few Z/K/Ls I’ve had. Intense floral hop aroma. Smelled like a flower bed with a hop vine growing in the middle. Pour was a nice burnt orange with a 2 finger white head. Taste was very floral and hoppy with a suprise sweet aftertaste. After the sweetness goes away you are left with a bitter hop bite on your tonsils. There is a weird fruitiness as it warms. Very complex and different.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6621) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh this beer poured a bright golden color with a small white head. The aroma was crisp floral and fruity hops. The flavor was lightly fruity with a dryish peppery floral hop element. The finish was all hops. Medium body.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Brick Store Pub (sample). Wonderful pilsner with a deep golden color and medium body. Tastes very fresh and crisp. Nice hops and a pleasure to drink.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of floral tones, bitter hops, citrus, lemon and yeast. Taste is bitter hoppy with hints of lemon citrus, floral tones and fresh yeast. Very good.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s. Slightly hazy yellow/amber color. Flavor is fruity (apricot) and doughy; pilsner malt with grassy hops. Very bitter finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(KSq07, draft) White head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, grass/herbal, light bread. taste is medium sweet, grass, some herbal, bread. Fairly bitter. Medium-full body, some acidity, creaminess, nicely drinkable.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable but entirely average beer -- muddled hop aroma with a syrupy repetitious taste of malt and sourness. Finish is not crisp but lazy. Disappointing mainly because of the wonders of the Prima Pils from the same brewer.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 Tap at Legend with maniac. Hazy yellow with a decent head, mistaken by most for a wit at first glance. Aroma was a huge blast of green hops with floral and herbal notes. Flavor was a somewhat shocking hop tea. No discernable malt character whatsoever that I could pick up, much to my surprise. Loads of green hops with floral, herbal, and slight grass character, long bitter finish. But the lack of suffficient malts really hurt this badly for me. RERATE: Ultra clear this time around, still has a load of spicy, floral and herbal hops. Great nose, flavor still hurts from lack of malt character.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On guest tap at Legend Brewing Company as "Victory Harvest Pils". Clody golden orange body with a meium creamy white head. Sweet citrus and grassy hops aroma. Sweet grassy flavor with a bitter grapefruit citrus finish.