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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Bottle: Clear golden with a thin white head, starts and ends lightly bitter, hay and grassy hops in the aroma, thick body for the style. Leave it to Victory to make a pilsener that doesn’t suck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Rerate for 2010: This is back to form it seems. Strong grassy and floral hops in the nose and flavor but still a nice biscuity malt presence, not overly grassy or resiny or bitter. As hoppy a pilsner as I’ve ever had. Aroma is curious and fun with spicy and grassy notes, with a tinge of orange rind. Flavor is dominated by hops (spicy, hints of resin begin to appear) with a strongly bitter finish. Malt is hard to detect. At this low gravity, this beer is almost as puckeringly bitter as some 100+ IBU hop monsters, and probably explains some of this beer’s appeal. To me, its unbalanced. Cutting the hops back even just a little bit would greatly improve its drinkability while retaining its bold character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2001
A little more hoppy than a crisp pilsner one might expect. But very good especially if you like hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2001
I must say I enjoyed this brew. Highly carbonated, full head, excellent hoppy flavor. Though Pilseners are generally the last beer I’d try at a brewpub, this one scores points with me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Joseph99 (3) - USA - SEP 10, 2001 does not count
this does not taste like a european pilsner, tastes like all other american micros

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2001
Like a few others have noted, i too really dont care much for pilsners. Few that i have had have done anything for me. Simply said, this one is just really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 31, 2001
Not a typical pilsner. Crisp and clean, this beer’s flavor and aromatic characteristics are dominated by hops. Some underlying pineyness to this sharp, but not biting, ’pilsner’. Low on yeast, high on personality, this is unchartered territory for me: a pilsner I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Normally I really don’t care for pilsners, the hops added to this one make it quite enjoyable though. Smooth for how gitter it was, and the yeast was barely prevalent. Give it a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2001
An above average pilsner. Very hoppy, very carbonated, fairly smooth, with a decent flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 21, 2001
even though i’m not a pilsner drinker i enjoyed this a lot. Strong Saaz hops flavor was unmistakable. very smooth and refreshing. Another winner from Victory.

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