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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: 36 | 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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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

12-07-2012 21:53:33 | More by tallfellapgh
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MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Bottle into pint glass.

Crystal clear, bright shining light.

Very clean beery nose.

It's all in there and it is well balanced.

Good!

Clean and crisp.

This is a wonderful beer. Quality with no pretense. Impossible not to find enjoyable. Another homerun for Victory.

05-25-2010 09:37:56 | More by MirkoCroCough
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

04-10-2012 05:05:29 | More by shockrocker65
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CBFanWish

New York

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Victory Brewing Company has an excellent reputation of brewing some of the highest quality beer not only in the United States, but in the world. Beers like Storm King, and Prima Pils are often refered to as the best in their classes. Let it be known, they have yet another beer to join the ranks of these greats.
Victory Lager.
Victory Lageer isn't a new beer, in fact, it's been around for quite some time. It just so happens, I'm new to it.
Pouring a clear golden yellow with a light to moderate head, I am looking at what can almost be called the perfect example of a lager. Clean, clear and light in colour. Just what should be expected from one of the greatest breweries in the world.
The aroma was also clean. A malty sweetness mixed wonderfully with grassy overtones and floral undertones.
The taste perfectly mimiced the smell. Grassy hop taste and sweet malts.
I know what I like. This is a beer that should define the lager. Clean, crisp and clear.
Nice job, Victory.

Wish

01-20-2005 19:23:04 | More by CBFanWish
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RyanByorick

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

02-21-2014 01:46:59 | More by RyanByorick
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

10-23-2013 00:06:30 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

05-01-2013 00:33:43 | More by Kyrojack
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

05-15-2012 23:54:15 | More by pearljam118
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +25.2%

I purchased this beer at Market Cross Pub in Carlisle, PA.

The color of the beer was beautiful and inviting.

The smell was very aromatic

The taste was relentless in that it was full of flavor.

I could sit and drink a six pack of this in the evening and be quite content. A very good beer and i recommend for everyone!

01-19-2008 20:45:26 | More by Dodo2step
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gory4d

New York

4.47/5  rDev +25.2%

Pours a clear golden with a high white head. The smell robust yet crisp grain, with some herbal and floral notes. The taste is clean malt, crisp hops, sweet grainy notes, some mineral tang. It's sharply carbonated, slightly viscous. All in all an excellent Helles, easy to drink and very satisfying.

10-29-2011 04:28:40 | More by gory4d
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CptAubrey

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +24.1%

Poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Pale, pale yellow. No trace of chill haze. Fluffy white head billows above the rim of the glass and clings lace-like to the inside of the glass after receding. A beautiful, sparkling beer.

S: Spicy hops, hint of grain, and touch of sulfur. Smell is light and enticing.

T: So smooth and clean! Soft sweetness of malt and herbal, spicy hops predominate with low hop bitterness in finish. Very well balanced. Malt, hoppiness, and bitterness are all soft and clean. No harshness.

M: Fine carbonation and light body. Not watery, but I've had other helles lagers with a little more presence.

D: Supremely drinkable. Refreshing, balanced, and clean. Overall a great beer.

08-21-2009 21:21:47 | More by CptAubrey
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +24.1%

This was a big change from all my previous Victory experiences-Mild hopping! This is an excellent lager. It pours a nice deep golden color with a thin white head which dissipates fairly quickly and leaves no lace. The aroma is clean and fruity, with bread-like overtones. The taste is malty and smooth, with enough hops to clean the palate. The finish is very clean, with just a hint of a fruity aftertaste. I do believe I could drink these frequently (read "pound"). While different than many of the Victory beers I have tried, it is truly excellent. A great Dortmunder.

10-26-2002 18:54:24 | More by aaronh
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +23.2%

Finally got this down here in TX! 12 oz bottle with a best by date of Nov 28 2011. Pours a fairly clear, light gold color with a decent cap of white head. Retention and lacing are both average.

Nose is saltine crackers and a light, citric-flesh fruit. I thought I would find more graininess and grassy hops, but Victory has beat a different drum once again.

Taste is light and crisp with some biscuit grain and a fair amount of bright hops...both flavoring and bittering. I like this beer quite a bit, not necessarily a classic helles, but damn is it refreshing and tasty. I would have no problem finishing off a sixer of this in a day. Tasty, clean and interesting...just what I want in a nice lager. Excellent beer, I see a repeat purchase in my very near future.

