P.J.W. Copper Lager
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

P.J.W. Copper LagerP.J.W. Copper Lager
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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #107
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,902
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 13.75%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
60
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 02, 2022
Added:
Jul 29, 2009
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
SCORE
80
Good
P.J.W. Copper LagerP.J.W. Copper Lager
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Reviewed by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.89/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
The best American rendition of the style I have come across.
It has an almost Vienna Lager quality to it, with great malt notes balanced out perfectly with the correct amount and type of hops.
I really wish this was available at my local beer distributor, as it would be a regular purchase.
Can't beat $5 for a 22oz draft of damn near perfection. Very well made.
Victory does not disappoint.
Aug 02, 2022
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap at PJ Whelihan's in a pint glass.

L---Well, it's copper alright. Clear and bright. No head and no lacing.

S---Sweet & malty.

T---Very sweet & malty. There's some caramel in there as well.

F---Sticky sweet. Was not really refreshing.

O---I'm usually a big fan of Victory, but this one missed for me.
Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Aroma is malt,some bread and yeast
Taste is malt,lots of malt.it wasn't bad but for me personally it was too malt and sweet have had sweet beer before but there has to be something else to support it
Jan 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by BigMike from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by jsnouffer from New Jersey

Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.35 by MGibbons from Maryland

Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Beer_Belly_Bill from Pennsylvania

2.64/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I knew by looking at this lager, it was going to have a similar feel to another local beer, Yuengling. Upon first taste, I could immediately taste the caramel undertones, which caused an aftertaste that I'm personally not a huge fan of.
Sep 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by fakedeadgirlfriend from Florida

Jan 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Bdel34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.27 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.21 by mbjb0720 from Pennsylvania

Aug 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.46 by bshiban from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Mar 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

Mar 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.05 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.29 by garuda from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.37 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Jan 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.24 by anteater from Oregon

Jan 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by saison90 from Pennsylvania

Dec 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by CraftBeerGuild from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Shandycan from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Apr 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Mar 19, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by BFCarr from New Jersey

Jan 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Lewdd from Illinois

Dec 24, 2013
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Reviewed by tkdchampxi from New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Bottom Line: Session-able and affordable at $4 per 21 oz. pour, but a little cloying in flavor and sweetness, with notes of caramel and good malt flavor.

It may be that I just don't appreciate the style, but I think this beer has caramel flavor notes that finish somewhat sickly-sweet. The beer tastes how it looks - "Brown."

The beer is moderately dry, but I found myself wishing for more dryness. There is no hop flavor that stands out either. Nice moderate head on the pour I received

This is not a bad beer by any means, but I'd rather drink the PJW 30th Anniversary Ale.
Dec 07, 2013
 
Rated: 5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

Dec 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by dgherm from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2013
P.J.W. Copper Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 71 ratings