Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally, we get Victory here on the Left Coast!
Whoever thought of putting this much hops in a Pils is a genius. It's not quite to style, but *damn* is it good.
Pours a beautiful light golden color with just the right amount of head and a wonderful lace left on the glass.
Smells...like pine! Very hoppy pine!
Tastes wonderful. I'm still getting the pine sensation, but there's grapefruit and, of course, lots of hops. Interestingly, though, it's not out of balance at all.
Mouthfeel is light and crispy with plenty of carbonation.
Drinkability is amazing. I wish this was more available, it would definatly be a summer staple.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clear golden yellow body, mild carbonation, and tight pure white head that gradually caved and left some loose lacing. Fresh grassy European hop aroma with some nice pepper as well. Nice even bitterness with hints of butter, honey, salt, ginger spice, and pepper. A great pils.
jonas (6104) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2015 Re-rate from bottle. Pale golden, big bubbles, lacing foam. Fresh grassy and citric hop nose. Medium light body, sparkly, Very pleasant and fresh.
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A bit soapy aroma.
Low head, straw golden.
Flavor is a pleasant hop composition based on citrussy notes.
fly (1431) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(This might get a certain credit from me in being the longest I've misplaced a rating which I can thank my dad for) Light straw color. Nice sharp hop attack. First sip comes across as being very light bodied, um, like a pils? Thinking the depiction of a hop cone on the bottle is very appropriate. Reminds me of a beer I had in Germany (not a pils) and that makes me think back to a drive to the airport in Munich just as the sun was rising, heading past fields that had all the poles and wires in anticipation of the hops. And now I'm tasting fine hops and thinking - thank you Britt.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 (Bottle) Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy white head. Has a citrus aroma and a descent citrus flavor. Good pilsener.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden transparent with a robust frothy white head. Aroma is of citrus and yeast. Start is very bitter which smooths and then finished with a bitter aftertaste. Average. A disappointment from Victory.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm not a huge pilsner fan, but this is good stuff. Nice yellow, with pure white head that didn't last. Citrus and hop arome is thin and almost burning. Starts with a smooth clean hop flavor that fades to a lemon bitterness that increases through out the finish. Very dry with no lingering after taste. Good with hot wings
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nicely made, does nothing wrong. very nicely structured on the palate. gives you heaps of hop flavour first up - herbs + pine (hallertau & Northern brewer?) - then grainy, honeyish malt sweetness, then long, late accelerating bitterness, leaving a grassy hop tingle behind. a bit more malt presence wouldn't go astray but this is a very classy beer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Clear straw yellow color with big pure white head. Aroma was faint, touches of honey and spicey hops, a touch of sweetness. Flavor is somewhat bland, with a bit of malt noted upfront, and a spicey hop character, slightly sweet finish.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Volgon is telling me that i would like this a lot more if it was a burningly hot day. it's not a burningly hot day. it's a stunningly cold day. i even saw some snow falling. it had the appearance of fresh Bud. the aroma was a little different, but i didn't much care for it. it had a wincing flavor with a mild and somewhat ok aftertaste. There's a crappy chain of supermarkets around here called Victory. i bet there's a connection.