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Victory Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

706 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 30
Gots: 41 | 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 mobyfann
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid $28 for the mixed case...

The beer pours a slightly hazy light golden base with a medium white head, minimal head retention and a few specs on the glass in the end. The aroma.... what aroma, where are the hops, a very faint smell.

The taste is just average, a little flavor but that is it, very one dimensional and average as a helles. The mouthfeel left a slight dry and harsh touch in the end, it wasn't a particular favorite. Decent drinkability, for a standard beer over Bud I would take it and split a pitcher with someone, but I would rather end with this than start with it.

Final Thought: An average Lager, disappointing coming from Victory.

mobyfann, Dec 27, 2005
Photo of vette2006c5r
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Victory Lager poured a bright golden color with almost no head. Even though it was a fresh bottle, it smelt a little skunked, and veery light. It tasted like a traditional lager but very light. The flavors were barley noticable. Overall I was dissapointed with this. The flavors needed to be much stronger, tasted like a watered down sam adams lager, but cost more money. Deffently not the best lager, or the best beer by victory.

vette2006c5r, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of Tilley4
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm crazy about most of Victory's offerings so I picked up singles of this and the Whirlwind Wit yesterday...

Pours a surprisingly clear light golden with a nice fluffy head... Lots of carbonation...looks pretty good..

I'm getting lots of sweet light malt and a macro-like corn aroma... Also, some sulfur going on.. Basically, smells beery if you will....hoping for a bit more in this dept...

If I didn't know better, I'd guess this was a macro... Its not bad or anything, but really just sorta average to me... Tastes sorta like a Bud or any of the other big names... Lots of light sweet malt and corn and virtually no hop presence... Again, sorta disappointing...

Overall... A letdown.. I was expecting more of a solid base of malt and hops that never disappoints, like Sam Adams, but this one didn't do it for me...

Tilley4, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of umtox
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A very light golden lager with a decent head and lots of carbonation

S: Pungent classic beer smell, a bit yeasty.

T: Crisp, strongly carbonated and a decent aftertaste.

D: Very drinkable, crisp on the palate.

An average lager for a microbrewery, but very drinkable. Definitely would pair well with food.

umtox, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of mjc410
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into my La Moneuse tulip, which is of course the ideal lager glass...

The head is fizzy and soda like, quickly falling to a glass ring and surface lacing over a very light gold, bubbly body. The nose is of somewhat off-putting grain. Taste is very nice though, a clean, balanced grain/hop combination, very simple. Mouthfeel is spot on, with a thin body and high carbonation. A very easy drinker, but with some significant negatives and no complexity whatsoever.

mjc410, Aug 25, 2006
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The first two times I had this beer it was directly out of the bottle. The thing that comes to mind is "alright." It could definitely be better. It had a syrupy finish that detracted from the overall taste. The third time, in a glass, I was quite surprised at how light this beer looked. It reminded me of Coors Light. Very unexpected. All in all, not a bad beer. But not a good beer either.

GeoffFromSJ, Oct 04, 2003
Photo of rhoadsrage
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass) best before Mar 19 2010
A- This beer has a crystal clear golden yellow body with a thin white head soon to disappears with tiny bubbles in slow motion. S- This beer has a soft sighty sweet malt with a Munich malt hint and pale malt with some field corn note finish.
T- This beer has a big sulfury hops flavor that grows with a fizzy water taste in the finish.
M- This beer is a light mouthfeel with a big scrubbing fizzy finish.
D- This beer is sulfury and fizzy that covers most of the flavor and aroma except for the watery taste in the finish.

rhoadsrage, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Damian74Shensky, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of chim52chim
3/5  rDev -16.2%

chim52chim, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -16.2%

apasternak, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

waddellc2, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

bonbini26, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of tzieser
3/5  rDev -16.2%

tzieser, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Yellolab2010
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Yellolab2010, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of rdub
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first Victory branded beverage. I had high hopes and this one was pretty much average. I was hoping for Munich Helles style flavor but got "basic" out of it. The appearance was golden with a one finger head and a tiny bit of lacing. Smell was balanced as was the taste. Like I said above, Basic. Mouthfeel was right down the middle as was drinkability. Actually drinkability was pretty good and would be good for a rookie to try.

rdub, May 23, 2010
Photo of yossarian14
3/5  rDev -16.2%

yossarian14, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

IPAchris, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Crimzy711
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Crimzy711, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of SickNukes
3/5  rDev -16.2%

SickNukes, May 18, 2012
Photo of shufon
3/5  rDev -16.2%

shufon, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of kristougher
3/5  rDev -16.2%

kristougher, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

dinojrbtom, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of ohcomeonthatsfunny
3/5  rDev -16.2%

ohcomeonthatsfunny, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of NonicPanic
3/5  rDev -16.2%

NonicPanic, Dec 06, 2013
Victory Lager from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.