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Victory Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

673 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 31
Gots: 29 | 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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Lexluthor33

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 00:52:25 | More by Lexluthor33
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-19-2011 05:17:50 | More by TheNightwatchman
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twelvsies

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2006 21:39:46 | More by twelvsies
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-10-2013 03:38:22 | More by kmos27
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2003 15:53:17 | More by goindownsouth
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

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*).

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 14:49:56 | More by bucklemyshoe
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horshack7

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured into a Pilsner glass is a clear golden colored beer with only one finger of head.

Aroma: Golden raisins, dates, mild apricot, grassy, touch of biscuit. Twinge of dryness in the nose, and sweet maltiness.

Taste: Light bodied, grassy, apricot, light raisins and a crisp mouthfeel that finishes nice and dry.

Notes: Very drinkable all around good for anytime of year but even better for a warm day. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 23:58:02 | More by horshack7
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mjurney

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 23:20:34 | More by mjurney
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: snifter. pours a beautiful gold color, with some white lacing. low head retention and lacing.

S: Smells sweeter than most helles, but it does have that distinct corn malt aroma.

T: Tastes a little sweeter than expected. huge corn malts with no distinct hop flavor, probably some light nobles. Aftertaste is perfect though, just the sweetness, not the corn flavors.

M: Clean and crisp, a little thicker than expected. good carbonation.

D: very drinkable beer. I have started to drink more Helles lager, and I really enjoyed this one. great summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 22:11:28 | More by paulthebeerguru
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Either this is new to the state of MA, or I have not been paying enough attention!

I wouldn't have bought this without the date, which for this bottle happens to say: Enjoy By Jul 15 08.

Pours a very clear very light gold with a medium-sized white head that has a little creaminess, but not much. Head settles down to a thin cap rather quickly, leaving a little lace on the glass. Bubbles are continually rising for the duration of the beer. Smells like buttered popcorn, though slightly floral and bitter. Rather thin in the mouth and leaving a clean bitterness, this one could accurately be described as "crisp." That being said, there is definitely a sweetness present in the flavor that stays around the teeth. A pleasantly herbal note is present throughout, which must be those fresh German hops that they brag about.

Nothing sticks out in the beer, which can be looked at as a good thing or a bad thing. I can't say that it is very memorable, but as a clean, crisp, balanced, and pleasant brew, this is something that I would not mind having again.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 20:32:20 | More by waughbrew
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TheMarkE

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-12-2013 01:05:14 | More by TheMarkE
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

12-06-2011 20:27:11 | More by jwhancher
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a "traditional" ale glass at room temp, it pours a pale gold color with 2 inches of frothy white head and lots of cascading bubbles. The head dissipates pretty quickly leaving some edge lacing and a slight layer of head on top. Aroma is of pale, bright malts and some citrus (lemon); aroma is very clean and basic. Sipping, it has a slightly sweet malty flavor with hints of grains and maybe some corn flavors in there also. The sweetness is a little lemony and decent. Carbonation is well balanced throughout along with some slight alcohol on the tongue upon swallowing. Nothing exciting about this one: a straight forward lager that is light and simple to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2005 01:39:02 | More by Fish113d
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-23-2014 04:03:16 | More by ChrisKayler
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Citadel82

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well this is a perfectly average beer. A beer to recommend to the Bud drinker in your circle of friends as an entre' to better things. Pours a transparent pale gold with a sparse short-lived head that left no lace whatsoever....sigh. Persisitent light carbonation insufficient to form the sparsest of rings of foam on a beer clean glass. The aroma was light and bready, some sweetness hints of corn and faint floral hops. Taste was balanced and refreshing. Short lived sweetness fading to a hoppy finish that is persistent but faint. Mouthfeel is light. This is an easy drinking beer though a tad too "euro lager-ish" for my tastes. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. A refreshing and drinkable brew, perhaps a good brew to have around for the dog days of August when you are having many more than one.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2005 04:06:12 | More by Citadel82
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.95/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours urine yellow with a limp head . . . but boy does it taste!
Ahhh . . . now this is what beer drinking is all about. Round and clean, yet there is a faint malty taste that lingers on the back of the tongue with a pinch of hops up front.
Nothing finer than a good lager and this is a good lager. One of the best American Lagers I've had. Certainly the best made outside of Wisconsin.
Yeah, this lager could easily compete in Wisconsin . . . heck, it could even find itself in Germany and have a fighting chance against some German varieties. I love it, I love it, I love it.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2006 04:37:38 | More by shbobdb
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

04-10-2012 05:05:29 | More by shockrocker65
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clay23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-10-2013 23:07:38 | More by clay23
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thekanna

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Yellow bordering on gold with white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Yeast and light hops with notes of flowers, citrus fruits, and slightly sweet malts.

T/M: Incredibly crisp, sweeter malts with yeasts and notes of grassy hops and citrus fruits in the aftertaste. Light body with a lot of effervescence and slight creaminess. Delicious.

D: One of the better lagers I've had. Bravo, Victory.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 01:39:53 | More by thekanna
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-22-2012 15:32:38 | More by NickyDee21
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GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2003 01:27:00 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2012 23:42:04 | More by rcjennings
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a pale straw color with a thick white head which leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is of sweet malt with some grassy and floral hops. Taste is dominated by sweet malt although some hops are present to balance the sweetness. This is medium to full-bodied and well carbonated- feels very nice in the mouth. Also extremely drinkable. This is pretty good stuff- no doubt. But it's also not all that exciting.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2005 01:53:43 | More by burnstar
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on-tap in a pint class at Standard Tap, Phila, last night.

I wanted a lighter beer to quench my thirst last night after a long day of traveling and this beer disappointed. I expected a beer similar to Prima Pils with less herby hoppiness and more body and malt. Instead, I got a piss-yellow, lager with little hop flavor, not much malt or body, and no head. The beer with thin and tasted like nothing I was expecting. Granted this is a step up from Yuengling Lager and the like, but it's not what I would expect from a Victory lager. Maybe this is what the style is supposed to be like, but I did not like it one bit. I was very disappointed and left wishing I had ordered the Stoudt's APA that my dinner companion had, in place of what I had gotten.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2009 22:07:49 | More by Soonami
Victory Lager from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.