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Victory Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 29
Gots: 26 | 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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smutz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-16-2014 21:14:30 | More by smutz
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-12-2014 21:33:37 | More by 52P48
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

06-02-2014 21:15:37 | More by JMUbrewz
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twonder23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-31-2014 03:01:42 | More by twonder23
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wingnutz27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

05-25-2014 14:19:16 | More by wingnutz27
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oline73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-25-2014 01:46:26 | More by oline73
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

05-24-2014 01:49:32 | More by DCocco86
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rallyr32

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-10-2014 03:37:02 | More by rallyr32
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-06-2014 13:42:07 | More by MikeWard
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patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-05-2014 13:02:28 | More by patrick802
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-30-2014 19:22:21 | More by atrocity
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-28-2014 16:26:07 | More by ramrod666
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pinyin

New York

3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Victory Lager was one of the best Helles Lagers brewed in the US, up until Victory changed the beer formula, the taste and started filtering it.

In 2013 they changed the entire formula for the worse.

Victory Lager in early 2013 was a slightly cloudy yellowish medium bodied fresh and amazing lager.

The current product is golden, more carbonated, filtered and always tastes sour.

I really hope that Victory goes back to the original brew process of this beer because it was amazing.

This new product is so average and tasteless.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 16:49:03 | More by pinyin
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

04-23-2014 15:04:02 | More by waddellc2
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coopdog1000

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-20-2014 17:57:19 | More by coopdog1000
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-18-2014 22:07:40 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-15-2014 02:58:24 | More by thampel09
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Pale straw-yellow with a bone-white head that starts at about a finger and a half and eventually deflates to a bubbly cap. There's literally one streak of lace down the glass. Not really impressive, but I didn't really expect much.

S: The aroma is definitely stronger than that of the macro lagers. Nose is slightly sweet, cereal-like grains with just a touch of spicy hops. The scent here is plain but definitely not offensive. I can appreciate this.

T: Slightly sweet bready malts. Slightly oat-like at times. A nice bit of spicy hop flavor towards the middle. Finishes relatively clean with just an ever so slight touch of hop bitterness. Light, yet flavorful.

M: A wonderful medium body. That might sound strange, but my least favorite part of most lagers is the thin, soda-like bodies. Victory Lager boasts a nice, comfortable body that lets you know that you're drinking a beer. A surprising touch of creaminess. This one goes down unlike any other lager I've had in the past.

O: Admittedly, lagers are NOT my favorite style. In fact, they're one of my least favorite styles, BUT I can appreciate when someone hits the nail on the head and brews a good one; that's exactly what Victory has done here. There's nothing over the top here. There's no flavors that'd scare away a BMC drinker. This is a just a pure, clean, highly enjoyable lager. I look forward to bringing this with me to BBQs during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 02:35:26 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-10-2014 23:30:18 | More by Furley80
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-07-2014 06:08:38 | More by Giantspace
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dar482

New York

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a light clear golden color.

The aroma has a nice grassy aroma, and a breadiness and grainy character.

The flavor is extremely refreshing. A decent punch of light citrus, grass. Then an extremely crisp cracker/bready note. A bit of a flaw from DMS or something, but a reasonable amount for the style.

A good easy drinking brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2014 02:56:07 | More by dar482
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Rossnicolini

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-30-2014 23:46:47 | More by Rossnicolini
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

03-29-2014 19:43:11 | More by Yellolab2010
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tassell1

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-20-2014 20:13:34 | More by tassell1
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-12-2014 02:19:21 | More by Zetcha7x
Victory Lager from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.