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RATINGS: 2344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Clear golden color with a thick white head. The aroma was strong...pepper, hops, sweat sock, herbs, flowers. The flavor was equally substantial...pepper, tons of hops...cigarette ashes, herbs. Crisp, tight feel...dry finish. This is certainly the best pilsner I've ever had...or could ever imagine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2003
This is a very good pilsner...clean and crisp. Nice golden color with lots and lots of hops!! Yet again another wonderfully crafted beer from Victory! Keep the Victory beers coming!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Very strong aroma of hops. Gold and cloudy like a wheat beer. Crisp bitter taste with lots of hops and some clove. Thin. I like a pilsener, but I can't find what everyone is enjoying so much in this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1575) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Straw colored with fresh hop aroma. Clean, bitter refreshing taste. Hop heaven. Strikingly good pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KURTO99 (18) - wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2003
For me, this is a true pilsner. A beautiful head and a somewhat cloudy body. Everytime I have this beer the first sip is never quite like the rest. The hops really stand out in this beer. Bag the wheat beers, and drink this all summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 Enjoy by 11-21-05.It seems after doing some pilsner soul searching, I find that this pils reminds me way too much of a heady heineken or something.Tupper’s Hop Pocket Pils is king along with the Troegs Sunshine Pils.Don’t get me wrong now,I Love Victory! Just not my favorite pils~

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1257) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Crisp, clean taste with just the right amount of hops. Slightly bitter finish balanced by a smooth malt sweetness. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 Light yellow color with a small head. Floral aroma,the hops are here in big way. It has some malt sweetness. Dry, bitter finish, really good pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Emptied the bottle and it forms a white fluffy head with a luscious amber body. Slight hoppiness in the aroma and perhaps a hint of citrus. The aroma seems to remind me, for a second only, of Pilsner Urquell. The taste is very pleasant and much more smooth than than the afore mentioned beer. Definite sweetness on the tongue. The hops are present but not overwhelming and this is good for this type of beer. This is a great "refreshing" beer. I will plan on drinking this along with wheats this summer. Finishes very smooth as well with a lemony taste lingering but it is not annoying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - MAY 4, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 2/14/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, obtained in a trade with Secret Santa on RateBeer 12/17/03. Pours a lightly hazy pale golden, very sleek-looking. Lots of tiny, pulpy-looking particles floating inside. Billowy, white, rocky head dissipates to a thin and uneven whisp with spotty and very fast, but surprisingly resilient lacing. Aroma is of bright but only subtly sweet fresh honey, pale malt, and faint, clean hops. Very nice pilsner I can tell. Flavor is immediately plant-like but not necessarily hoppy. Grassy, I suppose, but it's more like a green-leaf herb or vegetable, maybe spinach. Probably a bit too strongly vegetabley. Bold, medium-full mouthfeel with very dry, leafy finish. Very drinkable, despite its vegetablish persuasions, and it's quite lovely but a little odd for my palate. Almost like drinking something from a juicer. Nice background appearance from the malts that are in there, but they could use a little stronger appearance to push this one over the top. They really come out in the long, elegant and delicate finish (definitely leaving you wanting more), but as soon as you taste more, it's a little jarring to experience again the vegetable assault, and you almost begin to question why exactly you wanted more to begin with. Still quite a good beer, just a little bit odd. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8 5/3/03. On tap at Hopleaf in Chicago, IL 5/3/03. ORIGINAL RATING. Very good pilsner. Elegant is right. Thick, creamy head leads to a dusty-colored golden body. Nicely malty and hoppy flavor with a long, bitter finish. Very well-balanced. 8/4/7/4/15/3.8 Final rating reflects averages of the two ratings.

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