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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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BA SCORE
81
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 15:13:08 | More by Rifugium
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.  

Serving type: on-tap

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-21-2013 18:54:01 | More by InspectorBob
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 19:38:25 | More by Stinkypuss
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

05-05-2012 21:11:11 | More by nrs207
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-15-2012 01:25:30 | More by Gww1864
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-24-2013 03:32:30 | More by dgherm
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-17-2013 18:02:48 | More by Jason1337
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-19-2014 03:53:38 | More by thampel09
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-01-2013 13:55:44 | More by jjd315
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-21-2013 15:10:41 | More by alysmith4
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-30-2012 12:33:29 | More by DSlim71
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-26-2012 01:59:18 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +42%

12-02-2013 05:10:17 | More by NonicPanic
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-16-2014 22:04:12 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-10-2013 03:41:47 | More by kmos27
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottom Line: Session-able and affordable at $4 per 21 oz. pour, but a little cloying in flavor and sweetness, with notes of caramel and good malt flavor.

It may be that I just don't appreciate the style, but I think this beer has caramel flavor notes that finish somewhat sickly-sweet. The beer tastes how it looks - "Brown."

The beer is moderately dry, but I found myself wishing for more dryness. There is no hop flavor that stands out either. Nice moderate head on the pour I received

This is not a bad beer by any means, but I'd rather drink the PJW 30th Anniversary Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2013 19:29:51 | More by tkdchampxi
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-14-2013 10:57:10 | More by Travcofarms
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-23-2011 06:55:23 | More by 1p5v
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.2%

03-09-2014 12:17:20 | More by Liberatiscioli
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VaTechPhilly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

10-18-2012 23:57:04 | More by VaTechPhilly
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52P48

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-18-2013 20:48:37 | More by 52P48
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sammyt728

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-15-2013 02:50:45 | More by sammyt728
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P.J.W. Copper Lager from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.