JFGrind (1835) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hoppier than your average Dunkel that makes a good session beer.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Some sour wheatish, yeasty flavours predominate over a sickly, sweetish malt backbone. This thing is really weird and suggests that Victory is a mortal brewery after all. Actually reminds me of a pot of soaking dirty laundry.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For a Dunkel this is pretty good. I would have liked it if it had more hop flavor and bitterness but a good malty brew, you will like this. I thought the appearance was pretty good for a dunkel, if it were any darker they would have to call it a schwartzbier but the slightly lighter brown color is suiting to the style. I have had other darks that werent as good, you need to get this one fresh, as i have had some other dark lagers like penn dark that were old and you can certainly taste the difference. A must try if you like others from Victory.
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Watery, average, not as good as expected, too light for a dark lager
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, clean, and fresh. Malty, though not as rich as expected. Color is also light for a Dunkel.
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is good stuff - had it on tap on a binge and found it malty enough to catch my attention mid jag.
PhillyBeer2112 (2515) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely malty and clean, with a very moderate hop balance. Above average.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s nice to have a friend who lives in Rhode Island, who once a quarter sends me beers from the East and Northeast, I send him beers from the West and Northwest, This time it’s Victory. Malty, semi-sweet, fair hops and a wonderful yeasty grainy aroma.