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RATINGS: 2382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 24, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 2/24/03: Pours a fizzy pale yellow with a foamy white head. Looks like a pils, taste like a pils, but not bad, for a pils.

3/12/06: Light sweet aroma with a hint of grass and maybe corn. Flavor starts lightly sweet followed by a crisp hop bitterness finishing kinda dry. Medium bodied and creamy with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1713) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 Head was quick in forming and overflowed glass. Cloudy in appearance. Hoppy aroma. Classic pilsner. Overall impression was good but not great. Does not impress you as much as other Victory brews. At Holden Beach in NC I was able to try another Prima Pils. The impression was very different. There was lemon and bitterness in the taste from start to finish. This is an excellent Pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 11, 2003
Nose of toasted malt any piney perfumed hops. Pours from the bottle a sparkling light golden. The large frothy/rocky head is fully lasting with stellar lacing. The flavor has exceptional balance and finish. Great depth for this style. The soft light and smooth body finishes clean. Victory proves that BIG beers do indeed exist in the style of Pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3994) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Calling this a great pilsener is like saying how great Kentucky is because Cincinnati is such a nice city--it has appeal because it crosses over to different territory. Full marks for appearance--have I ever said that for a pilsener?--nice cascade, hazy off-yellow, and wonderful mass of whipped egg-white-like head. The aroma and flavor emit masses of quality hops, giving a floral but at times Juicy Fruit-brand chewing gum flavor. Here is where my mind was thinking "IPA"? "American pale ale?" So distinctively hoppy, it was enjoyable except for, to me, an overly sharp bitterness hanging on. I'm not a hopaholic, so this didn't strike my fancy as much. Sort of like being in Cincinnati (when I'd rather be in Kentucky, or better yet, New York). Still, very enjoyable, very drinkable, very interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2003 What in the name of Josef Groll is this crap. My first reaction of this stuff when trying to poor it into one of my nice pilsner glasses was it had gone bad since I had 1 inch of beer and 7 inches of foam. After scooping out the foam and while holding the glass and bottle nearly horizontial I was able to get a half glass of beer. Next reaction was that I had a bad batch since the beer was cloudy. The taste is like a fish who drank a IPA and pissed this out. So I was going to give it a pass until reading the reviews here and found out it is supposed to be cloudy in appearance. Highly disappointing given the rating for this beer on this site. Re-rate: Tried again when it was nearly frozen and it was less offensive. The cap did not explode off the bottle, the head more managable, and the flavor more subdued. The other flavors come out while the hops are hidden better than when this beer is warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5484) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Very light in colour...obviously a pils. Tons of small bubbles similiar to champagne. A mild hoppy smell. Somewhat hoppy taste with a very noticable lemony taste. Light malt flavours, but an overall good taste, especially for a pils! One of the best pilsener's i've had in my life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Imbibed in November 2002. A light hoppy aroma with a faint yeastiness. Poured a light straw yellow color. Slightly cloudy with a lemon merangue head made up of small bubbles. A steady stream of carbonation persisted the whole time. Hoppy with light malt flavors and a citrus twang. Crisp and clean. I'm not a pilsener fan but I could drink this on a nice summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2003
A good full pils, excites the taste buds and stays with you in just the right way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
generally, i don't like pils beers at all, but this one i did. hoppy (of course, coming from victory), a little bit bitter, but light enough that you can drink it all night. a beer i enjoyed a great deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Mild bitterness but not nearly as much as I expected. Good, dry aftertaste and a quenchable palate that isn’t skunky like a lot of the imported Pils I’ve had. Not as good as some native European beers but surely the best in America.

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