Victory Helles Lager
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Victory Helles LagerVictory Helles Lager
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Ranked #265
Ranked #26,274
3.59 | pDev: 13.37%
Nov 11, 2023
Oct 17, 2001
Formerly Victory Lager
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Rated: 3.66 by Jcreason569 from Washington

Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Two brown twelve ounce bottles emptied into a clear glass liter mug show a brew with a dull golden amber color. There's not much head despite a decanting of near room temperature beer. It's moderately translucent, but there is a mild cloudiness. Malty up front for the nose, there's also some yeastiness as a secondary trait. The aroma pretty much follows through to the taste. It's malty more in an earthy way than in a sweet way, such as a Scottish Ale. There's also a little funkiness to it, like with many European lagers. The body is more than acceptable, for a lager. Fuller flavored than many in the lager family, but unfortunately it's a style that just doesn't get the highest ratings. But, for what it is, it's well done.
Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by walt5 from Delaware

Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 3.65 by DFred from California

Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

May 02, 2019
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Reviewed by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: Clear amber color with a thin white head. Minimal lacing.
Smell: A light, herbal, grassy hop aroma. Sour green apple.
Taste: Sour green apple, green grapes, and a hint of spicy herbal bitterness. Sweet, bready malt on the finish.
Feel: Light-bodied with a carbonated mouthfeel.
Overall: A mild, very drinkable beer. Flavors and aroma are balanced and subdued. A nice hint of sourness &/or carbonation to keep things interesting.
Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Vylo from New Jersey

Jan 09, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2018
Rated: 3 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2018
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, pale golden color. Thin head that faded to practically nothing almost instantly. Left not much lacing. Looks like nothing more than Bud Light.

S---Hoppy. Some earthiness, like grass. A bit floral. A little bit of bready yeastiness.

T---Grass/straw is up front. A light honey spice to it. Excellent balance between hops and malts.

F---Light & quenching. Just a touch of astringency.

O---This is one to have after mowing the lawn on a hot day. Would definitely like to have another (or 2).
Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle into speiglau IPA glass.

Look is golden yellow with a white thick head.

Aroma is american lager malty delicious.

Taste is typical American lager sweet with a light tang.

Pretty good drinkable beer.
Oct 18, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by jgiordano88 from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2018
Rated: 3.22 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 3.18 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Feb 19, 2018
Victory Helles Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 917 ratings