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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: 2 row German pale malt; Czech Saaz, German Northern Brewer hops.
Heaps o’ hops are hiding under the full, frothy head of this elegant Pils. All German malt subtleties linger beneath a long dry finish of this classy quencher. One of Michael Jackson’s 500 Classic Brews

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2002
A very well crafted pilsener. I really enjoyed the fresh tasting hop notes, and the beautiful golden color and rocky head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Wow, One of the best Pils I have ever tasted. A beautiful balance of superior hops and malt. Very crisp and refreshing. Great Job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 13, 2002
While I’m not a fan of pils, this rendition is solid. Pale golden color. Pours with a big foamy white head. Flowery, bright, hoppy nose. Light and crisp on the palate. Medium hoppy, crisp, bitters taste. Seems a bit one-dimensional, still a good choice for those seeking a light and refreshing beer. Good BBQ beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Great pils...there’s a great hop bite to this one. Well balanced with a strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), moderately yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Quite yeasty/unrefined. Not a very good example IMHO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2002
A very smooth pilsner. Light aroma, Goes good anytime

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2002
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 dosen’t 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2002
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. There’s definitely a strong hoppiness, but it’s not quite the quality I seek. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2002
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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2526) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2002
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.

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