dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very smooth pilsner. Light aroma, Goes good anytime
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a pilsener. This beer easily stretches the definition of what a pilsener can be. The aroma could have been stronger and unfortunately the golden color dosenít entice. It was just about as clear as one can get though. Has a great balance between smooth, sweet maltiness up front and the hops bitterness at the end. I can see myself repeatedly drinking this.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely floral hoppy aroma and pure pils color. The flavor when right out of the fridge has an astringent quality. When it warms up a bit it loses the astringency, but also some of the flavor. Thereís definitely a strong hoppiness, but itís not quite the quality I seek. Good, but not great.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The hop on the label says it all -- prepare to be bombarded by the aroma and flavor of that yummy ingredient. Victory can call it a pils if it wants (and based on how it made the beer, it probably should), but the hoppiness is APA all the way. Good stuff!!
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Wow! A huge frothy white head on a bubbly golden pilsner. A wonderful crisp and dry beer with enough hops to make it kick. Stands above other beers in this style.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 Great white head with a wonderful spicy hop aroma backed by a nice wiff of malt. The palate is first malty then hoppy with a dry finish. Great balance on a hard to get right style. Excellent well made pils!
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re Rate 5/29/02--What the hell was I talking about the first time I rated this. This is great stuff! Nice grassy/floral hop notes with a nice dose of sweet malt that balances it out. Wonderful and certainly my favorite pilsner.
A good domestic example of a pilsner, but Im just not a huge pilsner fan. The Saaz worked for me though.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with an impressive white head over a yellow body. Huge nose of malt and freshly cut grass (with a hint of horse manure). Flavor is intensely hoppy--dominated by bitterness and pine notes, somewhat out of balance to its relatively delicate malt nuttiness.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasty pislner, very frothy head. A little carbonated for my liking, but goes down smooth with an excellent finish.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 How can ya hate Pils??? Why, oh why do so many people here not like Pils. Methinks they've been drinking too much Heineken... Stick with the German stuff. Anyway, this is NOT a classic German pils, more reminiscent of an American IPA. Though good, very good. Wonderful floral aroma with a hint of citrus fruit, pours a light golden, slightly cloudy color with some lace and a nice hoppy smack in the face. Great beer, though I don't think it really belongs in the pilsener category. Aber trotzdem isses Prima. Prost!