aracauna (3174) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden hue. A bit cloudy. Fluffy head could form more easily, nice staying power. Aroma is pleasantly grainy, lemon. Hops add floral, slighty spicy smell. The flavor is more of the clean crisp dry malt. Hops come through on short dry, bitter finish.
gsmitty80 (1861) - Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I liked the smell and presentation of this beer but i wasnt ready for its foresty flavours that followed.
Honestly it almost tasted like pinecones. But it was a different beer.
sloth (2569) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty pale blond color,nice pils look.Good laceing.Bready floral nose.Great mouthfeel, good carbonation.Medium bodied with spicey hop flavors and decent malt backing the hops up.Dry finish with a good bitter bite in the end.Nice drinkin brew.Brewed in the bohemian pils style,i believe? I,m not much for lagers but this is one of the better ones.
Braudog (5938) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 Very clear golden beer with a floral nose. This is shockingly great flowery, hoppy wonderful light lager; for all the "yellow beer haters" ... this beer is as big and flavorful as all the American IPAs, but comes in the guise of a pilsner. Drink it. Love it. Touchdown!
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like Mrs. Dash, this one hits the palate with a bit of lemon and spice. A clean, refreshing yet dry pilsener. Not my favorite style by any means, but I can understand why Prima is highly regarded.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer stretches the limits of a pilsner a bit, but it is so damn good I don't mind. A nice citrus aroma and flavor followed by a sweet snap of hops. Sweet, but not so that it sticks to the mouth. Overall refreshing, tasty and quite impressive. My hats of, once again, to Victory. Peace.
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light golden color with
a light sweet smell.
Smooth and creamy flavor on the light side with some pop to it.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just a bit of haze in the golden color, underneath a healthy head of white foam. Nice hop aroma hints of the bitterness to come. Excellent balance, satisfying mouthfeel with a crisp finish. Hats off to Victory for attempting to make the best pilsner; a brave undertaking that works very well and raises the bar. Wish I had bought a sixer.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter herbal anise aroma.Cloudy blond appearance.Dry herbal bitter flavor with a hint of peach.Reminds me of Orval.lingering licorice bitter aftertaste.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not a lager drinker, and especially not pilseners, but I thought this beer was outstanding. Great German noble hop aroma. Brilliantly clear golden beer with a thick white head that laced my glass. Flavor is well-balanced between hops and malt, there is some good bitterness present, and the finish is dry. Absolutely no skunky/nasty flavors or aromas that I usually detect in lagers. Overall, this is a crisp, flavorful, refreshing beer!