99beerman (29) - Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a pale gold color with a fine white head. Has a lightly hopped, almost grassy bouquet with a little bit of sweet malt in the background. Has a pleasantly full flavor - not thin like so many of the other lagers I’ve had. Very good balance of German hops and malt results in a smooth finish. This is one lager that I will surely revisit!
boto (1951) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Victory: This was a clear golden yellow color. There was a bit of a white head. Fortunately, it wasn’t fizzy. As expected, the aroma was a little light. It was pleasing, hoever, with hints of malt and hops. The taste wasn’t too bad either. Definitely lighter in body, but a pleasing mix of malts and hops. The brewery probably refers to this as "billpayer beer" as it definitely appeals to the masses.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2010 Not quite as good as burgerbrau but close. Extremely light yellow with a minimal head- good lace though. Aroma is malty with great balance of noble hops. Pretty good flavor for such a light looking lager. Very malty and smooth. Easy to drink- everyone can like this beer- even swill drinkers. I also liked the helles better than the dortmunder- seemed a little smoother overall.
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light gold with practically no head. Aroma of sweet malt and grassy hops. Taste is light-bodied but not lacking in flavor, with some breadiness as well as some pilsnerish hop character as well. Nice, quaffable summer beer.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellowish green, watery, with a small white, fizly head. Smells of German bitter hops, cut grass and bread. Tastes of water and malt, clean, fresh, sugar, some sugars. Easy drink
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, at Muggs Ale House, Brooklyn, NY.
Pale yellow colour. Chemical dry hoe aroma. Thin flavour. Metallic corn thinness. Not that impressive. I was warned but you have to find these things out for yourself.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yeasty, malty and delicious...this lager is GOOD! I’m not a fan of lagers, however Victory has done it again, with another beer which beats my expectations of it. I love Victory beers, however I can’t find Hop Wallop which I would love to try! (Hint, hint!)
DYCSoccer17 (3477) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Best by Aug 13 2004. Grassy slightly spicy aroma with hints of bananas. Pours a pale yellow with a quickly vanishing tiny white head. Light flavors, nice body, rather creamy with some doughiness to finish. Maybe some hints of peppers in there too. This is very drinkable and not unpleasant. Nice body.
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clear, pale yellow body with a thin white head. Lightly sweet, very mild hops, slightly grassy. Starts out with mild malt and mild lemon zest; finishes doughy and slightly hoppy. A solid beer, but overall I’m not that impressed.
pivo (2629) - GERMANY - JUL 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wet hay nose, pale yellow color. Sweetness up front - pronounced honey tones. Low bitterness, but nice. Pretty smooth lager. Average lager in the larger scope of things, but a great New World effort.