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

Not Rated.
P.J.W. Copper LagerP.J.W. Copper Lager

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BA SCORE
80
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.47%
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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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +43.3%

12-02-2013 05:10:17 | More by NonicPanic
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-03-2012 07:34:49 | More by shockrocker65
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VaTechPhilly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

10-18-2012 23:57:04 | More by VaTechPhilly
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BricksandPorter

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +16.9%

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.

Cheers!!!

04-03-2010 01:37:54 | More by BricksandPorter
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jeddis1

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-29-2012 00:28:46 | More by jeddis1
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roastTHEmost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-08-2012 21:15:57 | More by roastTHEmost
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-16-2014 22:04:12 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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52P48

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-18-2013 20:48:37 | More by 52P48
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-04-2013 17:07:24 | More by pearljam118
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MLasoski

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

07-29-2009 11:01:49 | More by MLasoski
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%

Draft at the Haddon Township location.

Pours a dark golden orange/copper color with tangerine hues and a half finger white head that slowly settles into a thin ring.  Sporadic streaks of lace left behind.  

Slightly floral aroma with some earthy hops along with a sweet malt presence. Slightly toasty with hints of caramel and toffee.  

Fuller bodied than expected with a nice crisp hop presence up front that provides a dry bitterness that lingers over the malt into a sweet and slightly dry finish.  Some grassy pine notes countered by the sweeetness with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit.  There's some bready yeast adding fullness and light fruit notes in the finish.  Well balanced and easy to drink.  I was pleasantly surprised by this beer.  

10-24-2011 18:55:02 | More by corby112
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

02-01-2013 13:55:44 | More by jjd315
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Illinois

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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New Jersey

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P.J.W. Copper Lager from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.