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. Iím 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 oneís standard brew. Victory may well be Americaís best overall brewery.
aledrinka2299 (4) - USA - DEC 5, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bikeymoy (4) - Lebanon, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Assertively hopped...Way to go VBC! This is a masterpiece of a pilsner! It's a perfectly refreshing compliment to a warm summer day spent outdoors.
Alexandros (4) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my favorite micro brew pilsner. While it is most enjoyable during the summer, one can drink this anytime. It is a hoppy pilsner with a really great color and aroma. They go down really really smoothly. I canít cut the grass without downing a bottle of this afterwards.
kvwbingo (4) - Vista, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the style of beer Iíd be inclined to reach for, but to my surprise, it was quite enjoyable. Rich golden color with a head that is thin and short-lived. Potent cut-grass, herbal aroma. The flavor is crisp, but oh, what a finish! The fizzy carbonation combined with the balanced hoppy bite make it memorable. Very nice.
charliev (4) - muskegon, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Good aroma fairly typical of a pilsner but a bit more hoppy. Pours a clear light golden color with a medium white head. Malty flavor, nice hop bitterness. Clean dry finish.
maybrick350 (4) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve been drinking this pils for years. I agree with the NY Times panel abbout being the best pils in the world. Itís always consistent, great dry finish. Subtle malt notes and just a great crowd pleaser.
ajbradshaw (4) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer. Had it on tap at the pub on campus (college can be great). All in all, it certainly wasnít bad. It was smooth and refreshing, a little bit of complexity in the taste, but it left me wanting something in the end. Iím not usually one for pilseners, but this was pretty tasty.
NYCubfanbudman (4) - , New York, USA - JUL 10, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This is the best pilsener from a domestic brewer that I’ve found after years of looking. A really crisp, snappy beer in the finest Czech style. This is really good stuff.
jmshulk (4) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: Poured a nice golden color with a little haziness. Thin white head that dissipated pretty quick.
Aroma: Had a bit of an odd smell. Some hay and some citrus from the hops, but something else that I canít quite identify, but seemed off.
Taste: Not too bad at first, a bit of hoppiness, but left a bit of an aftertaste.
Feel: Light to medium body and a little flat.
Overall: Served from a bottle. Best by date well past and probably contributed to a lower quality. I expect more from Victory Brewing. Iíve always enjoyed their beers and needless to say, I was a bit disappointed that I had picked up a beer with an "Enjoy By" date from a little over a month ago. Will definitely have to try this again.