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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: 2 row German pale malt; Czech Saaz, German Northern Brewer hops.
Heaps oí 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 Jacksonís 500 Classic Brews

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2002
Long lasting head with heaps of lacy foam and a rich floral perfume. In this case, florality is florality - it really does smell like a late summer garden, when the air is heavy and an exquisite drowsiness buzzes over all. Tatse? Well they get more out of their Saaz than anyone else, thatís certain, and the rest of the beer is almost grand enough to pull it off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 - a clear golden color, highly carbonated with a nice head, aroma is nicely hopped with a malt presence; very smooth, hops are highly present along with a malty flavor, not even a bit watery, has some fruity characteristics - a truly great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2002
Way over the top with the Saaz taste and aroma. A little extreme, but Iím not a pilsener fan to begin with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
I am not a huge pilsner fan, but this is a really great brew. Refreshing, nice and carbonated, and a nice sweetness to it. Definitely Prima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - APR 1, 2002
WOW!!!! This is a great beer! The hop bite is most unexpected, and very welcome. I canít get enough of this wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 9/16/06: Yep, this is arguably my most favorite lager if you donít count doppelbocks.

New commentary, 1/16/06:

First time I had this in a long time, not having been able to find it. I missed it, and for good reason. This is basically the Urquell without the skunk factor, making for perhaps the most satisfying lager this side of a doppelbock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JMG99 (10) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2002
Wow. Iíve been a Pilsner Urquell fan for quite some time but this offering from the superb Victory Brewing is just outstanding. Crisp, hoppy, clean and truly the standard bearer of Pilsners. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Lovely Saaz nose, crisp, and, unlike some imported green-bottle Czech pilsners Iíve sampled, NO SKUNK! Victory continues to impress. RERATE: Iíve decided that this is my favorite beer, so I give it the mighty 5.0. No apologies. RERATE yet again, 09/07: This brewery continues to decline. This beer no longer has the big hoppiness that once made it a favorite. Sad, really.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2002
This is my first post so i figured i would rate my favorite beer. This beer took some getting used to, as I didnt particularly like it the first time I tried it. After a few of these, it became very enjoyable. The aroma of the saaz hops are almost overwhelming but that is a good thing. The appearance was outstanding, pour this one in a glass and you will understand. Suprisingly huge overall taste, despite how clear and light it looked. A light whitish head that had a great retention. This is my favorite beer from my favorite brewery. Thanks Victory!!

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