jd10 (66) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours yellow with a slight orange haze and small white head. aroma is mostly grass and citrus hops. taste is dry grassy hops, yeast, and cereal, with a bit of candied citrus and malt at the end; aftertaste is dry with more grass.
mrjaxson (241) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Call it a pilsener if you like, but this is far more a pale ale bordering on an IPA. Itís totally overrun with hops right out of the bottle with oranges and spruce trees dominating the nose. If there are malts anywhere in this concoction, they fail miserably at fending off waves of bitter dryness. Itís a nice little beverage, but doesnít strike these tastebuds as a pilsener.
kaser (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Monkey Paw. Golden pour. White head. Dank musty flavor. Apricot and raisin notes. Not my favorite but also don't go for pilsners too often
snoworsummer (1003) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours bright clear copper gold with a thin white head. Tastes malty and musky, like grains, slightly nutty, and light citrus. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grains and malt.
sonnycheeba (2522) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at little havana. Pours extremely clear gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, light floral notes, lemon zest, and light oranges. Flavor is dry malt base, light citrus esters, and subtle hop bitterness; dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
novice101 (102) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid beer, pours a nice golden color with a white head that remains and provides a bit of lacing. Smells is a bit floral with a small amount of malt. Taste begins a bit sweet and follows with floral hops with a bit a a bitter finish. Very refreshing
Beerenberger (1104) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is flowery balanced with Pils malt graininess. A foamy white head rests atop a clear light-golden pour. Moderate lacing. The taste is floral up front giving way to a nice grainy finish with a pleasing bitter aftertaste. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very well crafted Pilsner. Tasty, easy to drink, and very refreshing.
tectactoe (649) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: nice golden sunshine body with a moderate chill-haze throughout; foamy, bone-white head tops things off, leaving a nice, dense sheet of lace as it recedes. Aroma is quite hoppy, even more so than youíd expect from a pilsener. grass, dirt, earth, flowers, some herbs, a touch of dankness, & a decent mount of lemon & citrus zest. Slight must in the finish with a light spicy, pepper-like edge... probably from the Saaz. I wouldnít expect this much fruit from Saaz & Northern Brewer, but itís there. Taste has heavy hops up front grass, flowers, light white pepper, grapefruit peels, orange zest, & a slight bite of pine & must in the finish. Nice breaded, cracker-y malt backbone, but itís mostly covered by the hop assault. Nice beer, overall, though not exactly what I expect from a pilsener.
kidobutai (102) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little head, good lacing. Light amber color. Tasted like biting into an orange peel, which lingers. Better once paired with bacon and Mac-n-cheese.
Dan269605 (135) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeah okay, straw colored with a white head, looks like a typical light lager. The aroma is floral, grainy, pepper, cloves. Taste is a little hoppier than I expected, mostly earthy and floral flavors, some pepper and a slight trace of sulfur in the background. This is super easy drinking as expected. I donít normally drink this style. I havenít had a pilsener in a very long time and was in the mood to change it up. Based on reviews and my fondness of Victoryís other offerings I went with it and meanwhile it is certainly better than most or any pilseners than I can recall, the fact of the matter is that itís still not my style. This however, would be a great transitional beer into the craft world for many though.
tnkw01 (844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hoppiest pils Iíve ever had. Like an IPA. Cloudy gold. Medium head. Taste is a hoppy flavor. Aroma is a hoppy smell.