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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


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Not one of victory's better beers...tastes like a pinecone but is really drinkable and has great tasting hoppy smoothness.cheers.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Wow!! This is either #1 or #2 for the best domestic Pils that I have Tasted!! Great hop aroma, (probably Saaz, maybe Hallertau)edgy but soft at the same time.Just the nicest head that I have seen on a craft Pils! Beautiful finish, I could drink this every day and still totally enjoy it! Great job, Bill!!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2004
hoppy and piney. thin. bitterness in the finish reminds me of tea that's been steeped for too long. it's refreshing and easy to drink. best consumed with chips.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2004
12 oz bottle, pils flute. Light bread, toasted grain malt (M); flowery, grassy hops (M). Straightforward pils aroma (read tasty). Blossoming, creamy, frothy, tall, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a deep golden-orange body. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately bitter finish. Medium-light body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: so this is what a fresh pils tastes like!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Parrothead (293) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Beautiful golden color, terrific hop nose. Everything that I like in a pils. Nice malt/hop balance. Wish I had it on tap at home.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Big frothy head over a clear golden body. Mucho carbonation. There's a big "pilsener" aroma that hits you when pouring. I can't get much malt out of the aroma, there's mostly just fruity, floral hops. It's very appetizing. The flavor has even more hops with perhaps a biscuity malt backbone. It's mostly big saaz hops. Green apples, caramel, and bitter leafiness. Dry, fizzy finish. This stuff has quite the hop burn to it, my tongue feels worn out from drinking it. I can appreciate the fact that this is sort of an Imperial Pilsener, but I'm just too used to more complex ales for this to be very interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Pale, but brilliant golden hue under a medium, frothy head. Floral, malt, bright aroma smells fresh. First taste is surprisingly hoppy. It takes a few sips to find the subtle malts in the background, but it is a worthwhile search. Nicely clean and even cleansing finish, a nice beer for a chili meal. Hoppy and bitter as an APA or IPA, but much lighter and more brisk. If this is what good pilsners are like, then maybe I enjoy the style after all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Still my favorite pils. Very hoppy, just how I like em. Light gold color with a head like a cloud. Flowery cascade hop nose. Taste traces of pine. Just what you'd expect from V.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hershiser2 (1357) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Plain golden, small head... nothing special here... Skunky and sewery smell... not awful, but this really isn't enticing me to take a sip. Well the taste is much much better than the smell. Strong floral, but also bitter and crisp. However, it's not really my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2004
A clear golden beer fills the glass under a dense white head. Hops meet the nose while preparinf the tongue for the well balanced sweet/bitter brew with the hoppy finish. Light, dry, and lively this is a refreshing Pilsner.


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