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Victory Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

694 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 30
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001)
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Wiffler27

New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev +4.2%

08-30-2014 15:49:23 | More by Wiffler27
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JMUduke

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-29-2014 20:41:25 | More by JMUduke
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Beerasaurus

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

08-28-2014 01:34:09 | More by Beerasaurus
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JSaulWelter

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30%

Tolerable but uninspired, it's like they weren't trying. I sense there's a reason this was removed from the variety pack.

08-27-2014 02:11:11 | More by JSaulWelter
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%

Bottle BB 16 Nov 14 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of lightly roasted malt
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing none
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor very light, slightly malty, ending slightly bitter. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.3125. Final weighted score: 3.425
This is a decent lager, a statement that for me is often an oxymoron. It meets the criteria for a Munich helles lager in most details, except for the presence of chill haze. Not only does it meet criteria well, it also tastes pretty good. I may have to buy some more of this.

08-25-2014 02:23:43 | More by Ozzylizard
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-24-2014 21:34:47 | More by Nichols33
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malfunxion

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-21-2014 14:03:30 | More by malfunxion
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ACarp

New York

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

08-18-2014 23:44:08 | More by ACarp
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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-18-2014 19:58:26 | More by RPH2327
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Lookingloo2


5/5  rDev +40.1%

08-17-2014 18:29:22 | More by Lookingloo2
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seedyone

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04/13/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. All I ask from a beer. Nothing more, nothing less. Bring it!

08-16-2014 10:47:49 | More by seedyone
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thgreatrandini

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-16-2014 08:33:26 | More by thgreatrandini
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brend2b

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-15-2014 02:56:58 | More by brend2b
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

08-13-2014 22:47:09 | More by SunDevilBeer
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-13-2014 09:23:16 | More by zestar
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zachattack555

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-11-2014 23:37:02 | More by zachattack555
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12%

08-11-2014 19:46:35 | More by nebula1999
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baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

08-09-2014 18:19:43 | More by baklo
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SliceofKimbo

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +18.8%

The ratings for this beer, both from the BA community, and the Brothers, have long puzzled me. I'm admittedly biased for German style offerings, with particular fondness for Bavarian profiles, so Victory's focus on hewing closely to traditional German examples undoubtedly appeals to my palate. Victory Lager nails the popular Helles lager that is most popular in Bavaria as the everyday beer. Pouring an unfiltered, slightly hazy pint is a nice twist, departing slightly from tradition, but that only adds to the appeal, in my opinion.

Hopheads (and I drift into and out of that spectrum regularly) likely will find this too mellow, but rather than judging Victory Lager against the biting IPAs or Belgian ales, I use the original German Helles as my reference point. And this beer hits the mark. This is an outstanding American interpretation of the original style.

Prost!

08-09-2014 12:39:37 | More by SliceofKimbo
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ThE_MaD_HoPpEr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-07-2014 04:28:57 | More by ThE_MaD_HoPpEr
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kniles38

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-04-2014 03:19:07 | More by kniles38
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audioserf

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16%

07-25-2014 15:06:56 | More by audioserf
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drennie321

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-23-2014 03:17:56 | More by drennie321
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-23-2014 01:13:07 | More by Rob_Z
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DTSweet


2.5/5  rDev -30%

07-22-2014 22:55:33 | More by DTSweet
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Victory Lager from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.