MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2010 Spicy, grassy hops on a soft cereal carpet...Dry feel of hay accompanied by a light herbal note and an eagerness to try more...This is a superbly efficient trip to Bavaria...
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff is great. Sharp, crisp, and hoppy. Probably the best pilsner not actually from the Czech Republic.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I dig the cloudiness compared to other pilsners. Definitely the best pilsner I’ve had. Not skunked out. Has a lemony flavor. Good all around.
ARMed (587) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An incredible clear yellow color. Another great appearance for a Victory brew, yet I was not as impressed by the aroma or flavor. The aroma an flavor immediately reminded me of Grolsh, which I am not a fan of. Also, the beer had a tremendous amount of carbonation.
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My absolutely favorite pilsner. As noted below, it pours with tremendous clarity and a delicate yellow color. The head is absolutely magnificent for a lager… almost Duvel-like! A gentle aroma somewhat indeterminate, then the taste… Pure heaven!
First and foremost, Saaz hops, then more Saaz hops, then a delicate maltiness, then a gentle but persistent malty finish with more Saaz hops. Oh so crisp (I hate that adjective!) and refreshing. Served ice-cold, it’s fun to drink – the hops and malt more than hold their own.
Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok, I was skeptical about this one. I have never described a pilsner as a ’good’ beer. I’ve seen the ratings for this one, and read the comments. I said to this beer prove it(I crossed my arms). Needless to say this brew lived up to its hype, but first off this is no typical pilsner. It has terrific hop character, full body, and a great apearance. This ain’t yo mama’s pilsner. Victory truly created a great pilsner, and probably one of the only one’s I would say that about.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a striking beer with golden yellow areas that fade into pale straw transparent edges, all beneath a fine grained solid white head. It misses your nose by a bit, leaving little but far off hints of honey. The flavor is big in lemon and hops, citrus and bitter, followed by a malt sweetness that lulls you into a sense of security, then it leaves with a substantial hop finish. This is a good pilsner. I’ll definitely be getting more of these.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2003 Clear golden hue. Frothy white head, with nice lacing. Aroma mostly sweet with a hint of pine. Sweet first then a long refreshing saaz finish. Big hops, very nicely balanced out. Excellant pilsner, outstanding.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Re-Rate:Hazy,goden color. Pillowy head settles to a milky ring. Aroma is grassy with spicy,floral hops. Huge,sweet,malty,front is one to not forget(for a pilsner).Very clean malt taste as well.Followed by grassy,straw-like flavors. Finish is top notch for a pils.Very pleasently dry.The combo of hops and the USE of malts make this a pils not just for the lighter fans.Full of flavor and SPICY!! hop burps
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good pilsener. A prime example of how a lighter style doesn’t need to be flavorless. HOORAH!!