MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2003 This is my kind of pills, golden color , nice foamy white head, leaves a lace in my glass, hoppy aroma for a pils, balanced flavors in this nectar , it has a very tasty hop bite and finishes dry.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
just as the description reads. very frothy head with a golden color and lots of carbonation. hoppy aroma and i think i caught just a hint of vinegar, but my sense of smell isnt the best. awesome pils with a dry aftertaste. victory is awesome!
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good for a Pils. One of the few Pils I’ve really found a pleasant noble hoppiness from aroma to flavor to bitterness. A great beer but I’m still not a pilsner fan.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellow fizzy beer in the kindest sense of the term. Wonderful hoppy, malty aroma. Huge frothy white head that lasts ’til the last drop. Quite bitter, crisp, clean, spicy, malty, hoppy flavor. Medium body. As first, I thought this was overhopped but by the bottom of the glass, the strong hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma had grown on me. This is a damn fine beer.
tartz99 (10) - USA - JUL 18, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This may well be a perfect beer. From the bottle to the glass, it screams ’drink me’. There is a floral/spicy mouthwatering aroma. Wonderful. And the taste is pilsner perfection. A beautiful meld of hops and clean malt flavor. This beer is a must-have.
Jayb0 (1001) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
my favorite regularly produced beer from this excellent brewery
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice color and slight floral aroma. Greats pils
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 What a heck happened? It now smells like yeast, and the hop aroma and flavor are rather dull and restrained. And the pilsner malt sorely lacks vividness. Rather unclean.
I continually revisit new batches in hopes of finding a good one. After years of doing so, I give up. This beer is far from the brightly lemony, herbal, peppery, and cleanly malty pils it once was. My last bottle was truly nauseating with downright putrid notes of circus peanuts,
spent tealeaves, and vitamin B. Over the past five years or so, this beer has varied from almost drinkable to utterly poor, with this particular bottle being representative of the latter. My score represents the average relative to my countless experiences.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
better than any pils i had in germany or the world for that matter on draft at the brewery is the way to go a great hops and malt masterpeice
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CORRECTION: I have just been informed that this beer does not contain Cascades bot Saaz and Tetts. Still, I swear I feel the spirit of Sierra Nevada in the hops.. Certainly doesn’t taste Bohemian flowery to me.
Very experimental pilsner, with Cascades instead of Saaz. It has a strong Cascade aroma reminiscent of Hop Devil or the SN stuff. The taste is like a lighter, crisper version of Hop Devil, with a brutal blast of hops and a long bitter finish. Not as malty and delicate as czech pilsners. The head is a sight to behold, I’ve never seen Pilsner Urquell or Czechvar produce such a beautiful, rocky head.. Looks like molten marshmallow.. Suprisingly easy to drink considering its extreme bitterness..