boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2006 Description states this beer has yeast from Philadelphia’s last old brewery, Christian Schmidt. Unitl the brewery closed in 1987 almost every beer drinking Philadelphian had a Schmidt-ies cross their lips. Victory has brewed up a pale lager true to old Schmidts style. Slight aroma, traces of hops, malt and corn. Historically correct to the style Philadelphia once (and still) loves, and its better than the original Schmidts Beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
drinkable, nothing great almost tastes like a lite beer, no head, no bite what so ever, not my favorite victory beer.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
What a way to celebrate the end of prohibition - Light in color with a grainy aroma. Taste is surprisingly good for a Pale Lager, with some good grainy taste and a nice mouthfeel. Best Pale Lager I’ve ever had, and a nice way to pay homage to the beer of yesteryear.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma of corn, sweet pale malt. Flavor quite corny, grainy, but nothing offensive, quite refreshing in fact. For something modeled after shit, quite good.
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty decent lager, cool concept to have a recipe based on an old school lager, but i didn’t exactly dig the sweet grassy/corn taste that come with it, but it was very smooth and crisp with a bit of a sweet aftertaste.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden color, clear with a small head, very macro looking... cereal grain aroma minimal hoppiness, flavor follows suit... as decent as a pale lager can be i guess...
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Slightly sweet cereal aroma with grassy hops. Sweet flavor with crisp grain, noticeable corn. Fades to a bitter hop finish. Not bad, but I found the sweetness a bit too much for me.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Capone’s. Clear yellow color with spare lace. Aroma was sweet, sweet malt. Taste was pretty much the same, Almost honey-like, with just a hint of hops. Light body.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Nice chugging beer. Light at clean looking. Had that cheap beer taste. Besides that tasted like a beer.