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RATINGS: 2382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
pissy yellow color. smells like someone was playing basketball in 100 degree heat and then squeezed their sweat in a glass. tastes like skunk. i was not impressed with this beeer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Golden color and impressive hoppy flavor with grapefruit. Not my style, much better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
This is a great pilsner. JZ brought this one to the 2003 Beer exchange. Pours with a decent head and great carbonation. Lacing hangs on for a long time and color is a perfect light gold. Nice and bitter, but with a clarity and brilliance most pilseners miss. This would be a great summer beer when the sun is shining hot and you need a good brew. Decently dry and biting as it finishes with a light mouthfeel. Not as hoppy as some say about this beer, but definitely a keeper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden color with a huge white head that diminished leisurely. Sweet and spicy aroma, nice malts with lots of floral and woody hop notes. Wow, flavor is good with the typical pils maltiness to start, then a whole bunch of spicy hops coming on giving way to a long dry finish. Light body and mild carbonation make this a fine drinking brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Finally, we get Victory here on the Left Coast! Whoever thought of putting this much hops in a Pils is a genius. It's not quite to style, but *damn* is it good. Pours a beautiful light golden color with just the right amount of head and a wonderful lace left on the glass. Smells...like pine! Very hoppy pine! Tastes wonderful. I'm still getting the pine sensation, but there's grapefruit and, of course, lots of hops. Interestingly, though, it's not out of balance at all. Mouthfeel is light and crispy with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability is amazing. I wish this was more available, it would definatly be a summer staple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Very clear golden yellow body, mild carbonation, and tight pure white head that gradually caved and left some loose lacing. Fresh grassy European hop aroma with some nice pepper as well. Nice even bitterness with hints of butter, honey, salt, ginger spice, and pepper. A great pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6540) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2003
UPDATED: APR 30, 2015 Re-rate from bottle. Pale golden, big bubbles, lacing foam. Fresh grassy and citric hop nose. Medium light body, sparkly, Very pleasant and fresh. 6 3 8 3 14 A bit soapy aroma. Low head, straw golden. Flavor is a pleasant hop composition based on citrussy notes. Lightish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1455) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
(This might get a certain credit from me in being the longest I've misplaced a rating which I can thank my dad for) Light straw color. Nice sharp hop attack. First sip comes across as being very light bodied, um, like a pils? Thinking the depiction of a hop cone on the bottle is very appropriate. Reminds me of a beer I had in Germany (not a pils) and that makes me think back to a drive to the airport in Munich just as the sun was rising, heading past fields that had all the poles and wires in anticipation of the hops. And now I'm tasting fine hops and thinking - thank you Britt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 (Bottle) Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy white head. Has a citrus aroma and a descent citrus flavor. Good pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Pours golden transparent with a robust frothy white head. Aroma is of citrus and yeast. Start is very bitter which smooths and then finished with a bitter aftertaste. Average. A disappointment from Victory.

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