beerbukkake1956 (4) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The number of wines I have sampled is greater than the number of beers reviewed by the three most prolific raters on this site combined. I’m fairly new to beer, but I know what to look for in an alcoholic beverage. The first beer I recommend to friends is the Prima Pils. Even the staunchest Bud/Corona/Phlegm fan can instantly recognize that this is a quality brew that goes far beyond what one expects of a Pilsner, yet it is not an oddball brew. With decent body and a head that can only be described as ridiculous, this can easily fill the bill for one’s standard brew. Victory may well be America’s best overall brewery.
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2003 This beer rocks!
I'm not a huge fan of pilseners, but this is a damn good beer. The nose is spicey, buttery and slightly floral...with a hint of honey. A sharp, well-hopped beer with a very crisp, dry finish. A hint of clover honey at the wee end. As I stated, not my favorite style, but a damn nice effort nonetheless!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 06/29/02: Clear gold in color, frothy white head, sheets of lace. Nose is clean and crisp, and malt dominates. Starts malt, the top is light, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, somewhat acidic and quite thirst quenching. Thanks Jayme
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally a pils with some flavor and body. Nice bitterness in aroma and flavor. Body is light, but at least you notice it. A refreshing beer.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Certainly one of the hoppiest Pilsners you're likely to run across. In the mold of the best, dryest, bitter German Pilsners, this is premium, top shelf lager, gentlemen. Deserves its reputation.
Note to California raters: after about 10 'second' chances, I officially declare Beverages and More utterly incompetent in the matter of storing beer. Nearly all the beers I buy there have a peculiar melonish infection that completely ruins the flavor. They'll let you trade it for another six, but why bother - that one will be infected too! Use them for their terrific liquor selection, but find a new purveyor of beer. That is all.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very well crafted pilsener. I really enjoyed the fresh tasting hop notes, and the beautiful golden color and rocky head.
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, One of the best Pils I have ever tasted. A beautiful balance of superior hops and malt. Very crisp and refreshing. Great Job.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great pils...there’s a great hop bite to this one. Well balanced with a strong bitter finish.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.