09-25-2011 00:47:56 | More by twiggamortis420
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +22.7%

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light gold with a white head. Nose is fairly mild ,with a pleasant fresh grain and a light hop note. Mouth is snappy, bright, super fresh grain and a kiss of sweet malt. A touch grassy in its hop element. This was one I overlooked for awhile but it's just fantastic. Understated, extraordinarily well balanced. Of course criminally underrated. One of the best lagers I've ever had, up there with Victory's best pilsners. They are masters with this style.

08-30-2011 02:18:02 | More by JAXSON
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mjurney

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +21.8%

Bottle, enjoy by Jan 3 2012.

Slight hazy, gold-straw color. Lots of bubble rising up. Thin head.

Aroma is sweet grain, hay, touch of spicy hops.

The flavor starts off sweet grains, slight spicy hops towards the end. Some biscuity, honey, lemony. Body is light, very crisp. Medium carbonation. Dry finish and aftertaste.

09-22-2012 23:20:34 | More by mjurney
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saradad

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%

Going over some notes from the other night I got this:
A: Golden, visible carbonation, white head quick disappears.

S: Malty goodness with a citrusy hops balance

T: Sweet nutty with light citrus behind that, good balance.

M: Creamy, drying finish with a light hops aftertaste.

D: Oh yeah, this is a good one.

11-11-2008 19:53:12 | More by saradad
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deadliest

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%

A: Pale golden yellow. Lots of bubbles. 2 fingers of white head that sticks around for a short while and leaves dots of lacing behind.
S: Light malts and some citrus/grassy hops.
T: Light malt and citrus hops again. lemon zest, and biscuit.
F: Light mouthfeel. Crisp. Good carbonation.
O: Really good lager. Too bad craft breweries don't put out more examples of these beers.

09-11-2011 18:10:28 | More by deadliest
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +20.4%

Smells pretty malty...biscuity....pretty tame.

The thing that defines this beer is how NOT in your face it is. The body is a somewhat sweet, grainy, but restrained malt. This holds for a decent while before the very tame hop bitterness makes itself known in the finish. There's also some biscuity notes on the finish as well. It's definitely a beer I'd recommend for people who are looking for a easy drinking beer year-round....while not incredibly complex, it's definitely drinkable.

07-18-2009 03:31:33 | More by NODAK
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smutz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-16-2014 21:14:30 | More by smutz
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dreichus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-08-2012 05:32:57 | More by dreichus
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19%

Part of the Poitras/VA 2004 vacation.

Enjoyed on tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, Glen Allen, VA

14oz pils glass presentation. White 1/2" head over a plae straw brew, and no lacing present. Light pale malt aroma, and the flavor expanded on this with the crisp malt character leading up to a hoppy finish. Mouthfeel and drinkability excellent.

07-09-2004 12:21:46 | More by ppoitras
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anwo56

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

07-28-2012 23:44:26 | More by anwo56
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19%

01-16-2013 15:53:04 | More by aorloski
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doppelmeup

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19%

Had a bottle of this in a mug after working in the yard.

Poured a pretty, lemony-straw color. Not much head and very little lacing.

Not a lot of aromas, mild malt and hops but nothing to jump out, however for the style this is what I expected.

This beer had an excellent, subtle flavor that was not overly hoppy or malty, but did have a nice, mild taste. A good example of a helles lager, IMO.

Kind of a fizzy mouthfeel, but also light, smooth and crisp.

It really excels in the drinkability category, I wish I would have bought more than one to sample, as I could easily drink several of these in a row, especially out on a hot summer day grilling. This will be my beer of choice to bring to a summer party, especially if there are lots of non-BAers around who might squawk at something other than a typical lager.

04-13-2006 18:00:15 | More by doppelmeup
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Schmidts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

Pours light yellow from the bottle with a small lasting head. Smells of sweet malt and grain with a light touch of hops. Taste is rather wonderful light refreshing reminds me of the old days and beer I drank when I was young. It feels great in your mouth smooth and light and a light sweetness! It is Very Refreshing. This is the kind of Beer you can sit down and just drink one after another and just plain enjoy! This is a beer I will drink as long as it is made and I do not mind paying more for as it is truely flavorfull!
Beer Its Not Just A Beverage It s Food!

06-27-2008 00:18:15 | More by Schmidts
Victory Lager from Victory Brewing Company
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