Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Great pils. Nice golden color, with hoppy aroma. Initial taste is slightly skunked, but that fades into a crisp taste of malt and hops. stuckmash (6) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2004 does not count
WOW WOW WOW.... When every brewery is creating the over-the top-hop/alcohol-monster-uber-bohemian pilsner which has recently become en vogue, Victory is churning out an exceptionally well balanced retort. Pours crystal clear straw and absolutely stinks of noble hops (stinks is a good thing here). A nice bitterness whcih paired with the efervescent qualities of the beer becomes almost caustic but is quickely chased away by the floral and spicier notes of the hops. However, the malt is enough to keep ones feet firmly grounded. Full but CRISP on the palate (Something that should be pointed out is frequently lost on the bigger takes on this style). All in all a fantastic effort. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2004
One of the palest beers I’ve ever seen. Unique in this way. Nice clean white head. It has a hoppy and sweet aroma along with a nice pilsner hop aroma. The flavor is that of a classic pilsner. It really fits the style. Light malt flavors, at times a bit of sweetness, but really nicely bitter and malty. Thanks to DocLock irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
(sample @ brewery) a very pale yellow/gold with a pretty white head. nose is all hops-saaz it would seem. flavor is equally hoppy, with just enough pilsner malt flavor to give it some balance. finished crisp and dry with a very light body that makes it easy to drink. excellent beer. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Bottle: Pours with a medium/large frothy white head and a pale golden yellow. Aroma is light malts and hops. The hops continue into the taste, where they nicely balance out the malt qualities. This is the most amount of hops I’ve tasted in a Pilsner and I really like it. Victory has managed to up the hoppiness, but not take away from any of the more subtle malt qualities of their pilsner. Very refreshing, very crisp, slightly bitter. Excellent lager.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Golden Coloring. Good Head. Hops all around. Bitterness. May want to try again for re-rating...but for a Pils, very good. mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2007 Hops and pale malt balance well in the aroma. The palate favors hops over malt, and the finish is quite dry. Prima Pils still tops my personal pilsner list, closely followed by Tuppers Hop Pocket Pils (USA) and Urquell (Czech Republic). HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Pours a cloudy golden color with a billowy white head that diminishes to thin. Aroma is toasted malty. Flavor has a good maltiness with a bitter folow up. Thick palate for a pilsner. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2004
a very light golden color that held a very small head for a short time.
The aroma is quietly hoppy.
Thee beer carried a nice carbonation and had a bit of bite on the tounge.
The flavor is a crisp bitterness which is not surprising as even the smell contained the hoppy warning.
The flavor was rather refreshing but not overly suited to my own tastes rajendra82 (1101) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Very clean golden color is a shade darker than the macro posers that are dime a dozen. The carbonation is natural, so the beer does not appear to be as fizzy as them either. There is however a steady stream of tiny bubbles constantly flowing upwards, feeding a tiny head.
The aroma is clean, delicate, and hoppy. It does not have any grainy, sour funk like a macro. The taste is a lot fuller when compared to a macro beer. There is a lot to like here with a crisp hoppy bitterness, sweet Pilsner malts with a mellow, mature lager character.
Pilsner is a difficult style to brew a distinguished beer in, but Victory has done it. I wish I had it available here to pass the summers in Hotlanta. Thanks Foxman for the taste of Pennsylvania.