JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 5, 2003
Alas, one of the world’s finest Pilsners in my eager hand! Color is a very thin and golden-yellow, and depending on how the light hits it, shades of peach show also. Interestingly enough, a couple of sediment pieces are hovering near the bottom of the glass. The head is white, medium-full, and short-lived. Smell is on par, with a light hoppy odor. Taste starts off very bitter, dry and hoppy then becomes balanced by a sensible amount of fruit sweetness (pear and peach come to mind). My only gripe is that the aftertaste reminds me of skunked Heineken the longer you let it go. Other than that, this is an easy drinking, well-hopped, flavorful Pils that is certainly worthy of its high-ranking. Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle purchased from Total Wine and Beverage in Mclean, VA snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 Pours a slightly hazy yellow. Huge head, very hoppy aroma. Crisp and clean flavor, great hop presence and good malt balance. Fantastic! PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2003
nice hops!! excellent taste and smell,a pleasnt suprise and i am damn happy i tried it KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Tangy hoppy aroma, of moderate intensity...Color is a pale yellow-gold with a fine, rich head that leaves sticky spots in its wake---very attractive in the glass...The flavor really rewards with its fresh, sharp hoppiness and light tang that had interesting resiny overtones...enough malt floor to provide support...the body was adequate, but the mouthfeel quite lively, helped by the fine dry finish...Quite a nice effort---another winner from this stellar brewery... aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Very strong hops aroma with a hint of pine as I was pouring the beer. Very interesting. This is a pal golden beer that pours with a very nice head that lasts well and leaves a nice lace. The aroma is spicy hops, with a hint of something that I can only call a pine-like smell for lack of better terminology. The mouthfeel is very full bodied and silky. It has a nice hops kick in the aftertaste, but the malt is very present in the mouth.
brownaler (742) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Looks like the pilsners you see in the Czech Republic. A clean pilsener with a faint hop flavor and the flavor of malt in the back. BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Unbelievable head. Hoppy straw aroma. Pale gold color. Clean and fresh initially with nice body and finishes slightly bitter. This is what a pilsner should be. Another winner from Victory. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
8/23/03: bottle. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2003
hop and bread aroma. pale yellow body. stinky hop flavor and a bit thin. i drank this one close to room temperature, so... maybe this beer is much better when enjoyed cold. i am a bit disappointed because i had high hopes for “prima”, especially since it is rated so high. perhaps i should give this one another chance sometime. on a positive note, the label is very cool.
Pours a shimmering gold color with shining edges, not watery looking like most. Aroma is mainly malty with effects of hops shining through. Flavor is smooth and mild, so easy to drink but still with some great hop esters. I really liked this one and it taught me never to underestimate a pils. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Wow, not what I expected at all, I mean I had high expectations since it is Victory, but really really tasty. A nicely hoppy Pilsener, that is nicely balanced and slightly complex. A really sweet pilsener, that I higly recommend.