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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.


2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2006
Pours a clear light yellow with an average white foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, corn and I thought I was even picking up some honey. Flavor of cereal and grains. Overall an easy drinking lager with a light hop presence.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boto (1891) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2007
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
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...

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Draught sample at Victory. Pours a medium gold clear with thin off-white head that dissipated quickly. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Had a mild hop note and bland sweetish malt to start. Bittering became stronger toward the finish and had a somewhat clean after. Overall, I thought it was a bit watery compared to their other lagers. Mild tang for the finish, as well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
On tap. Poured a lighter and clear yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of grain, corn, and somewhat fruity. Tastes follow with some honey sweetness. Thinner body. Lacing left on the glass.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2006
Draught pint at Eulogy in Philadelphia. Pours pale and light golden in the darkness of the bar, with a smallish creamy white head, quick-diminishing....corn, faint grassy hops, a touch of dried lemon and herbs in the simple but tolerably pleasant nose....sweetish and to my taste closer to a Euro-style lager character, fairly light and refreshing while cold though with too little pale malt evident and virtually no hops....sticky and way too sweet when warmed a bit, reminiscent at that point of an above-average malt liquor. I don’t much appreciate even "good" malt liquors, so while I can accept Victory’s intentions in this "recreation", it’s still pretty lousy by their, or any good brewer’s, standards.

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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
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.


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