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Victory Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

714 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 714
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 30
Gots: 44 | 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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Photo of whojim
4/5  rDev +11.7%

whojim, Aug 31, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +15.9%

Wiffler27, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

JMUduke, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Beerasaurus, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of JSaulWelter
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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

JSaulWelter, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

Ozzylizard, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Nichols33, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

ACarp, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

RPH2327, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +39.7%

Lookingloo2, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02/20/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. So this is what an all malt taste like. Nice dry finish. Leaves a mild aftertaste that is not cloying. Prob'ly a good summer session beer with a push @ 5.9 ABV.

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

seedyone, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

thgreatrandini, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

brend2b, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

SunDevilBeer, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

zachattack555, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

nebula1999, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

baklo, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of SliceofKimbo
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

SliceofKimbo, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ThE_MaD_HoPpEr, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

kniles38, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

audioserf, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

drennie321, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Rob_Z, Jul 23, 2014
Victory Lager from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.