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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Before Prohibition, thirst quenching lagers were firm and substantial, and enjoyed in huge volumes. This recipe incorporates yeast from the C. Schmidt Brewery of Philadelphia and a small portion of brewer's corn to recreate an 'industrial' lager of the turn of the century.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2012
Poured on draft into a shaker pint glass. Super pale yellow with a frothy white head of foam. Alright retention. Aroma is grainy and bready with not much in the way of bitterness. Taste is pretty much corn and water with an aftertaste reminiscent of fresh baked bread. Falt what this is, its great. It ma even be one of the best examples around.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2761) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma of grain and citrus. Cereal grain flavor with lemon, and some hops. Very nice lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2689) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Clear pale golden body, thin white head, sparse lacing. Light grainy cereals, gentle floral and grassy hop notes, a touch of cracker. Relatively simple, but clean, medium to light bodied, and decently refreshing.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
On draft at Just sports with Stegosaurus. Pours pale golden with a thinwhite head. aroma of sweet malts. Flavor is watered down? not much flavor, very weak for victory.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2005
This one was a dead goose next to the V12 and Old Horizontal. Well its pretty much standrard issue stuff. Clear yellow appearance with some corn and a little bit of malt. This exists to keep the barflys playing pool happy and drunk. Its the cash cow beer. No thanks.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2006
On tap, the Dirty Truth, Northampton, MA, August 7th and 8th. Wow - I love this stuff. I got a lot of grassiness and no real corn adjunct sweetness a la a traditional lager like PBR. None at all. Light gold in color with a great frothy head, this was grassy and bitter and absolutely lovely. It took me a bunch of back and forths with Victory to see what this was - named "Victory Reserve Lager" on the DT’s beer board. A pint of this beer and a few smaller treats convinced me to get my first piercing at Lucky’s parlor right next door, and that is one hell of a great tattooing and piercing establishment.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
Sampled at the Drafting Room Spring House. Very pale, clear silver-gold body with a snowy white head. Aroma of honeydew, corn, pear, and apple juice. Light floury malt flavor, with apparent corn highlights. Moderately sweet with mild latent bitterness. Thin, juicy palate. Squeaky clean and quenching, but little more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2037) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pure golden color, no hazy or cloudiness, looked almost like a Bud or Coors, but didn’t taste like it, very smooth & drinkable, great session beer, nothing like the big three lagers, full-bodied, well-balanced, well-done lager

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
drinkable, nothing great almost tastes like a lite beer, no head, no bite what so ever, not my favorite victory beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Draught @ Victory: This one pours a clear golden color. Suprisingly, there was almost no head on it at all. No fizziness also. The aroma was quite mild, but not unpleasant at all. Some malts and a slight hint of floral aromas. The taste is actually pretty good. Similar to the macros, but a bit more flavorful and therefore it has more character. I know I had many of the old Schmidt’s beers back then, but I can’t really say if this is faithful to the old beer. I do remember my father drinking it because it tasted better than most of the other offerings of the day. I wouldn’t mind having a few of these.


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