pilgrimoutlaw (641) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Was in the mood for a lager last night, so I drank a bottle that I had gotten from somewhere. Pours pale blond with thin head. Aroma of hay and metal. Minimal bitterness and a little bit sour. Body was thin and mostly flat. Don’t know if this was a bad batch or what. Frankly, I’d have preferred a can of Coors Light.
goexplorers (3) - Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
felt like it tasted no different than a miller lite. clear yellow color, almost too filtered. tasted like beer-flavored water, had no hop or bite whatsoever.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Lots of grain and hay. Smooth and medium bodied. Ends dry.
SudsMcDuff (5323) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got with Judes .. . Pours a hay gold .. medium foam .. . cabbagehead! .. . the best before date is a month away but tastes shitty .. old hay and grain .. . smooth but taste throws this off .. . at least i got a 5-1 pack .. . Louis was here til 8pm last night
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow with a small white head. Rich malty aroma with grain and straw. Clean malty flavour with fresh cereal character. Classic Helles
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, clear orange gold with no real foam, aroma is wheaty banana, flavor of soft bubblegum, floral, fruity, tropical finish
beerlover82 (215) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright, clear yellow/light gold, with moderate white head about an inch thick. Retains for a few minutes, then quickly vanishes, leaving no lacing. Typical weak lager appearance.
My nose detects scents of lemon,citrus, grains and light malt. A little weird, but has character.
Mouth absorbs faint traces of malt and graininess. A slight acidic and bitter citrus-like edge near the end of tasting. probably from hops. Fairly light-bodied, with your typical lager high carbonation.
As you may know I am generally not a fan of plain ol’ lagers(the non-pilsener and non-Oktoberfest kind), so I did not expect much from this. That said, it is what it is. Not supposed to be extraordinary, just an everyday-type session brew. It’s rather average at that, because I know there’s better offerings in this style out there.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: hay colored, slightly hazy, with a short, fizzy vanishing white head. Aroma: grass, hay, light and sweet grains, a hint of lemon. Taste: a little bread, some grass, and a hint of floral hops. Finish: short, soft, and clean. Notes: A perfectly acceptable lager, but perfectly inconspicuous as well. I love a good lager, but there just wasn’t a lot to this one. It was about a month past the expiration date, so maybe I’ll try it again at some point.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle (GBBF2011)
Honey and pilsner malt aroma. Bitter bite, some grassiness. White pepper finish. Tasty enough for a lager, but still a bit boring.
JoeAgain (66) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
You’re pretty much guarenteed that if it is a beer from Victory Brewing in Pennsy, then what’s inside will at least be true-to-style and a decent effort.
This lager pours a nice, deep yellow, with a very good head on it that stays to the bottom of the glass. Nice carbonation; not too much, not too little. Nice grass-like hop nose, with some malty-bread-like aromas peeping through.
Excellent baked bread flavor, with some good sourish yeasty notes. The hops are very well done, being there, but combining in harmony with the malt, not overpowering it.
This is one of my favorite American craft brewed beers... with one caveat! Careful not to pick up a batch that is past it’s "best by" date. I don’t know if this is the carrier’s fault, but I do seem to find quite a bit of this beer nearing, or past its "best by" date. When fresh, it is an American gem!!