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Victory Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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738 Ratings

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Ratings: 738
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 31
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

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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.

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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.

Victory Lager from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 738 ratings.