ClarkVV (6400) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Barcade, 8/26/16.
Clear, light golden with a touch of copper and a small, white head that shows low retention.
Light grassiness and minor herbal character shows low to moderate hoppiness, with quite a bit more malt adding spongecake, vanilla and whitebread. Clean, no alcohol but a bit too much maltiness, being rather sweet/bready so not even all that enjoyable (I have nothing against malt-forward pilsners, provided the malt is done well). Really not much else going on....
Again, rather dominated by the malt portion, with plentiful breadiness and sweet honey. Expectedly, the saaz hops aren’t a tour de force of flavor and bitterness, but something’s gotta give here, because the beer ends up just too sweet/mushy. Had this been even a bit more dry, it would have come off far more balanced and drinkable. As is, it’s not particularly easy to even finish a pint of it. Otherwise, it is clean and there is no alcohol.
IndianaRed (4236) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at BitterCreek Alehouse another slightly hazy pale yellow lager. Nice bitter soapy spicy hop note carrying a soft malt base. Light beer with still some decent flavor.
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours straw yellow with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of pils malts, grassy hops, some herbal hops, bready malts, light sweet malts, and some light pine. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-light body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, refreshing, easy drinking pils.
kramer (6570) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Xfinity Live. PSU vs Temple. Poured a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is dry bready malt and a clean crisp hoppiness. The flavor is much the same, very clean and dry with a crisp and sharp bitterness that lingers nicely. A little more body than their usual Pils. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty great beer, about what I expect from a Victory lager.
Travlr (23569) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Crystal clear golden color, thick white head with solid lacing. Aroma of black peppery and fresh hay. Taste is crisp and clean, light body.
ryanscourt (1425) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saab hop flavor with malty sweet body. Not the hop prescience and ibu I would expect from a Pilsner.
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-12-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden straw color with a fizzy one finger white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of some biscuit and a bit of lemon and earthiness. Along with these smells are some lighter notes of grain and some caramel sweetness.
Taste – The taste starts out with a blend of a biscuit malt and a bit of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances a small amount of a pear and apricot fruit flavor join the taste sweetening the brew ever so slightly with a little bit of a grapefruit hop coming along to balance out the aforementioned increase in sweetness. A tiny bit of a yeast and spice and some grassy hop join the flavors at the end to leave a clean and crisp taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the thinner side overall with a carbonation level that was average to slightly above average. Both were quite appropriate for the style and made for a rather refreshing brew overall.
Overall – Quite easy drinking and rather refreshing. Nothing too out of the ordinary but nice none the less.
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft notes. Pours golden with white head. Nose is bready pale malt, hopcitrus. tastes pale malty, some yeastiness, some hops, and tart fruit in the finish.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chill tap courtesy offered @ deep ellum just two days ago. Clean crisp soft wet grass. Lightly bitter lemingrass. Cracker. Cereal. Crisp. Refreshing. Touch of foggy cellar dough. Nice.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Harrison Roadhouse. Copper with minimal head. Candy and sweet malt. Grainy and dry.