Almost Anton's Lager | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Kegatron on 08-30-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of treehugger02010
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at the Victory Brewpub in Downingtown, PA.
Appearance: The body is a clear amber color with a good sized white head that has good retention and ok lacing.
Smell: The aroma is close to being roasty complemented with an earthy hop smell.
Taste: The taste is dominated by sweet malt and has no noticeable hop flavor.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is crisp.
Drinkability: The drinkability is pretty good.
Don' t drink and review.

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Photo of ljbrisson
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear burnt honey color with a two-finger sandy head into a pint glass from my first growler! Lacing throughout the drink. Aroma is sweet caramel, nuts, a a bit of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is a little slick, medium-bodied with good carbonation. Taste is nuts, bread, caramel, very little hop presence. Overall this is a rather bland brew. Much better at the Victory brewery where I had it with the nacho platter (this was pretty good). Not a good score for my first growler-fill.

Edit: the Victory beer menu listed Almost Anton's with an ABV of 6.2%. Not 5.3%.

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Photo of Boto
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ Victory: This one pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is of caramel malts and a hint of floral. The taste is mainly caramel malts, with some light spiciness. Nicely balanced with hops. Very smooth. This is a very drinkable beer. This might be a new name for the Sunnybrook Auburn.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 7/10/08. On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark, clear amber with a small head. Aroma of light fruits and butter. Flavor is all buttered toast with raspberry jam. Also some roasted/burnt malt and buttery popcorn. Very toasty. An interesting and tasty beer.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

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Photo of Biscuit033
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Orange with a white head and nice lacing and retention.

S: Sweet, caramel notes and very clean.

T: Sweet yet dry on the finish with caramel and toffee notes.

M: Full and creamy with a clean, dry finish.

D: The dryness balances the sweetness very weel. It is something that I will keep going back to for more.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Victory on 10/26/08.

A - Clear medium copper/dark amber body with ruby red highlights and one-finger off-white head that receded into a patchy film but left lots of lacing on the glass. Sparse amount of carbonation present.

S - Caramel malt with bready and grainy notes and a touch of floral hops. Hints of honey sweetness and very mild tea-like hops in the back.

T - Quite malty with plenty of sweet caramel and bread at the forefront. Hints of floral and noble hops follow, offering a very light bitterness. Finishes with some mild toasted grains and dark malts.

M - Medium body with syrupy texture and moderate carbonation resulting in a pretty crisp mouthfeel. Minimal bitter finish with plenty of sweetness on the palate.

D - Solid, quaffable lager that's a bit on the dark malty side. Lots of malt flavor ranging from sweet to dark and toasted. Nothing off the charts, but quite drinkable and flavorful.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub.

Served as a deep amber colored beer with moderate white puffy head.

Smell demonstrates some navice caramel notes, with a touch of floral hops.

Taste combines a nice caramel backbone, with a light hoppiness and a firm crisp character.

Leaves a light refreshing feeling in the mouth.

Graet drinkabilty, refreshing, paired well with my meal.

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the VBC on 8/29/08.

Pours a clear copper amber with a 1/2 finger of brite-white head. A solid 1/2 finger of retention that flares up well, leaving a nice cascade of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is light toasted malts, caramel sweetness, and floral notes with just a touch of citrus in the back.

The taste is sweet caramel malts well balanced by a firm hop profile that is all encapsulated in an overall toasty feel that lingers on the palette. The mouthfeel is medium modied with a nice crisp bite and firm carbonation.

Nice take on the Vienna Lager style, with good balance between the sweetness, hops, and toasted malts. Fresh and crisp, I drank this 20 oz pint in no time flat. It looks like this is going to be a new year-around on draft. I'm looking forward to many more pints of this.

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Almost Anton's Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 14 ratings