Victory Helles Lager | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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82
good
894 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:
894
Reviews:
369
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.3%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden in color, hazy. Short-lived white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Biscuity malts. Slightly doughy, light toast. Hints of herbal and grassy hops. Faint lemon zest. Very clean.

T: Pilsner malt lays down a grainy and biscuity flavor. Mild oily hop bitterness balances nicely. Grassy and slightly herbal/spicy. Perfectly clean. Grainy malt finish.

M: Light bodied. Slight malt firmness. Blast of aggressive carbonation cuts through the body. Crisp.

O: A pretty good stab at the Helles style. Not as honed as the best of them, but it's free of flaws and drinks nicely. Pretty good stuff, I could see a six pack disappearing quickly on a nice day.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear straw yellow, no carbonation, not much head either.

S-Malt, straw, wheat not much of anything.

T-Very similar to the nose, straw, wheat, semi-sweet. No bitterness.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation and watery.

O-A boring, bland, nothing new lager. No reason to have other than the tick.

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Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of clay23
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Vonhinx
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bill69
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jeremy_J
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of stella77artois
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

A - Yello and on the clear side. Not a lot of carbonation going on, but there was about a 1" head. Some lacing left behind in the pint glass.

S - Not much going on. The dankness of a lager, with some hops to it. Not bad, just not much there.

T - Munich Helles Lager's are my favorite stlye, and I don't think this is the best representation of the style. Not a bad tasting beer, but not nearly as good as other popular Munich Helles'. A fair amount of hoppy bitterness, with just a touch of an adjunct-like flavor, which I didn't like. A cut grass / flowery aftertase.

F - Pretty refreshing. I prefer my lagers to have a little more carbonation, though. Certainly easy to drink.

O - Not a bad beer, but there are Munich Helles' that are much better. Not a bad flavor, and I'd drink this again, but probably wouldn't buy it. Decent beer, but there are many better Munich Helles', Spaten, Lowenbrau, Hofbrau, and others.

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Photo of HRamz3
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rx-beer
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Crimzy711
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very good drinkable lager. Pour is a 1/2 inch of bubbly head that fizzes to just a mild lace ring. Color is a respectable bright bubbly yellow. Smells of lager yeast, biscuit, and a touch of herbal hops. Taste is about the same but very clean and crisp. I kept thinking how many lagers I had and none impressed me as much. Mouth feel is again bubbly, light and crisp.

Overall a step up from BMC and just enough flavor to impress a craft veteran like me this beer has it all. Give it a try.

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Photo of EBeckett3
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of nakedninjaturtle
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Victory Helles Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.61 out of 5 based on 894 ratings.
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