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Throwback Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 04-09-2005)
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It came to me a crystal clear, bubbly straw yellow, with a tight white lager head the dwindled rapidly. It looked rather pretty in the light, actually.

The aroma was quite macro-esque, with a slight hoppy metallic tang, but the sweet malt notes were a bit more full than in the average macro. But, the corn was there as well.

The first sip delivered an almost rock-candy sweetness on board, with real notes of the cracked corn and light malt that conjured it up. The hops bittered the sweet melange, but did little in the line of flavoring it all. Overall, the flavor profile was thing and dropped off quickly as the malt ebbed, leaving a crisp, slightly bittered finish.

Light bodied, it slid right across the palate with nary a delay. It left little in the line of memories once gone.

Jimmy cracked the corn, but in the summer heat, I would not care. It's thin, sweet, and per the old folks I've talked to, right in line with what they remember of the olden lagers of yore. There's nothing here to call anything more than good, save the nice look at the outset, but man does it go down smooth and easy. It's a novelty, but in the sun with sweat on my brow, I'd have no issue with making it a more mainstream indulgence.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2005 14:39:37 | More by Foxman
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3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory wanted to create a lager reminisce of the old Schmidt's of Philadelphia brewing company. I drank a lot of Schmidt's in my time so you would think I would have a clear memory but I can't say this taste the same although drinking a lot will cloud the mind. I can say it was very enjoyable.

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on tap at the Victory catering truck - served in plastic cup

Brilliant golden color, crystal clear in the sunlight and topped with a thin layering of white head. Fades away into a wisp of film with little lacing.

Malty and doughy in the nose with hints of lemon peel and corn. Yup, its an adjunct - but without the steely, offensive scents the more popular varieties tend to exhibit.

Easy drinking with a mild corny backbone. Doughy with honey and a little fresh cut grass. Quaffable, especially on a 80+ degree day outside.

Lighter body, decent carbonation, cool and refreshing on the tongue with minimal dryness. Apparently this was a post-prohibition inspired lager they made with corn flakes, so the results were pretty pleasing. This certainly isn't their best lager brewed beer, but I thought they achieved the goal.

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Throwback Lager from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.