gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I liked the smell and presentation of this beer but i wasnt ready for its foresty flavours that followed.
Honestly it almost tasted like pinecones. But it was a different beer.
sloth (2469) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty pale blond color,nice pils look.Good laceing.Bready floral nose.Great mouthfeel, good carbonation.Medium bodied with spicey hop flavors and decent malt backing the hops up.Dry finish with a good bitter bite in the end.Nice drinkin brew.Brewed in the bohemian pils style,i believe? I,m not much for lagers but this is one of the better ones.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 Very clear golden beer with a floral nose. This is shockingly great flowery, hoppy wonderful light lager; for all the "yellow beer haters" ... this beer is as big and flavorful as all the American IPAs, but comes in the guise of a pilsner. Drink it. Love it. Touchdown!
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like Mrs. Dash, this one hits the palate with a bit of lemon and spice. A clean, refreshing yet dry pilsener. Not my favorite style by any means, but I can understand why Prima is highly regarded.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer stretches the limits of a pilsner a bit, but it is so damn good I don't mind. A nice citrus aroma and flavor followed by a sweet snap of hops. Sweet, but not so that it sticks to the mouth. Overall refreshing, tasty and quite impressive. My hats of, once again, to Victory. Peace.
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light golden color with
a light sweet smell.
Smooth and creamy flavor on the light side with some pop to it.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just a bit of haze in the golden color, underneath a healthy head of white foam. Nice hop aroma hints of the bitterness to come. Excellent balance, satisfying mouthfeel with a crisp finish. Hats off to Victory for attempting to make the best pilsner; a brave undertaking that works very well and raises the bar. Wish I had bought a sixer.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter herbal anise aroma.Cloudy blond appearance.Dry herbal bitter flavor with a hint of peach.Reminds me of Orval.lingering licorice bitter aftertaste.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not a lager drinker, and especially not pilseners, but I thought this beer was outstanding. Great German noble hop aroma. Brilliantly clear golden beer with a thick white head that laced my glass. Flavor is well-balanced between hops and malt, there is some good bitterness present, and the finish is dry. Absolutely no skunky/nasty flavors or aromas that I usually detect in lagers. Overall, this is a crisp, flavorful, refreshing beer!
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great pilsener. Tons of hops,very clean, bursting with flavor. A true standout in its style.