harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, not what I expected at all, I mean I had high expectations since it is Victory, but really really tasty. A nicely hoppy Pilsener, that is nicely balanced and slightly complex. A really sweet pilsener, that I higly recommend.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was acquired in trade with jgb9348, many thanks again. ** This is a golden/copper beauty! This Prima Pils pours a large fuzzy cream-colored head into my Pilsner Urquell drinking glass; it looks delicious! The aroma is hoppy, sweet, citric, some notes of lemon/lime. The flavor is magnificent, the hops are heavy but controlled and the malt is still easily distinguishable. Aurelius, two ratings below me mentions some showing of pine and spruce, my reaction from the first sniff, it’s always nice you’re your thoughts are confirmed. This is quit a fine Pilsner, with a strong lacing from beginning to end.
PorterPounder (6294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, pleasant murky light golden pour with a generous head with decent lacing. Aroma is a mix of citrus cleaning solutions and Canada Dry Bitter Lemon. Tangy sweet flavor with zesty hoppiness and some sprucey undertones. Good rendition of a pilsener. Very dry finish. Overall impressed with Victory thus far.
Aurelius (4679) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, lemony (I've used lemony in like 3 ratings tonight, but that's what it looks like) colored, OK label, beady white head which fades to poofy meringue. Smells like what I wanted all those Eastern European lagers to smell like: sweaty women, citrus, pine and malt. Nicely hoppy, sprucey. Perhaps a bit too thin, perhaps a bit too fizzy. Very refreshing.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow to copper body with a thick white head. Some floaterss. Lots of lacing too.
Somewhat subdued malt and hop aroma. Spicey, fresh hop aroma.
Nice complex malt profile. Sweet malts balanced with a juicy bite of hops. Great malty/bitter aftertaste that sticks with you.
Full bodied and extremely smooth. One of the better lagers that I've had.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For a long time I have searched for an American pils that would remind me of the 3 glorious beer drinking years I spent in Germany. I was always disappointed--that is until now. Pours a golden color with a lot of small bubbles, and a beautiful head that lingers forever. I was initially put off by certain characteristics of the aroma, but all that was quickly forgotten with my first sip. This, my friends, is a delicious pils, the rival of any I had in Germany. A rich malty taste with a beautiful bitterness at the end. Although I still am an IPA man, this is perhaps the best pils I have ever had, including my former favorite, Jever pils. Excellent.
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy froth poured out of a cold bottle.
Floral hoppy zest followed by spritzy Pils character .
Bitter as per a Pilsener.
I like more sweetness and less bitter in my beer.
AMong the best pils i've had though .
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. This beer was a cloudy golden color with a white head that left some nice lacing behind. It had a skunky smell, but luckily it didn't carry over to the taste. Lots of hops which overshadows the malt taste. The hops also linger in the finish. Kinda IPA'ish with the hop bitterness, not that I'm complaining. Once I got past the initial skunk aroma, the beer was quite good. I probably received a bad bottle, since nobody else here mentions the skunky aroma. I will try this again!
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good pilsner a noticeable malty taste with a nice bitter finish. I found the aroma objectionable there was a nice malty aroma too it, but it was masked by a sweaty presence. It is still the best pilsener i have had too date.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold colored. Malty aroma. Plenty of hops, slightly bitter. Dry finish. A very nice pilsener.