BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (bomber) poured into a tumbler (not the best way to enjoy it, I know). Pours a golden yellow with a frothy head which diminishes to a light ring of foam. Aroma of dry hops, way more intense than I could’ve imagined. Very, very floral for a pils. Light malty character. Tastes very bitter for a pils, as some other reviewers mention, to me this brew is more of an APA, even on the brink of being an IPA (the hop character is too dry for that though). Body is light with a thin texture, carbonation is lively. Moderately abrupt, bitter finish. Objectively speaking, this brew is very well done, but this is not what I had in mind when I bought this. Too intense (hoppy/bitter) for a pils. But again, not a bad beer.
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale but beutiful and just the right amount of bitter hop malt mix for a warm afternoon... no real celebrity hop stand out but a well crafted stand by.
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden yellow, with one finger of foamy white head. Lots of bubbles flowing through the glass for as long as there’s beer in it. Smell is somewhat faint; earthy and of grassy hops. Taste is similar but much more clear; a very smooth flavor with a crisp finish of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very thin, with medium carbonation. All around an excellent beer, and one I wouldn’t mind drinking regularly.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 1 inch head that faded in a minute, hardly any lacing. Light Golden yellow, a bit cloudy but nothing like a hefeweizen. A bit of lemony zing to the initial flavor like a Corona Extra, but not, and much hoppier. Has a fizziness in the taste, but keeps the thicker more robust nature intact. That’s what makes this a great pils. The fact that a robust pils can exist in the first place surprised me. All the one’s I’ve had before this were just straight up watery. Victory has props. The thickness of it stays on the tongue as well.
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Grass-pine hops (brown glass stops the skunk again!). Brilliant straw-yellow with little or no head. Almost no lacing either. Classic pils hops bitterness up front with just the slightest hint of malt sweetness underneath. Sweetness becomes more pronounced as it warms. Mouthfeel is flat due to low carbonation, but has enough malt foundation to be satisfying. Dry and bitter finish. Appearance is the only loser here. Otherwise, everything a pilsener should be: Sharp, clean and refreshing. Definitely would drink again.
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - FEB 25, 2001
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, crisp noble hop accented pilsner.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Think I got a bad sixer of this stuff. I just didn’t like it a whole lot. Giving Victory the well deserved benefit of the doubt, I’ve rated high (Yeah I know it doesn’t seem that way but what I got out of the bottle seemed like a macro holland import). I’ll have to re-review this later.
Light golden in color with a nice creamy white head. Sweet hoppyness in the nose bit of mown grass as well. Lots of dry hop flavor with a bit of cardboard taste in the background. Bit of veggie flavor in there also as well as a tartness that runs around the tongue.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good pilsner...clean and crisp. Nice golden color with lots and lots of hops!! Yet again another wonderfully crafted beer from Victory! Keep the Victory beers coming!
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy deep gold with a quick dissipating head.
Smells...mmmh hoppy, saaz hops all over the place with lemon and white grapes.
Taste is crisp dry saaz hops and lemon. Great crisp, dry finish.
Body is near perfect per style and quite refreshing. This a a brew I hold up as an example to macro-swillers that Americans actually make better lagers than the "king of beers", seriously, they need convincing sometimes.
Drinkability is great and the flavor never dissapoints. This along with Hacker-Pschorr Hefe are my official lunch brews.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light gold with not much head. Aroma is light and crisp. Flavor reminds me of apple. An excellent summer beer.