mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2007 A great summer beer, lots of hop flavor without the added alcohol of most IPAs
Re-rate 5/26/07: World class pilsner, only complaint would be the borderline harsh hoppyness.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I usually do not like a strongly hopped beer, but this one was able to pull it off nicely. The biterness was complex enough to make it very drinkable. Nice crisp taste.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice ’pilsner aroma’, crisp and clear golden color. A spicy flavor, that finishes pleasantly bitter. I was very impressed with this beer, as I tend to enjoy more darker beers, but this one is very nice.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A full smooth bitter flavor with unusually spicy hop flavor and aroma. A very fine brew. There is a refreshing, almost menthol character to the hops that make this brew so unique and enjoyable in the often bland world of pilsners
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not a big pilsener drinker,
but this one is excellent. Great color & flavor. Victory beer is hard to find
here in So. Calif, but this one (along w/ all their others) is worth
joet (2038) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mine has only the slightest bit of haze, a nice golden color and perfect two minute white foam. The aroma is half-full but with a lucid display of freshness -- the greener qualities subverting the heavier peppery character. Wee bits of bubblegum in here. The body is a fine medium with medium carbonation and makes a solid delivery platform for crisp, clean and substantial well-balanced lightly sweet malt flavors and hardy hopping. This belches very well. In my humble opinion, among the best of its class.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is everything I want in a pilsener, golden color, spicy hop aroma, robust bitterness and good finish. Makes me pine for the time I’ve spent in the Czech Republic, beers in the store for 10-15 cents a bottle and 50 cents in the bar. Oh well, I’d fork out the cash for this beer any day. Pity it isn’t distruibuted in Iowa.
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden coloured. Dry, crisp, well hopped, bitter. Very nice pilsener!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmmm. Bitterness never tasted so good. Can’t tell about the head cuz mine basically exploded when I opened it, but the color, taste was great. Body is thinner then Lagunitas Pils.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 This is one of my all-time favorites. A true American classic.