JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large creamy white head, fully lasting with good lacing. Great clear yellow body. Crisp fresh aroma of slightly musty lemon, and pear. A little malt sweetness at the start and middle with some bitter lemon orange taste. Finishes with a dry bitterness. Texture is creamy and body is just right (not too light). I really liked the beer... nicely rounded taste made it enjoyable to drink.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2010 Bearing in mind that I generally do not care for Pilseners my fondness of this beer stands out. ...... Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale yellow color with a medium sized white head. There is a crisp floral hop aroma with undertones of citrus. The flavor is initially mild with a sweet flowery taste that seems to just swirl around the tongue and provide a brief sour/malty aftertaste. One of the best pilseners I have ever tasted - but not so much as to make me much of a drinker of this style.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not one of victory's better beers...tastes like a pinecone but is really drinkable and has great tasting hoppy smoothness.cheers.
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow!! This is either #1 or #2 for the best domestic Pils that I have Tasted!! Great hop aroma, (probably Saaz, maybe Hallertau)edgy but soft at the same time.Just the nicest head that I have seen on a craft Pils! Beautiful finish, I could drink this every day and still totally enjoy it! Great job, Bill!!
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hoppy and piney. thin. bitterness in the finish reminds me of tea that's been steeped for too long. it's refreshing and easy to drink. best consumed with chips.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, pils flute. Light bread, toasted grain malt (M); flowery, grassy hops (M). Straightforward pils aroma (read tasty). Blossoming, creamy, frothy, tall, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a deep golden-orange body. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately bitter finish. Medium-light body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: so this is what a fresh pils tastes like!
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful golden color, terrific hop nose. Everything that I like in a pils. Nice malt/hop balance. Wish I had it on tap at home.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big frothy head over a clear golden body. Mucho carbonation. There's a big "pilsener" aroma that hits you when pouring. I can't get much malt out of the aroma, there's mostly just fruity, floral hops. It's very appetizing. The flavor has even more hops with perhaps a biscuity malt backbone. It's mostly big saaz hops. Green apples, caramel, and bitter leafiness. Dry, fizzy finish. This stuff has quite the hop burn to it, my tongue feels worn out from drinking it. I can appreciate the fact that this is sort of an Imperial Pilsener, but I'm just too used to more complex ales for this to be very interesting.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale, but brilliant golden hue under a medium, frothy head. Floral, malt, bright aroma smells fresh. First taste is surprisingly hoppy. It takes a few sips to find the subtle malts in the background, but it is a worthwhile search. Nicely clean and even cleansing finish, a nice beer for a chili meal. Hoppy and bitter as an APA or IPA, but much lighter and more brisk. If this is what good pilsners are like, then maybe I enjoy the style after all.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Still my favorite pils. Very hoppy, just how I like em. Light gold color with a head like a cloud. Flowery cascade hop nose. Taste traces of pine. Just what you'd expect from V.