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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Exhibiting a deep, chestnut color and malty aroma All Malt Dark Lager is a very inviting beer. Mildly malty, with little lingering sweetness to note, Dark Lager is surprisingly refreshing. This is beer as it was meant to be, firm and satisfying. Seasonal specialty available January - April on draft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2003
A decent alternative to the regular Victory lager. Medium brown in color, slight reddish tint. A little bit sweeter and maltier than the standard All Malt Lager. Not being a huge lager fan, I find myself enjoying this beer more and more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark brown, near-cloudy liquick with off-white, light caramel-colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a sweet, dark woody textured varnish. Flavor is a medium hop covering a faint malt with a very, very dry ending. Aroma is very interesting, flavor has been done before. Nothing special. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 15, 2003
a good silid dunkel that holds up well against most german brewers. dark brown, with a bready nutty nose. taste is predominantly malty and sweet but it has a zesty hop finish. another good victory beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2003
Solid offering from Victory. Dark red/brown, very clear. Nice cream colored and foamy head with lasting film and some lace. Nose of light malt, slight fruit, maybe pear. Firm mouth of malt, milk chocolate and a balancing hop spiciness. Clean finish with some pale malt flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Creamy and smooth presentation... good complexity in flavor. Another of the great beers on tap at Fat Head's on Carson St. in Pittsburgh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Mmm, a fine dunkel that was lighter than most. But a pleasant lager. Reminiscent of a nut brown beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2003
A very nice beer to drink with a bratwurst and sauerkraut sandwich. Very smoth and creamy. Nothing overly impressive with this beer, but just nicely flavored and easy to drnk. Appearance is similar to a clearly nut brown beer. Minimal head and fair lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reathai (7) - USA - JAN 25, 2003 does not count
Just put on the tap yesterday. Well, it is a great lager, if that is your style of beer. Initially, it is a bit weak, but the flavor kicks in quickly. The malts are light, but refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Mouth initially seemed too thin, but a nice tannin build saved it from insipid lagerness. Light taste of sweet lager maltiness, with a lovely combination of floral European hop and bitter European hop. Even with real floral hop taste, nothing about this says Cascade or Pacific North West, nothing says orange, or grapefruit, or pine. Just a nice lager. As noted repeatedly elsewhere, lager is my least favorite beer style. Victory adheres very closely to the integrity of the design they have in mind, so they make no attempt to "save" this beer by disguising its lagerness. As I sipped it I upped the numbers slightly. It is better than a Heineken dark or a Beck’s dark, I think. But my take-away nominee for American session beer after my time at Victory today was Uncle Teddy’s bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Pours a cloudy deep amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is hoppy at first, then the malty sweetness begins to dominate the nose. Hoppy flavor up front, then switches to a malty sweetness that is very tart and ends with a long sweet finish. Very good, and would make a good session beer. I have yet to be disappointed by Victory.

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