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.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Has a nice yellow, amber color. My first thought - this is great tasting beer. Though it is from a bottle, it reminds me of the quality Pils you get in the pubs in Parague. Great, great hop aroma. My only complaint is that the head dissipated quickly.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great pilsener from the time you pour it out to the last drop that smacks your mouth. Great color and head with a wonderful balance of hops and malt.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice on this hot day in San diego. Lively carbonation, crisp, malty, and well hopped. I like this a lot. I didn't care for the beer I drank in Prague, and I drank a lot. This is fuller, stronger in alcahol, and tastes better in almost every way
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better "slight to style" Pils I've tried. Bursting with Hops and definately well balanced malt v. hops. My problem is with the carbonation. Way too carbonated. Overall, one of my favorite pilsners and would drink often if they lightened up on the CO2.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a deep golden body topped by a medium thick white lasting head with a good amount of lace left on the glass. The aroma is slightly sweet yet sour with grassy hop note and a touch of malt. Bitter slightly sweet flavor with grassy hop notes and a strong bitter finish. Dry and light bodied.
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Really a stand out pilsener, this one! Its average appearance lulls you into a sense of complacency before a nice lemon/citrus notes in the aroma and a great hop character in the flavor, leading to a very dry and full finish convince you that this is no ordinary pils. Really a superior example from a somewhat underappreciated style and, in my opinion, one of Victory's better brews!