Victory Helles Lager | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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82
good
888 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Victory Helles LagerVictory Helles Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Victory Lager

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
888
Reviews:
368
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.3%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
141
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 888 |  Reviews: 368
Photo of whatname
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dodge408
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denver10
2.45/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours clear yellow-gold with no head. Aroma is dominated by the lager yeast giving off tons of hay, with a touch of bread an lots of water. Flavor is much the same. Thin mouthfeel. Overall, this one was done in by the low abv. Watered down and lacking in all departments.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden yellow, with minimal inch head, and some lacing.

Mostly grassy hops, and lightly bready malts.

Straight forward lager, crisp, refreshing but not a lot going on. Just a lot of grass.

Not something I would purchase but still find acceptable.
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Photo of Stobin
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw color, very little head and no lace retention. Aroma has a slightly tart and sour element when first poured, later hay and then grain and malt as it warms. Taste is mostly grainy and mineral water. Not very complex. Very light feel.
Not a bad light beer to open up the palate, but nothing special either.

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Photo of grumpygerman
4.24/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bready sweetness with a slightly hoppy and crisp finish. A solid, straight forward Helles.

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Photo of Jericho7x
4.61/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

New to craft beers, but this one would be a regular IF I could get better access to it. Local place in Nashville (Craft Brewed) told me about it. Very good beer for a beginner that is NOT into all the hops and malts. Drinkable, and tasty. Give it a try if you are like me.

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Photo of Givemebeer
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PEIhop
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TopherBreski
3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I keep falling more in love with Victory brewery every day. The look isn't great with a light yellow and medium carbonation and maybe I'm stuffy today but I don't smell a thing but the taste - oh man. Deep, rich corn and nutty flavor - this bear tastes so good!

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Photo of TeachChefs
3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yemenmocha
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jera1350
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nitty703
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A well done helles lager by Victory. Clean, slightly sweet grainy maltiness with hops only lending a bit of a drying finish. Great drinking lager. Lighter bodied. Could stand to add a little to the body Great tailgate beer.

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Photo of kerry4porters
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taylor714914
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bsp77
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into dimpled mug.

Appearance: Bright but pale straw with decent white cap.

Smell: Straw and hay mostly, with some dried out apple.

Taste: Malty with apple, pear, cereal grains, and straw. There is some light peppery spiciness at the finish. Some grainy aftertaste that macros often have as well.

Feel: Very light bodied with carbonation more in check than expected. Smooth and crisp but only semi-dry.

Overall: Decent Helles that would be a good crossover beer, but I have had better Helles Lagers, or I would just reach for a crispier Pilsner.

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Photo of ptat
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soulcougher
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vestlake
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miguelre06
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Victory Helles Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.61 out of 5 based on 888 ratings.
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