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Victory Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

725 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 725
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 30
Gots: 48 | 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 silver0rlead
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow/golden color with little head, looks like budweiser. Smell is pretty different though, very grainy, with hints of biscuit and cracker and a light saaz hops aroma, definately get a "raw lager" vibe from the aroma. Taste is big on malt, with a bready/cracker malt flavor that continues into a light saaz hops spiciness that is quickly overtaken by a dry, crisp finish. Good mouthfeel and fairly high carbonation that makes this very refreshing. A very good and easy drinking lager thats more complex and tasty than i expected.

silver0rlead, May 16, 2005
Photo of dmamiano
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very, very light yellow with NO head or lacing...bubbles rising quickly to the top looking for an escape. Clean nose with hints of hops and german malts.
Taste is an onlought of carbonation. Hints of sweet gum, fruit mainly banannas and a bitter edge. Light on the feel

dmamiano, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of srw
3.5/5  rDev -2%

srw, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Yellolab2010
3/5  rDev -16%

Yellolab2010, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of JAXSON
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

JAXSON, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of treehugger02010
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought a case of this at the Victory Brewpub in Downingtown, PA and poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear golden color with a big white head that has ok retention and little to no lacing.
Smell: The aroma is a mild non-offensive malt.
Taste: The is a nice hop bit up front, follow by milt pale malt.
Mouthfeel: THe mouthfeel is both crisp and dry.
Drinkability: This is a great lawnmower beer. It is an excellently done approachable beer.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of Bill235
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Bill235, May 09, 2013
Photo of frank4sail
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Musty (sneaker) malt nose. Yellow color in the glass with lots of bubbles.. quite carbonated. Sturdy white head that lasts and follows your lips. Taste is dominated by must malt with a slight sweetness in the finish. Medium mouth. This was a little dissappointing for a Victory product. Don't get me wrong it is not a bad beer.. just not the quality or complexity of their other selections.

frank4sail, Apr 25, 2003
Photo of TheDeuce
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Also out of the Victory variety pack...

Appearance-gorgeous golden color with active carbonation, about an inch of nice wispy head that sticks around for a little before dissapearing into thin air.

Smell-a lot of grains, a slight whiff of hops and malt but mostly grain with slight alcohol perfumes permeating.

Taste-light and crisp, alcohol seeps in a long with a malty finish at the end, surprisingly watery to me.

Mouthfeel-light and crisp, finishes with barely an aftertaste yet not completely clean with some hop and malt feel.

Drinkability-you could definitely have as many as you want, nice hop and malt touches on the palette, yet watery and thin enough to attract macro drinkers to crossover.

Overall-a nice crossover beer but as a lager its merely good, which is fine, it's just after having their Prima Pils I'm convinced Victory could have produced a much better beer to knock my socks off. Oh well, a fine lager in every respect, just dissapointing after Prima Pils.

TheDeuce, Mar 04, 2005
Photo of mzwolinski
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear, light gold in color, with a very thin head which dissipates to nothing rather quickly. Ample and even carbonation. The aroma is clean, light, and dominated by a grainy-malt and a slight nose of German hops. Flavor itself starts off with a good hit of grain up front, followed by an exceedingly smooth and crisp malt body and a slightly lemony hop finish. Just a hint of yeast gives the aftertaste something of a sweet bread flavor. Very well-balanced and very clean, but strong enough to hold up against, say, a spicy pizza.

mzwolinski, Dec 09, 2002
Photo of jcdiflorio
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass,beer was light golden,straw color.Lots of carbination,white creamy head dissapated quickly. Has a bread-like aroma. no real hop presense.Grainey,bread taste,not much of a hop bitterness.It tasted thin, not much body.Would be a good beer served cold on a hot day,not a filling beer at all.Not what I'm used to from Victory.

jcdiflorio, Sep 14, 2006
Photo of clay23
3.5/5  rDev -2%

clay23, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev +5%

TheMarkE, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of patrick802
3.5/5  rDev -2%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
Photo of matty
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought I would give this beer a shot since the brewery is in the Philadelphia vicinity.It is pale yellow and the smell is average.Taste is unremarkable at first but has a nice fresh bread aftertaste.I would recommend this beer to my buddies,it's not great but it's definetly drinkable.

matty, Sep 20, 2007
Photo of jwhancher
3/5  rDev -16%

jwhancher, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of mjurney
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

mjurney, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Ngntjp
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

Ngntjp, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Dank26
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Dank26, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of fitzy84
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Moan and Dove. This golden-yellow lager is extremely clear to see through, however, there is practically no head. The aroma is barely a hint of hops. Surprisingly, the taste was very developed even with the lack of apparent smells. It turned out to be a really sweet lager. An average carbonation allows it to be somewhat refreshing but a bit too watery. Overall, this drink was a little too crisp, a little too watery and lacked any powerful aroma. But it was decently sweet.

fitzy84, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw yellow with a slight haze. Decent head and lace.

The aroma of grains,citrus and malts.

The taste was mildly sweet,grains,hops,herbal hints and some yeast in the finish.
This beer had a light body feel with medium carbonation and a crisp snap to it.

Notes: So easy to drink,really good session beer. I will use this as a gateway to better beer for my Corona drinking friends.

Lexluthor33, Aug 20, 2009
Photo of twelvsies
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice, standard issue but solid sort of lager. Would be excellent in the summer. One thing I love about Victory is the fact that they have so many beers that are just eye candy. This is a great example of what a lager should look like - perfect clarity, straw colored, lightly carbonated, and with a small head that sticks around for a while but eventually disappears. Would be nicer I guess if the head lasted longer, but I'm not gonna nitpick here. Smell is yeasty and grainy, with a light malt backbone and a grassy but sedate hop profile. Crisp taste first of all, which is good. Followed up by some bready malty tastes and a wee bit of hops. Could be a bit more rounded off in terms of having some nicer, more robust, sweet malts, for balance. All in all though, it's a really drinkable beer with a subtle character.

twelvsies, Feb 08, 2006
Photo of goindownsouth
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am traditionally not a Lager fan, but this one was an eye-opener. Very malty, with some diversity mixed in, this brew was very earthy and hearty, but in a very good way. Combine that with the fact that it goes well with some of the more carnivorous items on Victory's grub menu. Worth the try.

Prost!

goindownsouth, Apr 19, 2003
Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle @ Rooster's Beak.

A: Caramel color, frothy two finger head.

S: Caramel, very distinguishable breadiness, and a little banana.

T: Strong malts all over; caramel, bread, butterscotch.

M: Medium-light and a little creamy.

O: It is very good and stands out way above other flagship lagers (*cough* Boston Lager *cough*).

bucklemyshoe, Feb 08, 2012
Victory Lager from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.