Victory Schwarz Pils
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A very dark, German-style pilsner, full of roasted malts and noble hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Draft at Victory, and the 2nd beer I’ve been the 10th rater of today, after having that happen only twice in the last 7 years. Pours deep brown. Nose is earthy malt, some hops, dark fruit, and cherry notes. Tastes malty, hoppy, with an earthy caramel note at the base, and earthy notes throughout. Unique, but I think we need to classify that Victory called this a pils, not a scwarz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Tap. Poured clear darkish brown, thin head. Slightly spicy hopped flavor. Light body, very interesting character building b/w the hops and the malts. Tastes like what it sounds like, a schwarzy pils. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep brown pour with almost no head at all. The aroma is lightly herbal with a pronounced grassiness and a touch of cocoa as well. There is a light spicy hop note but also a touch of soapiness as well. The hops are quite pronounced with a fairly assertive herbal/earthiness. The flavour never really seems to come out all that much though. Fairly bitter with a kiss of roasty astringency. Warming improves this really with the lighter zesty hoppy notes throwing a bit more complexity. When it’s cold, all you get is a clash of herbal hops and cocoa. Not bad, but it’s a strange one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. I was critical of this name, I figured it must be a schwarzbier and not a pils, but the name turns out to be highly accurate. Though there are light roasty notes and the beer is dark brown (not black), the flavor and hop profiles are unmistakably pils. Crisp, spicy, earthy, mineraly, this beer is a pils in everything but color. Some celery, stale bread, and stinky cheese notes are present in the aroma. Fun beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Brewed in the USA...... On tap at the brew house. Pours brown in color with a super foamy beige head that dissapated pretty quickly. Aroma of dark malts, spices, musty funk and some hops. Taste is also of malts, hops, bread and spices. The mouthfeel is crisp yet kind of smooth and has a slight dryness at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8174) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Draft. Pours copper brown with a beige head. Light roast in the aroma, with a hint of sweetness. A surprising amount of hops in the flavor, with lighter notes of roast and sweet malt. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Tapped a lightly hazed brown with a foamy off-white head. Smelled of spicy German hops, soap, and hints of nuts and roastedness. As with all of Victory’s Pilsners hops were the feature flavor along with some toast, soap, and a slight metallic note. Has a lasting dry finish. Good but not as amazing as some of Victory’s other recent offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6101) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
[Draft @ EB+B] Poured a dark brown / amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, toast, toffee, citrus, and light floral hops. Taste was bitter roast, hops, light citrus, some toast, and a bit of sweet toffee. The roasted notes were a bit too much, considering the strong hop profile in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11501) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
On tap at the Victory Brew Pub. Poured a medium amberish/brownish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of toasted graininess. Tastes of the toasty/roastiness, grains, and just all around ’interestingly different’. Lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
1st rating brand new beer, tap at Victory. Pours beautifal dark brown with a stable creamy head. Nose is a little smokey and quite sweet. Taste is smoky roasty, malty and pretty damn interesting.

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