Victory Helles Lager | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Helles LagerVictory Helles Lager

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

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

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3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a long lasting, foamy, white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is light-medium and crisp. Light grassy hops and biscuit malt with hints of lemon combine on the palate. Finish is long and slightly bitter. Nice, easy drinking, tasty helles.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: thin head on a hazy pale golden body.

S: musty light pale malts and grains.

T: overall bland with little standing out. Mostly malts and grains.

M: moist finish. medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one is very bland. I guess drinkable but not for the flavor.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Victory, Downingtown, PA

First had this a while ago, but I just recently revisited it. It's not something I'd normally go for, and it's not my usual style, but if the owner is going to buy me one, who am I to decline?

Served in a 0.3L German-style tumbler, Victory lager pours a crystal clear golden brown color with a nice cap of foamy white head that retains well, and leaves just a bit of soapy lacing. Aroma of light German malts, light floral hops, basic, no nonsense. Taste follows the aroma, pale malts, crackery grains, floral hops, crisp, clean, nothing complex or amazing, but it's a standard lager, so what more can you ask for? Light body, and goes down as smooth as anything. For the style, this is a very good beer. If you want something simple and extremely easy to drink, yet miles ahead of the macro market, look no further.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Victory Helles Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.61 out of 5 based on 892 ratings.
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