Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A full smooth bitter flavor with unusually spicy hop flavor and aroma. A very fine brew. There is a refreshing, almost menthol character to the hops that make this brew so unique and enjoyable in the often bland world of pilsners
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not a big pilsener drinker,
but this one is excellent. Great color & flavor. Victory beer is hard to find
here in So. Calif, but this one (along w/ all their others) is worth
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mine has only the slightest bit of haze, a nice golden color and perfect two minute white foam. The aroma is half-full but with a lucid display of freshness -- the greener qualities subverting the heavier peppery character. Wee bits of bubblegum in here. The body is a fine medium with medium carbonation and makes a solid delivery platform for crisp, clean and substantial well-balanced lightly sweet malt flavors and hardy hopping. This belches very well. In my humble opinion, among the best of its class.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is everything I want in a pilsener, golden color, spicy hop aroma, robust bitterness and good finish. Makes me pine for the time Iíve spent in the Czech Republic, beers in the store for 10-15 cents a bottle and 50 cents in the bar. Oh well, Iíd fork out the cash for this beer any day. Pity it isnít distruibuted in Iowa.
omhper (18324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden coloured. Dry, crisp, well hopped, bitter. Very nice pilsener!
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmmm. Bitterness never tasted so good. Canít tell about the head cuz mine basically exploded when I opened it, but the color, taste was great. Body is thinner then Lagunitas Pils.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 This is one of my all-time favorites. A true American classic.
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 28, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I usually donít care much for hoppy brews, but this oneís spicey pinesap punch really appealed to me. Good clean distinguishable and distinguished malts, too.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pale yellowy golden color, light cloudiness. profusion of small, precise, pinprick sized, bubbles. Wonderfully flowery aromatic nose, infused with herbs, a little minty, piney and suggestions of citrus. There’s some mild fruitiness, and a pale, almost toasty malt. There’s a hop flower on the label and this indeed is what makes the initial taste impression, tingling and challenging the taste buds, leaving bitter hop notes right across the palate. There’s some sweeter malt, that I struggled to define satisfactorily, but do provide an excellent balance, as they swim just below the more hoppy surface. The sweetness does materialize a little more as the beer warms, a subtle sugary lemon, while mid-palate there’s a tropical fruitiness, maybe pineapple juice, maybe pink grapefruit, but not quite full enough for me to define with too much certainty. The bitterness develops yet more noticeably in a tangy and exquisitely dry finish, lingering well into the aftertaste, while slowly and gradually, the sweeter lemony flavors come back to put out the flames.
Very refreshing, exceptionally crisp, deliciously bold and flavorful, a pilsner, for those of us who want a beer to taste what itís supposed to taste like.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Bottle: Clear golden with a thin white head, starts and ends lightly bitter, hay and grassy hops in the aroma, thick body for the style. Leave it to Victory to make a pilsener that doesn’t suck.