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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
American Lager
3.74 | pDev: 10.7%
Jun 11, 2021
Mar 12, 2017
Gotta give the people what they want, right? A lot of you have been searching for your next go-to beer. Something hoppy, but still drinkable and refreshing. Search no further! Six varieties of American whole flower hops (Centennial, Mosaic, Azacca, Cascade, Chinook, and Citra) pack bold and juicy flavors into this crisp, drinkable lager. Meet Victory Home Grown. Your NEW American Lager.
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is the dry-hopped version. Larger head of three fingers initially. Good 3D lacing webs. Hazy with a green hue to the dirty gold color.

Crisp and refreshing smell. The base malt is very clean and there's an extraordinarily attractive floral hop. This is one of the most attractive beers in terms of smell I've had.

The taste is consistent with the smell. The malty start is excellent if a bit nondescript. The body leans rich for a lager; neutral carbonation. The hop is interesting in a good way with some white pepper bite and continued floral softness. Overall, a superior, refreshing lager.
Jun 11, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2020
Rated: 2.86 by Jeez from Massachusetts

Jul 21, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 08, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by monk2021 from Texas

Feb 12, 2020
Rated: 3.32 by markallmon from Tennessee

Feb 04, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Dec 05, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Nov 27, 2019
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Reviewed by hopphead31415 from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a dry-hopped lager by Victory with a 4.8% ABV.

Look-It pours a light-yellow golden color with a slight haze and white foamy head. The lacing is drooping, sparse, and wet.

Smell-It has a tenuous aroma and is difficult to pin down what it smells like, but I get apricot peel, fresh cut hay, a minerality, and some clove.

Taste-The taste follows the nose, but I’m also picking up on some sort of melon and melon rind. It almost reminds me of an orange crème soda with that apricot and honey suckle malts. The melon is the aftertaste and the apricot and honey suckle are front and center. It is light-bodied and very light. It has a crisp and refreshing rinse sort of feel to it and is an easy drink.

Overall-It is definitely nice to try a beer that is a bit unique. This dry-hopped lager was a great idea and Victory did a great job with it!
Nov 24, 2019
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Golden color, lively carbonation. Hops bring a bit of a bite to a middle-of-the-road lager. Not remarkable in any way. A fairly competent thirst quencher, but not much more.
Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 3.28 by DIM from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2019
Reviewed by RKCMUZIK

4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very refreshing and smooth taste I love a cold beer after a good jam session !
Best thing is you can enjoy a few and still find the chords : )

V for Victory !
Sep 20, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Sep 03, 2019
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Reviewed by beerloserLI from New York

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A pale off yellow color with decent clarity and a white and quick head of foam bubbles. The nose is semi-sweet with hops and malt. Very clean on the first few sips with lots of nice pilsner malt and rather hoppy on the finish. Smooth as all hell with really nice balance between the malt and hops. A light/moderate mouth feel that drinks refreshing but will full stick on flavors. Notes of bready malt, grass, straw, mixed spice, herbs, pepper, lemon, and grapefruit.

Overall, this is pretty nice stuff. It's a bit hoppy for a lager but that seems to be the point and I think the balance is really well done despite that.
Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Wornoutcook from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
$1.50 a can in a 15 pack. A very good and tasty beer. One I could drink more than one of in a sitting. Flavor is complex enough to not get board but Alcohol content is low enough to allow you to get work done after breakfast.
Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 3.02 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Jul 27, 2019
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 260 ratings