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RATINGS: 2327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: 2 row German pale malt; Czech Saaz, German Northern Brewer hops.
Heaps o’ hops are hiding under the full, frothy head of this elegant Pils. All German malt subtleties linger beneath a long dry finish of this classy quencher. One of Michael Jackson’s 500 Classic Brews


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2011 This beer puored a pale gold color with a nice lasting but small head. It was a little dry and a little hoppy. One of the best pilsner beers I have ever had. From. Bottle again in 2011. Even better than before. Aroma and flavor of hops is clear but not overbearing. Mouthfeel and palate are perfect for the style.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a clear golden color with little head. Smell is of light hops. Taste is lighty malted and finished with a light hop bitterness. Overall not the best pils.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2005 Golden color, no head. Citrusy aroma was the only decent quality. Very light in texture and palete. Hardly any lasting flavor. My brother said it tasted like licking an envelope. 6/2/5/3/11 RERATE: Golden pour with plenty of carbonation and a thin white head. Smell is a little sweet with some light hops. Flavor is MUCH better than I remember. Delicate and subtle but with plenty of taste. Malt flavor is much appreciated. The only thing I will knock is the aftertaste. That must have been what upset me during my first rating. The finish isn’t clear, and leaves an unpleasent flavor in my mouth. The palete is right on except for that.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Very dry with citric hops. Long dry hoppy finish. Great beer. Thanks to Springslicker!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Had a beer tasting a few weeks ago, this was hands down the lowest ranked beer in the lot. I did not enjoy it at all. Small head, aroma definitely on the skunky side. Couldnt tell if the beer tasted old or not quite ready. A disappointment from Victory

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2010 Tap @ Victory & 12 oz bottle. Clear golden/yellow color. Small white head that didn’t last long, minimal lace. Aroma was mild malt & pleasant, fresh European hops. Rich malt flavor, moderately dry, slightly tart. Pushing the medium bodied category for a pilsner. A good pils with a rather rich/smooth favor. 10/05/04. Very slightly sweet, nice malt body w fresh, clean hops, dry finish. Still very low carbonation unless the glass is put down fairly firmly then some carb can be seen rising {tap version}. 3.5 still holds. 5/6/06. After drinking Urquel fairly regularly I now like this Prima at least as much. I’m putting a 3.6 on it for now. Good stuff. 6/20/06 3.7 4/18/08: 3.9 now. I’m upping this to a 4, and will probably raise it again later. When I’m in PA it’s almost the only thing I drink. I’m raising this to 4.5. I think it’s one of the world’s best brews. I could taste the floral side of the hop flowers from a bottle i poured. Awesome stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 Clear yellow color, with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, but not overpowering. Flavor is bitter hops and malt. A nice, relativly straight forward beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2004
This is my favorite Pilsener. Pours a clear golden color, with a medium sized pure white head, which is mostly diminishing. A hoppy, citrusy aroma. The hops dominate the flavor, but the subtle undertones provided by the malts is what sets this Pilsener apart. Finish is long and dry. Another hit from Victory!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
Aroma: Noble hop aroma (Saaz) and pale malt in the nose. Very clean as it should be. Appearance: White head when poured, which quickly disappeared. Looked like a flat lager after it set for awhile, no head held at all. Clarity is very good, gold color. Flavor: Hop flavor in the forefront supported by a toasty malt flavor which is just too lip-smacking good. Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, with a crisp hop bitterness that is refreshing. Overall: One of my favorite beers, I'm glad this is offered year round.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2004
Nice hop nose with a pleasent head when poured. The orangeish hue is a winner in my book. The taste was a little skunkish on the first bottle but second and third were good.


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