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

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P.J.W. Copper LagerP.J.W. Copper Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MLasoski on 07-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.54%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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2.88/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at P.J. Whelihan's, Haddonfield, NJ

Brewed by Victory for PJ Whelihan's, as the name would imply. Poured a clear, copper-amber color with a thin, fizzy head, fed by obvious carbonation. Smell of grains, pils malts, and light floral hops; very light. Light body and light taste, sweet German and pils malts, lightly hopped with floral and slight citrus accents. Nothing special, but drinkable at least.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P.J.W Copper Lager

LOOK: Pours a rich clear amber. Soapy white foam forms and has a good staying power. For an amber lager, this fits the bill.

SMELL: Lager yeast , fresh hops, bread, caramel malts.

TASTE: Rich, highly caramelized malts, a bit of floral, earthy hops and some bread are the primary flavors. Probably all malt, but does have a good deal of graininess as well. Lightly bitter, easy drinking beer. Medium bodied and well carbonated.

OVERALL: A decent go to lager, especially when at a p.j. Wellingtons location. Solid contract beer, would certainly have it again some day.

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3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the Haddon Township location.

Pours a dark golden orange/copper color with tangerine hues and a half finger white head that slowly settles into a thin ring.  Sporadic streaks of lace left behind.  

Slightly floral aroma with some earthy hops along with a sweet malt presence. Slightly toasty with hints of caramel and toffee.  

Fuller bodied than expected with a nice crisp hop presence up front that provides a dry bitterness that lingers over the malt into a sweet and slightly dry finish.  Some grassy pine notes countered by the sweeetness with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit.  There's some bready yeast adding fullness and light fruit notes in the finish.  Well balanced and easy to drink.  I was pleasantly surprised by this beer.  

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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P.J.W. Copper Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.47 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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