Throwback Lager
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
American Adjunct Lager
3.51 | pDev: 14.81%
Sep 07, 2018
Apr 09, 2005
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Rated: 3.5 by WillWillows from Ohio

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 10, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by nosavingsaccount from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by Bill69 from Pennsylvania

Jun 05, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by ptat from Delaware

May 16, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by schmitter from Pennsylvania

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by muskiesman from New Jersey

Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 3 by malfunxion from New York

Aug 21, 2014
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Reviewed by JohnMalone from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Victory wanted to create a lager reminisce of the old Schmidt's of Philadelphia brewing company. I drank a lot of Schmidt's in my time so you would think I would have a clear memory but I can't say this taste the same although drinking a lot will cloud the mind. I can say it was very enjoyable.
Apr 20, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Fcip78 from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Barnsley from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by Rekrule from Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by mikefuski17 from Oregon

Oct 20, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Schmuckles from Rhode Island

Oct 20, 2013
Rated: 4 by Horbar from Rhode Island

Oct 19, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by HRamz3 from Pitcairn

Oct 10, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by IPAIsaac from Delaware

Aug 16, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by BeerMe42 from New Jersey

Aug 10, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by hockeyfighter19 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Jul 08, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by bigfnjoe from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2013
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Reviewed by xnicknj from Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
on tap at the Victory catering truck - served in plastic cup

Brilliant golden color, crystal clear in the sunlight and topped with a thin layering of white head. Fades away into a wisp of film with little lacing.

Malty and doughy in the nose with hints of lemon peel and corn. Yup, its an adjunct - but without the steely, offensive scents the more popular varieties tend to exhibit.

Easy drinking with a mild corny backbone. Doughy with honey and a little fresh cut grass. Quaffable, especially on a 80+ degree day outside.

Lighter body, decent carbonation, cool and refreshing on the tongue with minimal dryness. Apparently this was a post-prohibition inspired lager they made with corn flakes, so the results were pretty pleasing. This certainly isn't their best lager brewed beer, but I thought they achieved the goal.
Jun 07, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by chim52chim from Pennsylvania

Jun 07, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Lanstrum from Ohio

Jun 01, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2013
Rated: 3 by Jason1337 from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2013
Rated: 1.5 by phishbone23 from New York

Jan 23, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by VinnyA from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by tomasher from New Jersey

Jul 29, 2012
Rated: 4 by tommyd313 from Pennsylvania

Jul 07, 2012
Rated: 2.25 by Jaybirdsbeer from Ohio

Jun 06, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by roastTHEmost from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by dreichus from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2012
Rated: 2.5 by gloveman from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by azorie from Florida

Jan 05, 2012
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Reviewed by John_M from Oregon

3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a pale gold color with minimal head retention and very little lacing. The nose is a bit better, with a light aroma of honey and bread dough. On the palate, this beer isn't bad, showing some light sweet malt and a hint of bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is very light, and the beer is a bit watery on the palate. Drinkability is pretty good, assuming you like bland, basically listless beers (which I don't).

Not exactly sure what Victory was going for here, but I guess this might make a decent lawnmower beer alternative for those who want a slight upgrade from their mass marketed macro swill.
May 20, 2010
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Reviewed by zoso1967 from Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pale yellow with a voluminous white head that quickly fades to a ring around the outside of the glass. Lacing is not so great, even in a bar cleaned glass. The aroma is.... Well to be totally honest I am not picking up on much more what I was accustomed to in the days that I would slam PBR, Miller light or whatever was on special at the bar. A slight maltyness with some yeast and perhaps even a rumor of hops, though that might just be my imagination. The taste is more interesting in that I actually found it to be a bit sweeter than most adjunct lagers. Bready malt and yeast with just a touch of smooth herbal hops and not a whole lot of bitterness. Goes down easy but not very exciting. The mouthfeel is light and the finish is surprisingly crisp given the low bitterness. Very drinkable, but paying craft prices for a macro style product does not make any sense to me. Just go for a Prima or Vic Lager instead. For me, this is pretty much just a gimmick beer.
Apr 14, 2010
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Reviewed by LilBeerDoctor from New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Reviewed on 7/10/08. On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light and crisp with some light fruits. Flavor of corn sweetness. Light, crisp, refreshing. There's not much going on here, but this is a decent pale lager and quite drinkable and refreshing.
6/3/6/4/14 (3.3/5)
Dec 20, 2008
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured some of my growler into a Victory shaker glass (I felt that this was most appropriate!).

A: Pours a golden yet straw colored body with a thick, frothy head with nice retention and excellent lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: A sweet, malty smell with honey undertones that seemed quite complimentary.

T: A light, crisp and refreshing malty taste with some sweet, honey taste evident in the aftertaste.

M: A light, crisp and refreshing beer. An excellent lager and summer beer.

D: An excellent combination of mouthfeel and taste makes this an excellent beer. A very drinkable beer that had me refilling my glass. An excellent brew and highly recommended.
Aug 09, 2008
Throwback Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
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