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P.J.W. Copper Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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P.J.W. Copper LagerP.J.W. Copper Lager

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MLasoski on 07-29-2009)
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Reviews by klkatz:
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3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

got this at a sixers game with a friend. chose from amongst a plethora of macros, i remember enjoying it.. i liked the color. I don't remember if the sixers won or lost. but i remember thinking: "This is a cool place for a bar."


Taste - nutty 3.5
Color 3.5
Smell 2.5
Drinkblty - 3.5

Overall 3

klkatz, Feb 17, 2013
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A: This brew was served to me in it's custom 22 ounce Willi Becker glass. With a copper and reddish tone, the body was opaque and very carbonated.

S: Somewhat fruity to the nose, the German (Munich, Vienna, & Pilsener) malts and whole flower European hops were notable at the start.

T: Similar to Anchor Steam's Steamboat Lager, this lager tasted mildly fruity with a malty backdrop. The malts and hops were not overbearing which made every sip just as enjoyable as the next.

M: The smell of fruit and malts influence the initial taste of the copper lager. It starts out fruity and ends with a carbonated malty and mildly hoppy flavor. Overall it had a fine complexity.

D: I would definitely order this brew again. There is a P.J. Whelihan's right down the road and I can see myself having quite a few of these down the road. It complements any hearty meal, along with their critically acclaimed chicken wings.

MLasoski, Jul 29, 2009
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First had: on tap at P.J. Whelihan's, Haddonfield, NJ

Brewed by Victory for PJ Whelihan's, as the name would imply. Poured a clear, copper-amber color with a thin, fizzy head, fed by obvious carbonation. Smell of grains, pils malts, and light floral hops; very light. Light body and light taste, sweet German and pils malts, lightly hopped with floral and slight citrus accents. Nothing special, but drinkable at least.

Rifugium, Sep 02, 2011
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Had the pleasure of one of these before dinner, tapped in front of me into a beautiful 23 oz. glass.

Pour - looks like great carbonation, smoothe pour and nice head. Two and three fingers all around with fine lacing. Name is fitting - color is a warm copper, dangerously close to a red.

Nose - didnt get a good smell because of the atmosphere - fried bar food ruins beer aroma.
For the sake of the rating, ill give it an objective middle of the road.

Taste - sweet, carmel nuttiness with a fine smoky twist. A good spice flavor with not too much maltiness and a a sweet, sweeping hoppy finish. Works great to cleanse the palate. I am impressed with everything about the taste of this lager. Really typifies the true bold flavor of a well thought out amber lager. Complex but doesnt over do it.

Mouthfeel - simple, smoothe and perfectly carbonated. The end got tough but I think that had more to do with the previous 22 oz.

Drinkability - cold, honest and a victory for anybody looking for a great amber lager. Stands up to the Yuenglings and the Sam Adams's of the world.


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P.J.W Copper Lager

LOOK: Pours a rich clear amber. Soapy white foam forms and has a good staying power. For an amber lager, this fits the bill.

SMELL: Lager yeast , fresh hops, bread, caramel malts.

TASTE: Rich, highly caramelized malts, a bit of floral, earthy hops and some bread are the primary flavors. Probably all malt, but does have a good deal of graininess as well. Lightly bitter, easy drinking beer. Medium bodied and well carbonated.

OVERALL: A decent go to lager, especially when at a p.j. Wellingtons location. Solid contract beer, would certainly have it again some day.

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P.J.W. Copper Lager from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.