Victory Dark Lager | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
84
good
87 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 47
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Blind Tiger, NYC, NY

Standard, easy drinking option. Tarnished copper brown color with a finger or so of tan head. Aroma of grains and malts, essentially nothing else, as promised by the "All Malt" label. Simple taste, malts, roasted malts, and more malts, followed by a mild herbal hoppiness. Bit of an astringent aftertaste. Medium-bodied and easily drinkable.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

rusty brown in color with a good bit of cloudiness that seemed to settle itself out after a few minutes. A small but persistent head of off white formed on the top and managed to hang around for a good bit before settling out.

Aroma is deep and dark from the start. Rich dark caramel notes are all over this one. Roasted nuts, some brown sugar, dark frits, figs maybe? Really just complex as I even pull a touch of vanilla through after a few minutes. Really nice, and quite full feel for the style, due in most part to near perfect carbonation. This allows the flavor to roll across the palate and really just cling to every ounce of taste buds you have. Caramel, bready notes, hints of light spice are all leading the charge here as each sip seems to become better and better

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Victory Dark Lager, ontap @ Victory Brewing

Pours a rich dark brown, light khaki colored head forms and not a whole lot of lace. Smells like an imported German lager, Tettnang hops appear brightly along with some doughy notions. In the taste, similar hop flavor, light and tealike, a bit herbal. Dark roasted malt and lager yeast add alot to this beer, giving it that distinct "euro" feel. Light roast, good hop profile, easy drinking medium bodied feel. Whats not to like in this one, a great standby beer.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA) on 2/15/11 during their 15 Year Anniversary Celebration. Served in a stange.

Pours a clear copper, with finger of frothy egg-shell white head. This retains with a fairly rich ½ finger that leaves some thick patches of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fresh and floral up front, with notes of light roast, caramel, and fresh citrus character quickly following. Nice crispness here in the nostrils.

Those hops are fresh and biting in the taste but aren't overly aggressive, being backed by a fruity and malty mix of caramel, toast, and ripe citric character. This finishes moderately dry with some lingering roast. The mouthfeel medium bodied, with a firm and crisp carbonation that is overall quite refreshing feeling in the mouth.

I'm glad to see this one back, as you don't get to see it around quite as much as you used to. This just has a firm and well balanced mix of hops, sweetness, and roast that stayed well flavored, crisp, and easy drinking the whole way through the glass. At 5%, you could enjoy a couple of these and it pretty much pairs up nicely with anything.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium brown with some red highlightls, minimal head and lacing. Scent is mild, some hints of roasted nuts and pumpernickle bread. Taste brings a more assertive, yet mild taste of fresh bread, lightly roasted nuts and hints of spice and herbs. Lighter side of medium body, very light and watery finnish. A nice, highly drinkable and flavorful beer.

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3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting Lager style. Poured a rich, dark color not at all like a Yuengling lager. Has a wonderful roasted aroma to it. Taste was liek drinking a nice black coffee with hints of chicory and tannins that lingered on the tongue. Went down smooth. Probably would be a good session beer.

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Photo of zoso1967
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served up fairly transparent reddish brown with a slightly tan head that leaves good lacing. The aroma of this beer had a lot of toffee notes in and, as well as being slightly toasty with just a tinge of herbal hop character. The taste presented itself as clean, malty and smooth with most of the character coming from the malts. Toffee, caramel, light toastyness and smooth sweetness. Very little hop flavor, but a fair amount of bitterness to help balance out the malts. It had a medium body that was slightly chewy, and it left a bit more stickiness in my mouth than I would have liked. Pretty drinkable, but I think the stickiness would wear on me eventually. Well executed, as are most Victory beers, but just a bit lacking.

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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I"m not a lager guy, but this was pretty good. Good dark brown/amber color with small head. It's not in your face yet is solid presentation.
Bread and sweet malt come through in the nose. It seems very robust but the taste calms down. Grainy taste, malt, but not the kind that tastes bad. This is "fresher" than most lagers I've had. No old sock taste to it. Semi-sweet, a fairly good finish. I'd have it again, but would prefer a PA or something with some bite.

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Photo of Chinon01
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bready, toasty, simply liquid bread. Richly colored brownish amber with simple head. Nose is again bready with a hint or vanilla icing. Taste is almost sweet with toasty and nearly deeper roasted notes. Really nice but little mid palate and a meager finish. Good mouthfeel and as for drinkability, the growler is just about empty.

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Photo of Beertarded
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a rusted brown with a large tan head. The aroma has hints of toffee and carmel mixed in with a heeping doase of malt. The flavor is quite sweet and pleasent, with an herbal hop tinge to match a delicate malt flavor. I would choose this every time over their non-dark lager.

A nice beer that has no interntions of being anymore than its name. Quite good.

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Victory Dark Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.7 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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