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Throwback Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 6
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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3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

xnicknj, Jun 07, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a pale gold color with minimal head retention and very little lacing. The nose is a bit better, with a light aroma of honey and bread dough. On the palate, this beer isn't bad, showing some light sweet malt and a hint of bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is very light, and the beer is a bit watery on the palate. Drinkability is pretty good, assuming you like bland, basically listless beers (which I don't).

Not exactly sure what Victory was going for here, but I guess this might make a decent lawnmower beer alternative for those who want a slight upgrade from their mass marketed macro swill.

John_M, May 20, 2010
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3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow with a voluminous white head that quickly fades to a ring around the outside of the glass. Lacing is not so great, even in a bar cleaned glass. The aroma is.... Well to be totally honest I am not picking up on much more what I was accustomed to in the days that I would slam PBR, Miller light or whatever was on special at the bar. A slight maltyness with some yeast and perhaps even a rumor of hops, though that might just be my imagination. The taste is more interesting in that I actually found it to be a bit sweeter than most adjunct lagers. Bready malt and yeast with just a touch of smooth herbal hops and not a whole lot of bitterness. Goes down easy but not very exciting. The mouthfeel is light and the finish is surprisingly crisp given the low bitterness. Very drinkable, but paying craft prices for a macro style product does not make any sense to me. Just go for a Prima or Vic Lager instead. For me, this is pretty much just a gimmick beer.

zoso1967, Apr 14, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 7/10/08. On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light and crisp with some light fruits. Flavor of corn sweetness. Light, crisp, refreshing. There's not much going on here, but this is a decent pale lager and quite drinkable and refreshing.
6/3/6/4/14 (3.3/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 20, 2008
Throwback Lager from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.