mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle. Clear light golden color with a short lasting, nice looking head. Floral, hoppy aroma. Bitterness is most pronounced in the flavor. Not my favorite style but a nice beer nonetheless. jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2005
immense aroma of noble hops and grass, on a straw colored body. very refreshing, but a tiny bit too bitter and stinky--too many dusty german hops, if that’s possible. it’s good, but why so highly-rated? i need the hops version of "cloying" to describe this. smells more balanced than it is. ptsotd (14) - Juliette, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Let me preface this by saying that I’m by far the best beer reviewer on this site. I say this with neither malice nor hubris, but with love. Now, on with the show... Victory Prima Pils. Delivered in from Ohio via my brother from a diff mother. Aroma is jagged lemon hops, good-homegrown skunkweed, gorgeous, light as wafer. Pours golden delicious apple, thick in the glass with brief and bubbly head. Finestkind spidery lacings; I’m caught in its web, good god. Flavor: eternally hoppy, bright but quickly dead, bitter butter aftertaste, but too bitter (believe it or not), not enough butter. Thin side of thick on the palate. You know what that means; think! Why does it smell so-o-oooo much better than it tastes? Men’s Journal rated this North America’s best beer. North America’s best beer is ... is... I’ll keep you guessing, beastardo! Hint: this one ain’t it... OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Bottle, from Julio’s. Enjoy by sep 03 05. Good nose, sweet and sour. Sourdough, little lemon, grass, Classic clean yellow/gold color. Good fluffy white head that faded quickly. Bitter flavors, lemon/grapefruit, a little tinny, some skunk, toasted grains. Thin body, lite creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish, nice spice on the finish. I like it, I’ve had APA’s that don’t have this much flavor walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle. Light golden color with white head. Mostly light malt and yeast on the nose, with a slight floral hop aroma. The hops blossom as the beer warms, both in aroma and flavor, which is interesting for this style. Light bitterish malt flavor in the beginning and throughout the middle, with a citrusy hop finish. Very crisp. Liked it better at room temp for the hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness. I’m slowly becoming a Pils fan because of beers like this one.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours pale golden with a large white fluffy head, the aroma was bready and not very appealing mostly yeast and malts, taste was weak and smooth with some hops present adding a little bite, good pilsner. tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Draft at Mellow Mushroom’s Victory tasting party. Huge white had atop crystal clear yellow brew. Nice hoppy flavor not typical of any other pils I’ve ever had. If all pilsners were like this, I’d be a bigger fan! Hop Pocket is a better beer. BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Blonde w. huge, fluffy head. Sharp, hop-oil pungence, w. hint of skunk. Overly hoppy, pine-needle flavor, again w. the appearance of skunk. Very bitter for a pils and rather unorthodox for the style. Nothing special. shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2005
pours golden with a whiite head. Aroma is floral and sweet. Taste bitter with just a touch of sweetness. Good pilsener. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Pours gold with a finger’s length white head and nice medium bubbles that subside quickly. Smells of bananas, nutmeg, grapefruit and some other scents I cannot quite place. Unusually malty in taste and not quite as bitter as I’ve come to expect out of a pilsner. Slight bitter finish. Not bad overall.