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 (1080) - 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 (2518) - 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..
legion242 (2315) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice yellow color; Head left something to be desired; Grassy, wonderufl nose. Dry, grassy palate. A satisfying pils- maybe one of the best I have encountered.
beerbukkake1956 (4) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The number of wines I have sampled is greater than the number of beers reviewed by the three most prolific raters on this site combined. I’m fairly new to beer, but I know what to look for in an alcoholic beverage. The first beer I recommend to friends is the Prima Pils. Even the staunchest Bud/Corona/Phlegm fan can instantly recognize that this is a quality brew that goes far beyond what one expects of a Pilsner, yet it is not an oddball brew. With decent body and a head that can only be described as ridiculous, this can easily fill the bill for one’s standard brew. Victory may well be America’s best overall brewery.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2003 This beer rocks!
I'm not a huge fan of pilseners, but this is a damn good beer. The nose is spicey, buttery and slightly floral...with a hint of honey. A sharp, well-hopped beer with a very crisp, dry finish. A hint of clover honey at the wee end. As I stated, not my favorite style, but a damn nice effort nonetheless!