haddon90 (1619) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Kind of sweet, some malt, and other aromas i couldn’t identify. Smooth taste. Not much action though. Definitely doesn’t live up to the other Victory brews.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with short-lived carbonated white head. Somewhat offensive nose of sweetness and corn. Light flavors of bready malts, apples, and more and more corn as it warms up. Tastes like cheap German beer, especially disappointing considering Victory’s track record.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear and bright gold with rising, champagne-like bubbles. Crisp up front; sweet, soft and chewy in the finish. Sugary grains, cereal and a pinch of creamed corn. Gentle notes of fruit, such as pear and white grapes. Mild, flowery bitterness seemed to round things out pretty well. Pleasant beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2603) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I sure hope this is the right one. It’s called Victory Lager, nothing else. Victory brewing obviously. The label is different, so I’m skeptical. Anyway...
Bottle: Best by November 9, 2004. Great. Aroma is fairly offensive, smells expired. Pours extremely pale body with little head - another sign of expiring. Flavor is basic and not enjoyable. A newer bottle would have rendered higher scores. Oh well.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
06.23.05 12oz bottle Super pale yellow with thin white head. Looks like Bud Light with just as much carbonation. Aromas are cookie dough and corn flakes, hints of almond and baby vomit. Very, very, very bland beer reminds only of soggy breakfast cereal. Nothing on finish to clean it up save a few vagrant bubbles. Blech.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle; variety of victory’s sampler case. Full bodied, aromatic, malty lager in classic german style. Not a fan of this style - rather a pilsener or pale ale for everyday drinking.
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
mediocre malty lager. But of head, something people watching a hockey game would down without thinking, or tasting. Malty, significant carbonation.
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, best by 8/7/05) Clear straw body topped by medium white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, bread, grassy, some apple, light corn. Minimal bitterness. Light body. A lawnmower beer, so I guess I should consider it in such terms, but this falls way short of what Victory is capable of.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: light golden in color with a malty/grassy aroma. For the type its a very decent brew - however the type is one which is not known for complexity or character. One of the better lawn mower beers. Victory has so many excellent beers this one just pales in comparison - pun intended.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden yellow with a large white head. Has a nice malty straw flavor with a wonderful corn aroma. Over all one of the best lagers ive ever drank