Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice light gold. Small head that quickly disappears. The flavor is somewhat buttery. Nice bite from the hops but not much malt, which is strange b/c of the name, "All Malt Lager". ?? Overall, a nice easy-drinking beer. Good for the weather to come.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a basic lager with a strong malt flavor. Not a bad beer just not one of my particular favorites.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Victory. Fine for a lager. Although, I don’t see much appeal in any beer that proclaims itself "All-Malt." Boring by definition and they get what they’re going for.
r464 (2074) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am not a lager lover, but I have been impressed with all of Victory’s offerings. So this one was a pleasant surprise. There is a sweetness that is not too strong, and definitely pushes the malt on you. Still thin, but not so much as other lagers that I have been disappointed in. Not bad, but I would recommend other Victory beers above this one.
guzzler67 (1571) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, pale yellow appearance with a small white head. Moderately sweet, bready aroma. Refreshing, uncomplicated thirst quencher but lacks depth of flavor. Light bodied and well carbonated, with a clean, short lived finish.
Homebrewerguy (304) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 My second rating of this beer is better than the first which was old beer. Good looking lager with a QD head. Nice fullness of palate for a lager with malt sweetness and a mild hopping. Grassy hop flavor is more dominant than is the malt. A good beer for style but not my favorite.
Jayb0 (1097) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent looker and easy drinker. Mild with maybe a touch of wheat character along with the "all-malt" maltiness. Hopping is not prominent.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of corn and sweet malt. Thin and not much flavor.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2005 The graphic depicted here doesn’t match the label on the beer I had (Victory Lager "V") but the Victory website seems to confirm that it is the same beer - must have updated their label. Crystal clean bright gold pour with a medium white head and fair lacing. Peasant aroma of hay and malt. Crisp and refreshing malt flavor with a very subtle and mellow hop finish but no bitterness or bite whatsoever. I know this isn’t a very highly rated beer but every now and then, I have to step back and say "this just tastes great" and leave it at that. That’s where I’m leaving this one.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A better than average beer, but the "fallout" at the end of each sip prevents this from being a good beer. Thanks to pjk33 for sending this one my way!