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Victory Helles Lager | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.58/5
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896 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#38,606
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
896
pDev:
13.41%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
146
Trade:
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Ratings: 896 |  Reviews: 369
Photo of fx20736
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought a 6 pack from Beers of the World, August 2015. Served cold in a Duvel Tulip.

Look: Hazy lemon yellow, thin white head that disappearscompletely, no lacing.
Smell: faint noble hoppiness, pleasant. Mild fruity yeastiness.
Taste: Mild, slight hint of sourness and gentle spicy hop.
Feel: crisp, good.
Overall: underpowered but easy drinking.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greyghost86
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryantan
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains and a little hay on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes pretty clean.

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Photo of drbenderdo
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briandaube
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradShook
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold under an initially solid fluffy white head that drops to a patchy surface covering. Sweet grainy aroma with a little hoppy spice. Flavor is biscuity and sweet - not much from the hops other than some bitterness. Pretty light and crisp. Not bad.

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Photo of Wallmane
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodyickes
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mchanz99
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date: July 10, 2015... Glassware: 22 oz. pilsner... Occasion: craftbrew showdown--Susquehanna Goldencold vs. Victory Helles... Appearance: pale yellow body that suppresses clusters of bubbles at the glass’s base; large, sporadic burps float upward; excellent head retention of a spongy, full white head; head simmers to solar flares and thick, bubbly hedgerows.... Aroma: a flowery, medium-hopped impression arrives immediately; the stress on German hops and malts is not lost in the product, as a pleasant, welcoming allure of herbs greets the usual cereal and hay of the lager.... Palate: immediate impact on the throat, though the aftertaste is fleeting; soft on the mouth, with a light, apologetic drinkability--definitely intended for swift sipping in sixes; little weight or fizz, but adequately carbonated; not surprisingly, little bitterness to the finish... Taste: again, a floral softness pillows the tongue and exerts a ticklish presence upon the teeth; a release of perfumed lilacs and other botanicals occurs with each sip; a bit sweeter than sour, which is to be expected; smooth and sippable, but begging to be slammed... Overall: I am rating this under the assumption that this was the V Lager I had decades ago, now under a new name but still profiling as the German standout that it was (is)---a treat to revisit old friends, and this beer certainly takes me back to the early years of my beer passion, with its drinkability and gateway familiarity to the less nuanced, more mainstream lagers; Victory has always had my bias, but this is the reason we drink--to enjoy without serious analysis; this beer needs little metrics or measure; just a solid approximation of the style...

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bdel34
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davidstan
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like this. A standard craft lager made well. BB date of Aug 11,2015 so not super fresh.
A. Very light gold color
S. Not much here
T. Biscuity with malty lead notes. Crisp finish, and grassy tones
O. A very well made lager, will buy again if convenient but won't go out of my way to purchase

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Photo of gonzo000
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Victory Helles Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 896 ratings
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